Posted On: 02/18/18 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University is the venue for this year’s DCIAA Final Four, and it was a great environment to see two very competitive games on Saturday. Here we run down our superlatives from Theodore Roosevelt’s win over Dunbar and Woodrow Wilson’s win over McKinley Tech.
To put it frankly, Theodore Roosevelt does not win their game without the contributions that Marquise Brown provided. The class of 2018 lead guard, who scored 13 points, defended with tenacity, pushed the ball quickly up the court, and finished strong in traffic.
Jay Heath Jr. has been close to unstoppable during Wilson’s current 7 game win streak. The class of 2019 guard, who scored 21 points, chipped in with 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, and a block. Heath should also be commended for his effort on defense.
Mitchell Eason was a flat out stud for Dunbar today despite their tough loss. The long-limbed 6’2 wing is a great athlete with an outstanding motor. Eason double-doubled, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday.
6-foot-6 sophomore Darius Miles is a unique prospect because of his versatility on both ends of the court. One thing he does exceptionally well is rebound, especially out of his area. Miles recorded 10 points and 10 boards in the win.
Woody Newton was flying around all over the place on Saturday night. The long and lanky 6-foot-8 sophomore took pride in actively contested shots at the rim. Newton recorded 4 blocks to go along with 10 rebounds and 14 points.
6-foot-5 sophomore Dimingus Stevens is emerging as a top 3 point marksman in the DMV. The wing prospect hit two more triples today, showcasing a quick and confident release.
He could have easily won the award for best point guard, but we decided it was better to give Ayinde Hikim the title of “best sleeper” because we believe he’s gone under-the-radar for far too long. This year’s DCIAA Player of the Year handed out 8 dimes and scored 12 points, but also swiped 2 steals in his team’s win.
This was really tough, so we will select three plays for this category. See below
Play 1: Mitchell Eason steal and stuff
Play 2: Ricky Lindo put-back slam
Play 3: Woody Newton poster dunk