High school basketball season is over and March Madness has arrived, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop rooting for your favorite Washington-area high school team. There are plenty of former local standouts who are dancing this season, in both the men’s and the women’s brackets. Here’s a breakdown of who to watch this March, followed by a complete list of players.


18: Local players in the men’s bracket.

33: Local players in the women’s bracket.

3: Players on a No. 1 seed. They’re all in the women’s bracket. Riverdale Baptist’s Chloe Jackson plays for Baylor, fellow Crusader Zion Campbell is on Mississippi State, and former Paul VI standout Mikayla Vaughn is on Notre Dame.

13: Local players suiting up for a school located in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

5: Local players on the Towson women’s team and the Bethune-Cookman women’s team. That’s tied for the most for one program among this group of tournament competitors, followed by the Maryland men, with four.

3: Former All-Met Players of the Year that made this year’s tournament. Maryland men’s player Anthony Cowan, Maryland women’s player Kaila Charles and Baylor women’s player Chloe Jackson earned the top prize in high school and will lead their teams into the postseason.

13: Members of the local class of 2018 playing in the tournament. There are five freshmen on the men’s side and eight in the women’s bracket.

2: The most men’s tournament players produced by one high school. DeMatha, Georgetown Prep, Paul VI, Potomac (Md.) and St. John’s each have two representatives.

7: Women’s tournament players produced by Riverdale Baptist. The Upper Marlboro powerhouse leads this category by a large margin. Paul VI follows with three.

Here’s a complete list of players, broken down by high school:


Archbishop Carroll

N.C. Central freshman Nicolas Fennell


N.C. Central sophomore Reggie Gardner Jr.

Nevada senior Corey Henson

Friendship Collegiate

Temple junior Alani Moore II

Georgetown Prep

Maryland junior Travis Valmon

Old Dominion sophomore Loren Brill

Glenelg Country

St. Louis sophomore Joshua Hightower


Iowa sophomore Luka Garza

Paul VI

Syracuse senior Frank Howard

Villanova freshman Brandon Slater

Potomac (Md.)

Murray State senior Anthony Smith

St. Louis senior Dion Wiley

Potomac (Va.)

Nevada senior Trey Porter

River Hill

Wisconsin senior Charles Thomas IV

Sidwell Friends

Villanova freshman Saddiq Bey

St. John’s

Maryland junior Anthony Cowan

Maryland sophomore Reese Mona


Maryland freshman Ricky Lindo Jr.


Annapolis Area Christian

Kentucky senior Taylor Murray

Eleanor Roosevelt

Central Florida junior Tolulope Omokore

Elizabeth Seton

Syracuse senior Raven Fox


Princeton freshman Lexi Weger

Georgetown Visitation

Maine sophomore Maeve Carroll

Good Counsel

Towson junior Mariah Gray


Bethune-Cookman senior Ashani Hunt


Bethune-Cookman freshman Tania White

Long Reach

Bethune-Cookman freshman Kiana Williams

Loudoun County

Robert Morris freshman Natalie Villaflor


Towson senior Maia Lee


Radford senior Alexis Jackson

National Cathedral

Princeton junior Bella Alaria

Stanford senior Marta Sniezek

National Christian

Miami sophomore Mykea Gray

Bethune-Cookman sophomore Amani Ball

Paint Branch

Radford freshman Amele Ngwafang

Paul VI

Notre Dame sophomore Mikayla Vaughn

Tennessee freshman Mimi Collins

Towson sophomore Rayna Barbour

Riverdale Baptist

Baylor senior Chloe Jackson

Iowa State junior Nia Washington

Maryland junior Kaila Charles

Maryland freshman Shakira Austin

Miami senior Khaila Prather

Mississippi State junior Zion Campbell

Towson sophomore Jalynn Holmes

South Lakes

Mercer freshman Tia Benvenuti

St. John’s

Michigan junior Kayla Robbins

Stonewall Jackson

Princeton senior Sydney Jordan

Robert Morris sophomore Megan Callahan

Watkins Mill

Towson senior Danielle Durjan


Bethune-Cookman redshirt junior Briana Hardee


Bucknell senior Meagan Mikkelsen