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Top 20 DMV Boys' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 29: DeMatha remains in top spot

Top 20 DMV Boys' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 29: DeMatha remains in top spot

Here's the latest rankings:

1. DeMatha  (17-2)

DeMatha defeated Simeon (IL) and Rancho Christian (CA) at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Boston over the weekend. Hunter Dickerson led the team and was named 2020 Eastbay All-Showcase Team.

Upcoming Games: 1/24 @ Bishop O’Connell, 1/26 vs Good Counsel

2. PVI (14-4) 

PVI lost to Oak Hill (VA) and defeated Sierra Canyon (CA) at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Boston. PVI returns home to take on Bishop Ireton Thursday, January 23rd. 

Upcoming Game: 1/23 vs Bishop Ireton, 1/26 @ St. John’s, 1/28 @ DeMatha

3. Potomac (MD) (11-0)

Potomac has been one of the most exciting teams in the DMV this season defeating all of their opponents. Led by senior Corey Dyches, Potomac’s fast-paced transition offense has been proven hard to stop.

Upcoming Games: 1/23 vs Gwynn Park, 1/24 vs Crossland, 1/26 @ Central
 
4. St. Stephen’s St. Agnes (16-2)

Coach Mike Jones and the Saints are on an eight-game winning streak. They pride themselves on a balanced attack, where production is coming from all five players on the court. They go on the road to take on Landon this Friday at 7:30pm.

Upcoming Games: 1/24 @ Landon, 1/28 @ Episcopal, 1/31 vs Georgetown Prep

5.  St. John’s (16-3)

St. John’s was defeated last week in a 4-point game by non-ranked Archbishop Carroll but was able to bounce back and win two-straight games against Georgetown Prep and Bishop McNamara. 

Upcoming Games: 1/23 @ Good Counsel, 1/24 vs St. Mary’s Ryken, 1/26 vs PVI

6. Gonzaga (11-4)
7. Theodore Roosevelt (21-1)
8. St. Andrews (15-3)  
9. Wilson (18-3)
10. Rock Creek Christian Academy (18-3)
11.  Bullis (14-4)
12. St. Charles (12-1)
13. Good Counsel (13-5)
14. South County (13-2)
15. E. Roosevelt (9-2)
16.  Sidwell Friends (12-2)
17.  Oxon Hill (8-2)
18.  Episcopal (10-4)
19.  Middleburg Academy (12-3)
20.  National Christian Academy (11-4)
 

DeMatha basketball to honor late coach Morgan Wootten with jersey patches for next two seasons

DeMatha basketball to honor late coach Morgan Wootten with jersey patches for next two seasons

When it was announced that long-time DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten had died last week, the school and the high school athletics community as a whole lost a legend. However, DeMatha is now doing its part to make sure his legacy continues on.

The basketball teams will wear an "MW" patch on their jerseys through the next two seasons to honor the coach, DeMatha head coach Mike Jones announced Tuesday on Twitter.

As Jones says, Wootten is viewed as a "Godfather of Basketball". During his six decades at DeMatha, Wootten totaled over 1,200 wins and led the team to 33 WCAC Championships. His success helped turn DeMatha into the powerhouse school it is today.

As DeMatha continues on, the legendary coach will remain with them, and the patch helps demonstrate his importance to the school and the game of basketball.

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DeMatha basketball team honors Kobe Bryant by wearing his shoes

DeMatha basketball team honors Kobe Bryant by wearing his shoes

Every basketball team, high school, college or pro, has made a concerted effort to honor Kobe Bryant following the NBA legend's tragic death Sunday. DeMatha basketball is no exception. 

Ahead of their clash with Paul VI on Tuesday, DeMatha head coach Mike Jones tweeted a picture of his team wearing nothing but Bryant's signature shoe. Every player plans to wear their favorite pair of Kobe's for the game. 

DeMatha also announced their plans to honor the late Morgan Wootten for the next two seasons with a patch on their jerseys. 

Bryant's impact stretched far beyond Lakers fans. He inspired an entire generation to pick up a basketball and commit themselves fully to their craft. As Bradley Beal explained following the Wizards loss to the Hawks, Sunday, "He was our [Michael] Jordan."

PVI and DeMatha are the top two teams in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, so all things considered, this game is probably a must watch. 

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