DMV Hoops Digest (Feb. 11-17)
Some news and notes from the past week in DMV High School hoops:
- The Maryland Public School playoff draw took place on Sunday. You can see the full boys’ and girls’ brackets on the MPSSAA web site. The boys’ semis and finals will take place March 14, 15, 16 at University of Maryland’s Comcast Center, while the girls will go March 7, 8, 9 at UMBC’s RAC Arena.
- The DC Title game will undergo an overhaul, with an 8 team tournament taking the place of the traditional WCAC vs. DCIAA matchup. Only the DC-based WCAC teams will be eligible to take part from that league, meaning defending champ Paul VI (Va.) won’t get to defend its crown. Brandon Parker of the Washington Post has the full story.
- Gonzaga defeated Bishop O'Connell 58-53 on Sunday to clinch an undefeated 18-0 regular season in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. It marked the second year in a row that a team went unbeaten during the regular season; Paul VI did it last year and went on to win the WCAC tournament.
St. John’s 2013 guard Lindsay Allen was selected for the McDonald’s All-American game and will play for the East team coached by Oakton’s Fred Priester.
- North Point 2013 forward Naim Muhammad verbally committed to D-2 Shepherd (W.Va.) University.
North Point 2013 guard Marquis Wright scored his 1,000th career point on Thursday against Huntingtown. Wright has signed to play at Loyola (MD).
Calvert’s Alexis Smith became the all-time leading scorer – boys or girls – in Calvert County history. She’s headed to Drexel next year.
Princeton Day Academy 2013 guard Jerron Martin picked up an offer from D-I Monmouth (NJ).
6-8 former Princeton Day forward Will Tchiengang is now at Fredericksburg Christian (Va.)
- St. Frances 2014 forward Dwayne Morgan picked up an offer from Arizona on Saturday. He also holds offers from Maryland, Indiana, Miami, UConn and UNLV, among others.
6-10 National Christian 2015 center Sylvester Ogbonda has no offers, but said he’s heard from Syracuse, Boston College, Miami, St. John’s, Stanford and Baylor.
- 2013 guard D’Neiko Norfleet and his brother 2014 guard Malik Norfleet left National Christian for Princeton Day Academy. They’ve played in several non-league games, but a review is pending to see if they’ll be allowed to take part in next week’s Capital Beltway League Playoffs, where they could conceivably face NCA.