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Three NA Hoopsters Sign Letters Of Intent To Play College Basketball

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Three members of the North Allegheny boys’ basketball team made their college decisions official on Friday afternoon. Seniors Joey Dopirak (Dickinson College), Ty Iwanonkiw (Cornell University) and Anthony Sciote (York College) all inked their letters intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.

Dopirak earned All-WPIAL honors from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and first-team all-section accolades from the Big 56 Conference. As a senior, Dopirak led NA in scoring (21.2) and rebounding (6.7) during the 2023-2024 campaign. He became the ninth Tiger to surpass the 1,000th point plateau and finished his NA career with 1,099 points, which ranks him sixth all-time in program history.

A dynamic and versatile threat at 6’11”, Iwanonkiw was second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (4.7 rebpg). Averaging 1.2 3-pointers per game, Iwanonkiw led the team in shooting percentage from beyond the arc, hitting at a 34.9-percent clip. He was named second-team all-section by the Big 56 Conference this season. Iwanonkiw will play for a Division I Cornell men’s basketball program that went 22-8 this season, reached the Ivy League semifinals and earned an invite to the National Invitation (NIT) Tournament.

The facilitator of the NA attack was Sciote. A point guard with sleek moves and quick-decision making, Sciote led the Tigers in assists (2.6 pg) and 3-pointers per game (1.6). Averaging 9.7 points per game, Sciote was tabbed second-team by the Big 56 Conference this season.

All three players were integral in North Allegheny’s second-place finish in the Section 1-6A standings and WPIAL playoff appearance. They will each participate in the Roundball Classic for the Class 6A all-star team on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at UMPC Court.

Joey Dopirak Named All-WPIAL, Three Tabbed for Roundball Classic

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North Allegheny senior forward Joey Dopirak was named All-WPIAL in Class 6A by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday. The Dickinson College commit led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 21.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. For a look at the PG All-WPIAL teams, click here.

Dopirak is one of three Tigers tabbed for the annual Roundball Classic in the Class 6A vs. Class 5A Gold matchup, which will be played at North Allegheny on May 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Dopirak will be joined by fellow seniors Ty Iwanonkiw and Anthony Sciote. Iwanonkiw will be playing collegiately at Cornell University and Sciote will play at the next level with York College. For a look at the Roundball Classic rosters, click here. 

All three players were key to North Allegheny’s return to the WPIAL playoffs and second place finish in Section 1-6A this season.

Four Tigers Named All-Section, Joey Dopirak Earns 1st-Team Laurels

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Four members of the playoff-bound North Allegheny boys’ basketball team were named all-section by the Big 56 Conference on Friday.

Senior forward Joey Dopirak earned first-team all-section accolades in Section 1-6A. Second-team selections were senior swing man Ty Iwanonkiw and senior guard Anthony Sciote. Senior guard Joe Marquis was tabbed Big 56 honorable mention.

For a look at the entire Big 56 All-Section team, click here.

All four all-section picks have played a pivotal role to North Allegheny’s season and WPIAL playoff appearance. The fifth-seeded Tigers will visit Baldwin on Friday, Feb. 23. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.