By MARCUS HELTON
A night after winning the inaugural Capital Beltway League championship, Riverdale Baptist took home a pair of the league’s individual awards, while Princeton Day star Aquille Carr was named League Most Valuable Player.
Along with Carr, Crusaders 2013 guard Nigel Johnson was named Tournament MVP and 2014 center Chinanu Onuaku Defensive Player of the Year to headline the All-Captital Beltway team, which was voted on by the six-team league’s coaches.
Carr is currently leading the area in scoring at 27.6 per game in his final season after transferring from Patterson. He has committed to Seton Hall, but has not yet signed. Johnson – who has verbally committed to George Washington but is also yet to sign – is averaging 17.9 points per game to lead the Crusaders after transferring from Broad Run (Va.) for his senior season. Onuaku is averaging 8.2 points per game an established himself as a formidable presence on the boards and the defense end as well.
Joining Carr, Johnson and Onuaku on the first team are National Christian 2013 guard Isaac Fleming and Friendship Collegiate 2013 guard Byron Ashe.
The Second Team is composed of Cesar Chavez 2013 guard Ty Elliot, Princeton Day 2013 forward Anton Waters and 2014 guard Brandon Better, Riverdale Baptist 2013 forwards Ron Whitaker and Khary Doby and National Christian 2014 guard John Davis.
Earning Honorable Mention were National Christian 2013 forward Zacarry Douglas, Princeton Day 2013 forward Emmanuael Omogbo, Riverdale Baptist 2013 forward Ra’eese Hunt and Heritage Christian 2016 guard Dexter Turner.
[2/27/13: Story was corrected to clarify that Nigel Johnson was named Tournament MVP and Aquille Carr League MVP. We originally wrote that Johnson was the overall MVP. - MH]
Nigel Johnson photo by Charles Matthews of DMV Elite/RH Media Group.