Posted On: 03/13/21 1:23 PM

The High School Basketball regular season in Western New York is nearly complete. There is a myriad of young talent in the Monsignor Martin Conference. This article will touch on a handful of the most promising Sophomores in the area.

 

Shane Cercone Shane Cercone 6'2" | SF Canisius | 2023 State NY - Canisius High School

Shane Cercone Shane Cercone 6'2" | SF Canisius | 2023 State NY has found a way to shine on a deep team of veterans by becoming a terrific playmaker. Cercone has shown that he is a willing and able passer; when the ball is in his hands, you can tell that his teammates are constantly looking for the ball as they make sharp cuts. He can make accurate and on-time passes with both his left and right hands. When he faces zone defenses, Cercone routinely looks for open lanes to throw a skip pass to a teammate for an open jump shot.

 

Another aspect of Cercone’s game worth mentioning is his rebounding. He is one of a handful of “bigs” that Canisius deploys against opponents to keep constant pressure on the glass. Cercone’s 8.4 rebounds per game leads the entire sophomore class. What Cercone may lack in elite athleticism, he more than makes up for with a tenacious

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