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Brookville’s Miner, EFC’s Collins, Greenville’s Cano Tabbed All-State Boys’ Hoops in Class 3A

Brookville's Jace Miner.Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Erie First Christian’s Aaron Collins, Brookville’s Jace Miner, and Greenville’s Ben Cano all had tremendous seasons for their respective teams and were honored with selections to the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 3A All-State Boys’ Basketball Team Wednesday. 

Collins was a first-team selection and Miner and Cano third-team choices. 

Collins, a 5-11 senior guard, led District 10 in scoring at 25.0 for an EFC team that finished with a record of 7-16. 

Miner, meanwhile put together a season for the ages in leading Brookville to the state championship game. The District 9 Player of the Year Powered by All American Awards & Engraving, who is headed to Wichita State to play baseball, averaged 18.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game

Cano, meanwhile, a 6-3 senior, led Greenville to the District 10 semifinals, averaging 17.4 ppg.

Greenville’s Ben Cano goes up for a shot over Franklin’s Damon Curry during their D10 Class 3A semifinal game.

Both Collins and Cano were All-District 10 selections Powered by All American Awards & Engraving. 


Loyalsock’s Idris Ali was named Player of the Year and his coach, Ron Insinger, Coach of the Year. 

The full teams can be found below. Class 4A will be released on Thursday, Class 5A on Friday, and Class 6A on Saturday. 

Class 3A

First team

Idris Ali, 5-9 Sr. Loyalsock (POY)

Nisine Poplar, 6-5 Sr., Math, Civics & Science

Saraj Ali, 6-5 Jr., Loyalsock

Jevin Muniz, 6-5 Sr., Executive Education

Aaron Collins, 5-11 Sr., Erie First Christian

Brendan Boyle, 5-10 Jr., Notre Dame-Green Pond

Second team

Ty Barrett, 6-0 Jr., Troy

Justin Moore, 6-1 Jr., Bishop McDevitt

Michael Balichik, 6-3 Sr., Mount Carmel

Devin Atkinson 6-0 Sr., Lancaster Catholic

IV Pettit, 6-2 Jr., Devon Prep

Kobe Magee, 6-4 Jr., Executive Education

Third team

Kobe Kratzer, 6-3 Sr., Palmerton

Matt Whysong, 6-0 Jr., Chestnut Ridge

Brandon Reed, 5-9 Sr., Riverside

Ethan Hartman, 6-5 Sr., Warrior Run

Benny Cano, 6-3 Sr., Greenville

Cameron Khoza, 6-7 Sr., Bishop Guilfoyle

Jace Miner,  6-5 Sr., Brookville 

Coach: Ron Insinger, Loyalsock

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