Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard Jason Gibson. [PHOTO BY RON BAILEY | GRAPHIC BY JAY ANDERSON].
With the 2018-19 high school basketball season firmly in the rearview mirror, we are proud to announce our All-District selections for Washington, D.C.
Our staff would like to thank the players, coaches and fans who made this past season – our ninth year of high school coverage – a success, and we look forward to many more. In addition to this All-DC team (which features only players from schools located in the District), we'll be rolling out All-Maryland and All-Northern Virginia teams this week, culminating in our overall All-DMVelite squad.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2019 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JASON GIBSON, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2019 GUARD
In his first year as the offensive focal point, Gibson delivered, averaging a team-best 20.8 points for the DCSAA AA champion Quakers. Gibson stuffed several other stat categories as well, putting up 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
The Towson University commit excelled while leading Sidwell on its run through the DCSAA Tournament, hitting a game-winning buzzer-beater in a quarterfinal win over McKinley Tech, scoring a game-high 28 in a semifinal win over St. John’s, and capping it with a game-high 24 in the title game victory against Wilson.
COACH OF THE YEAR: ERIC SINGLETARY, SIDWELL FRIENDS
Singletary lost his top player - Villanova freshman guard Saddiq Bey - to graduation. Instead of taking a step back, he guided the Quakers to one of their most successful finishes in school history, capped with a thrilling DCSAA title victory against heavily-favored Wilson.
DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Jason Gibson, Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard
Coach of The Year: Eric Singletary, Sidwell Friends
Freshman of The Year: Stephaun Walker, Coolidge Forward
Most Improved: Tegra Izay, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Center
Under The Radar: Domonic Harvey, Ballou 2019 Wing
Unsung Hero: Walter Rouse, Sidwell Friends Forward
CORY BARNES, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL 2020 GUARD
Barnes was one of the more underrated performers in the City, giving the Lions a steady performer night in and night out while leading on both ends of the court.
ANWAR GILL, GONZAGA 2019 GUARD
The versatile Gill put together a strong senior campaign to help the Purple Eagles claim the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title, posting 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
JAY HEATH, WILSON 2019 GUARD
The Boston College-bound Heath stepped into the point guard spot opened by the graduation of 2018 DMVelite DC POY Ayinde Hikim and thrived, earning DCIAA Player of the Year honors and guiding the Tigers to their third straight DCIAA title.
SAVEON JACKSON, KIPP 2021 GUARD
A transfer from St. John’s, Jackson shined in his first season at KIPP, guiding the Panthers to the inaugural DCSAA Class A championship. He posted 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals in the title game victory against SEED.
EJ JARVIS, MARET 2019 FORWARD
The Yale-bound Jarvis was a dominant force for the Frogs, averaging 22 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game (all team-highs) to lead them to a 20-8 record.
MAKHI MITCHELL, WILSON 2019 FORWARD
The Maryland commit was a force inside for the Tigers, helping guide Wilson to the DCIAA crown in his lone season in Tenleytown.
CASEY MORSELL, ST. JOHN’S 2019 GUARD
The WCAC Co-Player Of The Year averaged a team-high 17 points per game while also pulling down 5.5 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists per game to lead the Cadets on a run to the WCAC title game. Morsell is headed to The University of Virginia.
DIMINGUS STEVENS, WILSON 2020 GUARD
Stevens was a matchup nightmare all season, providing potent perimeter shooting and high-flying finishes in transition for the DCIAA champs.
TERRENCE WILLIAMS, GONZAGA 2020 FORWARD
Williams averaged a team-high 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the WCAC Champions.
TERVONDRE WILLIAMS, MCKINLEY TECH 2019 GUARD
Williams broke out in his final season, doubling his scoring average from his junior campaign (form 8.8 points per game to 17) and guiding the Trainers to the a runner-up finish during the regular season.
Mike Aiken, Thurgood Marshall Guard
Daniel Allen, McKinley Tech 2019 Guard
Taevon Henderson, Coolidge 2019 Guard
Tegra Izay, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Center
Jamiyl Kirkland, Jr., Friendship Tech Prep 2021 Forward
Ishmael Leggett, St. John’s 2020 Guard
Darius Maddox, St. John’s 2020 Guard
Makhel Mitchell, Wilson 2019 Forward
Walter Rouse, Sidwell Friends 2019 Forward
Myles Stute, Gonzaga 2020 Wing
Miasiah Brown, Cesar Chavez 2021 Guard
Rasheed Dupree, KIPP 2021 Guard
Domonic Harvey, Ballou 2019 Wing
Phillip Jordan, St. Albans 2019 Guard
Beni Lavodrama, Phelps 2019 Guard
Tyler Lee, HD Woodson 2019 Forward
Jamal Muhammad, Theodore Roosevelt 2019 Guard
Jordan Rayford, Georgetown Day 2021 Guard
Mickco Reeves, Theodore Roosevelt 2019 Guard
Stephaun Walker, Coolidge 2022 Forward
Jordan Abessolo, National Collegiate 2022 Forward
Quincy Allen, Maret 2021 Wing
Chuck Harris, Gonzaga 2020 Guard
Nate Lemons, Ballou 2019 Forward
Javelle McClary, Friendship Tech Prep 2019 Guard
Jibril Muhammad, Theodore Roosevelt 2019 Guard
Jabari Ouzts, HD Woodson 2019 Guard
Jayden Rainey, Georgetown Day 2022 Guard
Tyrek Simmons, Dunbar 2019 Forward
Khalil Wilson, Eastern 2019 Guard
Jalin Abbott, St. John’s 2019 Guard
Mark Aiken, Thurgood Marshall 20201 Guard
Bryce Bailey, Friendship Tech Prep 2019 Guard
Ramy Beatriz, E.L. Haynes 2020 Guard
Caleel Boatright, National Collegiate 2019 Guard
Darren Buchanan Jr., Wilson 2022 Wing
Lonaile Cyrus, Dunbar 2019 Guard
Carlos Dunn, Wilson 2019 Guard
Romaro Hutchison, Wilson 2019 Guard
Michael Katsock, St. Albans 2020 Guard
Jack Lewis, Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard
Deandre Martin, Cesar Chavez 2019 Guard
Christopher Mateo, Dunbar 2021 Forward
Dean Mazlish, Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard
DaJuan McMillian, Friendship Tech Prep 20201 Guard
Elijah Perkins-Cross, Archbishop Carroll 2019 Guard
Kenneth Riley, SEED 2020 Guard
Anthony Simmons, SEED 2020 Forward
Travon Toye, Dunbar 2019 Guard
John Wilson, St. John’s 2020 Guard