2017 ALL-XFINITY ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS ANNOUNCED
After much thought I present you with the CAPITOL HOOPS 2017 All-Xfinity-All-Tournament-Team.
Stats play a huge role in deciding the teams, but watching the flow of the game and seeing how each player left their mark on the games this weekend were also huge. All tournament team is solely decided on how players played in their game(s) at Xfinity Center, not just the championship game but their overall performance in both games (or the rare scenario that they made this list and only played 1 game). Regular season play and regional playoff play had no bearing. Winning was the most important factor. You won’t find many players who didn’t win a state championship on the first team. Where you are going to college, or what AAU team you play for has no bearing whatsoever on our votes.
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
# De’Vondre Perry — Poly — Senior
The tournaments Most Outstanding Player did everything for the Engineers. He was the tournaments leading scorer and shot blocker, was second in the tournament in rebounds, and assists, and that doesn’t even tell the whole story. In Poly’s semifinal game Perry went off for 33 points (13-19 FG, 6-10 3-pt FG), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals, in only 24 minutes. He followed that up in Poly’s chip with a mammoth double-double; 23 & 16 to go along with 3 assists, 3 steals, and a block. For the tournament he shot 55.9% from the field, 56.2% from deep, and 81.8% from the line. The senior is committed to temple next year.
# LaQuill Hardnett — Perry Hall — Junior
Hardnett was an animal for Perry Hall who won their first state chip in school history. He was the tournaments leading rebounder at 16.5 per game. He added 12.5 PPG, 3 APG, and 2.5 blocks per game. He also went 4/4 from the line in the final 25 seconds of overtime in PH’s state championship game.
# Tyler Holley — Perry Hall — Junior
Holley is the only player of the 17 on these three teams who came off the bench for both of his teams games. He was the leading scorer for the 4A state champs at 17 PPG. He shot 70.6% for the tournament and grabbed 4.5 RPG. He also stole Quince Orchard’s pass with 5 seconds left in their state championship to cement the Gators win.
# Gerard Mungo — Patterson — Sophomore
Mungo had a huge championship game going for 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. For the tournament he averaged 16 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2 APG, and was tied for the lead in steals for the tournament at 6. The sophomore is part of a nucleus set to return to Kane Street next season.
# Marvin Price — Patterson — Sophomore
The DeMatha transfer averaged 18 PPG and 6.5 RPG and 2 steals per game for the tournament. He had a monster semi-final game vs Harford Tech when he went for 24, 12, & 3.
# Kimani Benjamin — Fairmont Heights — Junior
Benjamin had a monster tournament for the 1A champion Hornets. He averaged 20.5 PPG, 9 RPG, 2 blocks per game, shot 51.7% from the field, and 78.6% from the line.
Zach Tucker — Century — Senior
Tucker was the 2nd leading scorer at Xfinity this year averaging 25 PPG in his 2 games. He scored a tournament high 34 in his semi-final win over Central. He connected on 23-25 FTs, both highs in the tournament. He connected on 50% (5-10) of his 3-balls and tied for the lead at Xfinity at 4 assists per game.
Matt Kelly — Quince Orchard — Senior
Kelly had a phenomenal showing in Quince Orchard’s state championship game going for a game high 22 points on 8-14 FG and 4-8 3pt FG. For the tournament he averaged 14.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, and only 1.5 turnovers per game.
# Anthony Higgs — Perry Hall — Junior
Part of Perry Hall’s twin towers, Higgs had a superb tournament. He was one of three players to average a double-double for the tournament. He averaged 14 PPG, 10RPG, 1.5 APG, and 2 blocks per game.
# Darren Lucas-White — Fairmont Heights — Junior
Lucas-White averaged 14 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and was tied for the lead in steals for the 2-game tournament with 6.
# Demetrius Mims — Poly — Junior
Mims brought a lot of intangibles and leadership to the Engineers. He also averaged 11PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 2.5 blocks per game and a steal per game in helping Dre Perry lead Poly to their first state chip.
# Christion Adams — Patterson — Senior
The senior was playing in his 3rd trip to Xfinity for the Clippers. He was very consistent in his two games going for 13&9 in the semi-final and 13&10 in the final. He finished the tournament shooting 75% from the field.
John Fierstein — Quince Orchard — Senior
Fierstein finished his HS career averaging 14 PPG at Xfinity. He added 8 RPG, 4 APG, and shot 50% from the field in the tournament.
Teon Gardner — Edmondson — Sophomore
The sophomore guard led Edmondson with 16 PPG. He connected on 6 of his 12 3-balls in the tournament. He also averaged 5.5 RPG, and 2.5 APG.
Travis Henson — Potomac — Senior
The sharp-shooting lefty went for 18 PPG, 7 RPG, and 2 blocks per game in leading the Wolverines to the 3A title game. He also shot 50% from the field, despite almost 40% of his FG attempts coming from behind the arc.
% Brandon Simpson — Seneca Valley — Senior
In his loan game this year at Xfinity Simpson continued to do what he did to Montgomery County competition all season; dominate. He went for a game high 26 points on 10-16 FG. He went for a game high 13 rebounds. He added 2 assists, a steal, and a block,
% Darron Barnes — Wise — Senior
In his loan game at Xfinity this year Wise senior Darron Barnes went for 20 points on 6-7 FG and 9-10 Ft. He also grabbed 8 boards, had 2 blocks, and committed only 1 turnover in 29 minutes.
# Denotes 2016 state champion
% Played only 1 game