WINTER 2006 ALL-MET

Basketball

All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Jasmine Thomas, Oakton; Nigel Munson, DeMatha; Paulisha Kellum, Bishop McNamara; Michael Gruner, Whitman; Keisha Eaddy, River Hill; Doreena Campbell, Edison. Second row: Bobby Shannon, Potomac (Md.); Ashleigh Braxton, Forest Park; Austin Freeman, DeMatha; Lauren Thomas-Johnson, Notre Dame; Eric Hayes, Potomac (Va.); Chris Wright, St. John's. Back row: Selena Nwude, Eleanor Roosevelt; Danny Sumner, Paul VI Catholic; Coach Rod Hairston, Eleanor Roosevelt; Coach Chris Lun, Whitman; Greivis Vasquez, Montrose Christian; Demauria Liles, Riverdale Baptist. Not pictured: Kevin Durant, Montrose Christian; Scottie Reynolds, Herndon; Kaili McLaren, Good Counsel; Monica Wright, Forest Park. (Toni L. Sandys - The Washington Post)

Boys
Player of the Year   Coach of the Year
McDonald's All-American
First Team   Second Team   Third Team
Fourth Team   Honorable Mention
All-League Teams  
Girls
Player of the Year   Coach of the Year
McDonald's All-American
First Team   Second Team   Third Team
Fourth Team   Honorable Mention
All-League Teams
 

Boys' Player of the Year / McDonald's All-American

Kevin Durant | Montrose Christian, Senior, F, 6-8
The transfer from Oak Hill is considered a likely NBA prospect, with remarkable agility and skills for a player so tall. Averaged 23.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, leading the Mustangs to a co-No. 1 ranking. Shot 54 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three-point range. Will play for Texas.



Boys' Coach of the Year

Chris Lun | Whitman
Lun took over a team that finished 5-18 in 2003-04 and guided the program to a 24-3 record and its first state title this year. Initially considered a long shot to win their own region, the third-ranked Vikings knocked off Eleanor Roosevelt in the Maryland 4A title game, one of the biggest upsets in state tournament history.



McDonald's All-American

Scottie Reynolds | Herndon, Senior, 6-0
The two-time All-Met capped his career by leading Herndon to its first Northern Region championship and first state title game appearance since 1951. Scored 2,306 career points, seventh in Virginia history and second among AAA players. Signed in November with Oklahoma.



Boys' First Team

G Austin Freeman, DeMatha, Jr., 6-5
Committed to Georgetown before the season then went out and showed why he is considered one of the top prospects in the class of 2007. Averaged 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists and shot 60 percent from the field for the 34-1 Stags.

G Michael Gruner, Whitman, Sr., 6-2
The versatile guard led Whitman to the first state championship in team history. Montgomery County's leading scorer at 19.9 points per game, he scored 23 of his team's 39 points during the Maryland 4A title game against Eleanor Roosevelt.

G Eric Hayes, Potomac (Va.), Sr., 6-3
The repeat All-Met is a savvy point guard who can turn a game around with a big shot or a pass. He finished in the area's top 10 in scoring (21.3 ppg) and in three-pointers (71). He finished with a school-record 1,698 career points. Will play for Maryland.

G Nigel Munson, DeMatha, Sr., 6-0
Munson, a classic point guard, did whatever was necessary to help the WCAC, City Title and Alhambra champion Stags finish with co-No. 1 ranking. Averaged 16.3 points, 7.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Shot 43 percent from three-point range. Will play for Virginia Tech.

F Bobby Shannon, Potomac (Md.), Sr., 6-5
Second in the area in scoring (27.1 ppg). Also averaged 10.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Was in double figures every game and had 10 games with at least 30 points as the Wolverines repeated as Maryland 2A South Region champions.

F Danny Sumner, Paul VI Catholic, Sr., 6-7
Once an inside player, the three-year starter showed he can play on the wing this season. Averaged 18.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 2.1 assists. Capable of changing momentum at both ends of court. Will play for William & Mary.

G Greivis Vasquez, Montrose Christian, Sr., 6-5
The talented Venezuelan does not try to force things, letting the game come to him. Averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.5 steals for the co-No. 1 Mustangs. Will play for Maryland.

G Chris Wright, St. John's, Jr., 6-1
The repeat All-Met has excellent shooting range and ability to get to the basket. Averaged 22.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2 steals for WCAC finalist Cadets. Has committed to North Carolina State.



