With the 2019-20 high school basketball season 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 tenth 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, culminating in our overall All-DMVelite squad.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2020 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TERRENCE WILLIAMS, GONZAGA 2020 WING
The University of Michigan-bound Williams averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game while leading the Purple Eagles to the DC State Athletic Association Class A Championship, tallying 19 and 14 in the title game against Wilson. This season capped a tremendous Gonzaga career for Williams, who finished with 2,158 points, good for second place in school history.
COACH OF THE YEAR: ROB NICKENS, THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Nickens overhauled his system this year, utilizing an uptempo attack focused on quick offensive possessions, heavy substitutions, and relentless pressure defense. The result? A 29-2 record and the Rough Riders’ first DCIAA Championship since 2014.
DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Terrence Williams, Gonzaga 2020 Wing
Coach of The Year: Rob Nickens, Theodore Roosevelt
Freshman of The Year: Amani Hansberry, St. John’s 2023 Forward
Most Improved: Mateo Rice, Maret 2020 Guard
Under The Radar: Christian Johnson, Ron Brown 2020 Wing
Unsung Hero: Josiah Hardy, Gonzaga 2020 Forward
MIKE AIKEN, THURGOOD MARSHALL 2021 GUARD
Aiken averaged 22 points per game to lead the Warriors to the first Public Charter title in school history.
DARREN BUCHANAN JR., WILSON 2022 WING
After Wilson lost all five starters from last year’s DCIAA title squad, Buchanan stepped up to fill the void, averaging 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists per game while winning DCIAA Player Of The Year honors.
RYAN CORNISH, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2021 GUARD
The Quakers graduated every player who scored a point in their 2019 DCSAA Class AA title victory, but Cornish - a transfer from Richard Montgomery (Md.) - stepped in to shoulder the scoring load, averaging a team-high 16.2 points per game for the MAC runner-ups.
KYLE GASKINS, COOLIDGE 2022 GUARD
A transfer from Archbishop Spalding (Md.), Gaskins made an impact in his first DCIAA campaign, averaging a team-high 21.2 points per game for the Colts and earning DCIAA First Team honors.
SAVEON JACKSON, KIPP 2021 GUARD
The versatile Jackson averaged 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 4.5 steals as the Panthers won a second straight DCSAA Class A title.
MAURICE JOHNSON, CESAR CHAVEZ 2021 WING
Johnson had a breakout season, averaging 29.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to lead a young Chavez squad.
ISHMAEL LEGGETT, ST. JOHN’S 2020 GUARD
The Rhode Island commit averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game to lead the Cadets.
MATEO RICE, MARET 2020 GUARD
Rice broke out in his final season for the Frogs, increasing his scoring average from 8.6 points per game as a junior to 19.2 points per game as a senior.
ANTHONY SIMMONS, SEED 2020 GUARD
The 6-foot-3 Simmons was a stat-stuffing machine, averaging 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 4 steals per game in his final season with the Falcons.
JASIR TREMBLE, THEODORE ROOSEVELT
A transfer from Archbishop Carroll (DC), Tremble made an immediate impact for the DCIAA Champion Rough Riders, averaging a team-high 13.7 points and hitting 76 3-pointers to spearhead a balanced, uptempo attack.
Mark Aiken, Thurgood Marshall 2021 Guard
De’ontay Cozart, HD Woodson 2020 Guard
Rasheed Dupree, KIPP 2021 Guard
Marcel Gabriel, Theodore Roosevelt 2020 Forward
Chuck Harris, Gonzaga 2020 Guard
Tegra Izay, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Center
Michael Katsock, St. Alban’s 2020 Guard
John Square, St. John’s 2020 Forward
Myles Stute, Gonzaga 2020 Wing
Stephaun Walker, Coolidge 2022 Forward
Ramy Beatriz, E.L. Haynes 2020 Guard
Miasiah Brown, Wilson 2021 Guard
Chase Cook, Coolidge 2020 Guard
Jared "Bubba" Derricott, McKinley Tech 2020 Forward
Amani Hansberry, St. John’s 2023 Forward
Christian Johnson, Ron Brown 2020 Wing
Montez McNeil, Georgetown Day 2020 Forward
Eric Morgan, Jr., Wilson 2021 Guard
Kenneth Riley, SEED 2020 Guard
Ya'Qin Staton, Friendship Tech Prep 2021 Wing
Zavyon Banks, Paul Charter 2021 Guard
Michael Cheadle, Dunbar 2021 Guard
Damien Gant, Anacostia 2020 Guard
Cameron Gillus, Sidwell Friends 2023 Guard
Josiah Hardy, Gonzaga 2020 Forward
Jamiyl Kirkland, Friendship Tech Prep 2021 Guard
Chris Moses, Coolidge 2020 Forward
DeQuan Williams, KIPP 2021 Guard
Ryan Wohlschlegel, Eastern 2020 Forward
Joshua Wojnar, Model 2020 Guard
Anthony Bailey, SEED 2020 Guard
Corey Barnes, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Guard
Nasir Best, Wilson 2021 Guard
Ryan Blakey, Theodore Roosevelt 2021 Guard
Jalen Brown, Eastern 2020 Guard
Ruben Colon, Paul Charter 2022 Guard
Casheus Covington, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Guard
Jeremiah Deans, Model 2020 Wing
Cristian Delarosa, E.L. Haynes 2021 Forward
Devin Dinkins, Gonzaga 2022 Guard
Dion Dunnington, Banneker 2023 Guard
Nazzy Fisher, Washington Latin 2021 Center
Devontay Gliss, HD Woodson 2021 Guard
Ronald Grose, McKinley Tech 2020 Guard
Rashawn Harrington, Ron Brown
Xavier Hardy, Dunbar 2020 Forward
Cahleel Holley, E.L. Haynes 2021 Guard
Arande Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt 2020 Forward
Teriq Johnson, Anacostia 2023 Forward
Kris King, Archbishop Carroll 2021 Wing
Amadi Lee-Kane, Theodore Roosvelt 2020 Guard
Greg Link, Friendship Collegiate 2020 Guard
Stanley Marsh, Thurgood Marshall 2021 Forward
Anthony Martin, Ballou 2020 Forward
Charles McLain, KIPP 2021 Guard
Jabare McNeil, Capital City 2021 Guard
Dajuan McMillian, Friendship Tech Prep 2021 Guard
Dajuan Miller, Ron Brown 2021 Guard
Milton Milling, Dunbar 2021 Guard
Judah Mintz, Gonzaga 2022 Guard
Mason Moore, DC International 2021 Wing
Kadin Nuri, DC International 2023 Guard
Marquise Payne, IDEA 2023 Guard
Antuan Payton, Anacostia 2022 Guard
Aaron Randolph, Somerset 2020 Guard
Rashard Ray, Friendship Collegiate 2020 Guard
Malik Richardson, Ballou 2020 Guard
Demonte Smith, Somerset 2020 Guard
Jesse Smith, Bell 2020 Guard
Rashad Ward, Cesar Chavez 2020 Guard
John Wilson, St. John’s 2020 Guard
Darren Wright, Cesar Chavez 2021 Guard
Jay Young, Wilson 2020 Guard