1999-2000 All-Baltimore City/County basketball teams

High School

March 14, 2000

Player of the Year

Melvin Scott, Southern-Baltimore: Scott follows in the footsteps of Southern standouts like Johnny Hemsley (Miami), Damon Cason (Towson) and Kevin Simpson (1993-94 All-Metro Player of the Year). The 6-foot-1 junior guard was the main catalyst in the Bulldogs' run to the city championship, scoring 25 points in the title game. In 26 games, Scott averaged 24.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists, leading Southern to the state 4A semifinals, where the Bulldogs were stopped by eventual state champion Oxon Hill of Prince George's County and its 6-8 Georgetown-bound center, Michael Sweetney. Scott had a team-high 15 points and two steals in the loss. Scott agonized opponents with his clutch play. Against Gwynn Park, which won the state 2A championship, he had scored 30 points including the game-winning jumper. In closing quarter of the 4A North region final against Douglass, he scored 11 points, helping the Bulldogs to a 85-75 win. Against city league foes, Scott averaged 22.3 points and was held under double-figures only once all season. "He right now ranks among the best," said Southern coach Meredith Smith. "His potential is unlimited. He's very versatile and has a tremendous work ethnic." Scott, who had a season-high 31 points against Poly, will probably be the area's most sought after college prospect and is already high on the lists of many Division I schools including Maryland, Seton Hall and Duke.

Coach of the Year

Pete Pompey, Edmondson: When Pompey coached the 1992-93 Dunbar team to Baltimore City's initial state championship, few foresaw any team being able to stop the Poets in the state tournament. Nearly seven years later, Pompey did the trick with Edmondson, ending Dunbar's streak of seven consecutive state semifinal appearances to earn All-City/County Coach of the Year accolades. Edmondson was the sixth team from Baltimore City to advance to Cole Field House. In the Class 2A semifinals last Friday, the Redskins lost 76-58 to Gwynn Park of Prince George's County. After winning All-City/County coaching honors during the fall for leading the West Baltimore school to the state Class 2A football title game, Pompey along with football standouts Eddie Colbert, Danny Dixon, Raytron Leak and Jason Murphy had a few days to prepare for the basketball campaign. The Redskins opened with a 72-67 victory over Douglass, which advanced to the 4A North region finals. Other than three decisive losses in city league play, Edmondson was competitive, including seven setbacks by five points or less. Seeded sixth in the 2A North region, Edmondson knocked off Hereford and Poly to advance to the finals. In the region final, Edmondson overcame a 11-point deficit late in the third period at Dunbar to stun the two-time defending state 2A champs, whose only other loss in the state tournament came in the 1996 state 3A title game to Frederick's Thomas Johnson, which was led by Maryland's Terrence Morris. Pompey, who guided Dunbar to the mythical national championship in the 1991-92 campaign, ranks among active area coaches with a 282-121 record in 20 seasons.

First team

Calvin Dotson, Dunbar: Though the perennial east Baltimore power had a rocky season, punctuated by losses to Southern (city title game) and Edmondson (2A North region final), Dotson was always steady. The 6-foot-2 lefty shooter averaged 22.3 points, 6.5 assists, 3.2 steals and 3.1 rebounds. "He's a very unselfish player and he did everything he could to lead the team in the right direction," said Dunbar coach Lynn Badham. "He needs to be more vocal, but he's a coach's dream." Dotson, who has met the necessary requirements for freshman eligibility, had a season-high 25 points on three occasions. Wake Forest, Duquesne and Vermont are currently at the top of his recruiting list.

Todd Galloway, City: A repeat first-team All-City/County selection, Galloway averaged 26.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists before the Knights' season was derailed. "He's very explosive and athletic," said City coach Daryl Wade. "His determination to succeed is tremendous. Galloway attracted early attention from a host of Big East schools. A second-team All-Metro selection last winter, Galloway had a season-high 37 points against Anacostia (D.C.) in the season-opener at the Baltimore-D.C. Challenge.

Daevon Haskins, Walbrook: Haskins was the catalyst for the Warriors' resurgence this winter. The 6-foot-2 Haskins averaged 20.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 9.8 assists for the Warriors before their season ended in a loss to eventual state 4A semifinalist Southern-Balto. in the North region semifinals. "He has the ability to take over ball games," said Walbrook coach Kelvin Bridges. "He's strong mentally and has dedicated himself to being a great student-athlete." Haskins, who carries a 87 average, had a season-high 35 points against Poly.

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