By Mike White | Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:35 p.m.
So, who do you think should be on the Fabulous 5?
Every year, we at the Post-Gazette pick a Fabulous 5 all-star team. It is one of the biggest honors for a WPIAL/City League basketball player. But after a couple players, this year's team is very difficult to pick. Who do you think should be on it? You can leave your picks in the "comments" section of this blog.
There are two easy picks to the Fab 5. Chartiers Valley's T.J. McConnell and Sewickley Academy's Tom Droney are clearly the two best players in the area. After that? Wow. It's tough.
You could make a point for Mt. Lebanon's Evan Pierce, although teammate Paul Lang might be a deserving pick. I really like Lang's game. As far as all-around play, he does the most on Mt. Lebanon's team.
Some other options? In no particular order, how about Hempfield's Nate Perry, Greensburg Salem's Jake Matthews, Lincoln Park's Chaquille Pratt, Hampton's Bill Luther. Should we take a look at Lincoln Park's Devontae Watson, or North Catholic's Jesse Long, or someone from South Fayette? Is there someone on Gateway who deserves it? Anyone in the City League?
The Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff will make the final decision on the Fabulous 5. The team, along with the all-section teams, will be published either one or two weeks after the PIAA championships.
Frisco kid's web site
If you want to know what's going on at the PIAA wrestling championships this weekend, then you need to check out a new web site: www.rodfrisco.com
Frisco was a longtime high school sports writer who recently took an early retirement from the Harrisburg Patriot-News. He retired but is still working. Frisco has started his own web site. His main objective?
"My main thing is to cover every PIAA championship in every sport," Frisco said. "Now, PIAA champonships aren't year-round, so I'll have some other things on the site, too."
Frisco's strengths were football and wrestling (he's too little and too slow for basketball). For years, he compiled the state football rankings for the Patriot-News and Associated Press, and did a tremendous job with the rankings. We here at the Post-Gazette also do state football rankings (not as in-depth as Rod's) and I wish I had five dollars for every time Rod and I talked about a team or the rankings over the years.
Frisco was one of the best and most-respected high school writers in the state over the past two decades and he's pictured to the left. OK, so that's Wayne Newton. I think that was Rod's hero. Whatever, his new web site is good for high school sports. Again, it is www.rodfrisco.com.