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March 24, 2014

2013-14 Daily News Boys Basketball All-Stars

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Patrick Halloran

Amesbury, Senior

Point Guard

Patrick Halloran, Amesbury’s lone team captain, nearly averaged a double-double for the season with 14.5 points and 9 rebounds per game. Halloran’s biggest performance came on Senior Night, when he went off for 28 points in what he said was the highlight of his season. Halloran earned CAL All-League honors and was named Team MVP; after he graduates, he plans to pursue a degree in either math or engineering. Halloran said he looks up to his coach Tom Comeau as a mentor, and also to his friend Curran O’Connor, who was Amesbury’s captain last season.

Ryan Kuchar

Pentucket, Senior

Guard

Ryan Kuchar averaged 10.2 points per game for the Sachems, and among his best performances were his 16-point performances against Saugus on Dec. 13 and against Manchester Essex on Jan. 20. He said the highlights of his season were beating Newburyport and making the playoffs, which Pentucket accomplished after winning its last three games to close out the year. He scored 14 points in the team’s first-round tournament loss to Bedford. Kuchar is also a standout in football and baseball, he was named a Daily News All-Star in football this past fall, and last spring he was named a Cape Ann League and Eagle Tribune All-Star in baseball.

Corey Parsons

Triton, Junior

Forward

Corey Parsons was Triton’s leading scorer this past season, averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds per game for the Vikings. His best performance came in a Jan. 20 game against Georgetown, when he scored 21 points while shooting 5 of 7 from three-point range. Parsons called the team’s 47-38 win over Newburyport on Dec. 30 the highlight of his season, and he thanked his father for helping serve as a mentor to him over the years.

Jeff Porter

Pentucket, Junior

Guard

While Porter doesn’t have the gaudy offensive numbers put up by some of his fellow All-Stars, he makes up for it with his defensive prowess and ability to shut down the opposing team’s stars. Coach Ed Hickey pointed to their games against Saugus and Bedford in particular when Porter made a major impact defensively, and other coaches took notice too, naming him a CAL All-Star after the season. In the future, Porter hopes to play football in college. He maintains a GPA of 3.8, and he said he looks up to his brother Tim Porter as one of his biggest role models.

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