With the 2017-18 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 eighth 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 early next week, culminating in our overall All-DMVelite squad.
And now, here’s our selection of the District’s best of the best – the 2018 DMVelite All-DC Team:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: AYINDE HIKIM, WILSON 2018 GUARD
Hikim finished his high school career in style, averaging a team-high 13.5 points and 7 assists per game while leading the Tigers to the DC Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) and DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) titles. He was named DCIAA Player of The Year.
COACH OF THE YEAR: MICHAEL POWELL, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL
The first-year head coach and his new staff immediately instilled a winning culture at Carroll, as the Lions improved from 0-22 a year ago to 17-13 this winter. Their 8 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference wins were their most since 2011-12, and doubled their number of league victories combined since then (one apiece in 2012-13 and 2015-16, two in 2014-15 and none in 2016-17).It was a remarkable turnaround, and with a young corp set to return the Lions should continue their strides under Powell next season.
DMVELITE ALL-DC AWARDS
DMVelite DC Player of The Year: Ayinde Hikim, Wilson 2018 Guard
Coach of The Year: Michael Powell, Archbishop Carroll
Freshman of The Year: Aminu Mohammed, Archbishop Carroll Wing
Most Improved: Lawrence Martin, Cesar Chavez 2018 Guard
Under The Radar: Willie Brown, Cardozo 2020 Guard
Unsung Hero: Carlos Dunn, Wilson 2019 Guard
MARCUS DOCKERY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT 2020 GUARD
A transfer from Bishop Ireton, Dockery made an instant impact, scoring a team-high 11.5 points per game while leading the Rough Riders to a runner-up finish in the DCIAA.
MYLES DREAD, GONZAGA 2018 GUARD
The Penn State-bound Dread stepped into the star role following the graduation of Chris Lykes and an injury to Notre Dame-bound senior guard Prentiss Hubb, averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
SAVION GALLION, THURGOOD MARSHALL 2018 GUARD
One of the most versatile scorers in the area, Gallion averaged 22.4 points per game to lead the Warriors to a runner-up finish in the Public Charter School Athletic Association.
JAY HEATH, WILSON 2019 GUARD
A transfer from Bishop O’Connell, Heath fit right in on an already talented squad and helped the Tigers continue their success while averaging 13.8 points per game
AMINU MOHAMMED, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL 2021 WING
The freshman burst on the varsity scene in grand fashion, averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game to help lead Carroll’s turnaround season. He posted 16 double-doubles and earned First Team All-WCAC recognition.
MALIK MILLER, FRIENDSHIP TECH PREP 2018 WING
The Morgan State commit had one of the most statistically productive seasons of any player in the area, posting 23.3 points and an incredible 19.2 rebounds per game while leading the Titans to the DC Public Charter School Athletic Association title.
CASEY MORSELL, ST. JOHNS 2019 GUARD
The Virginia commit capitalized on an increased offensive role for the Cadets, scoring a team-high 13.5 points per game while earning First Team All-WCAC honors.
WOODY NEWTON, MCKINLEY TECH 2019 FORWARD
The 6-8 Newton enjoyed a breakout season, averaging 17.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game for the Trainers.
KENNETH TYREE, FRIENDSHIP TECH PREP 2018 GUARD
A blur in the open floor, Tyree took his game to another level as a senior, averaging 22.9 points per game to help the Titans capture the PCSAA title.
TERRANCE WILLIAMS, GONZAGA 2020 FORWARD
After a solid freshman campaign, Williams broke out a sophomore, emerging as a consistent inside-outside threat while leading the team in both scoring (16.4 points per game) and rebounding (7.9 per game).
Saddiq Bey, Sidwell Friends 2018 Guard
Allin Blunt, Gonzaga 2018 Wing
Rasheed Gatling, Dunbar 2018 Guard
Jason Gibson, Sidwell Friends 2019 Guard
EJ Jarvis, Maret 2019 Forward
Ricardo Lindo, Wilson 2018 Forward
Lawrence Martin Cesar Chavez 2018 Guard
Darius Miles, Theodore Roosevelt 2020 Wing
Dimingus Stevens, Wilson 2020 Guard
Tre Wood, St. John’s 2018 Guard
Mike Aiken, Thurgood Marshall 2021 Guard
Daniel Allen, McKinley Tech 2019 Guard
Elijah Bowens, Maret 2018 Guard
Mitchell Eason, Dunbar 2018 Guard
Chuck Harris, Gonzaga 2020 Guard
Elijah Joiner, IDEA 2018 Forward
Jamal Muhammad, Archbishop Carroll 2019 Guard
Richard Njoku, St. Johns 2018 Forward
Delrico Simms, National Collegiate 2018 Guard
Malcolm Spencer, St. Albans 2018 Guard
Marquise Brown, Theodore Roosevelt 2018 Guard
Willie Brown, Cardozo 2020 Guard
Carlos Dunn, Wilson 2019 Guard
Ishmael Leggett, St. Johns 2020 Guard
Josiah Marable, Wilson 2018 Center
DeAndre Martin, Cesar Chavez 2019 Guard
Antonio Marr, SEED School 2018 Guard
Ahmad McKeithan, Dunbar 2018 Guard
Collin Nnamene, St. Albans 2018 Forward
Myles Stute, Gonzaga 2020 Forward
Jalin Abbott, St. John's 2019 Forward
Raphe Ayres, Maret 2019 Guard
Troy Bates, Washington Math & Science 2019 Guard
Jacob Boles, Georgetown Day 2018 Forward
Aaron Boulware, Coolidge 2018 Guard
Corey Barnes, Archbishop Carroll 2020 Guard
Dontay Demus, Friendship Collegiate 2018 Guard
Rashad Dupree, Friendship Tech 2021 Guard
Luke Downing, Maret 2018 Guard
Anwar Gill, Gonzaga 2019 Guard
Devon Johnson, Eastern 2018 Guard
DeAndre Jones, KIPP 2018 Guard
William Leach, IDEA 2018 Guard
Darius Maddox, St. John's 2020 Wing
Aaron McCullough, National Collegiate 2018 Guard
Janoskie McNeil, Thurgood Marshall 2018 Forward
Cole Phaire, Dunbar 2018 Guard
Jordan Rayford, Georgetown Day 2021 Guard
Darius Richardson, Thurgood Marshall 2018 Forward
Kenneth Riley, SEED School 2020 Guard
Emmanuel Smith, Washington Latin 2018 Wing
Zyierre Smith, Bell 2018 Forward
Josh Watts, Gonzaga 2019 Guard
Photos courtesy of Earl Campbell, EarlCampbellPhotography.com and Ron Bailey, I95Ballerz.com
Ayinde Hikim graphic by Jay Anderson (Pic by Earl Campbell)