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Mid-season Boys Hoop Superlatives

With many teams across the state reaching the midway point of their schedule this week, here are my mid-season picks for our annual MIAA All-State, All-Defensive, and Coach of the Year awards.

THE SUPER TEAM

G – Aaron Calixte, Jr., Stoughton

G – Steve Haladyna, Sr., St. John’s Prep

G – Tyrese Hoxter, Jr., Charlestown

F – Jake Layman, Sr., King Philip

F – Isshiah Coleman, Jr., New Mission

BEST OF THE REST

Yadoris Arias, Sr. G, Lawrence

Tyler Delorey, Sr. G, Holy Name

Matt Droney, Sr. G/F, Catholic Memorial

Joey Glynn, Sr. F, Cardinal Spellman

Leroy Hamilton, Sr. F, New Mission

Jameilen Jones, Jr. G, BC High

Kevin LaFrancis, Sr. C, Acton-Boxborough

Alex Lopez, Sr. G, Springfield Commerce

Damian Lugay, Sr. G, Weymouth

George Merry, Sr. C, Danvers

Marcus Middleton, Jr. G, Stoughton

Matt Mobley, Sr. G/F, St. Peter-Marian

Brian Mukasa, Soph. G, Sharon

Tyler Nelson, Soph. G, Central Catholic

Quinton Perkins, Sr. G, Fitchburg

Luis Puello, Sr. G, Central Catholic

Colin Richey, Jr. G, Whitinsville Christian

Kamari Robinson, Jr. F, Springfield Central

Tyrell Springer, Sr. G, Springfield Central

Michael Thorpe, Sr. G, Newton North

ALL-DEFENSIVE

G – Luis Puello, Sr., Central Catholic

G – Anthony Hodges, Sr., Holy Name

F – Jake Layman, Sr., King Philip

F – Antonio Ferreira, Sr., Stoughton

C – George Merry, Sr., Danvers

COACH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Scott Boyle, Lowell

Hugh Coleman, Brighton

Paul Connolly, Newton North

Paul DiGeronimo, Fitchburg

John Gallivan, Stoughton

Paul Neal, Lawrence

Brendan Smith, Boston Latin

Malcolm Smith, East Boston

Mike Vaughan, Mansfield

John Walsh, Danvers