Some news and notes from the past two weeks in area high school hoops:
- Kennesaw State offered a St. John’s 2014 guard Darian Bryant and Paul VI 2014 forward Quadree Smith.
Cornell offered Loudoun Valley 2014 forward Paul Rowley.
The All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference teams were announced. Gonzaga 2013 forward Kris Jenkins repeated as Player of the Year, while the Purple Eagles’ Steve Turner was named Coach of the Year.
- Princeton Day’s Aquille Carr, Riverdale Baptist’s Nigel Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku highlighted the inaugural All-Capital Beltway League Team. Carr was named League Player of the Year, Johnson Tournament MVP and Onuaku Defensive Player of the Year. Johnson led Riverdale to victory in the CBL Championship game agasint Princeton Day.
- Gonzaga 2013 guard Charles Glover verbally committed to Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 25.
- St. Maria Goretti 2014 center Martinas Geben was named Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year.
- North Point 2013 forward and Shepherd University commit Naim Muhammad scored his 1,000th career point on Friday in the 4A regional playoffs against Glen Burnie.
- See the Virginia state tournament brackets here; Maryland regional boys here and girls here.
- Bishop O’Connell defeated St. John’s to win the WCAC boys championship on Tuesday at American University behind a sensational effort from 2014 guard and Maryand committment Melo Trimble. The St. John’s girls beat Good Counsel to win the earlier title game behind Notre Dame-bound star guard Lindsey Allen.
- Benedictine defeated Bishop O’Connell for the VISAA Championship on Saturday. Paul VI beat Liberty Christian to win its seventh consecutive VISAA girls title on Saturday.
- Maret defeated Sidwell Friends to win its first outright MAC Championship at Potomac School on Feb. 24.
- Deadspin published another update on the Junior Etou age controversy, including an explanation of why he was completely left off of WCAC teams.
- Etou said he’s leaning towards Miami or Xavier, and plans to visit both schools soon.
- Grace Brethren defeated Chapelgate to win the Maryland Christian Schools Tournament Division I Championship on Saturday, March 2.
- Avalon defeated St. Anselm’s 47-46 to win the 66 annual St. Anselm’s Invitational on March 3. The event also featured Kingsbury Day, Washington International, Washington Christian, Washington Latin, SEED and Seton (Va.)