Posted On: 03/16/20 12:13 PM
What an eventful season it’s been. With as many as 7 teams earning a national ranking at some point during the season, the DMV once again showed why many consider it as the premier hotbed for high school hoops in America. Now that the season is over, it’s time to go recognize those who stood out during this memorable campaign. Here we award our All-Senior Teams from Maryland and DC. Choosing a total of 15 players to make up the first, second, and third teams was no easy task. Our staff deliberated for a significant amount of time before finally coming up with the names below. Stay tuned for much more postseason coverage right here at Prep Hoops.
G - Ace Baldwin | St. Frances Academy
Giacubeno - Baldwin once again proved that he was one of the most clutch players at the high school level. In any tight game, the VCU commit would step up and will St. Frances to a victory. He helped the Panthers to a 38-4 overall record as the Panthers were regarded as a top-25 team in the country for a large portion of the season.
G - Brandon MurrayBrandonMurray6'4" | SGBaltimore Poly | 2020StateMD | Baltimore Poly Giacubeno - Arguably a top stock riser nationwide in the 2020 class, Murray’s athleticism, elite outside shooting, and overall motor caught the eyes of high major programs. His efforts had the Engineers sporting a 25-2 overall record. G - Earl TimberlakeEarlTimberlake6'6" | SFDeMatha | 2020State#29NationMD | DeMatha Wilson - Timberlake had some consideration as the player of the year but ultimately fell short to his DeMatha Stag teammate. Timberlake is a pro prospect that brings it every game. His numbers might have not been where he wanted them to be this year but he came up big in certain games, especially the WCAC Championship game where he finished with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 blocks. He will have a major impact on both sides of the ball in Miami. F - Terrance WilliamsTerranceWilliams6'5" | PFGonzaga | 2020State#109NationMD | Gonzaga Wilson - Finished his career as the 2nd all-time leading scorer at Gonzaga. Expanded his scoring ability this past year with his consistent three-point shot. Michigan is getting a player that is produced every game and why I gave him a nickname of “Mr. Productive.” C - Hunter DickinsonHunterDickinson7'2" | CDeMatha | 2020State#50NationMD | DeMatha - Player of the Year Ayalew - Dickinson capped off his distinguished high school career in style. The 7-footer, who is committed to Michigan, was named WCAC Player of the year and was simply the most dominant player on one of the best teams in the country. SECOND TEAM G - Ishmael LeggettIshmaelLeggett6'2" | CGSt. John's | 2020State#178NationMD | St. John’s Wilson - Leggett took his game to an elite level being the ultimate leader of the Cadets. Led St. John’s to a top 15 national ranking during a part of the season. Scored in a variety of ways all year and was one of the main reasons why St. John’s was near the top of the WCAC this year. G - Ronald PoliteRonaldPolite6'2" | PGOxon Hill | 2020State#256NationMD | Oxon Hill Ayalew - Polite has been steadily ascending to his place among the DMV’s elite, but this was by far his best season. Polite’s physical development in the last 6-8 months has been remarkable. Expect him to earn meaningful minutes at George Mason sooner rather than later. F - Max BrooksMaxBrooks6'7" | PFSt. Charles | 2020StateMD | St. Charles Ayalew - Brooks’ arrival at St. Charles was arguably the most impactful offseason move in the area. Needless to say, the hype was real. 27 wins later, we can only wonder what this team’s ceiling could have been. F - Justin LewisJustinLewis6'8" | PFBaltimore Poly | 2020State#49NationMD | Baltimore Poly Giacubeno - Lewis had games this season where he looked impossible to contain. The 6-foot-7 Marquette commit drastically improved his outside shot and ability to operate on the perimeter while still being a dominant shot-blocking presence and rebounder. F - Jamal WestJamalWest6'5" | PFSt. Frances Academy | 2020State#334NationMD | St. Frances Academy Giacubeno - West put together another productive season for the Panthers averaging 16 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. The South Alabama commit was voted as the BCL Player of the Year after being the most consistent producer on the St. Frances team. THIRD TEAM G - Rahim AliRahimAli5'11" | PGBaltimore Poly | 2020StateMD | Baltimore Poly Giacubeno - On a loaded Poly team, Ali’s energy and ability to set the table was critical. The unsigned senior was on the pursuit of a fourth-straight Class 3A title since taking over the controls as a freshman. His advanced IQ for the game was paramount in Poly pulling out marquee wins throughout the season. G - DeLonnie Hunt | Rock Creek Christian Wilson - One of the most electric point guards in the area who is another prospect under-recruited. Plays with high intensity each game and has tremendous playmaking skills with good passing, finishes well in transition with the ability to finish above the rim and gets to the free-throw line a lot. He helped Rock Creek win the MD Private School State Championship. G - Martaz RobinsonMartazRobinson6'2" | CGNew Town | 2020StateMD | New Town Giacubeno - Robinson helped facilitate New Town to a second-straight Baltimore County championship and was voted as the Baltimore County Player of the Year. The Delaware State commit added the needed aggression as a scorer while still making effective decisions as a distributor. F - Corey DychesCoreyDyches6'3" | CGPotomac | 2020StateMD | Potomac Ayalew - Dyches parlayed an All-Met football campaign into a similarly dominant run of play on the hardwood. Potomac began the season on a 14-game win streak, and Dyches was the catalyst. He flirted with triple-doubles on a nightly basis and continued to put up massive stat lines as the season progressed. F - Jason EdokpayiJasonEdokpayi6'7" | PFMount Saint Joseph | 2020StateMD | Mount Saint Joseph Giacubeno - Edokpayi caught the DMV by surprise with his breakout season as he helped lead the Gaels to an MIAA A Conference title and a 26-7 overall record. The 6-foot-7 forward has emerged as an absolute steal for Fairfield with his ability to impact at a high level on both ends of the floor.