Tagged: Basketball Rankings
December 8, 2022 at 9:49 am #34072DCSportsFan.comKeymaster
1. Paul VI (31-5) Last ranked: 1
Between returning players and offseason additions, the defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions have an immense amount of talent. Senior DeShawn Harris-Smith, a Maryland commit, is the leader of this fearsome pack of Panthers.
2. Sidwell Friends (28-1) LR: 2
After winning two titles and garnering national attention last year, the Quakers return nine players and add two impact transfers. With an ambitious nonconference schedule on tap, the Quakers will look to ascend even higher this winter.
3. Gonzaga (18-12) LR: 11
Senior Thomas Batties and sophomore Nyk Lewis are two of the main reasons Coach Steve Turner’s squad will be feared.
4. St. John’s (15-13) LR: Not ranked
The Cadets bring back two of the best players in the WCAC in senior Malik Mack and junior Donnie Freeman while also adding St. Frances transfer Daquan Davis.
6. DeMatha (21-7) LR: 6
New Stags coach Mike Jones, formerly of St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, has a deep roster and will look to implement his defense-first approach in Hyattsville.
At DeMatha, an outsider aims to fill impossibly large basketball shoes
7. Jackson-Reed (27-5) LR: 7
The Tigers, winners of four of the past five D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association titles, will lean on junior Robert Dockery to replace the production of last year’s All-Met Player of the Year, Darren Buchanan Jr.
8. Bishop McNamara (22-6) LR: 5
The Mustangs return plenty of talent from a squad that surged to the top of the WCAC last year, leading the conference for much of the regular season and making a tournament championship game appearance.
9. Bullis (18-7) LR: NR
The Bulldogs, led by the trio of Tyler Boston, Zane Adnan and Caden Diggs, look like contenders in the Interstate Athletic Conference.
12. Bishop O’Connell (18-13) LR: NR
Coach Joe Wootten’s Knights consistently find a way to navigate one of the toughest schedules in the area.
13. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (20-4) LR: 3
The Saints, winners of the past three IAC titles, will be led by Andre Hunter, former assistant to Mike Jones, who left for DeMatha.
16. St. Andrew’s (17-8) LR: NR
Coach Kevin Jones and the Lions are looking to reach the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference title game for a third straight season.
18. Landon (10-11) LR: NR
Bears senior guard Tyler Perkins might be one of the best pure scorers in the area.
19. Good Counsel (14-11) LR: NR
The Falcons opened the season by winning their home tournament, the Xaverian Classic.