With the 2022-23 high school basketball season now 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 13th 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 in the coming weeks.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2023 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MALIK MACK, ST. JOHN’S 2023 GUARD
The Harvard-bound Mack built off a breakout junior campaign with an even stronger senior season, averaging 15.4 points, 5.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game to lead the Cadets to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament title.
COACH OF THE YEAR: PATRICK BEHAN, ST. JOHN’S
Behan led the Cadets on a movie script-level ride to the WCAC Championship, as he battled an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis while guiding the program to its first league title since 2016.
2023 DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Malik Mack, St. John’s 2023 Guard
Coach of The Year: Patrick Behan, St. John’s
Freshman of The Year: Malik Shackelford, Friendship Tech Prep Guard
Most Improved: Lafayette Williams, Coolidge 2023 Guard
Under The Radar: Carmello Myles, SEED 2023 Guard
Unsung Hero: Antwan Gross, McKinley Tech 2023 Forward
DAQUAN DAVIS, ST. JOHN’S 2024 GUARD
Davis made a big splash in his first year with the Cadets after transferring in from St. Frances (Md.), posting 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game as St. Johns captured the WCAC Tournament title.
ROBERT DOCKERY, JACKSON-REED 2024 WING
A Texas A&M commit, the 6-foot-6 Dockery was again a force to be reckoned with for the Tigers, stepping into a leadership role following the graduation of 2022 DMVelite DC Player Of The Year Darren Buchanan and leading Jackson-Reed to a DC State Athletic Association Class AA runner-up finish.
DONNIE FREEMAN, ST. JOHN’S 2024 FORWARD
The 6-foot-8 Freeman turned in a breakout junior campaign for the WCAC Champions, posting 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
CAMERON GILLUS, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2023 GUARD
Gillus ended his Quaker career on a high note, guiding the team to the Mid-Atlantic Conference and DCSAA Class AA Championships and closing with a win at the State Champions Invitational. The Lehigh commit averaged team highs in points (13.9) and assists (4.2) while also pulling down 5.8 rebounds per game.
NYK LEWIS, GONZAGA 2025 GUARD
One of the area’s top young guards stepped seamlessly into a lead role, averaging 17 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
NATHANIEL PONDEXTER JR., BARD 2024 FORWARD
The DCSAA Class A Player Of The Year, Pondexter starred while leading the Falcons to the first DCIAA and DCSAA A titles in the young program's history.
JALEN ROUGIER-ROANE, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2025 GUARD
After a strong freshman campaign, Rougier-Roane stepped his play up as a sophomore, posting 11.8 points per game in a title-filled season for Sidwell.
TERRELL WEBSTER, MCKINLEY TECH 2023 GUARD
Webster turned in a stellar senior campaign, serving as one of the District’s top scoring threats and helping the Trainers to a runner-up finish in the DCIAA.
CALEB WILLIAMS, SIDWELL FRIENDS 2024 WING
Williams continued his ascension to the ranks of the area’s top prospects, posting 12.9 points per game for the Quakers as they claimed the MAC, DCSAA A and State Champions Invitational titles.
LAFAYETTE WILLIAMS, COOLIDGE 2023 GUARD
The cat-quick Williams truly broke out in his final season, earning DCIAA Player Of The Year honors while posting 27 points, 6 assists and 3.5 steals per game for the Colts.
Franklin Ayissi-Etoh, Archbishop Carroll 2023 Guard
Thomas Batties, Gonzaga 2023 Forward
Marvin Brimage, Jackson-Reed 2023 Guard
Daniel Bumpass, Friendship Tech Prep 2025 Guard
Derek Dixon, Gonzaga 2025 Guard
Deangelo Fogle, Bard 2023 Guard
Acaden Lewis, Sidwell Friends 2025 Guard
Malciah Marable, Maret 2024 Forward
Carmello Myles, SEED 2023 Guard
Ke’Mari Pointer, Theodore Roosvelt 2025 Guard
Jayden Fort, Jackson-Reed 2025 Forward
Brazil Hutchinson, Theodore Roosevelt 2023 Wing
James Lerner, Maret 2023 Guard
Alex Mostashari, Maret 2024 Guard
Kelley Okoroh, Anacostia 2023 Wing
Jadon Robinson, Dunbar 2023 Guard
Malik Shackelford, Friendship Tech Prep 2026 Guard
Raymond Watts, St. John’s 2023 Guard
Jaylen Wills, St. Albans 2025 Guard
Omari Witherspoon, Archbishop Carroll 2025 Guard
Landry Barbour, Archbishop Carroll 2024 Wing
David Bolding, Coolidge 2023 Guard
Tim Chamberlain, BASIS 2026 Guard
Antwan Gross, McKinley Tech 2023 Forward
Aiden Haskins, Friendship Collegiate 2025 Guard
Nehemiah Johnson, IDEA 2024 Forward
Rashad Levett, Dunbar 2023 Guard
Lorenzo Martin, Ballou 2024 Guard
Ryan Sabol, Gonzaga 2023 Guard
Kahu Treacher, St. Albans 2024 Wing
Wendell Alsobrook, SEED 2024 Guard
Jarez Barron, Cesar Chavez 2024 Guard
Tim Barton, St. John’s 2023 Forward
Samaud Benton-McDonald, Ballou 2024 Wing
David Bumpass, Friendship Tech Prep 2025 Guard
Marlon Calhoun, KIPP Legacy 2026 Guard
Jason Carter, SEED 2023 Guard
Jawuan Carter, Theodore Roosevelt 2024 Wing
Wisdom Carter, Cardozo 2026 Guard
Doran Clausell, Banneker 2025 Forward
Desontay Cook, Theodore Roosevelt 2023 Guard
Camrin Colon, IDEA 2025 Guard
Tyler Connelley, Paul 2023 Guard
Tyler Donald, Friendship Collegiate 2023 Guard
Luke Florio, Model 2024 Guard
Justin Gilmore, Jackson-Reed 2024 Guard
Troy Green, Cardozo 2026 Guard
Jasper Hanna, E.L. Haynes 2023 Guard
Aiden Haskins, Friendship Collegiate 2025 Forward
Xavier Holmes, Paul 2024 Guard
Diamond Hoston, IDEA 2023 Guard
Malachi Hoston, IDEA 2024 Guard
Gabriel Jones, Archbishop Carroll 2023 Guard
Joseph McCrae, Jackson-Reed 2024 Guard
Josiah Melvin, Cesar Chavez 2023 Wing
Caleb Mercer, KIPP Prep 2024 Guard
Dylan Moore, DC International 2023 Guard
Dejhon Muldrow, IDEA 2023 Guard
Demontae Neclos, McKinley Tech 2025 Guard
Kadin Nuri, DC International 2024 Guard
Chidiire Nwoku, School Without Walls 2025 Guard
Ahmari Randolph, KIPP Legacy 2026 Guard
Javier Rose, Anacostia 2023 Guard
Lucas Sekasi, Jackson-Reed 2024 Guard
Jeremiah Shelton, Banneker 2024 Guard
Nasir Slater, Cardozo 2026 Guard
Andrew Thomas, Thurgood Marshall 2024
Damari Thompson, Bard 2023 Wing
Alex Toumou, Gonzaga 2025 Forward
Juan Turner, Phelps 2023 Guard
Javiri Ward-Heyman, Model 2023 Forward
Jake Williams, Sidwell Friends 2024 Guard