Boys basketball: First team

March 24, 2010

Eric Atkins
Mount St. Joseph, senior, guard

•Smart, consistent and highly competitive point guard led Gaels to 106 wins in four-year career as starter

•Named BCL Player of the Year past two seasons

•Able to score from perimeter or drive to basket; averaged 15 points, four assists and two steals this season

•Set to play for Notre Dame next season

Ryley Beaumont
Mount St. Joseph, senior, forward

•Versatile inside/outside game produced team-high 17 points per game this season to go with six rebounds

•Scored more than 1,000 career points in two seasons as starter

•Finished with 20 points and had game-saving block to lead Gaels past Calvert Hall in key regular-season win

•Will play at Elon next season

Aquille Carr
Patterson, freshman, guard

•Poised and fearless 5-foot-6 point guard had one of finest freshman seasons ever in area, averaging 25.5 points, eight assists and 5.3 steals in leading No. 13 Clippers to 14-7 season

•Started career with triple double in win over Dundalk, scoring 24 points with 13 assists and 11 steals

•Finished with 20 points and 10 assists in win over last year's Class 1A state champion, Digital Harbor, and had 39 points in close loss to last year's 3A state champ, Lake Clifton

•Scored 20 or more points in 16 of 19 games he played and recorded 30 or more in four of those games

Dylon Cormier
Cardinal Gibbons, senior, guard

•First-team All-MIAA and BCL standout averaged 26 points despite constant double teams; also averaged 8.5 rebounds and led Crusaders with 64 steals

•In three varsity seasons, including past two as starter, shooting guard scored 1,329 points, seventh in program history

•Tied school record with 46 points in season-opening win over Severn and had a 44-point, 18-rebound effort in win against McDonogh

•Will play at Loyola University and is expected to contribute immediately as freshman

Jonathan Graham
Calvert Hall, senior, center

•Strong inside player averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for BCL tournament champion Cardinals

•Started three years of four-year varsity career and finished with 1,670 points to rank second in program history

•Finished with 17 double doubles this season, including 33-point, 15-rebound performance in win St. Paul's

•Still weighing college options

Stanton Kidd
Edmondson, senior, forward

•First to practice and last to leave, 6-7 captain provided strong leadership in leading No. 6 Red Storm to its first Baltimore City championship

•Three-year varsity player had 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game in second season as starter

•Versatility played big role in many Red Storm wins; showed ability to carry ball upcourt and make timely hustle play on defense

•Still considering number of schools; Morgan State and Loyola top list

Jordan Latham
City, senior, center

•At 6-8, went from being defensive standout last season to first option on offense in leading No. 1 Knights to second straight Class 2A state title

•Averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in second season as starter

•Had combined 22 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks in Knights' two state tournament wins

•Headed to play college ball at Xavier

Wayne Sparrow
St. Frances, senior, guard

•Pure shooter developed complete game to make impact at both ends of court in third year as starter

•Averaged 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in helping No. 5 Panthers repeat as MIAA A Conference tournament champions

•Reached 1,000-point plateau when he scored 19 in BCL playoff win over St. Maria Goretti

•Signed to play at Richmond next season

Davon Usher
Digital Harbor, senior, guard-forward

•Versatile 6-5 captain was two-year starter and force at both ends as No. 9 Rams' go-to player

•Averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals this season

•Hit game-winning jumper with 1.9 seconds left to lift Rams past Class 3A state champ Milford Mill at 14th annual Basketball Academy.

•Set to play at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi next season

Eric Atkins
Ryley Beaumont
Aquille Carr
Dylon Cormier
Jonathan Graham
Stanton Kidd
Jordan Latham
Wayne Sparrow
Davon Usher

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