Awards keep coming
The high school basketball season has been over for more than a month, but the honors keep piling up for two Chautauqua County seniors.
Tommy Campion of Jamestown and Zed Williams of Silver Creek have been selected to the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Top 50, which recognizes the top players in the state’s five classifications. The list covers only players whose coaches are BCANY members.
Campion, who finished his career No. 5 on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,145 points), averaged 21.2 points, 3.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals this season, one in which he led the Red Raiders (19-3) to their third Section 6 Class AA championship in four years. Campion was also second-team All-Western New York, All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference and ECIC Division 1 Co-Most Valuable Player. He plans to continue his academic and athletic career at Hobart in the fall.
Williams, also a second-team All-WNY choice, led the Black Knights to a 23-1 mark and a berth in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class final four in Glens Falls. He finished the season averaging 17.7 points, 8.3 assists and 7.2 rebounds. Williams is headed to the University of Virginia in the fall on a lacrosse scholarship.
Other “Top 50” players from Section 6 are senior Jermaine Crumpton of Niagara Falls, junior Sterling Taplin of Williamsville North, senior Adam Weir of Canisius, senior Marcus Morris of McKinley and junior Sam Eckstrom of Olean.
The BCANY also announced a girls Top 50 list, but there were no area players chosen