2017 Boys’ Basketball All-Scholastics

Coach Nick Hannigan guided Hanover to its first state championship this season. He is the Division 3 Coach of the Year.
Coach Nick Hannigan guided Hanover to its first state championship this season. He is the Division 3 Coach of the Year.(TRobert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

Players of the Year

Dimon Carrigan, Cambridge, senior

Carrigan averaged 12.8 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 5.5 blocks per game. The 6-foot-9 center went 69-4 as a Falcon, taking home two Division 1 state championships and earning Dual County League co-MVP honors in 2016-17.

Jakigh Dottin, Cambridge, senior

This point guard finished his career with 1,190 points and 500-plus assists in directing the Falcons to back-to-back Division 1 titles and 45 straight wins. He scored 12.7 points per game this season.

Charles Mitchell, New Mission, senior

This guard was stellar, averaging 17 points, 5 steals, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. Paired in the backcourt with his twin brother, Charlie, he was a dogged defender. He carries a 4.3 GPA in the classroom.

Carl Pierre, BC High, senior

The 6-foot-4 guard was Catholic Conference MVP after averaging 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game. Headed to Westminster, he notched his 1,000th c point on a 3 in a Division 1 South quarterfinal win over Braintree.


Thomas Shaughnessy, Needham, junior

The 6-foot guard shot the Rockets (20-5) to the Division 1 South title, the program’s first sectional crown, averaging 23 points per game. He was the Bay State Conference MVP and is a member of the Middlesex Magic.


Ghared Boyce, Everett, junior

A two-time Greater Boston League MVP, Boyce averaged 22.5 points per game this season. He scored 1,400 career points and helped lead Everett to the Division 1 North sectional semifinals for the fifth straight year.

Colin Bradanese, Central Catholic, junior

The 6-foot-5 forward led the Raiders to the Division 1 North final and a Merrimack Valley Conference title. He averaged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds per game and was named all-conference.

Patrick Bugler, Marblehead, senior

The Northeastern Conference MVP averaged 16 points per game as the Magicians finished the season with a 20-4 record and a conference title. The point guard had 700 points and 100 steals in his career.

Calvin Cheek, Cathedral, senior

The 5-foot-9 point guard had 11 triple-doubles and two quadruple-doubles. Cheek averaged 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 5.7 steals per game. Even more impressive, Cheek had only three turnovers a game.


Ulyen Coleman, Catholic Memorial, senior

The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 21.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He is a two-time Catholic Conference All-Star and a was a state champion in 2015 as well. Coleman will play at Southern Connecticut State next year.

Luke Dagley, South Shore Christian, senior

Dagley, a guard, piled up 2,195 career points. making him the 66th player in state history to cross the 2,000-point mark. Dagley poured in 28 points per game this season, including a school-record 46 against Holbrook.

Matt Delahunt, Hanover, junior

The Patriot League Fisher MVP, the 6-foot-1 forward averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds per game for the Division 3 state champions. In the 58-43 state final win against Palmer, he drained four 3-pointers.

Jalen Echevarria, St. Mary’s, sophomore

Echevarria already has 529 career points and is a Catholic Central All-Star. The 5-foot-6 guard flaunted a stellar skill set in St. Mary’s run to the Division 4 title game and was named to the Comcast All-Tournament team.

Travis Evee, BC High, junior

Evee, a guard, helped lead the Eagles to their first Catholic Conference regular-season title since 2009, averaging 18 points and 6 assists per game. He was named a Catholic Conference All-Star and is a BC High honor roll student.

Jordan Galloway, Brighton, senior

Galloway led Brighton to the Division 2 state title. As a leader on both sides of the court, the point guard averaged a double-double (16 points, 12 assists). Galloway set the school record with 21 assists in a game.


Sam Goldberg, Mansfield, senior

Goldberg averaged 14.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the Hornets won the Hockomock League title and earned the top seed in the Division 1 South tournament. The 6-foot-5 forward was the league MVP.

Colin McNamara, Arlington, senior

McNamara was the Middlesex League MVP after averaging 19 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals per game in 2016-17. The senior guard leaves Arlington as the winningest player in school history at 78-18. He’ll attend WPI.

Kareem Octavien, Cambridge, senior

One of the state’s premier defensive players, Octavien was tournament MVP in January’s Hoophall Classic. The DCL All-Star was part of a Cambridge win streak that spanned 45 games and included two Division 1 state titles.

