It's been a banner year for Section II basketball as we are fortunate to have some of the best players in recent memory on both the boys' and girls' side, and that was further evidenced yesterday when the finalists for New York Mr. and Miss Basketball were announced.

On the boys' side, Kevin Huerter of Shen earns the nomination. He's averaging 21.7 points per game for the area's best team - and he does it without playing many fourth quarters. Shen is 20-0 and the heavy favorite in Class AA.

His 72 three-pointers rank him fifth in the Section, according to the Times Union. He is headed to Maryland next fall.

On the girls' side, Shen received another nomination in senior Carly Boland. The Binghamton-bound senior has the Plainsmen as the top seed in AA. She's averaging 20.2 points per game, sixth in the section, according to the Times Union.

Also on the girls' side, Bethlehem senior Jenna Giacone earned the nomination. She is averaging 17.1 points per game and is headed to Dayton next fall.

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