As we wrap up our 2015-16 high school basketball season coverage on DMVelite, 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 sixth 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 during the week, culminating in our overall All-DMVelite squad.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2016 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ANTWAN WALKER, HD WOODSON
Walker capped his final high school season in style, winning his second straight DCIAA Player of the Year award and guiding the Warriors to DCIAA and DCSAA championships. A dominant physical presence with an expanding wing game, Walker averaged a team-high 16 points per game.
COACH OF THE YEAR:TREY MINES, HD WOODSON
The third-year coach guided the Warriors to one of the most memorable seasons in area history, as HD finished 33-0 while winning their second straight DCIAA championship and first DCSAA title.
DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Antwan Walker, HD Woodson
Coach of The Year: Trey Mines, HD Woodson
Freshman of The Year: Jason Gibson, Sidwell Friends
Most Improved: Kierell Green, IDEA
Under The Radar: Jamarco Pickett, Eastern
Unsung Hero: Kavon Montgomery, HD Woodson
Kiyon Boyd, HD Woodson 2018 Wing
Boyd exploded onto the varsity scene as a sophomore, averaging 15.3 points per game. He saved his most memorable performance for his team’s biggest game, dropping 39 points in a thrilling overtime victory over Gonzaga at Verizon Center. Boyd’s breakout season has earned him scholarship offers from a host of high-major Division I programs.
Anthony Cowan, St. John’s 2016 Guard
The future Maryland Terrapin turned in his best season as a senior, averaging 20.6 points per game and leading the Cadets to their first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship since 2000. He went for a career-high 39 points in a January win over St. Francis (Ga.) and McDonald’s All-American guard Kobi Simmons, and finished the year by scoring 25 or more points in 12 games.
Jeff Dowtin, St. John’s 2016 Guard
The Rhode Island-bound Dowtin was one of the Cadets’ most consistent threats, scoring in double figures 29 times in 35 games. He finished second on the team in scoring at 15.8 points per game, and teamed with Cowan to form a WCAC title-winning backcourt.
Luka Garza, Maret 2017 Center
Fully healthy after an injury-plagued summer, Garza averaged 25 points per game in a breakout junior season. He was nearly impossible to stop on the low block and also displayed nice shooting touch from the perimeter. Garza opened the season with 32 points in a win over Bishop McNamara and eclipsed the 30-point mark seven more times, including four in a row in December.
Kierell Green, IDEA Charter 2016 Forward
Green broke out as a senior, showcasing his impressive motor and versatility while averaging 11 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game for the Timberwolves. He entered the season with a partial Division II scholarship offer and came out with Division I offers and interest.
Prentiss Hubb, Gonzaga 2018 Guard
Hubb has emerged as one of the area’s top young floor generals, and his versatility was a major key to Gonzaga’s success this season. He averaged 10.5 points per game while also finishing second on the team in rebounds (4.3 per game) and assists (3.7).
Chris Lykes, Gonzaga 2017 Guard
In a conference featuring two McDonald’s All-Americans, it was the 5-foot-7 Lykes who emerged as the WCAC Player of The Year. Lykes averaged 22 points per game and proved to be a mismatch for nearly every opponent in his way. 133 assists
Alani Moore, Friendship Collegiate 2016 Guard
Moore’s lone season at Friendship was an eventful one, as the Temple commit rallied the Knights from a slow start to a DC Public Charter School Championship while averaging a team-high 20.5 points and 10 assists per game.
Keleaf Tate, Cesar Chavez 2017 Guard
The versatile wing guard averaged 19 points per game to lead the Eagles, and displayed an improved touch from deep while hitting a team-high 33 3-pointers.
Jelani Williams, Sidwell Friends 2017 Guard
Williams led the Quakers to a runner-up finish in the MAC while averaging 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Michael Barnett, Jr., National Collegiate 2016 Guard
Alvin Cox, Anacostia 2017 Guard
Myles Dread, Gonzaga 2018 Forward
Nick Fennell, Archbishop Carroll 2016 Guard
Brandon Howell, Theodore Roosevelt 2017 Guard
Jacob Long, Cesar Chavez 2017 Guard
Rinardo Perry, McKinley Tech 2016 Guard
Jamarco Pickett, Eastern 2016 Forward
Keon Queen, Friendship Collegiate 2017 Forward
Kylia Sykes, St. John’s 2016 Wing
Greg Blaine, Cesar Chavez 2016 Guard
Tamontae Chambliss, HD Woodson 2016 Guard
Stefon Fisher, IDEA 2017 Forward
Anwar Henson, Thurgood Marshall 2016 Guard
Kavon Montgomery, HD Woodson 2016 Forward
Eddie Scott, Gonzaga 2017 Guard
Tunde Scrivner, IDEA 2017 Guard
Charles Snowden, St. Alban’s 2017 Forward
George Walker, St. Albans 2016 Forward
Derquan Washington, HD Woodson 2018 Guard
Luther Anderson, Coolidge 2017 Guard
Daryl Bones, IDEA 2016 Guard
Dejuan Clayton, St. John’s 2016 Guard
Coby Davis, Maret 2017 Guard
BJ Hill, Coolidge 2016 Guard
Justin Milstead, IDEA 2016 Guard
Desmond Rene, Thurgood Marshall 2016 Guard
Nigel Stewart, Gonzaga 2016 Guard
Leandre Thomas, Friendship Collegiate 2016 Forward
William Vedder, Coolidge 2017 Forward
Saadiq Bey, Sidwell Friends 2018 Guard
Demonte Borum, Kingsman Academy 2016 Guard
Raycoldo Brandon, Washington Math & Science
Donald Brewer, Theodore Roosevelt 2017 Forward
Devin Campbell, Washington Latin 2017 Guard
Greg Conners, Georgetown Day 2016
Izaiah Dickerson, Eastern 2016 Forward
Jason Gibson, Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard
Jahrome Gooding, Phelps 2016 Guard
Lonnie Gordon, Thurgood Marshall 2017 Guard
Omari Hagood, Cesar Chavez 2016 Guard
Ayinde Hakim, Wilson 2018 Guard
Adnan Hussein, National Collegiate 2018 Guard
Marcquise Hamilton, Ballou 2016 Guard
Isaiah Jennings, Wilson 2017 Wing
Emmanuel Johnson, Friendship Collegiate 2016 Guard
Cooper Macklin, Field 2017 Guard
Clent McCoy, HD Woodson 2016 Guard
Reese Mona, St. John’s 201 Guard
Jared Stevenson, Kingsman Academy 2016 Guard
Ross Young, Sidwell Friends 2017 Wing
ANTWAN WALKER AND KYLIA SYKES PHOTOS BY BRIAN KAPUR; KELEAF TATE PHOTO BY RON BAILEY; KIERELL GREEN PHOTO BY EARL CAMPBELL.