MSG Varsity honors the members of its 2014 All-Metro Boys Basketball Second Team. Congratulations to all.
RAWLE ALKINS - Guard - Junior
Christ the King, NYC.
The sophomore with junior eligibility was Mr. March for Christ the King, which won its second consecutive New York State Federation Class AA title. The athletic 6-foot-5 guard, who averaged 16.6 points per game, hit several big shots, including 3-pointers in the CHSAA final and the Federation semifinals. Alkins already has offers from a host of major Division I schools, including Cincinnati, Villanova, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Fordham, Hofstra, Minnesota and Miami, while also drawing interest from Kentucky and North Carolina. -- Dylan Butler
CHRIS ATKINSON - Guard - Junior
Long Island Lutheran, L.I.
The speedy junior guard averaged 11.3 points per game, guiding Long Island Lutheran to the New York State Federation Class AA final for a second straight year. In the title game, Atkinson led the Crusaders with 16 points. The 5-foot-9 guard has offers from Iona and Central Connecticut State, while also drawing interest from Drexel, Hofstra, Manhattan and UMass. -- Dylan Butler
PASCHAL CHUKWU - Center - Senior
Fairfield Prep, Conn.
Committed to Providence
As the biggest matchup problem in Connecticut, Chukwu led Fairfield Prep to back-to-back Class LL state championship games in his last two seasons. His individual improvement over his career was remarkable, especially on the offensive end, where he developed an array of post moves and showed off his great athleticism. In his senior year, Chukwu averaged a double-double while leading Prep to wins in its first 27 games before the state final. The senior center put up 21 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 blocks in his final performance as a Jesuit. -John Malone
PAUL JORGENSEN - Guard - Senior
Don Bosco Prep, N.J. 6-2, 185 lbs.
Committed to George Washington
This talented playmaker had the knack to not only make the four teammates around him better, but managed to even do that for himself at the rare times his shot would not fall. Jorgensen began the season with a deadly outside stroke, and finished up that way, too. He did confront a brief cold spot later in February, yet still made himself thoroughly relevant with passing, rebounding and smart, sound defensive play. Jorgensen, who closed with 1,264 career points, went down swinging with 22 points and three assists in his final game, a 59-55 loss to St. Peter's Prep in the North Jersey, Non-Public A final. -- Mike Kinney
MARQUES TOWNES - Swingman - Senior
St. Joseph Metuchen, N.J.
Karl Towns threw down more demonstrative dunks and another teammate, Wade Baldwin, showed a bit more elegance in his ball handling and passing skills. But the gritty, athletic Townes may have been the Falcons' most consistent overall performer this season. He averaged 16.2 points and almost five rebounds, and was typically on the money in the Falcons' biggest game. He scored double figures in all but two game and closed his career with over 1,800 points. -- Mike Kinney
MIKE WILLIAMS - Guard - Senior
Bishop Loughlin, NYC.
Committed to Rutgers
One of the top shooters in New York City, Williams averaged 17.3 points per game, helping guide the Lions to a second consecutive appearance in the CHSAA Class AA intersectional final. The 6-foot-2 Rutgers-bound guard reached the 1,000-point plateau for his career in a December win over St. Francis Prep. A three-year varsity player, Williams, who with Khadeen Carrington, part of arguably the best backcourt in the city, was also a tenacious defender and a tireless competitor. -- Dylan Butler