East Xtra: Fabulous Five

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Robert Bailey

Westinghouse

Guard, 6-1, Sr.

Bailey led all players in the City League in scoring with 19.9 points per game in the regular season. ... Most impressively of all, Bailey put up those big numbers while leading the Bulldogs to their first City League title since 1998. They finished 15-9. ... In his team's victory against Brashear in the City League semifinals, Bailey scored a season-high 30 points. It was one of four times this season that he scored 25 points or more in a game.

D.J. Boyce

Gateway

Guard, 5-11, Sr.

A true floor general, Boyce was an integral mem-ber of Gateway teams that won WPIAL Class AAAA titles in 2011 and 2012, and from his point guard position, he led the Gators to another successful season. ... He averaged 11.9 points per game, helping him make the All-Section 2 team in Class AAAA. ... Boyce led Gateway to a 16-7 record and an appearance in the PIAA playoffs. In his three years on the varsity team, the Gators went 60-19.

Kason Harrell

Hempfield Area

Guard, 6-2, Soph.

Though just a sophomore, Harrell led Hempfield in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game in just his second season of high school basketball (after averaging 15.5 points per game as a freshman). ... In one of the team's biggest wins of the season, Harrell led all scorers with 24 points to lift the Spartans (17-6) past Central Catholic on Jan. 12 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Backyard Brawlz. Hempfield shared the section title with Kiski Area.

Nick Stone

Kiski Area

Guard, 5-11, Sr.

Stone played a big part in helping lead the Cavaliers (16-6) back to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, leading the team in scoring at 14.6 points per game as just one of three seniors on the team's roster. ... Stone also played a key role for the Kiski defense, which gave up just 45.2 points per game, the best mark of any Section 1 team. ... He was the leading vote-getter among Section 1 coaches in balloting for the all-section team.

David Urso

Central Catholic

Guard, 6-2, Sr.

Averaging a team-best 19.1 points per game, Urso helped lead the Vikings to six fewer losses than they had last season, as they finished 16-6 just two years after going 10-12. ... Urso also played a large role in helping Central Catholic capture its first outright section title (Class AAAA Section 2) since 2004. ... In a three-overtime victory Jan. 26 against Mc-Keesport, he led all scorers with a season-high 32 points.

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