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Angel Delgado named second team all-state; Ismael Sanogo all-county

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Jim McIsaac

Angel Delgado has been named second team all-state in New Jersey after transferring from Huntington Prep (W. Va.) to The Patrick School in December. In a somewhat surprising move, fellow Seton Hall-bound commitment Ismael Sanogo was not recognized on an all-state team but received all-Essex first team honors while Delgado received the same in Union County.

Delgado averaged 12.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg according to NJ.com, but he has proved himself to be one of the best rebounders in the country (non-scoring stats not always accurate in high school). The Patrick School lost to Roselle Catholic and first team all-state guard Isaiah Briscoe in the state tournament. Briscoe is a 2015 recruiting target for Seton Hall.

Consistently filling up all areas of the stat sheet was the job for Ismael Sanogo on a 30-2 Newark East Side team that made it to the Tournament of Champions final against Saint Joe's Metuchen. A double-double threat, Sanogo averaged 11.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 bpg and frequently recorded steals and deflections on defense for the Red Raiders. "Ish" came back from a separated shoulder to win the Essex County Tournament with East Side against three-time defending champs Seton Hall Prep.

Sanogo missed out on the all-state teams with only uncommitted senior Akbar Hoffman (16.1 ppg), first team all-state, making the teams from East Side. Sanogo and East Side defeated Ewing and 2015 recruiting target Trey Lowe 83-56 in the Group 3 state title game at the RAC. Lowe was offered by Seton Hall recently after averaging 27.8 ppg and 8.2 rpg for Ewing during his junior season.

Both Delgado and Sanogo will play in the Jordan Brand Classic regional game in April.