2016 DMVelite All-Maryland Team

As we continue to wrap up the 2015-16 high school basketball season on DMVelite, we are proud to announce our All-District selections for Maryland. This group is perennially the hardest to choose, as it represents our largest single area of coverage and encompasses a wide range of extremely talented players.

 

Our staff would like to thank the players, coaches and fans who made this past season – our sixth year of high school coverage – a success, and we look forward to many more. In addition to this All-MD team (which features only players from schools located in Maryland), we've rolled out All-DC and will be releasing an All-Northern Virginia team, culminating in our overall All-DMVelite squad early next week.


And now, here’s our selection of Maryland’s best of the best – the 2016 DMVelite All-MD Team:

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  MARKELLE FULTZ, DEMATHA 2016 GUARD

Our repeat Maryland Player of the Year, the McDonald’s All-American turned in a final season befitting his high-profile status, averaging a team-highs in points (17.6) and assists (7.5) per game to lead the Stags to the Maryland Private School and Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament titles. The versatile University of Washington commit showed he could run the point effectively, as his 278 assists established a new school record.

COACH OF THE YEAR: JON STEFANIDES, C. MILTON WRIGHT

Stefanides guided the Mustangs to ta 24-3 record, capped by the their first state in school history - a thrilling 51-49 overtime 3A final win against Stephen Decatur.

DMVelite Alll-Maryland Awards

DMVelite MD Player of The Year: Markelle Fultz, DeMatha

Coach of The Year: Jon Stefanides, C. Milton Wright

Freshman of The Year: Makhi Mitchell, Bishop McNamara

Most Improved: Jordan Jones, Poly

Under The Radar: Spencer Schultz, Clear Spring

Unsung Hero: Mohammed Kabir, National Christian

 

1ST TEAM

 

Daquan Bracey, St. Frances 2016 Guard

The Louisiana Tech commit averaged 15.8 points and 4.5 assists per game to lead the Panthers to the MIAA A League title, and was named Baltimore Catholic League Co-Player of the Year.

 

Shaq Diboti-Lobe, Walt Whitman 2016 Guard

Diboti-Lobe averaged 21.3 points per game - the lone player on his team to average double figures in scoring - to lead the Vikings run to the Class 4A state semifinals. He scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead bucket to help Whitman edge Clarksburg in an overtime 4A West Region Final thriller.

 

Tristan Easton, Meade 2016 Guard

Easton averaged 18 points per game to lead the Mustangs back to the 4A state championship game. During the regular season he moved into first place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,604 points.

 

Grant Golden, St. James 2016 Forward

The University of Richmond commit bounced back in a big way from an injury-marred junior season. The 6-foot-9 Golden led St. James to the MAC title while averaging 17 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and shooting 42.9 % from 3-point range.

 

Immanuel Quickley, John Carroll 2018 Guard

After a solid freshman campaign, Quickley stepped his game up as a sophomore, averaging 17.7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game while leading the Patriots to the Baltimore Catholic League title, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left. He was named BCL Tourney MVP, and also took Co-Player of The Year honors.

 

Naji Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt 2016 Guard

Marshall guided the Raiders to the Group 4A state title while averaging 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists per game. The Maryland Basketball Coaches Association thought enough of his efforts to name him its inaugural Mr. Basketball. Marshall - who has amassed double-digit Division I offers - is set to do a post-graduate year at Hargrave Military (Va.).


Christian Matthews, National Christian 2016 Guard

The 6-foot-6 Georgia Tech commit came into the season on a mission to win a title after falling short as a junior, and accomplished it by guiding the Eagles to their first Capital Beltway League championship. The Capital Beltway Player of the Year averaged 21.5 points per game, and gave opposing defenses fits on a nightly basis with his slashing and outside shooting ability.

 

Darryl Morsell, Mount St. Joseph 2017 Guard

Morsell's versatility was a key factor in MSJ's success all season. The multi-faceted 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game to lead the Gaels to MIAA A and Baltimore Catholic League title game appearances.

Albert Odero, St. John’s Catholic Prep 2016 Guard
Odero thrived in his lone season at SJCP after moving from New York, averaging 26.2 points and 10.3 points per game while leading the VIkings to the MIAA B Division championship. He was outstanding in the title win against Annapolis Area Christian, posting 40 points and 10 rebounds and hitting the game-winning 3-pointer.


De’Vondre Perry, Poly 2017 Wing

Perry had one of the most dominant seasons of any player in the state, and led the Engineers on a historic regular-season run. The 6-6 wing averaged 20.4 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists per game to lead Poly to an undefeated mark against Baltimore competition and its first Baltimore City title in school history.

