Two Wyoming Valley Conference basketball standouts were selected to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball team on Wednesday.Meyers senior center Rasheed Moore was selected to the Class 2A second team, while Hazleton Area junior guard Sal Biasi earned third-team honors in Class 4A.
Biasi led the entire WVC in scoring with a 28.0 average and was chosen to the WVC Division I MVP by the division’s coaches. He paced the Cougars in assists (114), steals (50), three-pointers (70) and free-throw percentage (83%) and was third in rebounding with 95 boards.
He scored his 1,000th career point this season. Moore was the Division III co-MVP and the Times Leader co-Player of the Year. He averaged 16.5 in WVC games and led Meyers with 239 rebounds and 86 block shots. He shot 60 percent from inside the arc and 63 percent from the free-throw line. Moore will play at Division II East Stroudsburg University.
The Lackawanna Conference did better as four players were selected, including two to the first teams.
Holy Cross senior center Josh Kosin was selected the Player of the Year in Class 2A to go along with his first-team honors. He averaged 19.6 points and 10-plus rebounds per game in leading the Crusaders (27-6) to their first state championship game appearance.
Abington Heights junior guard J.C. Show was chosen to the Class 3A first team. He led the Comets in scoring with an 18.9 average, in three-pointers with 67 and in steals with 51. He was third on the team in rebounding with 109.
Two Lackawanna players also gained third-team selections — Scranton Prep senior Matt Knowles in Class 3A and Mid Valley senior Ronnie Tomasetti in Class 2A.
Chester’s 6-foot-7 Rondae Jefferson won top player honors for a second straight season in Class 4A after averaging a double-double (15.5 points, 11.0 rebounds) for the Clippers (28-4). He will play at the University of Arizona.
Philadelphia players claimed two of the remaining three individual awards after Imhotep Charter’s Brandon Austin was named the Class 3A player of the year and Vaux’s Rysheed Jordan landed Class A’s top honor.
The 6-foot-7 Austin pocketed 25 points and eight rebounds after Imhotep (28-5) captured its third straight state title.