All-state boys basketball: OLSH’s DiMichele, Spadafora, Rodriguez lead Class 2A team

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM


OLSH junior Dante Spadafora and sophomore Jake DiMichele earned first-team all-state honors Tuesday, and the Chargers’ Mike Rodriguez was named the state’s top coach in Class 2A.

In all, four WPIAL players were selected in a vote of Pennsylvania sports writers.

Sto-Rox’s Malik Smith and California’s Malik Ramsey earned second-team honors.

OLSH and Sto-Rox were both still active in the state playoffs when the covid-19 outbreak forced the PIAA tournament to be canceled in the quarterfinals. OLSH (26-1) was the WPIAL champion and Sto-Rox (20-7) was runner-up.

Class 2A

First team

Nasine Poplar, 6-4, Jr., G, Math, Civics & Science

Keshaun Hammonds, 6-0, Sr., G, Constitution

Jake DiMichele, 6-3, So., F, OLSH

Dante Spadafora, 6-0, Jr., G, OLSH

Andy Zuchelli, 6-2, Sr., G, Northstar

Abe Atiyeh, 6-0 Sr. G, Moravian Academy

Second team

Isaac Marshall, 6-2, Sr., F, Academy of the New Church

Jevin Muniz, 6-5, Jr., G, Executive Education

Malik Smith, 6-3, Sr., G, Sto-Rox

Tvon Jones, 6-4, Sr., G, Math, Civics & Science

Malik Ramsey, 6-3, Sr., G, California

Tyler Fritz, 6-3, Sr., F, Marian Catholic

Third team

Jessiah Witherspoon, 5-10, Sr., G, Bishop Guilfoyle

Eric Hopson, 6-2, Sr., F, Farrell

Jackson Piotrowski, 6-6, Sr., F, Delco Christian

Kieran Burrier, 6-0, Sr., F, Holy Cross

Titus Wilkins, 6-4, Sr., F, Executive Education

Darius Ellis, 6-7, Sr., F, Dock Mennonite

Player of the Year: Nasine Poplar, Math, Civics & Science

Coach of the Year: Mike Rodriguez, OLSH

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Pa. Sportswriters All-State Boys Basketball

Class A — Monday

Class 2A — Tuesday

Class 3A — Wednesday

Class 4A — Thursday

Class 5A — Friday

Class 6A — Saturday

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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