Rojas Receives All-State Recognition

SYRACUSE — Marcus Rojas’ last career game as a Jamestown Red Raider was two months ago, but he’s still making news, courtesy of the New York State Sportswriters Association.

In fact, the senior has been named a NYSSWA Class AA honorable-mention all-state choice, one of six Western New Yorkers from that classification to be recognized by the organization earlier this week.

In his two varsity seasons, Rojas scored 519 points, good for 39th on the school’s all-time list; and his 204 rebounds in 2017-18 was good for 23rd on the single-season list.

For the year, the 6-2 forward averaged 14.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and shot 52 percent from the field. Those numbers earned him a place on the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 first team and helped the Red Raiders reach the Section VI Class AA semifinals.

Other NYSSWA all-state honorees from Western New York are three players from Niagara Falls — eighth-grader Roddy Gayle (10th team) and senior Quran DuBois and eighth-grader Willie Lightfoot (honorable mention) — one from Frontier — senior Kyle Ebert (13th team) — and one from Clarence — junior River Reinhardt (14th team).

In related news, senior Greg Dolan of Williamsville South was named the NYSSWA Class A all-state Player of the Year, while three West Seneca West players — the Indians joined Jamestown in ECIC Division I — were also recognized. Junior Juston Johnson was a third-team choice; and Adrian Baugh and Alex Wayland were honorable-mention selections.

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