North Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

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Matt D'Amico

Fox Chapel Area

Guard, 6-3, Sr.

D'Amico is on the North Xtra Fabulous Five team for the second year in a row after averaging 22.6 points per game, the second-best mark in Class AAAA. ... D'Amico was the top vote-getter in all-section balloting in Section 2. He scored more than 30 points four times and became Fox Chapel's all-time leading scorer in a win against Woodland Hills. A four-year starter, D'Amico finished his career with 1,437 points. ... D'Amico is considering a few Division II schools.

Ryan Luther

Hampton

Guard/forward, 6-8, Sr.

Luther capped his exceptional career by being named the Pennsylvania Class AAAA player of the year. ... Luther averaged 21.8 points per game and helped Hampton reach the WPIAL championship game for the third year in a row. With his ability to excel inside and out, Luther was a matchup nightmare for opponents. He scored a season-high 33 points against North Hills. Luther concluded his career with a school-record 1,968 points. He has signed to play at Pitt next season.

Brian Papich

Fox Chapel Area

Guard, 6-2, Sr.

A two-time All-Section 2 pick, Papich teamed with Matt D'Amico to give Fox Chapel one of the top backcourts in Class AAAA. ... Papich thrived primarily because of his shooting talent and his ability to get to the basket. Papich averaged 17 points per game. He scored his 1,000th career point against Peters Township and finished with 1,021. ... Papich hopes to play basketball and possibly run track in college. He is a standout high jumper and was a WPIAL silver medalist in the long jump last year.

Dom Robb

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Forward, 6-6, Sr.

Robb used his height and athleticism to become a big-time producer under the boards, enabling North Catholic to reach the WPIAL Class A semifinals and PIAA quarterfinals. ... Robb led the Trojans (17-11) in scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding and blocked shots, and was named third-team all-state. He scored in double figures in all but two games, putting up a season-high 28 points twice in consecutive games early in the season against Northgate and Kennedy Catholic.

Ryan Wolf

Vincentian

Guard, 5-9, Jr.

Wolf was the top scorer for the most potent offense the WPIAL has seen in more than two decades. ... Wolf averaged 23.8 points for a Vincentian team that poured in 90.5 points per game. Wolf averaged 37 points over the first four games of the season, highlighted by a 46-point effort against Northgate. He remained a constant force despite a back injury that often kept him out of practice. Wolf was a third-team all-state choice for the second consecutive season.


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