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Posted On: 10/13/21 12:28 PM

The Aquinas Institute Lil Irish come into the 2021-2022 basketball seasons as not only favorites to win a Section V championship but also to win an NYS Championship. Even with the loss of 6’6 Forward Damarius Owens, who holds offers from UMBC, and Siena to prep school. They are still returning 7 varsity players, with 5 of them seeing significant minutes last year. New coach Jeffery LaFave comes to AQ from Gates after winning a section v championship the previous year.

Head Coach Jeffery LaFave 3rd Varsity Season 1 Sectional Championship

Aquinas 2020-2021 Record 8-4

Key Returners

Jack Bleier Jack Bleier 6'1" | PG Aquinas Institute | 2022 State NY - Class of 2022 - Bleier a three year varsity starter comes into this season as one of the top 3 level scorers in the area. A 6’3 guard gets to any spot he wants and plays above the rim frequently. Bleier a senior now will be looking to go post-grad next season.




Myles Blackwood Myles Blackwood 6'1" | SF Aquinas Institute | 2022 State NY - Class of 2022 - Blackwood will be coming into his fourth year

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