Boys Basketball

Byram Hills star Sinon commits to play at Ithaca


After spending the last five years on the varsity at Byram Hills, Skylar Sinon decided on Wednesday where he’ll spend the next four in college.

The 6-foot-1 senior guard made his commitment to play at Ithaca College.

“I chose Ithaca really because of the opportunity that the school has for me to thrive as a student and as a player,” Sinon said. “When I first talked to the coaches, they were so nice and clearly were very interested in me coming to Ithaca. The guys on the team were very welcoming during my visits and it just really made me feel comfortable hanging out with all them.”

Sinon visited the Ithaca campus before the season and once during the year for a game. He chose Ithaca, which just completed a 15-11 season under head coach Jim Mullins (21 seasons), over Union College, Dickinson, and RPI.

In Sinon, Ithaca gets a proven scorer who should transition easily to be a full-time point guard at the college level. He leaves Byram Hills as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,657 points — over 500 more than anybody else ever at the school.

On Tuesday evening, Sinon was honored by the Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association as a First Team selection. Here’s the video tribute to Sinon to cap his 2017-18 season and a remarkable five-year career:

Sinon was 90-25 in his time as a starter at Byram Hills. As a senior he averaged 21 points, 5.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.

He was maybe never better than in the regular season this year when he dropped 51 points in a loss to CHSAA state champion Stepinac on the road.

Complete LHBCA First Team (article and videos)

Jason Douglas-Stanley of Mount Vernon honored as Mr. Basketball for 2018 in Section 1

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