Print

Lebo coach comments on top player -------- Vote on best WPIAL player of decade?

Written by Mike White on .

By Mike White | Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, 7:10 a.m.

Mt. Lebanon beat Lake Clifton High School of Baltimore, 54-46, in a game Saturday evening at the WVU Coliseum. Lake Clifton featured guard Josh Selby, who is ranked the No. 4 player in the country by Rivals.com.

Selby scored 20 points for Lake Clifton. He has not made a college decision yet, but has narrowed his choices to Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Indiana and Syracuse. Here is what Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David had to say about Selby:

"He's really good. He's the real deal. But we were able to bother him with some of the things we did. Luke Hagy was in foul trouble, so Evan Pierce went on him in the second half and actually did a better job on him than when we were in a zone. Selby can shoot it and he jumps out of the gym. But our whole process was to let someone else beat us. We tried to get a lot of help on him and tried to take some of his tendencies away."

Question of the week - best of the decade?

Our Varsity Xtra question of the week is "who was the best player in WPIAL boys' basketball the past decade?" You can give us your vote below.

We here at the Post-Gazette went through the Fabulous Five teams the past decade and selected 10 players to include in the voting. We did not do a poll for the City League because we thought that would be pointless. DeJuan Blair would win in a runaway.

To vote on the best WPIAL player in the past decade, click here:

The choices are (alphabetical order) Yuri Demetris, Shaler; Adam DiMichele, Sto-Rox; Brandon Fuss-Cheatham, Blackhawk; Lance Jeter, Beaver Falls; Ben McCauley, Yough; Steve McNees, Shenango; Herb Pope, Aliquippa; Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette; Darrelle Revis, Aliquippa; Drew Schifino, Penn Hills.

It's a tough choice, isn't it? Does it matter what the players did after high school? For example, Pryor and Revis didn't play after high school. (Pryor is pictured dunking).

Do you vote on future potential? If so, Aliquippa's Herb Pope (now at Seton Hall) might get the nod.

How much value do you place on team success? In that category, DiMichele and Jeter are good choices.

You can leave a comment in the "comments" section of this blog. My choice? I'm really having trouble deciding. I have to think about it more, but my Fab Four for right now would be (in no order) Brandon Fuss-Cheatham (pictured to the left), Ben McCauley, Herb Pope (pictured below) and Terrelle Pryor.

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.