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Boys basketball: Player, Coach of the Year

St. Frances' Sean Mosley is the All-Metro Player of the Year for boys basketball.
St. Frances' Sean Mosley is the All-Metro Player of the Year for boys basketball. (Sun photo by Alergina Perna)
Sean Mosley
St. Frances

An outstanding player and leader, Mosley led the Panthers (28-10) to the Baltimore Catholic League tournament title, a trip to the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament and the areas No. 1 ranking.

Mosley, a 6-foot-4 senior swing player, joins former Calvert Hall star Duane Ferrell (1980-84) as the only four-time All-Metro players. Headed to the University of Maryland, Mosley was recruited by Keith Booth, the former Dunbar and Terps standout to whom many observers compare Mosley.

Mosley has the ability to play hard while remaining calm, lulling foes to sleep as he scores from inside and outside, blocks shots and makes steals.

"Sean has tremendous upside, and his work ethic should take him a long way at the next level," St. Frances assistant coach Mark Karcher said.

Mosley averaged 24.2 points and finished with 2,933 career points, trailing only Rodney Monroe of Goretti, who had 3,047 points from 1983 to 1987, on the list of the state's career scoring leaders. He also averaged 7.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals, and shot 55.2 percent from the field and 84.1 percent from the free-throw line.

Named the BCL regular-season Most Outstanding Player along with Mount St. Joseph's Henry Sims, Mosley was named Most Valuable Player of the BCL tournament, Most Outstanding Player at the Alhambra and the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year. Mosley will play in the Cap City Classic and the Charm City Challenge.
Dave Herman
Winters Mill

Herman guided Winters Mill to its first state championship in boys basketball in the school's sixth year of existence with a pair of stunning victories over highly touted teams.

A 58-56 victory over Prince George's County power Gwynn Park in the Class 2A state semifinals vaulted the Falcons into the final against then-No. 2 Randallstown. Winters Mill knocked off the three-time defending state champion Rams, 54-47.

It was also the first state title for a Carroll County team since Westminster won in 1947.

Herman, 36, coached one season at Westminster, where he went 12-11, before starting the program at Winters Mill. He is 82-41 (.667) in five varsity seasons as the Falcons' coach, including 21-6 this season.

"We told the kids that we knew they would be better in January and February. And they were," he said. "We really got going at the end and won our last 12 in a row. What made winning the state championship so enjoyable was the quality of our kids."

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