Boys' Second Team
G Corey Allmond, Gwynn Park, Sr., 6-1
G Antonio Cooper, Cardozo, Sr., 5-10
F Hillary Haley, Friendly, Sr., 6-7
F Julian Vaughn, South Lakes, Jr., 6-10
C Darryl Webb, Long Reach, Sr., 6-5



Boys' Third Team
G Adrian Bowie, Montrose Chr., Jr., 6-3
G Jason Clark O'Connell, Soph., 6-3
G Darnell Dodson, E. Roosevelt, Jr., 6-5
F John Flowers, St. Mary's Ryken, Jr., 6-7
C Anthony McClain, Nat'l Christian, Jr., 7-1



Boys' Fourth Team
G Jerimiah Bowman, S. Maryland Chr., Jr., 6-1
F Nasir Austin, Fairmont Heights, Sr., 6-5
F Cliff Dixon, Suitland, Sr., 6-9
F Johann Jones, Meade, Sr., 6-4
F Jourdan Morris, E. Roosevelt, Sr., 6-4



Boys' Honorable Mention
Evann Baker, Carroll, Sr.; David Brewster, Springbrook, Sr.; Kevon Calhoun, Richard Montgomery, Sr.; Jean Cajou, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; E.J. Dawson, Mount Vernon, Sr.; Daniel Dixon, Marshall, Sr.; Warren Edney, Madison, Sr.; Elvis Ellis, Magruder, Sr.; Andrew Engel, Old Mill, Sr.; William Foster, Crossland, Sr.; Augustus Gilchrest, Friendly, Jr.; Jacob Green, Gonzaga, Sr.; Darryl Greene, Bishop McNamara, Sr.; Chris Hahn, Howard, Sr.; Maurice Hubbard, Westfield, Soph.; Taishi Ito, Montrose Christian, Sr.; Tayvon Jackson, Lackey, Sr.; Jake Johnson, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Brian Kendrick, M.M. Washington, Sr.; Marcus Lemon, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Mike Lewis, Suitland, Sr.; Cameron Long, Freedom-Woodbridge, Jr.; Robert Lumpkins, H.D. Woodson, Sr.; Joey Lynch-Flohr, Fairfax, Sr.; Chris Mast, Suitland, Sr.; Chris McFarland, Riverdale Baptist, Sr.; Vlad Moldoveanu, St. John's, Jr.; Chris Moore, Howard, Sr.; Jeremy Myers, Bullis, Sr.; Wilbur O'Neal, National Christian, Soph.; Maurice Pearson, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr.; Robert Pettis, Largo, Sr.; Greg Price, Urbana, Sr.; Sheridan Price, Springbrook, Sr.; Ricardo Pride, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Jesse Racer, Clarke County, Sr.; David Ramsey, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Justin Robertson, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Brandon Saunders, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Nick Scott, Heritage, Sr.; Ramon Smith, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Derek Tapscott, Fauquier, Sr.; Patrick Thornhill, Culpeper, Sr.; Quinn Tibbs, Heritage, Sr.; Dominic Trawick, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Deontay Twyman, Sherwood, Jr.; Eric Vann, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Daevon Wall, Long Reach, Sr.; Demetrius Wallace, Lackey, Sr.; Derek Young, Spalding, Sr.; Garvey Young, Georgetown Prep, Soph.


 

Girls' Player of the Year / McDonald's All-American

Monica Wright | Forest Park, Senior, G-F, 5-11, 6-1
The three-time All-Met -- considered to be the most versatile player in the area -- averaged 22.6 points per game playing point guard and post. She led the No. 2 Bruins to their second Virginia AAA title in three years. Scored 30 or more points in four games this season. Will play for Virginia.



Girls' Coach of the Year

Rod Hairston | Eleanor Roosevelt
In his eighth season, Hairston took an inexperienced team with only one returning starter and guided it to its second consecutive Maryland 4A title, the Raiders' only state titles in school history. With a lineup that included two freshmen playing key roles, Roosevelt bounced back from an early-season loss to win its final 24 games.



McDonald's All-American

Kaili McLaren | Good Counsel, Senior, 6-3
The repeat All-Met led the fourth-ranked Falcons (27-8) to their second consecutive WCAC and City Title championships by averaging 17.3 points, 12 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 2.5 assists. Also sank 25 three-pointers. Was named to the WBCA all-American team. Will play for Connecticut.



Girls' First Team

G-F Ashleigh Braxton, Forest Park, Sr., 5-11
The deadly three-point shooter tied a 14-year-old state tournament record with seven threes in one game. Also broke a AAA tournament record with 14 in three games. She averaged 13.3 points per game and made 72 three-pointers this season. Will play for Pittsburgh.

G Doreena Campbell, Edison, Jr., 5-10
An inside-outside threat with the ability to create her own shot, Campbell led the No. 3 Eagles (28-2) to the Northern Region title and their first state tournament berth since 1978. Averaged 21.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.4 assists per game for the state runners-up.

G Keisha Eaddy, River Hill, Sr., 5-7
The senior averaged 22 points, 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Maryland 3A champion Hawks (28-0). She finished her career as River Hill's all-time leader in points (1,680), steals (646) and assists (380). Will play for Temple.

G Paulisha Kellum, BISHOP McNamara, Sr., 5-9
She paced the eighth-ranked Mustangs (30-6) with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals per game and helped the team tie for first in the WCAC regular season standings and win the Bishop Walsh Invitational. Will play for Virginia.

