The senior guard made an impression in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs last week, hitting big shots throughout to lead the Falcons to their first championship.
Seeded third, Gerstell opened with a 65-61 win over St. John’s in the quarterfinals on Feb. 20 with Rimel providing 13 points. Rimel’s jumper in the closing seconds against second-seeded Indian Creek on Thursday was the difference in a 57-55 win as he finished with 12 points.
He picked up right where he left off in Sunday’s title game against top-seeded Severn, hitting a 3-pointer on the team’s opening possession, adding another in the game’s first minute and closing with 15 points as the Falcons claimed a 62-53 win over the Admirals.
In the three wins, he hit eight 3-pointers, shot 83 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 4.3 rebounds. Committed to York (Pa.) College, he averaged a team-high 11.1 points per game as the Falcons finished 20-10 this season.
Others considered: Aaron Dow, Dulaney, wrestling; Jimmy Kells, Hereford, wrestling; Cameron Miller, Ben Franklin, basketball; Kai Muniz, Reservoir, track and field; Jalen Stanton, Century, track and field