All-Metro girls' basketball first and second teams

First team

Taylor Addison

Howard, forward, junior

• Versatile 5-foot-10 small forward led the No. 5 Lions to the Howard County championship, Class 4A North regional final

• Led the Lions with 15.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.7 steals per game, second on the team in assists, blocks and field goal percentage

• Scored 16 points in the sectional final victory over No. 6 Western; hit two free throws in the final minute to upset then-No. 3 Old Mill, 58-56

• Second-team All-Metro last season; undecided about college but has an offer from UMBC, interest from others

Nia Clouden

St. Frances, guard, junior

• Repeat first-team selection hit the headline-grabbing shot of the year — a buzzer-beating jumper to edge National Christian in overtime

• The 5-7 point guard averaged 12.8 points, four assists; scored 15 points, including her 1,000th, in the IAAM A Conference championship

• Named the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year

• Narrowed her college options to nine, including Michigan, Dayton, North Carolina State, Georgetown

Jasmine Dickey

Catonsville, forward-guard, junior

• The key player behind the No. 3 Comets' run to their first state championship

• The 5-10 swing player scored 30 points in the 49-46 Class 4A title victory over defending champion Walt Whitman; also had 11 rebounds, including one with 19.1 seconds left to seal the win

• Averaged 23.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, three assists; scored more than 1,500 career points

• Repeat first-team selection, considering offers from more than a dozen Division I college programs

Chyna Latimer

Patterson Mill, guard, senior

• Led the No. 7 Huskies to their third state title in four years, scoring 23 points in the 59-43 Class 2A championship victory over Southern of Garrett County

• Versatile 5-11 shooting guard could drive or hit the 3-pointer, could handle the ball and run the offense when needed; also a tough matchup inside posting up smaller players; guarded opposition's best player

• Averaged 22 points, six rebounds, three assists; scored 1,494 career points

• Signed with George Washington

Kayla Liles

McDonogh, guard, junior

• The 5-10 shooting guard was the top player for the No. 2 Eagles (26-4), runners up in the IAAM A Conference

• Led her team with 13 points per game, second in rebounding with six per game, scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games

• Scored 23 points in the IAAM A Conference championship loss to No. 1 St. Frances, including 12 of McDonogh's first 14

• Named the best defensive player at the Bishop Walsh Tournament, undecided about college

Mir McLean

Roland Park, forward, freshman

• Burst onto the scene with 18 points, 18 rebounds in her first high school game vs. the No. 5 team in the country

• At 5-10 dominated with her height, agility; had 20 double doubles in 23 games as the No. 4 Reds finished third in the IAAM A Conference

• Played key role with 21 points, 20 rebounds in an 82-71 upset of then-No. 4 Western as her 12 first-half points helped build a 17-point lead

• Averaged 14.5 points, 14.6 rebounds; already on a lot of college coaches' radar

Angel Reese

St. Frances, forward, freshman

• The agile 6-2 Reese gave the No. 1 Panthers a dominating inside combination along with Player of the Year Mia Davis

• In the first of four wins over McDonogh, had 19 points, 12 rebounds; had 13 points, 10 rebounds in the A Conference championship game

• Named Most Outstanding Player at the Bishop Walsh tournament, grabbed 45 rebounds as the Panthers won the three-day tournament to go 30-0

• Averaged 11.1 points, 11 rebounds; another freshman already turning college coaches' heads

Francesca Vanegas

Atholton, guard, senior

• Smooth shooter with a natural feel for the game, the 5-7 shooting guard helped the No. 13 Raiders reach the state title game for the first time since 2008

• Averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 4.4 steals; scored 20 points in the 72-60 state Class 3A title loss to Frederick

• Scored 26 in the 72-51 senior night victory over Long Reach

• Finished her career with 957 points, undecided about college

Jasmen Walton

Western, junior, forward-guard

• The top player in the Baltimore City league, 5-11 Walton could do just about everything for the No. 6 Doves — drive, shoot from long range, rebound, handle the ball, run the offense

• Had three games with at least 30 points; averaged 18.5 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four steals

• Scored 23 points in the regional final loss to No. 5 Howard; had 34 in a loss to No. 4 Roland Park

• Second-team All-Metro last year, deciding from among at least 10 college scholarship offers

 

Second team

Kayla Bacon, Seton Keough, guard, senior

Mackenzie DeWees, Manchester Valley, guard, junior

Caroline Duffy, Severna Park, forward, senior

Jen Gast, Catonsville, forward, senior

Jeydah Johnson, Roland Park, guard, senior

Aleah Nelson, McDonogh, guard, sophomore

Makenzie Pollard, Milford Mill, forward-guard, junior

Eniyah Russell, Coppin Academy, guard, freshman

Emileigh Scott, Howard, forward, senior

Maraiyah Smith, New Town, guard, senior

Kiana Williams, Long Reach, guard, junior

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