Alex Rivera, Lowell, junior

The Merrimack Valley Large MVP averaged 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. Rivera surpassed 1,000 career points in the Diviosn 1 North semifinal game against Cambridge with a 37-point performance.

Rivaldo Soares, O’Bryant, sophomore

The 6-foot-5 guard/forward helped lead the Tigers to the Division 2 North final, averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game. He was also the Boston City League Player of the Year, and is a two-time City League All-Star.

Nicolas Timberlake, Braintree, senior

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged more than 28 points per game along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists this season. A 1,041-point career scorer for the Wamps, Timberlake plays golf and is a member of the honor roll.


Ethan Wright, Newton North, junior

The Bay State Conference All-Star is now a two-time Globe All-Scholastic. Despite missing time with an ankle injury, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 26.5 points and 8.9 rebounds a game while also surpassing 1,000 points for his career.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: CJ Neely, Franklin

In his third year at the helm, Neely made history with the Panthers as they won the program’s first Division 1 Central title and were state finalists (22-3). The Oliver Ames and Bates alum has a 57-13 record with Franklin.

Division 2: Hugh Coleman, Brighton

A four-time Boston City League Coach of the Year, Coleman is 141-55 at Brighton. Coleman lauded his team’s ‘‘respect, integrity, and togetherness,’’ during a season in which the Bengals took home the Division 2 state title.

Division 3: Nick Hannigan, Hanover

Hannigan led Hanover to its first-ever Division 3 state title. ‘‘This has been the most balanced, selfless, and best defensive team I’ve coached,’’ Hannigan said of the group that went 23-3 in 2016-17.

Division 4: David Brown, St. Mary’s

Brown led the Spartans through injuries to reach the Division 4 state title game. The St. Mary’s grad has a career 209-103 record, including four years in Lynn and 10 at Winthrop. He’s a three-time Globe Coach of the Year.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Travis Coppinger, Dillon Grant. Falmouth: Nick Crocker, Eli Harris, Jean Vasquez. Marshfield: Pat Collins. Nauset: Charlie Campbell, Marvin Nelson. Sandwich: Chris Tzimoranges, Sam Whittle.


Bay State — Braintree: Anthony Peacock, Nicolas Timberlake. Brookline: Chris Camille. Dedham: Juran Ligonde. Framingham: Gio Aga. Milton: Eddie Hassell, Christian Reddick. Natick: Peter Ryan (MVP). Needham: Brandon Monheimer, Matthew Shaker, Thomas Shaughnessy (MVP). Newton North: Chris Matthews, Ethan Wright. Norwood: Mike James. Walpole: Luke Esty. Wellesley: Ryan Murrey. Weymouth: Josh Chery.

Big Three — Brockton: Precious Okoh, Etinosa Okunbor, Demarje Taylor. Durfee: Nick Salmon. New Bedford: Lamaar Antone, Steven Torres.

Boston City — Boston English: Eli Lawrence, Carlos Martins, Raymonte Williams. Brighton: Jordan Galloway, Johnny Ortiz, Quincy Taylor. Burke: Dajour Dunkley, Levar Williams. Charlestown: Anicel Pouriet, Hakeem Summershardy, Franklin Udeh. CASH: Leland Brown, Akeem Hanson, Trei Hobson. East Boston: Justin Alvelo, Richard Bynum, Anthony Louis. Fenway: Damien Barbosa, Melvin Cuevas-Jendy, Jonathan Daveiga. Latin Academy: Jeff Marcellus, Victor Monegro, Peter Tsagaoulis. Madison Park: Charles Alexander, Lawrence Celestin, Jordan Pimental. New Mission: Alex Delarosa, Charles Mitchell, Charlie Mitchell. O’Bryant: Romario Ebanks, Kobe Smith, Rivaldo Soares (MVP). Boston Green Academy: Ibrahim Mansaray, Amenra Wallace. Snowden: Richard Hall-Sanchez, William Samuels. Tech Boston: Tyclef Blake, Walter Dew-Hollis, Shamar Moore. West Roxbury: Justin Brooks, Montez Lacombe.

Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Will McCutcheon. Cape Cod Tech: Cathal Daly. Falmouth Academy: Justin Bushway. Monomoy: Chris Mazulis (MVP), Nick Meehan, Eli Nickerson. Nantucket: Maxx Cunningham, Kalik Libird (MVP). Rising Tide Charter: Nick Arieta. St. John Paul II: Devan Harrison, Nate Whitely. Sturgis East: Sawyer Gibbons, Jake LaMotte, Cole Woodbury (MVP). Sturgis West: Curtis Merritt, Nick Pepe, Peter von der Heyde.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Kyle Martin. Hamilton-Wenham: Nick DiMarino (MVP), James Lustig, Billy Whelan. Lynnfield: Billy Arseneault, Michael Carangelo, Louis Ellis. Masconomet: Patrick Osgood. Newburyport: Casey McLaren, Nick Rogers. North Reading: Mike McCauley. Triton: Will Parsons.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Cam Knight. Arlington Catholic: Spencer Sullivan. Austin Prep: Stephen Reddy, Dave Richard. Bishop Fenwick: Isaiah Cashwell-Doe, Ryan Veguilla. Cardinal Spellman: Craig Faria, AJ Jaramillo, Tyrone Smith-McCray, Mikey Spencer. Cathedral: Khalil Blair, Calvin Cheek (MVP), Julian Howell, Trevor Lynch, Victor Owens. Cristo Rey: Anthony Baez. Lowell Catholic: Tom Desmond, Isaiah Holmes, Brian Saroni. Marian: Christian Dardompre. Matignon: Connor Byrne, Jarret Byrne, Mohammed Traore (MVP), Phil Trapani. Pope John: Marques Bouyer, Travon Ford, Zi Liu. St. Clement: Dan Murphy, Angel Price-Espada, Michael Thompson. Saint Joseph Prep: Ben Stratter. St. Mary’s: Jalen Echevarria, Stephen Fama, Jonathan Mercado, Jonathan Mola.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Travis Evee, Jordan Minor, Carl Pierre (MVP). Catholic Memorial: Ulyen Coleman, Kani Glover, Will McDonnell. Malden Catholic: Michael Boyd, Jonah St. Clair. St. John’s Prep: Nate Hobbs, Brett McNiff, Tommy O’Neil, Matt Relihan. Xaverian: Mike Gillespie, Ryan Hult.

Commonwealth — Chelsea: Franklin Cruz, TJ Patterson. Essex Tech: Kendal Hersey. Greater Lawrence: OJ Belliard, Oscar Lopez. Greater Lowell: Ricky Byron, Paul Choate, Luis Huertas, Ian Kirumira (MVP), Jadani Phillip. Lynn Tech: David Davis, Aquemeni Gaston (MVP), Robert Wallace. Minuteman: Sam Lacky. Mystic Valley: Danzy Briceus, Joshua Briceus. Northeast: Patrick Machel, Scott Peary. Presentation of Mary: Ronald St. Peter. Shawsheen: Sean Hines, Tyler Mickle, Carmine Rogato. Whittier: Anthony Buckley, Jamison Santos, Demario Scarpegnato.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Nick Giaconia, Didier Mathelier, Luke Rogers. Bedford: Tim Cowen, Malachi Hazelton, Peter Kapanides, Cam Shelmire. Boston Latin: Pat Isberg, Pat O’Toole. Cambridge: Dimon Carrigan (MVP), Jakigh Dottin (MVP), Aiden Keefer, Kareem Octavien, Daniel Rymer. Concord-Carlisle: John Mulligan, Will Palmer, Spencer Patenaude (MVP), David Poor. Lincoln-Sudbury: Jack O’Connell, Travis Surin. Newton South: Andrew Bereket, Oskar Coulter, Sasha Hoban. Waltham: Justin Pettine. Wayland: Oliver Moody. Westford: Armen Almasian, Jon Glidden. Weston: Doug Dahl, Jared Groff, Kyle Murphy (MVP), Cam Peddie.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Peter Luongo, Michael Perry. Bishop Stang: Justin Lopes, Malik Morris, Damien Perry. Coyle & Cassidy: Chuma Oyigbo, Quandarius Roberson, Chase Stafford. Martha’s Vineyard: Ricardo Andrade, Dylan Araujo, Nick Bond.

Greater Boston — Everett: Ghared Boyce (MVP), Isaiah Likely, Jordan McAfee, Theo Zidor. Malden: Fern Bernard, Lucas Cram-Locante, Bernard Taylor. Medford: Mekhi Collins. Somerville: Shaquille Joseph, Lucas St. Jean, Craig Thomson Jr.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Jake Dunkley. Canton: Devin Foster, Tony Harris. Foxborough: Joe Morrison. Franklin: Paul Mahon, Connor Peterson. Mansfield: Sam Goldberg (MVP), Christian Weber. Milford: Zach Tamagni. North Attleborough: Brent Doherty, Jonny Friberg. Oliver Ames: Carter Evin, Nick Welch. Sharon: Ricardo Ripley. Stoughton: Cam Andrews. Taunton: Tommy Maclean.

