Led by the 6-9 Furno, Whetstone reached a district semifinal for the first time since 1997 and finished 15-8 overall, including its first win over Brookhaven since 1995.

Furno, who also was first-team all-district in Division I and first-team all-City League-North, has received interest from numerous Division I colleges, including Ivy League schools such as Columbia and Princeton.

He increased his scoring average from 14.6 a year ago to 23.4 and averaged more than 12 rebounds. He scored 50 points in a 104-89 triple-overtime win over Centennial on Feb. 13.

"He has good hands, good feet and a real soft touch," coach Kevin Arway said. "He's not just a back-to-the-basket player. Sometimes he even has it out on the wing. He hasn't shot a ton of jumpers, but he's really expanded his repertoire in his moves to the basket."