Boys' Preseason All-Area Team

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FIRST TEAM

Ryan Arcidiacono, Neshaminy, junior. For the Redskins last season, Arcidiacono, a 6-foot-3 point guard who also can play the wing, averaged 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.8 assists. The Villanova recruit, a lethal outside shooter, hit 42 three-pointers.

Jaylen Bond, Plymouth Whitemarsh, senior. The 6-7 forward, headed to Pittsburgh, averaged 16.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks as the Colonials earned their first PIAA Class AAAA state championship since 1997 and third overall.

Aaron Brown, Penn Wood, senior. The high-leaping, 6-5 swingman averaged 19.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 steals for the Del-Val League and District 1 titlists. The West Virginia signee shot 58 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc.

Savon Goodman, Academy New Church, junior. Lions coach Kevin Givens said that the 6-6 swingman, who has committed to Villanova, has a "motor that just won't quit." Goodman, who flourishes in a fastbreak attack, averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals.

Amile Jefferson, Friends' Central, junior. The 6-8 Jefferson, a potent inside-outside scoring threat for the Phoenix, averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 boards, 2.0 blocks, and 1.8 assists. He is being recruited by Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia, Duke, and Texas, among others.

SECOND TEAM

Player   School   Pos.   Ht.   Yr.   

Rakeem Christmas   Academy New Church   F   6-9   Sr.

Juan'ya Green   Archbishop Carroll   G   6-3   Sr.

Daniel Ochefu    Westtown Friends    F    6-10    Jr.

Ameen Tanksley   Imhotep Charter   G/F   6-5   Sr.

Jabril Trawick   Abington Friends   G/F   6-4   Sr.

THIRD TEAM

Player   School   Pos.   Ht.   Yr.   

Devin Coleman    Friends' Central    G    6-3    Sr.

Lamin Fulton    Neumann-Goretti    G    5-9    Sr.

Rondae Jefferson    Chester    G/F    6-5    So.

Jerrell Wright    Dobbins    F/C    6-6    Sr.

Aquil Younger    Simon Gratz    G    6-1    Sr.

- Rick O'Brien

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