F Demauria Liles, Riverdale Baptist, Sr., 6-2
An honorable mention pick to the WBCA all-American team, she averaged 17 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals and 3 assists for the 11th-ranked Crusaders (28-6). Also was named tournament MVP at the Kreul Classic in Florida. Will play for Maryland.

C Selena Nwude, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr., 6-5
A dominant player at both ends of the court, Nwude led the Raiders (26-1) to their second consecutive Maryland 4A title. Averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and 6.4 blocks. Had more than 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Will play for Pittsburgh.

G Jasmine Thomas, Oakton, Jr., 5-9
The three-time Northern Region player of the year and repeat All-Met paced the 10th-ranked Cougars, who had four new starters, to an unbeaten regular season. She averaged 24.8 points (giving her 1,817 in three seasons), 8.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 5.0 steals.

G-F Lauren Thomas-Johnson, Notre Dame, Sr., 5-11
The transfer from England helped lead the Dragons to a 28-3 record and their first VIS Division I championship. Averaged a team-high 14 points, 3 assists and 2 steals per game. Notre Dame was 54-5 in her two years at the school. Will play for Marquette.



Girls' Second Team
G Dominique Bryant, St. John's, Jr., 6-0
G Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, T.C. Williams, Fr., 6-0
F LaTayna Copeland, Gaithersburg, Sr., 6-0
F Ashley Spriggs, Bishop McNamara, Sr., 6-0
C Whitney Johnson, Calvert, Sr., 6-3



Girls' Third Team
G Tia Bell, H.D. Woodson, Jr., 6-3
G Brittany Hilliard, T. Roosevelt, Jr., 6-1
G Briana McFadden, Good Counsel, Sr., 5-10
F Lindsay Harris, Riverdale Baptist, Sr., 6-0
F Judie Lomax, Bullis, Sr., 5-11



Girls' Fourth Team
G Taleia Moton, Suitland, Jr., 5-5
G Meredith Tolley, Urbana, Jr., 6-0
G Octavia Trammell, Loudoun County, Sr., 5-9
G Kristie Watkins, Old Mill, Sr., 5-8
F Kelsey Erdman, River Hill, Jr., 5-10



Girls' Honorable Mention
Rachel Barnes, Largo, Jr.; Laura Broomfield, St. Mary's Ryken, Soph.; Amanda Brown, Marshall, Sr.; Zykia Brown, Parkdale, Jr.; Danae Brownlee, Arundel, Sr.; Brittany Carlock, South County, Jr.; Alex Chili, Walter Johnson, Soph.; Chasity Clayton, O'Connell, Soph.; Cathy Cockrum, W.T. Woodson, Jr.; Vicki Collier, Riverdale Baptist, Sr.; Rocelia Cooper, Holy Child, Jr.; Adria Crawford, Edison, Soph.; Christy Cushnie, Madison, Sr.; Joia Daniels, Springbrook, Sr.; Davida Dodson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Chanelle Downing, Stafford, Sr.; Brittany Eley, Westlake, Jr.; Becky Fernandes, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Briana Glover, Thomas Stone, Jr.; K.C. Gordon, Flint Hill, Sr.; Porche Grant, Holy Cross, Sr.; Cari Haas, River Hill, Sr.; Courtney Hamner, Osbourn Park, Jr.; Taneisha Harrison, St. John's, Jr.; Erin Hawkins, Bullis, Sr.; Nalini Hawkins, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr.; Brittany Hollins, Largo, Jr.; Lakiah Hyson, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Ariene Jenkins, Woodbridge, Sr.; Samantha Jones, Robinson, Sr.; Lynetta Kizer, Potomac (Va.), Soph.; Bianca Lee, Carroll, Sr.; Monica McNutt, Holy Cross, Jr.; Catherine Mills, Urbana, Sr.; Meredith Monroe, Good Counsel, Sr.; Courteney Morris, Parkdale, Sr.; Teresa Neely, Suitland, Sr.; Jessica Nelms, Riverbend, Sr.; Caroline Nicholson, West Springfield, Jr.; Mia Nickson, Notre Dame, Soph.; Jori Nwachukwu, Bishop McNamara, Sr.; Corinne Owens, Magruder, Sr.; Omara Parker, Annapolis, Sr.; Cate Rassman, Blair, Sr.; Taryn Russ, Handley, Jr.; Chay Shegog, Brooke Point, Soph.; Amanda Spinnenweber, Chesapeake, Sr.; Azania Stewart, Notre Dame, Soph.; Julie Taylor, Atholton, Jr.; Ashley Thompson, McDonough, Sr.; Whitney Vlasic, Broad Run, Sr.; Kristen Waeber, Middletown, Sr.; Avery Warley, H.D. Woodson, Sr.; Taylor Warner, Clarke County, Jr.; Gwen Washington, Stonewall Jackson, Soph.; Camille Wilmer, Loudoun County, Sr.

   


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