After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce the return of our DMVelite All-District selections for Washington, D.C.
Our staff would like to thank the players, coaches and fans who made the 2021-22 season – our 12th 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 next week.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2022 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DARREN BUCHANAN, WILSON 2022 FORWARD
After the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled his junior campaign, Buchanan reemerged with a vengeance. The Virginia Tech commit averaged a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds per game - he also led the Tigers in assists at 2.9 per contest - while leading the Wilson to a 27-5 record and the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) Championship.
Buchanan was named DCIAA, DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA), Gatorade DC and Washington Post All-Met Player Of The Year, and now adds another one to his impressive collection.
COACH OF THE YEAR: ERIC SINGLETARY, SIDWELL FRIENDS
Singletary guided the Quakers to one of their most successful seasons in school history, winning the MAC title - they went unbeaten in league play - and earning a thrilling DCSAA title victory against Wilson for the second time in three years. The Quakers were invited to participate in the inaugural State Champions Invitational in Florida earlier this month, and finished the season 29-2.
DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Darren Buchanan, Wilson 2022 Forward
Coach of The Year: Eric Singletary, Sidwell Friends
Freshman of The Year: David Bumpass, Friendship Tech Prep Guard
Most Improved: Jihad Simpson, Theodore Roosevelt 2022 Forward
Under The Radar: Tre Powell, Friendship Collegiate 2022 Guard
Unsung Hero: Demetrius Watkins, Ballou 2022 Forward
DEVIN DINKINS, GONZAGA 2022 GUARD
The George Mason commit capped his stellar career with a strong senior campaign, averaging 17.8 points and 3.4 assists per game.
ROBERT DOCKERY, WILSON 2024 WING
The 6-foot-6 Dockery gave the Tigers another matchup nightmare for opposing defenders, averaging 14 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the DCIAA champs.
KYLE GASKINS, COOLIDGE 2022 GUARD
One of the area’s top scoring threats, Gaskins led the DCIAA at 20.8 points per game, and eclipsed the 30-point mark three times. He has committed to play his college ball at D-2 Assumption University (MA).
CAMERON GILLUS, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2023 GUARD
The Quakers’ floor general averaged 11.7 points per game while helping the squad to a 29-2 record with MAC and DCSAA title along the way.
TERIQ JOHNSON, BALLOU 2023 GUARD
The DCSAA Class A Player Of The Year, Johnson averaged 15.1 points per game while leading the Knights to the DCSAA Class A title.
MALIK MACK, ST. JOHN’S 2023 GUARD
Mack bounced back strong from a knee injury that scuttled his sophomore year, earning First Team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors for the Cadets.
RIHARDS VAVERS, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL 2022 FORWARD
Vavers came to Carroll from Latvia as a sophomore, but had his first year interrupted by a passport issue and his junior year wiped away by COVID. In his senior year he broke out, emerging as one of the area’s top shooters (61 made 3-pointers) while averaging 14.1 points per game.
STEPHAUN WALKER, COOLIDGE 2022 FORWARD
Walker turned in a dominant senior campaign, posting 16.6 points and an eye-popping 19.7 rebounds per game for the Colts. He has committed to D-I Robert Morris (Pa.).
TERRELL WEBSTER, MCKINLEY TECH 2023 GUARD
Webster made an immediate impact in his first year after transferring from St. John’s, averaging 15.9 points per game in a breakout junior campaign.
CALEB WILLIAMS, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2024 WING
The youngest of three brothers who have played at Sidwell, Williams put himself firmly on the radar with a strong sophomore campaign, averaging a team-high 12.2 points per game for the City’s top squad.
Franklin Ayissi-Etoh, Archbishop Carroll 2023 Guard
Caden Diggs, St. Albans 2024 Wing
Donavan Freeman, St. John’s 2024 Forward
Christian Gamble, Sidwell Friends 2022 Guard
Miles Hicks, St. Albans 2022 Guard
Malciah Marable, Maret 2024 Forward
Tre Powell, Friendship Collegiate 2022 Guard
Sekou Sidbury, Dunbar 2022 Guard
Jared Turner, Gonzaga 2022 Wing
Christian Watson, St. John’s 2022 Wing
Marvin Brimage, Wilson 2023 Guard
Quinn Clark, Gonzaga 2022 Forward
David Bumpass, Friendship Tech Prep 2025 Guard
Steven Lamar, Bard 2023 Guard
Shane Lancaster, St. John’s 2022 Guard
Lorenzo Martin, Ballou 2024 Guard
George Perkins, Sidwell Friends 2022 Forward
Nathaniel Pondexter, IDEA 2024 Forward
Jihad Simpson, Theodore Roosevelt 2022 Forward
Montez Steele, Friendship Tech 2022 Guard
David Bolding, Coolidge 2023 Guard
Drick Bolor, Paul Charter 2022 Wing
Cam’Ron Brown, Archbishop Carroll 2022 Guard
Brock Davis, Georgetown Day 2022 Forward
Taliano King, Cesar Chavez 2024 Guard
Emmanuel Okitondo, Archbishop Carroll 2024 Wing
Dawit Negash, Theodore Roosevelt 2022 Guard
Jeremiah Shelton, Banneker 2024 Guard
Damari Thompson, Bard 2023 Wing
Demetrius Watkins, Ballou 2022 Forward
Ashon Andrews, Theodore Roosevelt 2022 Forward
Thomas Batties, Gonzaga 2023 Forward
Dondre Blackwell, SEED 2024 Guard
Daniel Bumpass, Friendship Tech Prep 2025 Guard
Antonio Cyrus, Georgetown Day 2022 Guard
Ja’Veon Davenport, SEED 2023 Guard
Deangelo Fogle, Bard 2023 Guard
Tashaun Gray, KIPP 2022 Guard
Antwan Gross, McKinley Tech 2023 Forward
Ayinde Hatch, Washington Leadership 2022 Guard
Malik Jackson, IDEA 2022 Wing
Dominic Massenburg, Somerset Prep 2022
Nico McClure, Georgetown Day 2022 Guard
Joseph McCrae, Wilson 2024 Guard
Josiah Melvin, Cesar Chavez 2023
Dylan Moore, DC International 2023 Guard
Carmello Myles, SEED 2023 Guard
Kadin Nuri, DC International 2023 Guard
Eric Randall, Ron Brown 2023 Guard
Luke Razi, St. Albans 2023 Guard
Jalen Rougier-Roane, Sidwell Friends 2025 Guard
Jadon Robinson, Dunbar 2023 Guard
Josiah Taylor, Friendship Collegiate 2023 Forward
Alphonso Waynes, Ballou 2023 Guard