2003-2004 All State

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
Jeff Xavier St Raphael James Sorrentine St Raphael
Darrell Taylor Mount Pleasant Joe Mazzulla Hendricken
Jim Baron Hendricken Connor Evans Cranston East
Chris Young Hope Anthony Fiocco North Providence
John Fogarty Smithfield Kofo Edmonds Hope

First Team Player Biographies
Jeff Xavier- St. Raphael
Xavier was arguably the most dominant player in the Interscholastic League for the second straight season. He led all
scorers by averaging 26.6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals per game while fighting through double and triple-
teams all season. Xavier knocked down 45 percent of his shot from the field. 34 percent from behind the three-point 
line and he was a 72 percent free-throw shooter. After scoring 679 points in 24 games for the Saints last year, Xavier
torched opposing defenses for 664 points in 25 games this season. Picked first team all-division for the 
second consecutive season. Xavier will play for Manhattan next season
Coach's Quote: "Jeff has had an unbelievable career for us. He scored over 1,800 points. He has had big games in the 
40s. He's had a great career. He was our go-to-guy every game."  -Tom Sorrentine
Darrell Taylor- Mount Pleasant
As one of the top guards in the Interscholastic League for the second consecutive season, Taylor averaged 18.4 points,
6 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals per game to make his second straight first team All-State squad. Taylor led Mount
Pleasant to a 12-4 regular-season record and totaled 22 points in the Kilties' 83-55 quarterfinal triumph over Central.
The 6-foot-1 speedster then scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to help lead the state runner-ups to an 
upset, 80-65 win over Hope in the semifinals of the playoffs.
Coach's Quote: "He was our leader and one of the best players in the state for the last two years. He always guarded 
the other teams No. 1 player and he is definitely one of the reasons why we got as far as we did."  -Chris Coleman
Jim Baron- Hendricken
Baron, a sharp-shooter from long range, helped lead Hendricken to a share of the division title and to the state title by
averaging 22 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals per game. Baron, selected first team all-division by the
coaches association, scored a game-high 28 points in the Hawks' 79-42 vicotry over Classical in the quarterfinals of 
the state playoffs, and then he tallied a team-high 22 points in the Hawks' 70-49 win over St Raphael Academy in the 
semifinals. He notched 18 points and 8 rebounds as the Hawks rolled over Mount Pleasant, 71-48, in the state title
game. Baron will play at Worcester Academy that is a preparatory school in Worcester, Mass. Next year. 
Coach's Quote: "The biggest thing he brings to the team is leadership. He really stepped it up as one of our seniors
and our only captain."  -Jamal Gomes
Chris Young- Hope
Battling back problems all season, Young still managed to lead Hope to an impressive 14-2 regular-season record
and a share of the division title by averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per game while shooting
85 percent from the free throw line. The 6-foot-3 forward had no problem playing any position on the floor, and was
voted first team all-division by the state coaches association. He scored 14 points in Hope's 84-42 quarterfinal
trouncing of East Providence. 
Coach's Quote: "He can take it to the basket, create his own shot off the dribble, and he can shoot from the outside. 
He deserves to be All-State. He has earned it."  -David Nyblom
John Fogarty- Smithfield
The most dominant player in Division I-A. Fogarty was a monster to opposing teams underneath the basket on the 
offensive and defensive ends of the floor. After missing two-thirds of last season due to a broken ankle, Fogarty
returned to lead the state runner-up Sentinels to an 18-0 regular season record (20-1 overall) by averaging 20 points, 
15 rebounds, and 7.5 blocks per game. The 6-foot-7 inch center tallied a game-high 25 points in Smithfield's 53-47
win over Warwick in the semifinals of the Division I-A playoffs and he powered Smithfield past Rogers 61-59 in 
the semifinals with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Fogarty will play for Bryant College next year. 
Coach's Quote: "He is a tremendous player and a true scholar athlete with a 98.5 average in the classroom. He has 
been there for us all year. In my book, he is the best big man in the state. He is a terrific player."  -Joe Bennett