Recruiting Insider: O'Connell


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Full Capital Classic all-star game roster released

All-Met Player of the Year Melo Trimble and McDonald’s all-American Isaiah Whitehead to face off in nation’s longest running high school all-star hoops contest.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Battlefield, Bishop Ireton, Blake, Bowie, Bullis, C.H. Flowers, Capitol Christian, Central, Clarksburg, Coolidge, DeMatha, Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Episcopal, Gonzaga, Herndon, Kennedy, Lake Braddock, Laurel Prep, Loudoun Valley, Maret, McKinley Tech, National Collegiate, O'Connell, Oakton, Paul VI, Potomac (Md.), Potomac (Va.), Riverdale Baptist, Robinson, Springbrook, St. John's, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Theodore Roosevelt, W.T. Woodson, Wakefield, Wheaton, Whitman, Wise

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Melo Trimble, Lynee Belton take part in McDonald’s All-American games

Area stars join Riverdale Baptist Coach Lou Wilson on the bright stage in Chicago for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

By Roman Stubbs  |  07:24 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullis, O'Connell

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/21/2014

WCAC boys’ basketball tournament preview

The loaded semifinals field features top-ranked St. John’s, red-hot DeMatha, pre-season favorite Paul VI, defending champion O’Connell and several underdogs capable of knocking them off.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bishop Ireton, DeMatha, Gonzaga, McNamara, O'Connell, Paul VI, St. John's, St. Mary's Ryken

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/12/2014

McNamara’s Camari Murray, DeMatha’s Jordan Edwards shine at International Bowl

FOOTBALL | McNamara’s Murray and Ramar Williams scored while Edwards served as captain in the annual showcase event.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMatha, Gonzaga, McNamara, O'Connell, Sidwell Friends

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/10/2014

O’Connell’s Melo Trimble scores school-record 47 points

Maryland recruit Melo Trimble scored a career-high 47 points Sunday to carry the Knights to a narrow win over Gonzaga.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  O'Connell

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/07/2014

McNamara’s Ramar Williams, Wootton’s Trevon Diggs to compete in International Bowl

Several local players, including Wootton WR Trevon Diggs and McNamara QB Ramar Williams, will take part in six games pitting USA Football versus Team Canada in Texas this weekend.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis Area Christian, Bishop Ireton, Briar Woods, DeMatha, Gonzaga, Herndon, McKinley Tech, McNamara, O'Connell, Riverdale Baptist, Sidwell Friends, Wootton

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014

All-Met boys’ basketball midseason report

See how some of the area’s top boys’ basketball players are faring so far this season.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clinton Christian, Coolidge, Herndon, Montrose Christian, O'Connell, Paul VI, Potomac (Md.), Riverdale Baptist, St. John's

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/29/2014

McDonald’s All-American Game: O’Connell’s Melo Trimble, Bullis’ Lynee’ Belton selected to showcase rosters

Senior All-Met guard and Maryland recruit Melo Trimble joins Bullis forward Lynee’ Belton on this year’s roster for the annual high school showcase.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullis, O'Connell

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Paul VI, DeMatha, other local powers take national stage this weekend

The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, HoopHall Classic and MLK Hoopfest make for a strong slate of high school hoops this weekend.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Cesar Chavez, Clinton Christian, Coolidge, DeMatha, Edison, O'Connell, Paul VI, Riverdale Baptist, Theodore Roosevelt, Wakefield, Wise

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Boys’ basketball: Who should be No. 1?

Who should be No. 1?

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boys' Basketball, DeMatha, O'Connell, Paul VI, Potomac (Va.), Riverdale Baptist, St. John's

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Chesapeake Bowl serves as final high school football experience for area’s best

Fourth annual senior bowl game features 18 area football standouts and top talents from the East Coast.

By Tariq Lee  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Briar Woods, DeMatha, Football, Friendly, Gonzaga, Letters of Interest, O'Connell, Patriot

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

O’Connell LB Santoni Graham commits to Toledo football

Senior linebacker Santoni Graham emerged as college prospect for the Knights with strong tackling ability and work ethic during his senior year.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football, O'Connell

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Marquis Rowe helps O’Connell football rediscover success

LETTERS OF INTEREST | O’Connell senior Marquis Rowe has excelled this fall while playing all over the field for an improved Knights football team.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football, Letters of Interest, O'Connell

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Presbyterian lands O’Connell senior forward Stephen Osu

O’Connell forward Stephen Osu, a Nigerian native, has made significant strides in just five years of competitive basketball.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, O'Connell

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Leroy Butts transfers from O’Connell to Clinton Christian

Junior F Leroy Butts, a key contributor on O’Connell’s 2012-13 WCAC title team, is the latest area standout to transfer to the Eagles.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Clinton Christian, O'Connell

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Good Counsel-Gilman highlights opening weekend football slate

Among seven weekend games, Good Counsel and Gilman will play on ESPNews while DeMatha takes on public-school power Phoebus.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMatha, Football, Gonzaga, Good Counsel, O'Connell, Riverdale Baptist, St. John's

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Top 10 matchups of 2013 private school football season

Good Counsel and DeMatha, winners of the last 10 WCAC titles, highlight some of the area's top private school matchups.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullis, DeMatha, Flint Hill, Football, Gonzaga, Good Counsel, Landon, McNamara, O'Connell, Potomac School, St. John's, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Clinton Christian guard Jon Davis takes advantage of spotlight

Thanks to a strong showing against a top recruit, guard Jon Davis garnered an offer from Oklahoma State.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Clinton Christian, O'Connell

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/10/2013

For Maryland recruit Melo Trimble of O'Connell, basketball never stops

SUMMER WORKOUTS | O’Connell guard Melo Trimble works tirelessly to prep his point-guard skills for his time at Maryland.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:37 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boys' Basketball, National Christian, O'Connell

