Hazleton Area's Joseph, Faison named top coach, player

Hazleton Area's Joseph, Faison named top coach, player

Mike Joseph and Da’mir Faison from division champion Hazleton Area are the Coach of the Year and Player of the Year on NEPABasketball.com’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 boys basketball all-star team.

Faison, who has committed to play at Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology, moves up after being a second-team all-star last season.

Crestwood’s Camden Boris also took a step up from second team to first team. His teammate, Mike Palmiero, made the second team for the second straight year.

The complete team:


Coach of the Year

Mike Joseph, Hazleton Area

Player of the Year

Da’mir Faison, Hazleton Area senior

First Team

Camden Boris, Crestwood senior

Jack Farrell, Dallas junior

Brennan Higgins, Pittston Area junior

Sean Murphy, Crestwood senior

Ryan “Sparky” Wolk, Hazleton Area senior

Second Team

Tony Egidio, Coughlin senior

Mike George, Pittston Area junior

Nick Nocito, Dallas freshman

Mike Palmiero, Crestwood senior

Ryan Petrosky, Crestwood sophomore