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DMV Hoops Digest (April 1-7)

Some news and note from the past week in area hoops:

  • Eleanor Roosevelt 2013 guard Emmanuel Matey committed to D-I Morgan State.

  • Coolidge 2013 forward David Kadiri committed to UMBC.
  • Oakland Mills 2013 forward Lavon Long decommitted from Loyola following coach Jimmy Patsos departure to Siena. He became the third Loyola recruit to do so, following St. Frances guard Maurice White and Georgetown Prep forward Michael Wolfe.

  • Montrose Christian 2013 forward Mark Williams has cut his list of schools to Temple, Vanderbilt, Kent State and Niagara, and hopes to decide soon.
  • Division 2 Washington Adventist University picked up 2013 commitments from Gwynn Park forward Achkel Bazil, Southern-AA guard Eric Lindsey, Central guard Calvin Lovitt and St. Maria Goretti guard Tyrus Fleetwood.

Florida Schools Sweep NHSI Finals

 

By MARCUS HELTON

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – The 2013 National High School Invitational came to a close in thrilling fashion on Saturday, with Jalyn Patterson hitting a 3-pointer in the final seconds to lift Montverde (Fla.) over St. Benedict’s (NJ) 67-65 in the boys’ final.

Montverde’s win completed a Sunshine State sweep of the event at Georgetown Prep, as Tampa’s Dr. Phillips High School beat DMV representative Archbishop Spalding 62-45 in the girls’ championship game.

Kentucky-bound Montverde center Dakari Johnson and Dr. Phillips forward Hannah Schaible (George Washington) were named Tournament MVPs.

All-DMVelite: Small Schools

 

As we continue to wrap up the 2012-13 high school basketball season on DMVelite, we move onto our selections for All-Small Schools honors.

RELATED: 2013 All-DMVelite Team --- MD All-State Team --- All-NoVa Team --- D.C. All-District Team

As part of our mission to bring the most comprehensive high school basketball coverage in the area, we have are proud to present our DMVelite All-Small Schools Team.

The All-Small Schools Team aims to honor those players at small schools who had impressive 2012-13 seasons but may have been overlooked because of the conference they play in or the size of their school.

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.

RELATED: 2013 All-DMVelite Team --- MD All-State Team --- All-NoVa Team

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).

Stars Shine On Day One Of NHSI

 

By JOSH STIRN

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – Back in 2011, Montrose Christian won the 3rd annual National High School Hoops Invitational as the #1 seed in the tournament behind heroics from current Virginia Cavalier Justin Anderson.

Fast forward to 2013 and the National High School Hoops Invitational has grown to include even more top teams – to the point where the title of “best high school team in the nation” is arguably earned throughout the three day tournament. The field for this year's invitational was deeper than ever which made for an entertaining day of basketball Thursday, capped off by Montrose falling to No. 1 Findlay Prep 57-53 in a classic battle.

Findlay Prep extended its winning streak to 54 games dating back to December 2011, while Montrose finished with a 19-5 record on the year. Nigel Williams-Goss and Ishmail Wainwright engaged in a battle of pure grit and the two stars finished with 26 and 21 points, respectively.

Robinson Helps Findlay Steal 'W'

 

By MARCUS HELTON

NORTH BETHESDA – Stan Robinson didn’t score the way he’d hoped in his return to the DMV, but one huge play on the defensive end guaranteed his team a victory.

Robinson – a Maryland native and former Paul VI star who transferred to hoops powerhouse Findlay Prep (NV) last summer – stole the ball from Montrose guard Charles Tucker with 47 seconds remaining and his team up by three, and the Pilots held off the Mustangs 57-53 in Thursday’s National High School Invitational quarterfinals at Georgetown Prep.

Coolidge's Kadiri Picks UMBC

 

By MARCUS HELTON

David Kadiri’s talent was never a question, but as the 2013 forward went through a nomadic high school career that saw four stops, some wondered whether he’d get to show his potential at a Division I level.

A monster summer and senior season at Coolidge put that concern to rest, though, and Kadiri got his D-I spot on Wednesday, verbally committing Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) after an official visit.

“They’d been in the picture for maybe like a month or two,” Kadiri said. “They’d been to our games since we went to Hawaii (in December), so they’ve been following me since I’ve been at Coolidge, for real. But about a month ago is when they really started to contact me and I started to give them a lot more attention.”

DMVelite All-Northern Va. Team

 

 

As we continue to wrap up the 2012-13 high school basketball season on DMVelite, we move onto our All-State selections for Virginia.

RELATED: 2013 All-DMVelite Team -- All-DC Team -- All-MD Team

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 Northern Virginia, not the schools in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Only players at high schools located in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties are eligible for All-State honors (we released our All-Maryland Team on Wednesday and will release All-District teams for D.C. as well.)