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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jason Clark | O’Connell » Guard » 6-2 » Sr.
The Georgetown signee and repeat All-Met averaged 20.2 points per game, helping the Knights advance to the final of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and Virginia private school tournaments. He scored in double figures in every game this season and in 71 of his last 72 games.
» Favorite Pregame Song:
“When They Come for Me” by Mac Mall
When he listens to the song, Clark said: “I get the feeling like I want to go out there and play. When you’re a great player, people want to come after it.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Ivan Thomas | T.C. Williams
In his third season at the Alexandria school, Thomas led a squad that won the Virginia AAA championship, bringing T.C. Williams its first state title since 1977. The Titans became the first Northern Region team to win a boys’ state title since Lee in 1981. Thomas has a 78-11 overall record at T.C. Williams
|Austin Cooley ||Erick Green ||Will Alston |
|Bethesda-CC » Guard » 6-4 » Sr. ||Millbrook » Guard » 6-3 » Jr. ||Laurel » Center » 6-6 » Sr. |
|Returned from a broken hand in midseason and led the Barons to the third Maryland 3A West title of his career. With long arms and terrific ballhandling skills, he presented matchup problems in both the half court and open court. Averaged 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists — all team highs. ||Dynamic player averaged 18.6 points and six assists to lead the 29-1 Pioneers to the Virginia AA championship, becoming the first school from Winchester or Frederick County to win a state title in boys’ or girls’ basketball. Committed to Virginia Tech. ||Transfer from Spalding was a force in the middle. Averaged 18.5 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead Spartans (22-3) to the Prince George’s 4A and county championships and first state semifinal berth in 28 years. |
|Rodney McGruder ||Max Kenyi ||Maurice Sutton |
|Carroll » Forward » 6-5 » Jr. ||Gonzaga » Guard » 6-5 » Sr. ||Largo » Center » 6-11 » Sr. |
|Multidimensional player developed a smooth outside shot to go along with his ability to slash to the basket. Averaged 21.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals as the Lions advanced to WCAC semifinals. Committed to Kansas State. ||Once regarded mainly as a top defender, he emerged this season as a do-it-all standout. Averaged 13.3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals to lead the 34-1 Eagles to The Post’s No. 1 ranking and the best season in school history, winning the WCAC and City titles. Will play for Harvard. ||Dominant player in the middle led the Lions to 23-4 record and the Maryland 3A title. Averaged 18.3 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks, making his impact felt at both ends of the court. |
|Anthony Winbush ||Terrell Vinson ||Sean Thomas |
|T.C. Williams » G-F » 6-7 » Sr. ||Montrose Christian » Forward » 6-7 » Jr. ||Gwynn Park » Guard » 6-3 » Sr. |
|The left-handed shooter showed his versatility by playing every position on the court. Averaged 13.6 points, 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in helping the 29-3 Titans become the first Virginia AAA Northern Region boys’ team to win a state title since 1981. ||Three-year varsity player projects as one of the area’s top recruits next season. Has terrific shooting range for a player his size. Averaged 18.3 points as the Mustangs finished 21-4 and ranked second in The Post rankings. ||Floor leader excelled at using his size to get to the basket. Averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets (25-2) went undefeated during the regular season and advanced to the Maryland 2A semifinals. Committed to Morgan State. |
F - Terrence Burke Northwestern, Sr.
G - C.J. Garner Springbrook, Sr.
F - Ian Hummer Gonzaga, Jr.
F - Kris Joseph Carroll, Sr.
F - Dante Taylor National Christian, Jr.
C - Brad Bald Severna Park, Sr.
F - Erik Etherly Annandale, Sr.
F - Josh Hairston Courtland, Soph.
F - Cam Johnson Gonzaga, Sr.
G - Harold Washington Gwynn Park, Sr.
G - Tarek Ammoury McLean, Sr.
G - Jamahl Brown Surrattsville, Sr.
G - Rodney Clark Thomas Stone, Sr.
F - Jordan Clarke Good Counsel, Sr.
G - Klevin Pollard Largo, Sr.
Israel Alao, Bladensburg, Sr.; Deandre Albritton, Dominion, Jr.; Derrell Armstrong, Chopticon, Jr.; Dennis Bassich, Einstein, Sr.; Jordan Benson, Arundel, Sr.; Travis Berry, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Delonta Boyd, Wise, Jr.; Alvin Brown, Friendship Collegiate, Sr.; Khaalis Coppock-BeyFairmont, Heights, Sr.; Calvin Croskey, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Ryan Davenport, Langley, Sr.; Marquel De Lancey, Mount Vernon, Sr.; Naji Hibbert, DeMatha, Jr.; Maurice Hubbard, Westfield, Sr.; Dewayne Jackson, Bowie, Sr.; D’Angelo Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.; Given Kalipende, Episcopal, Jr.; Neil Kosciulek, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Lasan Kromah, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.; Jawuan Lockhart, Flint Hill, Jr.; Donne Lucas, Loudoun County, Sr.; Kendall Marshall, O’Connell, So.; Aaron Martin, Largo, Jr.; Justin May, Chantilly, Jr.; P.J. Miller, Potomac School, Jr.; Adrian Mills, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Dominic Morra, Lake Braddock, Jr.; Bobby Mott, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Anthony Myers, McKinley, Jr.; Wilbur O’Neal, National Christian, Sr.; Rob Parks, Westlake, Sr.; Nick Petkovich, Bullis, Sr.; Devin Posey, Lackey, Sr.; Brandon Riley, Old Mill, Sr.; Thomas Robinson, Riverdale Baptist, Jr.; Kevin Seker, Marriotts Ridge, Sr.; Marquise Simmons, Central, Sr.; Dewey Smith, South River, Sr.; Tristan Spurlock, Montrose Christian, Jr.; Brendan Straughn, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Jordan Sugars, Millbrook, Sr.; Donte Thomas, Ballou, So.; Obi Ukwuoma, Long Reach, Sr.; Joseph Velez, Freedom-Woodbridge, Sr.; Derrick Washington, Coolidge, Jr.; Zack Webb, Coolidge, Sr.; Christian Webster, Landon, Jr.; Rashad Whack, Bishop McNamara, Jr.; Greg Whitaker, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Malcolm White, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Evan Williams, Glenelg Country Day, Sr.; Garvey Young, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Reggie Young, Laurel, Sr.; Talib Zanna, Bishop McNamara, Jr.
Final Boys' Rankings
1. Gonzaga (34-1)
2. Montrose Christian (21-4)
3. T.C. Williams (29-3)
4. Springbrook (25-2)
5. Millbrook (29-1)
6. O’Connell (29-8)
7. Laurel (22-3)
8. Gwynn Park (25-2)
9. Largo (23-4)
10. Thomas Stone (24-3)
11. National Christian (22-7)
12. DeMatha (20-10)
13. Lackey (21-4)
14. Long Reach (25-3)
15. Old Mill (23-3)
16. Langley (24-5)
17. Lake Braddock (17-9)
18. Westfield (21-3)
19. Riverdale Baptist (31-5)
20. Bethesda-Chevy Chase (18-8)