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2003 TimesLedger All-Queens Boys Basketball Team – QNS.com

2003 TimesLedger All-Queens Boys Basketball Team

First Team

Cameron Tyler    Sr.    G    Cardozo

After missing the first nine games of the year with a broken hand, the senior guard returned with a vengeance, averaging 27.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6 assists per game for the Judges. “A heat-seeking missile who is almost an indefensible penetrator,” recruiting guru Tom Konchalski said of the 5-foot-11 senior guard who will attend prep school in the fall.

Donnell Cummings    Sr.    G     August Martin

Despite suffering a pair of knee injuries, Cummings averaged 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per game and quietly became one of the borough’s best combination guards. Like Tyler, Cummings also will go the prep school route next year. “He can score and has a good feeling for the floor,” Konchalski said. “He’s strong and he can shoot the three.”

Richard Forbes Sr. G Far Rockaway

Despite finishing second in the city in scoring (30.1 points per game), the 5-foot-9 scorer hasn’t garnered much attention from colleges. But Forbes, who was third in the city in free-throw percentage (89.4 percent) and also averaged 6.6 assists and 4 rebounds per game, has drawn interest from Adelphi.

Skyler Khaleel Jr. F Cardozo

Khaleel grew this season into the Judges’ lone post threat and thrived until going down with a knee injury before the playoffs. The 6-foot-4 — and growing — forward averaged 15 points and 14.9 rebounds (ninth best in the city) for the Judges. “He’s a young guy who’s grown a lot, and he’s improved a great deal,” Konchalski said. “He’s gotten a little tougher and a little stronger.”

Tyshawn Bierra Jr. F Newtown

After transferring from Christ the King, where he played on a very good junior varsity team, the 6-foot-4 power forward had a spectacular year at Newtown, averaging 18.6 points, 7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. “He can really score, extremely tough to defend on the baseline,” Konchalski said. “He’s a good mid-range scorer who has a Division I body.”

Second Team

Vic Morris    So.    G    Cardozo

It wasn’t too often when they were on the floor together, but when Cardozo had Tyler and sophomore Vic Morris on the court at the same time, the Judges had one of the most dangerous backcourts in the city. The 5-foot-11 point guard averaged 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Chris Chin    Sr.    G    Forest Hills

The sharpshooter, who will likely find a home in the CUNY conference next year, was a major reason Forest Hills captured the Queens I-A title, averaging 16.9 points, 6.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. “He’s very unassuming on and off the court,” Konchalski said.

Brian Covington Sr. F John Adams

A three-year starter and the team’s MVP this year, Covington switched from strictly a perimeter shooter to a slasher and averaged 17.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. “He became a complete player,” Adams coach Jim Pitman said of Covington, who has drawn interest from SUNY-Old Westbury.

Ryan Leak    Jr.    F    Bayside

Stepping out of the shadows of Lance Hazel and C.J. Okogeri, the lanky junior forward had a standout year, averaging 20.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Commodores. “He’s a young player who got stronger and tougher this year,” Konchalski said.

Jenar Harrison Sr. F August Martin

With Cummings missing large portions of the regular season, Harrison stepped up and became the Skyriders go-to player out of the power forward position. The lanky 6-foot-6 senior, who averaged 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game and will also attend prep school in the fall.

Honorable Mention

Michael Laboy    Jr.    G/F    L.I. City

Jake Choi     Sr.    G    Newtown    

Nick Flagg    Jr.    G    Cardozo

Desmond Frazier     Sr.    F     Jamaica

Kareem Bertrand     Sr.    F     Edison

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