April 24, 2018

2017 MSA public school boys’ basketball awards



F De’Vondre Perry, Poly / Sr.

Temple commit charged Baltimore Polytechnic Institute to its first boys’ basketball state title in school history, turning in a historic performance at the state tournament in which he averaged 28 points on 19-for-34 shooting (55.9 percent) with his nine 3-pointers made (9-for-16, 56.3 percent from deep) was one shy of the state record. He also racked up 12.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.0 blocks, 1.5 steals and made 9 of 11 free throws at Xfinity Center. Perry guided the Engineers to a 23 wins and averaged a team-high 20.2 points and 10.4 rebounds. Dished 4.2 assists a game and tallied 2.4 steals and 3.1 blocks.



David Oliveras, Great Mills / Sr. (19.5 points); Trea Keyes, Wilde Lake / So. (18.6 points, six rebounds, 1.6 steals); Bo Schene, Manchester Valley / Sr. (18.4 points, 6.3 rebounds); Jiar White, North Hagerstown / Sr. (17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 53 percent from the floor); Tre Morgan, Long Reach (16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds); Gary Briddell, Jr., Stephen Decatur / Sr. (16 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals); Kevon Voyles, Stephen Decatur / Jr. (16 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals); Ryan Burgess, Edgewood / Sr. (15.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals); Dion Marks, Northern / Sr. (15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds); Dwayne Garner, Frederick / Sr. (15.6 points); Corey Schlee, Oakdale / Sr. (15 points, six rebounds); Nicholas Lang, Linganore / Jr. (14.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.2 steals, 42 percent from deep); Ryan Rachic, Calvert / So. (14.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 52 percent from deep); Jaden Martin, River Hill (14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals); Ryle Burley, Potomac / Sr. (14 points, eight rebounds, three steals, three blocks, 42 percent from deep); Braxton Foreman, Thomas Johnson / Jr. (14 points); Dequon Walker, Howard (13.9 points, 6.6 rebounds); Chad Brown, Atholton (13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds); Jayme Sappington, Frederick / Sr. (13.7 points); Judge Payne, Reservoir (13.5 points); Marquis Bullet, Wilde Lake (13.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks); Da’Quan Watts, Huntingtown / Jr. (13 points, 52 percent from the floor); Jay Weems, Calvert / Jr. (13 points, 5.1 rebounds); Kareem Matthew, Seneca Valley / Sr. (12.7 points, 1.9 steals); Joey Conklin, Westminster / Sr. (12.6 points, 35 percent from deep); John Teague, North Hagerstown / Sr. (12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 54 percent from the floor); Collin Schlee, Oakdale / So. (12 points, five rebounds, two steals, 35 percent from deep); Brandon Prox, Mount Hebron (12 points); Robert Gordon, Hammond (11.9 points); Elijah White, Centennial (11.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists); Trevon Lucas, Seneca Valley / Sr. (11.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals); Gary Robertson, Potomac / Sr. (11 points, five assists, four steals, 43 percent from deep); Charlie Weber, Huntingtown / So. (11 points, 6.2 rebounds); Ryan Ridgell, Hammond / Sr. (10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, two steals); Ja’Ron Johnson, Stephen Decatur / Jr. (10 points, 1.8 steals, 57 percent from the floor); Jason Newman, Potomac / Jr. (10 points, six assists, three steals); Rahim Ali, Poly / Fr. (7.3 points, 4.5 assists, 2.2 steals); Harry Rasmussen, Linganore / Sr.; J.R. Powe, Thomas Johnson / So.; Eyan Coley, Frederick / Sr.

About Kyle McFadden 416 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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1 Comment on 2017 MSA public school boys’ basketball awards

  1. Excellent article. But Perry’s 2015-16 Season wasn’t underwhelming, Poly went 13-0 in the city league while playing everyone twice and went on to win the schools first city championship. They were upset in the playoffs.

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