April 4, 2014

Garrett Frady, Shane Douglas share NBL Div. I boys' MVP award

AuSable Valley and Plattsburgh High School finished tied for first in the Northern Basketball League Division I boys’ regular season and both reached the Section VII Class B championship game, Fittingly, a player from each team shared the MVP award.

The Patriots had another player make the Division I All-Star team, and Saranac, Northeastern Clinton, Northern Adirondack and Peru also had two players receive recognition.

The all-stars and awards were selected by the NBL coaches.

Most Valuable Players

Garrett Frady (Plattsburgh)- A senior guard, Frady ranked 10th in the NBL with a 13.3 points-per-game average. He was a threat from the outside, hitting 22 3-pointers this season, and led the Hornets to the Section VII Class B championship by scoring 30 points in the title game. He followed that up with a 22-point outing in an NYSPHSAA regional contest.

The three-year varsity player finished his career with 489 points, including 265 this season, when he helped Plattsburgh to an 11-3 record in the NBL and 15-5 overall.

Shane Douglas (AuSable Valley)- Douglas led the Patriots in scoring for the second straight season. His 13.9 points per game this year put him in a tie for seventh among the league’s scoring leaders.

The senior point guard reached double figures in 17 games and scored a season-high 23 points in the biggest game of the season: the Section VII Class B final. Douglas totaled 787 career points.

Coach of the Year

Jamie Douglass (AuSable Valley)- In his ninth season as the Patriots’ coach, Douglass helped them to a 15-5 record. They went 11-3 in NBL play to finish tied for first in Division I and put together two different seven-game winnings streaks during the season.

AuSable Valley recorded a double-overtime victory in the Section VII semifinals before falling in the final.

First Team

Tyler Lemza (Peru)- Lemza paced the Indians in scoring at 14.8 points per game, recording double-digit points in 15 of Peru’s 19 contests. His season-high 25 points occurred Jan. 9, a 58-57 overtime loss to Saranac.

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