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Players to Watch: Regional Game

Friday, April 22, 2005; Page D12

F Mike Freeman, Hayfield

His game: Played at three high schools in as many states in his career and opted out of his commitment to Southern California after Henry Bibby was fired as coach. At 6 feet 8, Freeman has the ability to be a dominant inside force and has good ball-handling skills. But he has been dogged by questions about his consistency and desire.

His stats: 14.9 points per game.


Riverdale Baptist's Devin Sweetney, here going for a block against Suitland in January, will play in the regional game. (Jonathan Newton -- The Washington Post)

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College: Undecided, but probably will go to a prep school next year.

G Nick Olivero,

W.T. Woodson

His game: Stands just 5 feet 10, but is one of the top three-point shooters in the Northern Region. Made over 50 percent of his shots from behind the arc and finished 12 games with at least three three-pointers.

His stats: 16.5 points per game; 60 three-pointers on the season.

College: Undecided; might play football.

G-F Devin Sweetney,

Riverdale Baptist

His game: Smart player who shoots well for someone 6 feet 6, but is an even better finisher. Cousin of New York Knicks forward and former All-Met Player of the Year Michael Sweetney. Took advantage of limited shots, while sharing the floor with younger standouts Mike Beasley and Nolan Smith.

His stats: 13.1 points per game; 19 three-pointers on the season.

College: St. Francis (Pa.).

-- Alan Goldenbach


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