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Coach of the Year

Bruce Kelley, Bullis, 4th year

With focus on fundamentals and team play, won competitive Interstate Athletic Conference championship for second time in four-year tenure despite lack of star power.

Player of the Year

C.J. Garner, Springbrook, Sr., G

Just 5-foot-10 but all heart, averaged 21.1 ppg for second-straight year. Unquestioned vocal leader of state-champion Blue Devils, leading 11-point, fourth-quarter comeback in final.

First team

Dennis Bassich, Einstein, Sr., G

More complete player in 2007-08, racked up county-high 26.4 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 spg in leading Titans to first 10-win season since 2000-01.

Jordan Clarke, Good Counsel, Sr., F

Earned three tournament MVP awards, led Falcons to 21 wins with 18.6 ppg,10.9 rpg. Signed to play at University of Vermont.

Austin Cooley, B-CC, Sr., G

Averaging 18.3 ppg, led team to third state tournament in four-year career, posting team-highs in four categories in state semi.

Stefan Fields, Magruder, Sr., F

Transfer was exactly what Colonels needed, helping them to regional final with team-highs in points (17.0 pg), rebounds (9.0 pg).

Jamal Olasewere, Springbrook, Jr., F

Came out of nowhere to average over 15 ppg, 10 rpg, scoring game-winning bucket in state final victory over Thomas Stone.

Markel Starks, Georgetown Prep, Soph., G

Classy, ultra-talented underclassman produced big-time for Little Hoyas: 15.8 ppg, 9 apg, 4 rpg, 3 spg.

Christian Webster, Landon, Jr., F

Versatile, already highly recruited, averaged 26.4 ppg,10 rpg in helping turn around fortunes of former IAC bottom feeders.

Terrell Vinson, Montrose Christian, Jr., F

Kept Mustangs at high level despite team injuries, averaging 18 ppg, 10 rpg, with ability to score from anywhere on court.

Garvey Young, Georgetown Prep, Sr., G/F

Brilliant Vermont-bound, 6-4 swingman led IAC tourney champs with 19.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, finishing career with 1,867 points.

Second team

Marcos Adon, Kennedy, Sr., G

Broke 20-point barrier 10 times, including six straight.

Isaiah Armwood, Montrose Christian, Jr., F

Sought-after Division I prospect had 15ppg despite injuries.

Kevin Baker, Poolesville, Soph., G

Offensive catalyst had 19.2 ppg, 83 3-pointers, shot 40 percent.

Eric Bernstein, Bullis, Sr., G

Five-foot-6 mighty mite was heart and soul of IAC champs.

Chris Cohen, Wootton, Sr., G

Emory-bound guard scored 15.2 ppg for division champions.

Chase Hicks, Churchill, Jr., G

Inside-out threat turned around team fortunes with 18 ppg, 12 rpg.

Neil Kosculiek, Quince Orchard, Sr., F

Led Cougars in every offensive category, including points (17.8).

Bruce Massey, Seneca Valley, Jr., G

Moved from ball-handler to scorer, averaging 19.8 ppg.

Jason Summerour, Watkins Mill, Sr. G/F

Helped Wolverines improve win total by 14, with 17.6 ppg, 10 rpg.

Xavier Yeoman, Sherwood, Sr., F

Rebound vacuum (13 rpg) played best in big games.

Honorable mention

Bobby Bazelais, Watkins Mill , Sr., G/F

Eitan Chemerinski, Jewish Day, Sr., F

Josh Dorsey, Wootton, Sr., G

Recardo Gaddy, Good Counsel, Jr., G/F

Elijah Gore, Bullis, Jr., G

Stephen Griffin, Paint Branch, Jr., G

Brian Henderson, Magruder , Sr., G/F

Bo Holston, Sherwood , Sr., F

Nate Koenig, B-CC, Jr., G/F

Alex Lee, Magruder, Sr., G

Ersin Levent, Landon , Sr., F

Greg Marshall, Damascus, Sr., F

Izzy Melton, Blair, Sr., F

Mac Minturn, Damascus, Sr., G

Nick Petkovich, Bullis, Sr. G

Gerome Seagears, Northwood, Soph., G

Tristan Spurlock, Montrose Christian, Jr., F

Alvin Tucker, Georgetown Prep, Sr., G/F

Carl Yaffe, Walter Johnson , Sr., F

Shane Yambor, Paint Branch, Sr., G

Jordan Wheeler, B-CC, Sr., G

Mounda Williams, Springbrook, Sr., G

Andrew Zurn, St. Andrew’s, Jr., G