Top 20 players

December 05, 1990

* Terrance Alexander, Dunbar, 6-3, Sr., G -- Alexander was a first-team All-Metro selection last season after averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a shooting guard. He is a double threat with the ability to hit the outside shot and drive past opponents. Street & Smith's lists him as one of the nation's top players.

* Vincent Barnett, Southern, 5-9, Sr., G -- Perhaps Anne Arundel County's top all-around player, Barnett averaged 24.4 points last season and has all the skills to lead the Bulldogs' running game. Despite his size, Barnett is a good rebounder who also plays superb defense.

* Eric Bazemore, Forest Park, 5-11, Sr., G -- Bazemore was the area's second-leading scorer last season (27.0 ppg). He plays point guard, but his forte is scoring, not passing.

* Donta Bright, Dunbar, 6-6, Jr., C-F -- He's probably the area's best underclassman. Last season he averaged 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks and was a first-team All-Metro selection. He does most of his work inside off the glass but runs the floor well.

* Eric Carroll, St. Frances, 6-3, Soph., G -- Carroll can hit the outside shot and slice to the baseline. Last season, he averaged 18 points and 5 rebounds for the Catholic League Tournament champion.

* David Cason, Southern, 5-10, Sr., G -- Cason led the area in assists (8.9) last season. He is an excellent ball-handler and penetrater who has improved his outside shooting to become an ever greater threat.

* Devin Gray, St. Frances, 6-6, Sr., C -- Gray averaged 23.9 points and 12.3 rebounds and has tremendous leaping ability and a strong inside game. He is considered the area's top recruit.

* Kevin Hockaday, Joppatowne, 6-5, Sr., C -- He should be the dominating big man in Harford County. A four-year varsity player, Hockaday averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds in a balanced frontcourt last season.

* Bernard Hopkins, Overlea, 6-5, Jr., F -- He was the key to the Falcons' championship season last year. His coach, Doug Eisenhauer, says he is unstoppable inside. This first-team all-county performer averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds last season.

* Darrin Jones, Mount St. Joseph, 6-1, Sr., G -- Last season Jones averaged 16 points and 5 rebounds playing small forward. He will work on his guard skills more this season to prepare for college. He's sure to make the All-Catholic League team again.

* Todd Kerr, Park, 6-1, Sr., G -- Kerr is touted as the best player in the C Conference. He averaged 23 points and 6 rebounds last season. Coach Webb Johnson said Kerr is an inside-outside threat, is adept at shooting three-pointers and handles the ball well. "He's an A Conference player in the C Conference," Johnson said.

* Michael Lloyd, Dunbar, 6-2, Jr., G -- Capable of playing either guard spot, he starred at the point last year, averaging 13 points and 9 assists. He can hit the jumper and has the leaping ability to finish the break with a slam. Street & Smith's lists Lloyd as one of the nation's top underclassmen.

* Dana Marshall, Towson Catholic, 6-2, Sr., G -- Last season, he was the three-point specialist for the Catholic League regular-season champions and tournament runners-up, but coach Mike Daniels says Marshall is a complete player now. Marshall has used up his Catholic League eligibility but can play in MSA and non-league games.

* Ross Peacock, Cardinal Gibbons, 6-2, Sr., G -- Peacock is a slick ball-handling point guard who played on a championship team with teammate Chucky Lee during the June session at Five Star camp last summer.

* Jermaine Porter, Walbrook, 6-5, Jr., F -- A blood disorder kept Porter in bed part of the summer and caused his weight to drop from 180 to 140, but he is fully recovered and ready to resume his outside bombing and slashing moves to the basket.

* John Salley, Southern, 6-7, Sr., C -- He is an unselfish player who has worked hard to become an excellent rebounder, passer and defender while letting others do the scoring. This season, he will have to prove that he has the offense in the paint to play at a major college.

Albert Smith, Dulaney, 6-3, Sr., F -- As a junior last season, he ranked among the top three in the area in scoring (third, 25.9) and rebounding (second, 15.8). He had a rib and a blood clot removed during summer but has fully recovered.

Stevie Thomas, Walbrook, 6-7, Sr., C -- After Devin Gray, Thomas is the area's best senior big man and may be the next biggest recruit. Thomas is an outstanding rebounder and shot blocker, and coach Gus Herrington says he has added a jumper and the ability to put the ball on the floor.

James Thompson, Owings Mills, 6-1, Sr., G -- A four-year starter, Thompson averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds last season. He has tremendous leaping ability and knows how to drive to the basket.

Johnny Williams, Broadneck, 5-10, Sr., G -- Anne Arundel County's top point guard averaged 8 points, 8 assists and almost no turnovers last year. Williams has 163 career assists and is closing in on the school record of 1988.

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