Boys player of the Year:
McNamaraThe William & Mary
University-bound senior with the silky-smooth jump shot was named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year for Maryland. He was the leading scorer in Prince Georgeís
County and also set a
single-season McNamara record by averaging 23.1 points per game. He hit 44 percent from 3-point range, setting another single-season school record with 111 3-pointers. Thornton had a season-high 35 in an 80-63 loss to Gonzaga in the WCAC semifinals.
Coach of the Year:
Billy Lanier, Flowers
Flowers won just six games last year, Lanierís first at the Springdale school. A two-time state champion coach at Oxon Hill (2000 and 2003), Lanier guided the Jaguars to a 14-10 record this season, and the team reached the 4A South Region title game, where it lost to Roosevelt.
First teamRaymond Baldwin, SurrattsvilleSenior was a force in the paint for the Hornets,
averaging 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as team reached the 1A South Region final.
Sherrod Baltimore, Friendly
Senior provided the spark as Patriots made Class 3A state semifinal appearance, averaging 18 points per game. Will play football at University of Maine.
Derrick Colter, LargoJunior was instant offense for the Lions, averaging 17.6 points per game while scoring 18 or more points in 11 games.
Brandon Ford, Gwynn Park
Howard University-bound senior led the Yellow
Jackets in scoring at 18.4 points per game as his squad won its second consecutive 2A South Region title.
Prince Okoroh, RooseveltSenior swingman has drawn interest from the Ivy League. Scored 13.3 points per game as Raiders won fourth 4A South Region title in six seasons.
James Robinson, DeMatha
Junior stepped into starting point guard role and helped lead the Stags to their third consecutive WCAC title, averaging 10.1 points per game.
John Savoy, Wise
Though he didnít play
basketball until last year, the senior was one of
countyís best, averaging 14.8 points and 4.4 blocked shots per game.
Jerome Tolson, Riverdale Baptist
Senior averaged 12.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and led Crusaders to 24-13 record.
Timmone Whatley, DouglassSenior 6-3 guard often was a mismatch for smaller opponents. Averaged 17.1 points per game and led the Eagles to the 2A South Region semifinals.
Joseph Lundy and Keith Shivers, Wise; Nicho Tyson and Will Gilmore, Suitland; Andrew Green, Parkdale;
Arnold Richmond, Crossland; BeeJay Anya and
Mikael Hopkins, DeMatha; Davon Morton and
Michael Johnson, Friendly; Ibn Muhammad and
Callon Dailey, McNamara; Juwan Cole, Forestville;
Lamont Adair, Fairmont Heights; Joshua Fitzgerald, Bowie; Brandon Green, Flowers; Greg Reed-Lafortune, Bladensburg; Gamari Mayfield, Surrattsville;
Kavon Glover, Douglass; Tion Barnes, Gwynn Park.