Varsity All-anne Arundel

March 29, 2009

boys basketball

Player of the Year

Brendan Bald, Severna Park

The 6-foot-4 senior guard led the Falcons to a 16-7 mark with his all-around play. Bald, who will play at Vermont next year, had good range from the perimeter and an ability to get to the basket and finish strong. He finished the season averaging 20.3 points - tops in the county's public schools - and 6.8 rebounds per game. Bald, who was named the Most Valuable Player in the Anne Arundel County Senior All-Star Classic on March 18, played two seasons at Severna Park after transferring from Archbishop Spalding.

Coach of the Year

Greg Smith, Old Mill

The Patriots didn't reach their ultimate goal of winning the Class 4A state championship - they lost to Thomas Stone in the East regional title game - but Smith did lead his team to a 23-3 season. Starting a new backcourt in juniors Mike Holley and Chris Day, the Patriots dominated against tough county competition during a 16-0 regular-season run in league play before falling to Arundel in the county championship game. Smith employed an up-tempo style that played to his team's strength, not over-coaching or panicking during crunch time. The Patriots had won 18 straight before falling to Arundel, 66-58, in the county title game.

The team

Name School Class Pos.

Brendan Bald Severna Park Senior Guard

Brandon Belt Southern Senior Guard

Nick Groce St. Mary's Senior Guard

R.J. Harris Arundel Junior Guard

Mike Holley Old Mill Junior Guard

Tyler Rudd Glen Burnie Senior Guard

Delmore Howard Annapolis Junior Forward

Auraum Nuiriankh Arundel Senior Forward

Marvin Pinkney Old Mill Senior Forward

Justin Kuntz Glen Burnie Junior Center

Note: Teams selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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