Mayflower — Avon: Jacque Parent. Bishop Connolly: Austin Fernandes, Alex McCrae. Blue Hills: Jack Kiley (MVP), Austin Niles, John Payne. Bristol Aggie: Logan Branco. Bristol-Plymouth: Justin Gadry, Dan Roe. Diman: DJ Machado, Adam Moniz. Holbrook: Daniel Correia, Jeremiah King, Kyree LaPlanche (MVP). Norfolk Aggie: Zachary Martineau. Old Colony: Jake Jason (MVP), Ben Maurer, Paul Soucy. Sacred Heart: Tim Mathisen, Tim Mathison. South Shore Voc-Tech: Robbie Cleaves, Kevin Donnellan. Southeastern: Keith Bobst, Dante Madero. Tri-County: Tyler Clemente. Upper Cape: Nick Gagner, Greg Van Lier. West Bridgewater: Christian Keeling. Westport: Connor Brown, Nick Collins.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Devon Beasley, Max Beati. Billerica: Ryan Murphy. Central Catholic: Colin Bradanese, Sam Lara, Victor Mwuarah. Chelmsford: Austin Chadwick. Haverhill: Navin Cruz. Lawrence: Juan-Felix Rodriguez. Lowell: Carlos Nunez, Alex Rivera (MVP). Methuen: Kevin Fernandez, Andrew Marceliano. North Andover: Jake McElroy, Connor Rogers (MVP).

Middlesex — Arlington: Dom Black, James Gascoigne, Colin McNamara (MVP). Belmont: Paul Ramsey. Burlington: Mike DiMartinis, Will Melanson. Lexington: Spencer Kendall. Melrose: T’Mahri Mercer (MVP). Reading: Corey DiLoreto. Stoneham: Devon Chase. Wakefield: Alex McKenna, Kobey Nadeau. Watertown: Julio Fulcar, John Korte (MVP). Wilmington: Joe Gadreau. Winchester: Liam Fitzpatrick. Woburn: Matt Juko.

Northeastern — Beverly: Pat Gavin. Gloucester: Evan Mason. Lynn Classical: Jaylen Johnson, Edwin Solis. Marblehead: Patrick Bugler (MVP). Peabody: Junior Estrella. Saugus: Olivia Valente.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Cole Houston, Will O’Day. Bridgewater-Raynham: Doug Alves, EJ Dambreville, Griffin Perry, John Tesson. Dartmouth: Marquise Adams, Peter Boukheir.

Patriot — Duxbury: Ryan Reagan. Hanover: Zachary Chase, Matt Delahunt (MVP), Patrick Flynn, JP Landry. Hingham: Ryan Cahoon, Logan Larsen. North Quincy: Jean Louis Jr.. Pembroke: Charlie Considine, Tyler Spencer. Plymouth North: Jayquan Leonard. Plymouth South: John Fasoli. Quincy: Ugo Kamalu, Damyan Markov, Kyle Murphy. Scituate: Abel Lopes, Aidan Sullivan. Silver Lake: Cam Keefe. Whitman-Hanson: Lucas Franklin, Jacob Hanson Bartlett, Nikko Raftes (MVP), Luke Tamulevich.

South Coast — Apponequet: Andy Johnson, Dylan Sheedy. Bourne: Jacob Ashworth, Parker Freedman. Case: Brendan Costa, Drew Plante. Dighton-Rehoboth: Arthur Correira. Greater New Bedford: Jordan Rose-Wheatley. Old Rochester: Jason Gamache, Russ Noonan, Matt Valles. Wareham: Jovahn Thomas.

Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Brent Crayton. Holliston: Spencer Aronson, Dylan Kasarjian. Hopkinton: Austin Odell. Medfield: Jake Dubbs, Chris McGrory. Medway: Liam Regan (MVP), Andrew Tiernan. Millis: Carter Burruss. Norton: Griffin McAlear. Westwood: Nick Anderson, Tim Giovino (MVP).

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic boys’ basketball team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Karl Capen and Owen Pence. Photos by Mark Lorenz.