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Boston College secures football commitment from O'Connell's Kam Moore

Under-the-radar defensive back Kam Moore impressed coaches during a recent camp appearance.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Football, O'Connell, Potomac (Md.)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Whirlwind month ends with Paul VI's Jamall Robinson heading to Hofstra

LETTERS OF INTEREST | Paul VI’s Jamall Robinson, right, sheds light on his decision to ask for a release from his letter of intent with Niagara.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boys' Basketball, Calverton, DeMatha, Gonzaga, Lacrosse, Langley, Madison, McNamara, North Point, O'Connell, Oakland Mills, Paul VI, Rowing, Softball, st. albans, St. Mary's Ryken, The Heights, Whitman

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/06/2013

O'Connell's Melo Trimble, Potomac's Dion Wiley lead class of 2014 basketball prospects

LETTERS OF INTEREST | With the AAU circuit underway and college coaches on the recruiting trail, see which local boys’ basketball players are primed for a big summer.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boys' Basketball, DeMatha, Gonzaga, Montrose Christian, O'Connell, Paul VI, Potomac (Md.), Rowing, st. albans, St. John's, Theodore Roosevelt, Track & Field, westfield

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 05/01/2013

O'Connell forward Junior Etou commits to Rutgers

Talented Knights senior forward Junior Etou reunites with former AAU coach Eddie Jordan, who is now at the helm for the Scarlet Knights.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:45 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boys' Basketball, O'Connell

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Capital Classic: News and notes from the 40th annual all-star game

LETTERS OF INTEREST | Some of the nation's top basketball talent put on a show during crunchtime of the 40th annual contest, which also yielded some recruiting news.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atholton, Boys' Basketball, Chantilly, Crew, Fairfax, Football, Forest Park, Glenelg, Good Counsel, Montrose Christian, National Cathedral, O'Connell, Paul VI, Princeton Day, Riverdale Baptist, Soccer, Softball, South County, Southern, st. albans, St. John's, Track and Field, westfield

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Capital Classic all-star game rosters feature Kris Jenkins, Aquille Carr

The 40th installment of the Capital Classic boys' basketball all-star game will be held Sunday at T.C. Williams and features many of the areas top talents.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boys' Basketball, Coolidge, DeMatha, Gonzaga, Herndon, Magruder, Montrose Christian, North Point, O'Connell, Princeton Day, Riverdale Baptist, Sidwell Friends

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/21/2013

NCAA tournament 2013: Top high school athletes make their picks

Local high school athletes weigh in with their NCAA tournament predictions.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gonzaga, Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins, March Madness, NCAA tournament, O'Connell

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/18/2013

What was the top play of the basketball season?

VIDEO | We take a look back at the best plays of the 2012-13 basketball season. Cast your vote for which play was best.

By Nick Plum  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, calvert, Eleanor Roosevelt, Loudoun County, O'Connell, Paul VI Catholic, St. John's, Stonewall Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Wheaton

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Letters of Interest: New era of city hoops champions begins

LETTERS OF INTEREST | The DCSAA crowned its first basketball champions at the Verizon Center amid much fanfare.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ballou, Boys' Basketball, Coolidge, DeMatha, Eleanor Roosevelt, Georgetown Day, Girls' basketball, Gonzaga, H.D. Woodson, O'Connell, Spalding, St. John's, westfield

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Letters of Interest: W.T. Woodson's Eric Bowles is a super sophomore

LETTERS OF INTEREST | With four starters graduating from Virginia AAA state semifinalist W.T. Woodson, expect more opponents and recruiters to pay attention to guard Eric Bowles.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, calvert, Coolidge, Damascus, DeMatha, Eleanor Roosevelt, Friendly, George Mason, Girls' basketball, Gonzaga, Good Counsel, McKinley, North Point, O'Connell, Oakland Mills, River Hill, Sidwell Friends, St. John's, Theodore Roosevelt, W.T. Woodson, Whitman, Wise

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Letters of Interest: Leroy Butts is next rising star for O'Connell

LETTERS OF INTEREST | O'Connell sophomore forward Leroy Butts is beginning to pop up on the recruiting radar for several major colleges.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Football, Girls' basketball, Good Counsel, O'Connell, Patuxent, Potomac Falls, St. John's, Wheaton

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Letters of Interest: Fairfax RB Nick Scott commits to Penn State

LETTERS OF INTEREST | Following a junior day visit, junior Nick Scott committed to his dream school.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Bullis, Edison, Fairfax Football, Football, Girls' basketball, Good Counsel, Maret, McLean School, McNamara, National Cathedral, O'Connell, Paul VI, Perry Street Prep, Potomac Falls, Princeton Day, Riverdale Baptist, South County, St. John's, W.T. Woodson, Walter Johnson, Woodgrove, Wootton, Wrestling

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Letters of Interest: All-Met basketball progress report

LETTERS OF INTEREST | With basketball season nearing its end, we take a closer look at some of area's top All-Met candidates.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Bullis, Gonzaga, Good Counsel, Hayfield, Herndon, Maret, O'Connell, Oakton, Princeton Day, Riverdale Baptist, Robinson, South County, westfield

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Letters of Interest: Lindsay Allen of St. John's adds McDonald's all-American to list of accolades

LETTERS OF INTEREST | St. John's point guard Lindsay Allen describes being selected to the McDonald's all-American Game as "surreal."

By Brandon Parker  |  08:59 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Centreville, Chantilly, Gar-Field, Girls' basketball, Gonzaga, Herndon, Lake Braddock, Madison, Maret, O'Connell, Oakton, Paul VI, Potomac (Va.), Princeton Day, Riverdale Baptist, Robinson, South Lakes, St. John's, The Potomac School, W.T. Woodson