2ND TEAM

Corey Bays, C. Milton Wright 2016 Guard

DJ Harvey, DeMatha 2017 Guard

Mohammed Kabir, National Christian 2016 Guard
Daniel Kiely, Oakland Mills 2016 Guard

Kurk Lee, St. Frances 2016 Guard

Isaiah Miles, Gwynn Park 2016 Forward

Jamir Moultrie, Bishop McNamara 2017 Guard
Devin Smith, New Town 2016 Guard

Justin Williams, Annapolis Area Christian 2016 Wing

Jamal Wright, Riverdale Baptist 2016 Guard

3RD TEAM

 

Zach Bare, St. Paul’s 2016 Guard

Cameron Hayes, Frederick Douglass-PG 2016 Wing

Tairik Johnson, St. Frances 2017 Forward

Jordan Jones, Poly 2016 Forward

Noah Locke, McDonogh 2018 Guard

Randy Miller, Mount St. Joseph 2016 Guard

Tyler Nixon, Pocomoke 2016 Guard
Falu Seck, Springbrook 2016 Guard

Camari Wilkerson, Old Mill 2016 Guard

Everette Winchester, Gilman 2016 Guard

4TH TEAM

Torrey Brittingham, Stephen Decatur 2016 Guard

Malik Brown, North Point 2016 Forward
Matt Considine, Middletown 2016 Forward
Donte Doleman, St. Maria Goretti 2016 Guard

Anthony Duruji, St. Andrews 2017 Forward

Pierre Johnson, Mount St. Joseph 2016 Guard

Andrew Kostecka, Clarksburg 2016 Wing

Spencer Schultz, Clear Spring 2016 Guard
Chyree Walker, Bullis 2017 Wing

Naquan Williams-Day, Oakland Mills 2017 Guard

HONORABLE MENTION

Brendan Adams, Calvert Hall 2018 Guard

Ameka Akaya, St. Maria Goretti 2016 Wing

Greg Alexander, Kenwood 2016 Guard

Ryan Allen, DeMatha 2017 Guard
Keve Aluma, Stephen Decatur, 2017 Forward

Milos Apic, Sandy Spring 2017 Forward

Duron Ball, Dundalk 2016 Wing

Darron Barnes, Wise 2017 Wing

Tim Bing, National Christian 2016 Guard

Isaiah Boggs, Largo 2016 Guard

Rasheed Brown, Lake Clifton 2018 Guard

Tom Brown, Centennial 2016 Forward

Tyjhai Byers B-CC 2016 Center

Jared Bynum, Georgetown Prep 2018 Guard

Donald Carey, Frederick Douglass-PG 2017 Guard

Anthony Coffey, Ben Franklin 2016 Forward

Jason Copman, Allegany 2016 Forward

Dayvon Cuffey, Glen Burnie 2017 Forward

Nate Darling, DeMatha 2016 Guard
Quinton Drayton, Bowie 2017 Guard

Keith Duffin, Meade 2016 Wing

Brandon Easton, Huntingtown 2016 Guard

David Erebor, Mt. Carmel 2016 Center

Justin Faison, Gwynn Park 2017 Guard

John Fierstein, Quince Orchard 2017 Forward

Donnell Frayer, Landon 2017 Guard

Devin Garrett, Indian Creek 2016 Guard

Jalen Gibbs, North Point 2017 Guard

Bryce Golden, St. James 2018 Forward
Deion Hammond, Riverdale Baptist 2017 Wing
Everette Hammond, St. Vincent Pallotti 2017 Guard

Laquil Hardnett, Perry Hall 2018 Forward

Jermaine Harris, Clinton Christian 2018 Forward

Kirk Hawkins, Laurel 2016 Guard

Kevin Holston, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2016 Guard

Brandon Horvath, Southern-AA 2016 Forward
Ernest Jenkins, Bishop McNamara 2016 Guard

Matthew Johnson, New Town 2016 Guard
Rhashad Johnson, Tuscarora 2016 Guard

Justin Kane, Archbishop Spalding 2016 Guard
Bryan Knapp, Jewish Day 2017 Guard

Nemanja Knezevic, John Carroll 2016 Forward

Juwan Lane, Woodlawn 2017 Forward

Renard Lane, Surrattsville 2016 Guard

Thomas Lang, Linganore 2016 Guard

Anthony Longpre, Glenelg Country 2017 Forward

Darus Maddox, Patuxent 2016 Guard

Demetrius Mims, Poly 2018 Guard
DJ Mitchell, St. Vincent Pallotti 2017 Guard

Makhi Mitchell, Bishop McNamara 2019 Forward

Bruce Moore, McDonogh 2016 Wing

Shawn Moss, Oxon Hill 2016 Guard

Everett Mouton, Westlake 2017 Guard

Terry Nolan, Mt. Carmel 2018 Guard

Cameron Norman, Good Counsel

Prince Obike, Bladensburg 2016 Guard

Daniel Oladapo, Bladensburg 2018 Forward

LJ Owens, Severn School 2018 Guard

Dashawn Phillips, Dunbar 2018 Guard

James Rider, Perry Hall 2017 Guard

Clay Smith, Middletown 2016 Guard

Darryl Smith, Capitol Christian 2016 Guard

Michael Speight, Wise 2017 Guard

Tyler Stewart, St. Andrews 2016 Wing

Brandon Willis, Hammond 2016 Guard

PHOTO CREDITS: Markelle Fultz (Brian Kapur), Christian Matthews (Earl Campbell), De'Vondre Perry (Marcus Helton), Kurk Lee (ROn Bailey).