NEPA Elite Cooper 17U player Joe Macciocco was named third-team Class 2A boys all-state by Pennsylvania Sports Writers early Wednesday for his performance at Old Forge during the 2021-22 high school season.
With Macciocco leading the way, Old Forge advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state semifinals for the second straight year.
Macciocco shot 46 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the line while leading Old Forge with 15.2 points per game. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 made 3-pointers. The 6-foot-1 junior guard scored 29 points in the win over Elk Lake to clinch a state tournament berth, then opened the tournament with 25 points against Wyalusing Valley.
Macciocco is the eighth NEPA Elite player to receive all-state recognition so far this year. The Class 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A boys teams still have not been announced.
Moriah Murray and Ciera Toomey from Dunmore in Class 4A, Kylie Lavelle from Riverside in Class 3A and Kaci Kranson from Holy Cross in Class 2A were all repeat first-teamer selections on the girls teams.
Kaeli Romanowski from Western Wayne made the second team in Class 3A while Olivia Smelas from Jim Thorpe made the third team in Class 4A.
All six played last summer for the NEPA Elite Clark 17U team that won the Hoop Group Showcase League girls championship,
Vatijah Davis from Pocono Mountain West, Clark 17U team player this year, was a second-teamer in Class 6A.
More detailed all-state coverage, including a story with quotes from Shoats, are available on www.NEPABasketball.com.
MORE ALL-STATE COVERAGE
Macciocco story: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/AllStateBoysClass2A.
Non-PIAA boys: https://nepabasketball.com/2021-22/All-Stars/AllStateBoysNonPIAA.