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Syracuse signee Joe Girard III named 2019 New York State Mr. Basketball

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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.

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