1999-2000 All State 

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
T.J. Sorrentine St Raphael Jesse Starnino Classical
Carlos Moreira St Raphael Gouty Gaye St Andrew's
Kenny Studmire Classical Mike Wilson South Kingstown
Steve Mello Mount Hope Marc DiFanti Hendricken
Rohan Russell Davies Adam Jilling Portsmouth

First Team Player Biographies
T.J. Sorrentine- St. Raphael
The senior guard capped a brilliant career by leading his team to its second consecutive Division I title. 
Blessed with superior all- around basketball skills, Sorrentine is expected to step right in and fill a backcourt 
vacancy at the University of Vermont next season. As a shooter and superb playmaker, Sorrentine was the 
glue to the Saints' success over the past two years. He finished last season with 585 points and 127 assists 
and was a solid 84 percent shooter from the free throw line. In the title game against Classical, Sorrentine
sank eight of 10 free throws in the final minute and the Saints posted a one-point victory. Sorrentine is the 
only repeat member on the All-State first team.
Carlos Moreira- St. Raphael
A consistent player all season, the lean, 6-foot-3 senior did a lot of things very well for the Saints. On 
defense, Moreira topped the team in steals with 81. On offense he totaled 450 points and grabbed 184
 rebounds. As the season progressed, Moreira's outside shooting improved remarkably. However, his 
biggest asset was his quickness to the basket. Once a seam in the defense opened, Moreira's quick first 
step enabled him to penetrate for easy layups.
Kenny Studmire- Classical
The lone underclassman on the first team, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Studmire was a horse for Classical all 
season, averaging 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Prep school is a possibility for the Classical 
junior next year but, right now, he says he'll stay with the Purple for his senior year. A forward this past 
season, Studmire could end up at shooting guard next year. He has improved his long- range shooting and 
his ball-handling skills. An inspirational leader for the Purple, Studmire was considered the heart and soul of 
a Classical squad that enjoyed its best finish in many seasons.
Steve Mello- Mt Hope
Although his team did not qualify for the playoffs, the 6-foot senior was truly a high school superstar for his
club. He was an entertainer on the court with his eye-popping ball handling and scoring. Mello can score from 
anywhere in any manner - driving layups, long range 3-pointers or mid-range jump shots. He averaged 31.8 
points. In his final 10 games, Mello picked his game up even more and averaged 37 points. He also averaged
five assists, shot 82 percent from the foul line and just over 50 percent from three-point range. However, it 
is his exciting court demeanor that is most impressive. Mello has the ability to bring people out of their seats 
with what he can do with the basketball. He's considered a sure Division I college prospect either next season 
or in 2001-2002 if he opts for a year of prep school. 
Rohan Russell- Davies
Russell was pretty much the entire offense for Davies. He lit up opponents for an average of 28 points. Unselfish 
almost to a fault, Russell had to be told to shoot more for the benefit of the Patriots. He scored a season high 
a season-high 50 points against Feinstein High School and scored 40 or more points twice. Russell's points came 
either off consistent mid-range jump shots or a quick first step that took him through defenses to the basket
for layups. A smooth point guard, the 6 -foot-1 Russell saw the floor extremely well and averaged five assists.