Montgomery County 2005-2006 All-Gazette: Boys basketball

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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Charlie Shoemaker⁄The Gazette
The 2005-06 All-Gazette Boys Basketball First Team (left to right): Co-Player of the Year Kevin Durant, Greivis Vasquez, Garvey Young, Eric Stromberg, Jeremy Myers, Deontay Twyman, David Brewster, Maurice Pearson, Coach of the Year Chris Lun, Co-Player of the Year Michael Gruner. Not pictured: David Ramsey.

First team

Coach of the Year

Chris Lun

Whitman, second year

Lun took stock of his personnel and devised a defense-first philosophy, then got his players to buy in. The Vikings allowed just 41 points per game, and a season-ending 13-game win ended in the school’s first-ever state title.

Co-Players of the Year

Kevin Durant

Montrose Christian, Sr., F

University of Texas-bound player produced 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game and had 31 points in upset win over Oak Hill Academy, ranked at the time as the top team in the nation by USA Today.

Michael Gruner

Whitman, Sr., G

Capped a storybook season by scoring 23 points in the 39-38 win over Eleanor Roosevelt that gave Whitman its first-ever state title. Averaged 20.1 points per game this season as the Vikings’ main scoring threat.

nDavid BrewsterSpringbrook, Sr., G

Athletic, all-around player was a force this season, averaging 19.5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Headed to Richmond.

nJeremy MyersBullis, Sr., G

Most dangerous with game on the line, the Central Connecticut-bound playmaker averaged 15.6 points and 5.8 rebounds a game.

nMaurice PearsonB-CC, Jr., C

Stepped into center role vacated by graduation of four-year starter Christian Hernandez and dominated in low post, averaging 16.8 points and 9.7 rebounds.

nDavid RamseyWalter Johnson, Sr., G

First scoring option for the Wildcats, Ramsey averaged 18.9 points per game. Finished three-year varsity career with 1,095 points.

nEric StrombergChurchill, Sr., G

Six-foot-2 guard’s immense scoring ability enabled him to average 19.5 points per game, including a 52-percent success rate from behind the three-point arc and two steals per game. Became first Churchill boys player to reach 1,000 career points in more than 15 years.

nDeontay TwymanSherwood, Jr., G

Fabulous athlete continued to make county headlines with ability to dunk (he’s 5-foot-10) and shoot the three. Averaged 16.4 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

nGreivis VasquezMontrose Christian, Sr., G

Versatile Maryland signee played all three guard spots and averaged 15.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.4 steals a contest for 20-2 Mustangs.

nGarvey YoungGeorgetown Prep, Soph., F

Silky smooth southpaw did a lot of everything for IAC champs, scoring 17 points a game and averaging 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists per contest, as well.

Second team

nAaron BondGeorgetown Prep, Jr., G

Integral in leading Little Hoyas to IAC title, averaging 10 points, 7 assists.

nAdrian BowieMontrose Christian, Jr., G

Had game-winning shot vs. Oak Hill and averaged 14.6 points a game.

nKevon CalhounRichard Montgomery, Sr., F

At 5-foot-10, scored 14.9 points, mostly in the paint, and 5.1 boards.

nElvis EllisMagruder, Sr., F

Feared big man averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 boards for regional runners-up.

nTimi FadiranWootton, Sr., F

Steady presence averaged 14.2 points and checked foes’ best players.

nJeremy HerringKennedy, Sr., G

His 15.8 points per game led a dangerous Cavaliers squad.

nAndrew MurphySeneca Valley, Sr., G

All-around talent posted 11 points and 3 steals per game.

nSheridan PriceSpringbrook, Sr., F

Big man polished his game to the tune of 16.2 points, 7 rebounds.

nBrandon SaundersSeneca Valley, Sr., G

Lightning-quick DeMatha transfer averaged 12.7 points and 5.3 assists.

nSam SentzBullis, Sr., C

Philadelphia University-bound post player averaged 12.8 points, 6 boards.

Honorable mention

Hilaire Babou, Walter Johnson, Sr., F

Dennis Bassich, Einstein, Soph., G

David Campbell, Good Counsel, Jr., G

David Diakite, Avalon, Jr., F

Drew Gloster, Good Counsel, Sr., F

Dominique Jackson, Bullis, Sr., F

Kevin Kennedy, Quince Orchard, Jr., F

Jay Lowe, Poolesville, Jr., G

Moe Martin, Richard Montgomery, Sr., G

Chris McGrew, Paint Branch, Jr., C

Rodney Mickens, Gaithersburg, Jr., G

Mike Mulcahy, Poolesville, Sr., F

Wes Parker, Northwest, Soph., F

Donald Robinson, Magruder, Jr., F

Alex Rubin, Landon, Sr., G

Dan Sack, Churchill, Sr., G

Nick Sefcik, Damascus, Sr., G

Ben Steinberg, Watkins Mill, Sr., F

Kevin Walker, Damascus, Sr., G

Donovan Woodson, G’town Prep, Sr., F