Joshua Reaves transfers from Paul VI to Oak Hill basketball


All-Met and rising senior swingman Joshua Reaves has transferred from Paul Vi to Oak Hill Academy (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post).

After serving as a key piece in pushing one team to national prominence, Joshua Reaves has decided to help another lauded boys’ basketball program excel on the grand stage.

Reaves, who earned first-team All-Met honors this past winter, announced via his Twitter account Wednesday evening that he will transfer from Paul VI to Oak Hill Academy for his upcoming senior season.

 

The move comes on the heels of a breakout junior campaign for the Panthers, averaging a team-high 12.6 points to lead Paul VI to the WCAC, VISAA Division I and Alhambra Invitational championships as well as The Post’s No. 1 ranking. Reaves’s play helped vault him to No. 71 overall in ESPN’s 2015 class player rankings and led to offers from Georgetown, Maryland, VCU, Penn State, Villanova, Boston College and Temple.

“Our identity has always been ‘team basketball.’ While Josh was a member of our program, he contributed to that team concept,” Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello said via text. “We wish him the best. We are really excited about the current group of players that love PVI and are focused on defending our championships.”

Paul VI only graduated one senior, Evan Taylor, from last season’s championship team and next winter, the Panthers will welcome back Frank Howard, a 2013 third team All-Met guard who missed his junior season with a knee injury. Howard, who is ranked No. 70 by ESPN, will team with fellow rising seniors Marcus Derrickson, a two-time All-Met, and third-team All-Met point guard Kevin Dorsey.

Former All-Mets Quinn Cook and Nate Britt also transferred from WCAC schools DeMatha and Gonzaga, respectively, to Oak Hill prior to their senior seasons.

Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.
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