G Anthony Cowan Jr.

St. John's / Sr.

Senior playmaker commanded the floor with his soft touch from the outside, quick first step and strong court vision. Averaged a team-best 20.6 points to spark the Cadets to their first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title since 2000. Lauded by scouts and coaches across the country for his rapid development, the two-time All-Met and all-conference player got to the foul line often, knocked down 81 threes and put together a 40-point performance for the second straight season. Will play at Maryland.

Cowan leads Cadets to WCAC crown

F Antwan Walker

H.D. Woodson / Sr.

The two-time DCIAA player of the year emerged as a high-major college recruit with timely shooting and menacing blocks during the Warriors’ perfect season.

Walker has Woodson on the cusp of history

G Chris Lykes

Gonzaga / Jr.

Electrifying guard showcased fearless play and a feathery stroke to average 22 points for the Eagles and earn WCAC player of the year honors.

Lykes leads the way for Eagles

F James Butler

Lake Braddock / Sr.

Navy signee punctuated his steady development by leading the area in scoring with 27.5 points per game and earning Virginia 6A North region player of the year.

Bruins' Butler is feasting on foes

G/F Naji Marshall

Eleanor Roosevelt / Sr.

Two-way threat who averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists while leading the Raiders to their second Maryland 4A state title in four years.

Raiders crush Meade to claim 4A title

F Tyler Scanlon

Westfield / Sr.

Virginia 6A player of the year nearly averaged a triple double (23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 8.7 assists) as the Bulldogs won their first state championship.

Westfield nets rare state title two-step

G Alani Moore

Friendship Collegiate / Sr.

Two-time All-Met and Temple recruit averaged 20 points and 10 assists. Earned PCSAA player of the year honors starring for his third team in four years.

Friendship sweeps charter league titles

G/F Christian Matthews

National Christian / Sr.

Repeat All-Met averaged more than 21 points en route to a Capital Beltway title and league player of the year honors. Committed to Georgia Tech.

Eagles run away with Capital Beltway title

G/F VJ King

Paul VI / Sr.

Defenses struggled to slow this versatile McDonald's all-American and two-time All-Met who averaged 22.5 points for the Panthers. Signed to play at Louisville.

Once compared to LeBron, King is flourishing

G Markelle Fultz

DeMatha / Sr.

McDonald's all-American and Washington recruit led Stags in points (17.6) and assists during repeat run to Maryland Private Schools and Alhambra titles.

Stags show Fultz the love in title game

Coach of the Year Trey Mines

H.D. Woodson

The Warriors were the first District public school to go undefeated since 1985 and earned a national ranking after capturing the school’s first DCSAA title this season. The 28-year-old has guided Woodson to an 80-11 record and two DCIAA championships over the past three years, effectively transforming a traditional city football power into the talk of the town on the hardwood this winter.

Front row, from left: Player of the Year Anthony Cowan Jr., St. John's; Tyler Scanlon, Westfield; Naji Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt; Markelle Fultz, DeMatha; Chris Lykes, Gonzaga. Back row, from left: V.J. King, Paul VI; James Butler, Lake Braddock; H.D. Woodson Coach Trey Mines; Antwan Walker, H.D. Woodson; Christian Matthews, National Christian. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post) (Not pictured: Alani Moore, Friendship Collegiate)

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