Player of the Year
Hunter Dickinson, F, Sr., DeMatha
A towering, not-so-secret weapon for the Stags since his freshman year, the 7-foot-2 Dickinson finished a decorated high school career with another stellar season. Joined by first-team selection Earl Timberlake, Dickinson became a leader on and off the court as a senior. The Michigan signee averaged 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds, consistently terrorizing Washington Catholic Athletic Conference defenses that had no answer for his size and skill. He also took on a bigger role in mentoring his young teammates, a task that helped DeMatha capture another conference title.
Corey Dyches, G, Sr., Potomac (Md.)
The ultra-athletic guard was hard to handle in Prince George’s County, averaging 24 points as the Wolverines established themselves as one of the best public programs in the area. He is committed to play football at Maryland.
Avery Ford, F, Jr., Centreville
The Paul VI transfer made an immediate impact on the Northern Virginia basketball landscape in his first year with the Wildcats, helping his team earn a share of the Class 6 title.
Trevor Keels, G, Jr., Paul VI
The two-time All-Met and fellow first-teamer Jeremy Roach formed the area’s best backcourt, helping the Panthers to an appearance in the WCAC title game and a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title.
Xavier Lipscomb, G, Sr., St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
The Radford signee was the heart of a dynamic Saints team over the most successful two-year stretch in program history. He averaged 11 points, six assists and six rebounds as his team earned back-to-back Interstate Athletic Conference titles.
Ronald Polite, G, Sr., Oxon Hill
As the Clippers stormed through Prince George’s County, Polite became the buzziest player in the area, averaging 22.5 points and generating countless highlights. He has signed with George Mason.
Jeremy Roach, G, Sr., Paul VI
After missing his junior season with an injury, the Duke signee and McDonald’s all-American reminded the country of his talents this winter. The two-time first-team selection led the Panthers through a challenging national schedule, highlighted by a televised victory over California’s Sierra Canyon.
Earl Timberlake, G, Sr., DeMatha
The Miami commit averaged 16.5 points and 10 rebounds while also guarding the best scorers his conference had to offer.
Benny Williams, F, Jr., St. Andrew’s
The crafty forward was the best player on the best team in St. Andrew’s history. He averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as the Lions captured the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference title for just the second time.
Terrance Williams, G, Sr., Gonzaga
A two-time All-Met, the Michigan commit cemented himself as one of the greatest players in Gonzaga history. He surpassed 2,000 career points and helped the Eagles to their second D.C. State Athletic Association title.
Coach of the Year
Rob Nickens, Theodore Roosevelt
After Wilson won three consecutive D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association titles, not many considered Nickens’s Rough Riders contenders before this season. But the longtime coach, in his 15th year at Roosevelt, relied on a deep roster to build his team into a winner. Using all 15 players in most games, the Rough Riders stormed through the season and finished 29-2. They beat Wilson in the DCIAA title game for the program’s first conference title since 2014.
Max Brooks, F, Sr., St. Charles
Darren Buchanan, F, So., Wilson
Landon Hawes, G, Sr., Potomac Falls
Darius Johnson, G, Jr., Episcopal
Ishmael Leggett, G, Sr., St. John’s
Jared Cross, G, Sr., St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Jao Ituka, G, Jr., Gaithersburg
Jakai Robinson, G, Jr., National Christian
Trey Thomas, G, So., Wise
William Wilson, F, Sr., South County
Delonnie Hunt, G, Sr., Rock Creek Christian
Quinton Mincey, F, Sr., Eleanor Roosevelt
David Solomon, F, So., Lake Braddock
Jack Taylor, G, Jr., Marshall
Cameron Tweedy, F, Sr., Westlake
Favour Aire, F, So., Bishop McNamara
Jaylin Alinbury, G, Sr., Northeast
Matthew Anderson, G, Sr., Loudoun County
Koby Baptiste, G, Sr. Parkdale
Jamal Barnes, G, Sr., St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Zack Blue, G, Sr., Patriot
Noel Brown, F, Sr., Flint Hill
Tymu Chenery, F, Sr., Episcopal
Tremaine Chesley, G, Sr., St. Charles
Jared Clawson, G, Sr., Edison
Jalen Coker, F, Sr., Potomac Falls
Chase Cook, G, Sr., Coolidge
Yuri Covington, G, Jr., National Christian
De'ontay Cozart, G, Sr., HD Woodson
Joseph Dagbe, G, Sr., South Lakes
Marquise Delahaye, G, Sr. Northwestern
Douda Dembele, F, Jr., Springbrook
Rasheed Dupree, G, Jr., KIPP
Abel Elias, G, Sr., Kennedy
Isaiah Folkes, G, Jr., Middleburg Academy
Andres Frye, F, Sr., McLean School
Jomo Goings, G, Sr., Churchill
Chuck Harris, G, Sr., Gonzaga
Tyrell Harris, F, Sr., Potomac (Va.)
Jordan Hawkins, F, Jr., DeMatha
Michael Healy, G, Sr., Stone Bridge
Malik Holland, G, Sr., Oxon Hill
Torrence Horton, G, Sr., T.C. Williams
Jaden House, G, Jr., Middleburg Academy
Saveon Jackson, G, Jr. KIPP
Maurice Johnson, G, Jr., Cesar Chavez
Jamie Kaiser, G, Fr., Lake Braddock
Steven Lincoln, F, Jr., Yorktown
Milton Matthews, G, Sr., Rock Creek Christan
Daniel Mbangue, F, Sr., Fairfax
Bez Mbeng, G, Jr., Good Counsel
Dug McDaniel, G, So., Paul VI
Omar McGann, G, Sr., St. Charles
Joemel McNair, G, Sr., Eleanor Roosevelt
Jordan Oates, G, Sr., Atholton
Ryan Prather, G, Jr., Clarksburg
Craig Pratt, G, Sr., Annapolis
Andre Screen, F, Sr., St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Colin Smalls, G, Sr., St. Andrew's
Darnell Snowden, G, Sr., Douglass
Andre Speight, G, Jr., South County
John Square, F, Sr., St. John's
Jasir Tremble, G, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt
Stephaun Walker, F, So, Coolidge
Mekhai Washington, F, Sr., Centreville
Jeremiah Woodland, G, Sr., Northwestern
— Text by Michael Errigo