Syracuse signee Joe Girard III named 2019 New York State Mr. Basketball
Syracuse University's sharpshooting recruit received New York State's highest honor for a boys basketball player Tuesday.
Joe Girard III, the state's all-time leading scorer, was named New York State's Mr. Basketball in 2019.
Girard III joins a laundry list of legendary basketball players, some who have gone on to succeed at the Division-I level, and others that became stars in the NBA.
As for the list of former Syracuse players to earn the award, Girard III joins a list of Orange royalty.
That list includes:
2012: DaJuan Coleman, Jamesville-DeWitt
2009: Brandon Triche, Jamesville-DeWitt
2007: Jonny Flynn, Niagara Falls
1992: John Wallace, Greece Athena
CNY Central Sports Director Niko Tamurian catches up with the state's top player Wednesday night during the NBC3 News at 11 after the ACC Tournament concludes.