Potomac, Edison boast multiple players on Va. 5A All-State basketball team

Potomac (Va.) senior Trey Porter was one of three Panthers to make the VHSL 5A All-State basketball team (Richard Lipski/The Washington Post).
Potomac (Va.) senior Trey Porter was one of three Panthers to make the Virginia 5A All-State basketball team (Richard Lipski/The Washington Post).

The Virginia High School League recently released its 3A and 5A boys’ and girls’ all-state basketball teams and the D.C. metro area was represented by eight players.

Potomac boasted three players on the 5A team, with seniors Trey Porter and Randy Haynes earning spots on the boys’ list after leading the Panthers to the state crown and sophomore Demeya Felder making the girls’ team.

Felder was joined by Edison‘s Jada Graves and Tatianna Torres, who led the Eagles to the state tournament for the second straight season.

Here are all the representatives from the area:

Class 5A boys

Randy Haynes, Potomac (Va.), Sr.

Trey Porter, Potomac (Va.), Sr.

Dominique Tham, Wakefield, Jr.

Class 5A girls

Jada Graves, Edison, So.

Samantha Porter, Mount Vernon, Sr.

Tatianna Torres, Edison, Sr.

Class 3A boys

Paul Rowley, Loudoun Valley, Sr.

The remaining VHSL all-state basketball teams will be released at a later date.

NUMBER CRUNCH: 15
Points recorded by O’Connell’s Melo Trimble in Monday’s three-point contest at the McDonald’s All-American skills competition. The Maryland recruit’s effort didn’t make Monday’s ESPNU telecast but tune in to ESPN on Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. to catch Trimble on the East team coached by Riverdale Baptist’s Lou Wilson. Bullis center Lynee Belton will take part in the girls’ game beforehand.

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Check out which highlight was voted by you as the top play of the 2013-14 basketball season.

After weeks of voting, host B.J. Koubaroulis reveals the fan-chosen top play of the 2013-2014 basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

 

BONUS VIDEO OF THE DAY
Speedy Westfield player Meghan Heick is committed to play lacrosse at Virginia.

One of the fastest players in the area, Meghan Heick, is one of the few area girls from a public school to be recruited to a Division 1 lacrosse powerhouse. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

 

BREAKFAST LINKS
-In case you missed it, read this Washington Post Magazine piece on Curtis Malone, the co-founder of the now-defunct D.C. Assault AAU basketball program and, as it turns out, drug dealer along the East Coast.

-The Major League Baseball season has begun and the Washington Nationals emerged victorious in a wild opening day contest against the New York Mets.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY
No. 6 Westfield at No. 7 Yorktown, 7 p.m.
Both girls’ soccer teams will put their undefeated record on the line as Yorktown looks to build on last year’s run to the state tournament while Westfield again boasts a deep, talented roster.

Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.

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