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2020 Winter All-Met: Boys’ basketball first team, second team, and honorable mention

DeMatha's Hunter Dickinson is the boys' basketball Player of the Year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
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The following student-athletes have been selected to The Washington Post’s Winter 2020 All-Met team for boys’ basketball:

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.

First team

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.

Second team

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

Third team

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

Fourth team

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

Honorable mention

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