Darby wins Mr. Basketball, All-LHBCA first team awards (with video)

Shion Darby became the first Peekskill basketball player since Elton Brand in 1997 to receive the Section 1’s Mr. Basketball award, which was revealed at the annual Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association banquet on Tuesday night.

Darby highlighted the evening, which honored the top players from the 2018-19 season. Darby averaged 25 points, five rebounds and five assists as a senior and finished his career with 1,558 points.

The rest of the All-LHBCA first team was also revealed: Davontrey Thomas, Poughkeepsie; Chris Melis, Horace Greeley; Nick Townsend, Horace Greeley; Will Krebs, Suffern; Troy Hupstead, Mount Vernon.

Artist photo by Billy Becerra

Here’s a look at the video profiles of the main award winners. Check out the full list of All-Section, All-Conference recipients, as well as awards handed out last night:

MR. BASKETBALL: SHION DARBY, PEEKSKILL

ALL-LHBCA FIRST . TEAM: TROY HUPSTEAD, MOUNT VERNON

ALL-LHBCA FIRST TEAM: DAVONTREY THOMAS, POUGHKEEPSIE

ALL-LHBCA FIRST TEAM: CHRIS MELIS, HORACE GREELEY

ALL-LHBCA FIRST TEAM: WILL KREBS, SUFFERN

ALL-LHBCA FIRST TEAM: NICK TOWNSEND, HORACE GREELEY

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS
LHBCA Coach of the Year: Scott Wright, Suffern
Conference I Coach of the Year: Scott Wright, Suffern
Conference II Coach of the Year: John Aguilar, Rye
Conference III Coach of the Year: Mike Welsh, Blind Brook, Keith Wright, Hamilton
DeMaio Sportsmanship Award: Scott Wright, Suffern
Martino Service Award: Josh Thomson, Lohud.com

2019 ALL-SECTION

Conference I
Troy Hupstead, Mt. Vernon
Charlie Lovett, Mt. Vernon
Eisiah Murphy, White Plains
Will Krebs, Suffern
Will Sarkozi, Mamaroneck
Cole Kattan, Scarsdale
Tony Hastings, Clarksktown South
Josh Olsen, Fox Lane
Reahl Allen, Mahopac
Jared Zomback, New Rochelle
Clevmer Lubin, Suffern
Jayon Norwood, White Plains
Ryan Giordano, Clarkstown South
Tommy Martin, Mamaroneck

Conference II
Shion Darby, Peekskill
DaVontrey Thomas, Poughkeepsie
Nick Townsend, Greeley
Quinn Kelly, Rye
Ben Leff, Byram Hills
Dan Linehan, Tappan Zee
Cameron McGrath, Magnus
Oziah DeLoatch, Tappan Zee
Chris Melis, Greeley
Willy Samsen, Byram Hills
Lucas Fecci, Somers
Patrick Sickler, Nyack
Jaquan Pearson, Poughkeepsie
Daiyon Thompson, Beacon
Charlie Murphy, John Jay CR

Conference III
Darnel Shillingford, Putnam Valley
Noe Fleurimond, Woodlands
Miles Jones, Briarcliff
Malik Moore-Crooks, Tuckahoe
Dimaunie Meredith, Dobbs Ferry
TJ Brescia, Putnam Valley
Sidney Thybulle, Irvington


2019 All-Conference

Conference I
Che’ Stephens, New Rochelle
Jake Weinstein, Arlington
Michael Scarpelli, Join Jay EF
Brendan Cassidy, Ketcham
Rashawn Grant, Arlington
Will Crerend, Fox Lane
Quion Burns, White Plains
Jack Wren, North Rockland
Cole McGrath, Clarkstown North

Conference II
Marcus Herron, Roosevelt
Brian Urena, Lincoln
Taheim McGriff, Saunders
Dan Williams, Sleepy Hollow
Jack Kruse, Lakeland
Harry Dignan, Brewster
Max Germaine, Somers
Joseph Sgobbo, Yorktown
Matthew Tepedino, Rye
Michael Caporale, Byram Hills
Harry Ravitz, Pelham
Sean Donnellan, Eastchester
George Siegrest, Lourdes

Conference III
Chris Bucci, Blind Brook
Daniel Barrera, Alexander Hamilton 
Chris Rotiroti, Hastings
Sebastian Pachecho, Valhalla
Sean Macarchuk, Croton
Tyler, Tsiakaros, Westlake
Matt Champlin, Haldane
Emmit Fuchs, Hastings
Kevin Ryan, North Salem
Ryan Aiello, Blind Brook
Ryan Ramos, Rye Neck
Lester McCarthy, Dobbs Ferry
Mekhi Clark, Tuckahoe
Jordan Rush, Valhalla


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