At NBC Sports Washington, we're celebrating the great high school basketball talent in the DMV with our first All-DMV Team.
Terrance Williams, F (Gonzaga) Student-Athlete of the Year
The 6-foot-6 Michigan commit served as a team leader for coach Steve Turner’s Eagles while being a terror to the opposition.
Williams led Gonzaga to their second DCSAA title in 4 years while climbing the ranks to become the Eagles second all-time leading scorer. An avid rebounder, Williams was a double-double machine and though his stats are comparable to anyone’s, what he meant to the Gonzaga program cannot be measured in numbers alone.
Hunter Dickinson, C (DeMatha)
Dickinson is a 7-2 center who is as equally effective at shooting from range as he is dominating the interior. The Michigan commit is also a quality rim protector whose defense led DeMatha to a WCAC championship.
Jeremy Roach, G (Paul VI)
The Duke commit rebounded from injury to lead Paul VI to the WCAC championship game. Roach is a combo guard who gets to the rim at will. Roach possesses an excellent handle, he shoots well from the outside and has the strength and creativity to finish through contact.
Ronald Polite, G (Oxon Hill)
Polite is amazing in the open court. With extreme athleticism, the guard routinely finishes above the rim with flare. Polite orchestrated a potent Oxon Hill offense. The George Mason commit effectively got his teammates involved while consistently showing his range from the perimeter.
Earl Timberlake, F (DeMatha)
Timberlake can do it all. Standing 6’6, not only can the Miami commit shoot from distance and score in a myriad of ways, he is arguably the top defender in the DMV. Timberlake plays with passion and the Stags rode his multi-faceted game to a WCAC championship.
Ishmael Leggett, G (St. John’s)
The Rhode Island commit has been a stalwart in the St. John’s attack since he stepped foot on the Military Rd. campus. Leggett used his quickness and creativity to cap off his career by leading the Cadets to the WCAC semifinals.
Corey Dyches, G (Potomac)
Dyches was the fearless leader of the Potomac Wolverines, leading them to a deep postseason run. The University of Maryland commit has unlimited range and uses his physicality to get to the basket with ease. A willing passer, he often sets his teammates up for buckets and he’s not afraid to do the dirty work — he’s an effective rebounder as well.
Dyches is the only student-athlete to make First Team All DMV in two sports.
Trevor Keels, G (Paul VI)
The junior guard has amassed upwards of 20 offers and it’s not difficult to understand why. Keels uses his strength and wide frame to get to his spots on the floor and with a silky smooth jumper, he is able to stretch the defense from mid-to-long range.
Keels is calm under pressure and with a full arsenal of weapons in his offensive repertoire, he can score on virtually any defender.
Max Brooks, F (St. Charles)
Max Brooks led St. Charles to a 26-1 record which included playoff victories over Oxon Hill and Potomac. At 6-foot-7, Brooks is an excellent defender who can guard on-ball and routinely changes shots at the rim. The UMass Lowell commit was also the Spartans leading scorer; Brooks is just beginning to realize how good he could be.
Darren Buchanan, F (Wilson)
The Do-it-All DCIAA player of the year led Wilson to the the league and state finals. At 6’5, Buchanan is an excellent rebounder and skilled passer. On defense, he can guard 1-through-5 and with his playmaking ability, Wilson often ran their offense through Buchanan.
Coach of the Year
Mike Jones, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
In his third season, Jones led St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes to an IAC title and overall record of 30-4, which included going undefeated in their region. A season removed from winning the VISAA state championship, Jones’ senior-laden squad dominated its opposition, often winning in convincing fashion and at one point winning 21 of 22 games.
St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes showed a willingness to not only schedule but compete with the top talent in the region as it lost tight games to WCAC powers, DeMatha, Gonzaga and Paul VI —all by single digits.
Benny Williams, F (St. Andrew's)
Favour Aire, C (Bishop McNamara)
Jakai Robinson, F (National Christian Academy)
Erik Reynolds, G (Bullis)
Paul Lewis, G (Bishop O’Connell)
Bez Mbeng, G (Good Counsel)
Tymu Chenery, G (Episcopal)
Chuck Harris, G (Gonzaga)
Dug McDaniel, G (Paul VI)
Jamal Barnes, F (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes)
Devin Dinkins, G (Gonzaga)
Avery Ford, G (Centreville)
Jasir Tremble, G (Theodore Roosevelt)
Saveon Jackson, F (KIPP)
Judah Mintz, G (Gonzaga)
Jao Ituka, G (Gaithersburg)
Ryan Cornish, G (Sidwell Friends)
Amani Hansberry, F (St. John’s)
Quinton Mincey, F (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Rodney Rice, G (Bullis)