At NBC Sports Washington, we're celebrating the great high school basketball talent in the DMV with our first All-DMV Team.
Kiki Rice, G (Sidwell Friends) Student-Athlete of the Year
Following a freshmen season that put the DMV on notice, the USA Basketball alum entered her sophomore campaign with high expectations. She did not just meet them — she exceeded them.
Rice was a proficient scorer as a freshman. She often used her raw talent and abilities to out-athlete her opposition. This year, a more seasoned Rice showed off her ability to run the offense, get her teammates involved and pick her spots to dominate.
Her leadership, drive and determination led Sidwell to the DCSAA championship game.
Madison Scott, F (Bishop McNamara)
Madison Scott concluded an illustrious career at Bishop McNamara by leading the Mustangs to victory in the WCAC championship.
The Ole Miss commit used length and athleticism to dominate the interior, while finding opportunities to show off her polished mid-range game. She was a program builder who will leave her legacy at Bishop McNamara.
Lee Volker, G/F (Paul VI)
Lee Volker unleashed an inside/outside game that made her a match-up nightmare for opponents. When operating on the interior, Volker displayed polished post moves putting her in place to score at the basket. She extends defenses by shooting from distance and she is capable of putting the ball on the floor getting to the rim.
Volker led PVI to the WCAC final.
Eniya Russell, G (Pallotti)
Eniya Russell of Pallotti is a generational talent. The six-foot guard is electric off the dribble, can shoot from distance and is a terror on the boards.
The South Carolina-commit led the Panthers to the IAAM championship.
Chetanna Nweke, F (Stone Ridge)
The 6-1 Princeton commit can score from anywhere on the court. She is a proficient three-point shooter with a polished mid-range game and Nweke plays with her back to the basket when called upon.
She led the Gators in scoring, averaging 18.7 ppg.
Azzi Fudd, G (St. John’s)
Azzi Fudd returned from a knee injury with a vengeance. After sitting out the early stages of the season, Fudd led the Cadets to their fifth consecutive DCSAA championship.
She utilizes supreme court vision to see things on the court before her opponent has a chance to. She is effective off the handle at setting up her teammates or getting her own shot. She has enough range to scare defenses from anywhere on the court, and she uses body control to get to the rim on command.
Fudd is smooth and polished in a manner rarely seen at the high school level. She is a true basketball savant and the junior is coveted by major college programs across the country.
Elizabeth Martino, G (Riverdale Baptist)
Martino is an athletic combo-guard who uses her activity to control the flow of the game. She is effective at leading fast break opportunities and equally adept at attacking the rim in traffic.
The Rutgers commit is an excellent defender who showed an ability to consistently knock down open jumpers.
Kaylah Ivey, G (Riverdale Baptist)
Kaylah Ivey is a playmaker extraordinaire. The 5-8 guard is a willing passer who puts the ball in the hands of her teammates in a position to score. The Boston College commit is aggressive off the dribble which allows her to penetrate with ease and finish at the rim.
Liatu King, F (Bishop McNamara)
King is an athletic wing who competes hard on the glass and uses her athletic ability to sprint out and finish in transition. She has the size to shoot over smaller defenders and the handle to blow by traditional bigs.
The Pitt commit is a mismatch waiting to happen. She helped McNamara win the WCAC championship.
Alyson Jefferson, G (Banneker)
Alyson Jefferson was the DCIAA player of the year. She averaged over 20 ppg helping to lead Banneker into the playoffs.
Jefferson has a quick first step and is fearless in attacking the rim. Throughout her career, she thrived in big moments and consistently asked that the ball be in her hands in clutch time.
Coach of the Year
Tamika Dudley, Sidwell Friends
In her first season at Sidwell, Dudley was tasked with replacing the Quakers' longtime head coach, Anne Renninger. As if that task weren’t enough, Dudley set out to do so with a roster that contained zero seniors, one junior and 10 freshmen/sophomores.
How did the Dudley-led Quakers respond? By going 25-6 and making it all the way to the DCSAA championship game in which they fought valiantly before falling to perennial powerhouse St. John’s.
Sidwell plays a beautiful brand of basketball: Crisp passes, timely cuts to the hoop, and they routinely pass up good shots for better ones.
Sidwell is primed to challenge for championships for years to come.
Isabella Perkins, G (Paul VI)
Kelis Corley, F (St. John’s)
Adrianna Smith, F (O’Connell)
Jadyn Donovon, G (Sidwell Friends)
Ava McGee, F (Maret)
Laila Jewett, G (Bishop Ireton)
Kaniyah Harris, G (Flowers)
Tajha Jackson, G/F (Ballou)
Brianna Scott, F (South Lakes)
Deja Bristol, F (New Hope Academy)
Synia Johnson, F (Riverdale Baptist)
Tedi Makrigiorgos, G (Madison)
Kamryn Anthony, G (Anacostia)
Taylor Webster, F (Georgetown Visitation)
Taylor Napper, F (St. John’s)
Cameron Wilkes, G (Dunbar)
Delaney Thomas, F (St. John’s)
Page Greenburg, G (Maret)
Zy’aire Hairston, G (Dunbar)
Nycerra Minnis, F (Parkdale)