TOPS OF THEIR CLASSES HARVEY, GOTTSTEIN LEAD TIMES UNION ALL-STARS

BILL ARSENAULT Staff writer
Section: SPORTS,  Page: C1

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Six seniors with college careers ahead of them and four juniors who figure to follow that path make up the first-team selections on the 1999-2000 Times Union High School Basketball All-Star squad, announced today.


Colonie senior forward J.J. Harvey, who will play for Siena College next season, is the boys' Player of the Year. Albany senior forward Carolyn Gottstein, who is headed to Boston College, is the girls' Player of the Year.


The rest of the boys' first team is made up of Bishop Maginn senior Jason Coleman, along with juniors Craig Forth of Columbia, Jason McKrieth of Schenectady and Lucious Jordan of Colonie.


Coleman is still making his college decision, and Forth will be the most recruited player to come out of Section II since Sam Perkins in 1980. McKrieth and Jordan, meanwhile, won't be far behind.


Gottstein is joined on the girls' first team by seniors Jolene Johnston of Shenendehowa, Julie McBride of Catholic Central and Sheena Harrington of Lansingburgh, plus junior Kim Corbitt of Colonie.


Johnston will attend Siena, and McBride is headed to Syracuse University. Harrington still hasn't decided which college she'll attend, and Corbitt won't get a chance to play college ball until the season after next.


Craig Phillips of Fort Plain and Karen Bonitatibus of Colonie are the coaches of the year. Both guided their teams to 25-1 records and berths in the state semifinals -- Fort Plain in Class C and Colonie in Class A.


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