Joseph Girard III

Glens Falls’ Joseph Girard III celebrates victory in the Class B boys final of the Federation Tournament of Champions at Cool Insuring Arena.

Glens Falls senior Joseph Girard III was named a MaxPreps First Team All-American in boys basketball on Thursday.

Girard, New York State’s all-time leading scorer, with 4,763 points, averaged 50 points per game for the second consecutive season and helped lead the Indians to Class B state and Federation titles.

The 6-foot-2 Girard, who will attend Syracuse University, also broke the Section II single-game scoring record this past season by scoring 69 points against Schuylerville on Feb. 8 in a 98-83 win. Girard scored at least 50 points in a game 22 times during his five-year high-school career, including four times of 60 or more. On top of becoming to first Glens Falls athlete to be named Mr. Basketball, JG3 is also the first ever Indian to earn first-team All American honors.

Girard was a second-team All-American last year and made the second team on MaxPreps’ Sophomore All-American team in 2016-2017.

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