Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Best of the Best Fab 5 by Classification

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Best of the Best Fab 5 by Classification

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BOYS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

WPIAL 6A

NICK SMITH

SCHOOL: North Hills

HT: 6-1

POS: G

AVG PTS: 26.0

YEAR: Senior

* Two-time P-G Fab 5 pick

* School record 1,776 pts, 44 in one game

* Avg 6 assists, 4 rebounds a game

* Led team to 3 semifinal appearances

WPIAL 5A

ROBBY CARMODY

SCHOOL: Mars

HT: 6-4

POS: G

AVG PTS: 26.2

YEAR: Junior

* Ranked among top 100 juniors in country

* Scholarship offers from major colleges

* Averaged 12 rebounds, shot 65 percent

* Has school record of 1,456 points

WPIAL 4A

JOSH CREACH

SCHOOL: Beaver Falls

HT: 6-7

POS: F

AVG PTS: 22.4

YEAR: Senior

* 2016 WPIAL 3A Player of the Year

* Averaged 12 rebounds a game

* Scored 1,757 career points

* Will play at Hutchinson C.C. (Kansas)

WPIAL 3A

NELLY CUMMINGS

SCHOOL: Lincoln Park

HT: 6-0

POS: G

AVG PTS: 28.7

YEAR: Senior

* 5th leading scorer in WPIAL history

* 2,411 career points, won 103 games

* 101 career 3-pointers

* Signed with Bowling Green

WPIAL 2A

CHRIS GROETSCH

SCHOOL: Sewickley Academy

HT: 5-10

POS: G

AVG PTS: 14.9

YEAR: SENior

* Helped team win WPIAL, PIAA titles

* Versatile player: Effective in many ways

* Scored more than 1,000 career points

* Will play at Johns Hopkins

WPIAL 1A

JUSTICE RICE

SCHOOL: Monessen

HT: 6-2

POS: G

AVG PTS: 20.3

YEAR: Senior

* Versatile point guard

* Helped team win 2 WPIAL titles

* Scored more than 1,000 career points

* Team won 64 games in 3 seasons as starter

CITY LEAGUE

JAHI OGBONNA

SCHOOL: Allderdice

HT: 5-8

POS: G

AVG PTS: 15.8

YEAR: Senior

* First year as a starter

* Point guard became a team leader

* Excellent mid-range shooter

* Led team to 4th consecutive City title

GIRLS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

WPIAL 6A

AMANDA KALIN

SCHOOL: Pine-Richland

HT: 5-7

POS: G

AVG PTS: 23. …

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