DMVelite All-DC Team
As we continue to wrap up the 2012-13 high school basketball season on DMVelite, we move onto our All-District selections for Washington, D.C.
As a result of the DMVelite-MDHoops merger in March, we decided to do three different All-Area teams in addition to our overall All-DMVelite team. This team encompasses strictly The District, not the Maryland and Virginia schools in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Only players at high schools located within D.C. city limits are eligible for All-DC honors (we released All-MD Wednesday and All-Northern Virginia Thursday).
D.C. PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kris Jenkins, Gonzaga 2013 Forward: Jenkins earned his second straight WCAC Player of the Year award while guiding the Purple Eagles to an undefeated mark in conference play during the regular season. A matchup nightmare for defenses – too big for guards and two quick for posts – Jenkins averaged 18.3 points per game. The No. 1 player in our Class of 2013 rankings, Jenkins is headed to Villanova to team with fellow DC 2013 star Josh Hart.
Marlon Beck, Maret 2013 Guard: The Binghamton commit was the leader of a Maret team that emerged as one of the best in the area while winning their first outright MAC championship. He led the Frogs in scoring at 12.3 points per game.
Tre Campbell, St. Johns 2014 Guard: The lightning-fast Campbell was the spark for an undersized St. John’s team that reached the WCAC tournament final in the first year under coach Sean McAloon. He averaged 13.7 points per game
Josh Hart, Sidwell Friends 2013 Guard: The Villanova-bound Hart was absolutely relentless this season, averaging 24.3 points per game to lead the Quakers to a runner-up finish in the MAC title game. Often the focus of other teams’ defenses, Hart still found ways to dominate while also keeping his teammates involved. He was outstanding against other top players as well, putting up 34 points in a win over future Villanova teammate Kris Jenkins and Gonzaga, 37 against Mount St. Joseph (Kam Williams and Phil Booth) and 31 against Potomac (Dion Wiley, Randall Broddie) in the DMVelite Holiday Classic.
David Kadiri, Coolidge 2013 Forward: Kadiri – who recently committed to UMBC – had a breakout season in his lone year for the Colts after transferring from National Christian. He averaged 13.7 points per game, controlled the boards, served as a shot-blocking presence and provided intensity for the Colts, who won their second straight DCIAA title and the inaugural DCSAA championship.
Johnnie Shuler, Theodore Roosevelt 2013 Guard: The DeMatha transfer wasted no time establishing himself as one of the area’s top floor generals, averaging 11.3 points per game and leading Roosevelt to 21 consecutive victories to open the season and a final record of 26-4. Miami and Seton Hall are among the schools currently showing interest in Shuler.
Byron Ashe, Friendship Collegiate 2013 Guard: A Mount St. Mary’s commit, Ashe was one of the area’s most versatile scorers, averaging 19.1 points per game to lead the Knights in their first season in the tough Capital Beltway League.
Brandon Boykin, Ballou 2013 Forward: The rugged forward averaged 18.3 points per game to lead Ballou to a 24-8 record and a runner-up finish in the inaugural DCSAA Championship game.
Kory Cooley, Coolidge 2014 Guard: The Montrose Christian transfer put up 12.4 points per game in his first year with the Colts, serving as an outside threat to complement Kadiri on the interior.
Charles Glover, Gonzaga 2013 Guard: The Mount St. Mary’s-bound Glover had a breakout season, finishing second on the team at 10.8 points per game and earning First Team All-WCAC honors.
Devin Shuler, Bell 2013 Guard: Shuler was a soring machine for the Griffins, putting up 22.2 points per game.
Jordan Abdur-Ra’oof, Gonzaga 2014 Forward: The athletic junior forward averaged 8.7 points per game and established himself as a solid rebounder and defender for the Eagles.
Darien Bryant, St. Johns 2014 Guard: In his first year after transferring from Arundel, Bryant showed himself to be a Division I prospect. He averaged 11.2 points per game and did an effective job of defending bigger players on an almost nightly basis in the WCAC.
Steffen Davis, Maret 2014 Guard: Davis averaged 9.3 points per game, but was one of the area’s most dangerous perimeter shooters, making opponents pay for trying to pack the lane on defense against the athletic Frogs.
Lloyd Howell, St. Albans 2013 Forward: Howell averaged a team-high 15.9 points per game for the Bulldogs.
Mike Warren, Theodore Roosevelt 2013 Wing: Averaged a team-high 13.0 points per game in his lone season after transferring from St. Frances. His versatility was key for the Rough Riders, as he often handled the point when Shuler was off the floor.
Darian Anderson, St. John’s 2014 Guard: Averaged 13.6 points per game and teamed with Campbell to give St. John’s one of the area’s most talented young backcourts.
Matthew Hillman, Sidwell Friends 2013 Guard: A deadeye three-point shooter, Hillman made defenses pay for focusing their attention on Hart. He’ll play at Division III Carnegie-Mellon University next year.
Omar Roberts, Coolidge 2014 Guard: Served as the Colts' veteran leader and floor general while also chipping in 8.2 points per game.
Tristan Thompson, Cesar Chavez 2014 Guard: Led the Eagles in scoring with 15.2 points per game while also running the team.
Jerome West, Spingarn 2014 Guard: Averaged 20.6 points per game for the Green Wave and will be a highly-sought transfer after Springarn closes its doors after the school year.
Tavon Alexander, Theodore Roosevelt 2013 Forward
Jarrell Allen, Theodore Roosevelt 2015 Guard
Kenneth Beckham, Dunbar 2014 Guard
Tre Bowens, Maret 2013 Forward
Bryant Crawford, Gonzaga 2015 Guard
Ty Elliot, Cesar Chavez 2013 Guard
Justin Grant, McKinley Tech 2013 Forward
Antwan Haskins, Archbishop Carroll
Shaquille James, Coolidge 2013 Forward
Apronti Jones, Wilson 2014 Guard
Christian Lutete, McKinley Tech 2014 Guard
Phil McGloin, Sidwell Friends 2013 Guard
Garrett Washington, Spingarn 2013 Guard
ALSO CONSIDERED: Tony Blackwell, Friendship Collegiate 2014 Guard; Tavon Blackmon, Gonzaga 2013 Guard; Wolde Jordan, Wilson 2014 Forward; Daywone Wright, Ballou 2013 Forward; Matt Sniezek, St. Albans 2014 Guard; Tyler Thompson, Cesar Chavez 2014 Guard; Devon Smith, HD Woodson 2015 Guard; Denzel Wright, National Collegiate 2014 Guard.
WHO WAS ELIGIBLE: All public and private school players attending high school inside the Washington, D.C. city limits.
HOW SELECTIONS WERE MADE: DMVelite’s Marcus Helton compiled a list of players based on performances throughout the season. After consultation with DMVelite's Edgar Walker and Erik Larson and area coaches, the 2013 DMVelite Team and All-DC teams were determined.
PHOTOS: Kris Jenkins, Mike Warren, Christian Lutete. (All photos by Charles Matthews of DMVelite/RH Media Group.)