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All-Metro boys' basketball first and second teams

First team

Laquill Hardnett

Perry Hall, junior, forward

• Part of the dynamite one-two punch with fellow first-team pick Anthony Higgs. Helped bring home the first boys basketball Class 4A state championship, averaging 12.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game

• Explosive and versatile at 6-feet-9, proved valuable in helping run the No. 1 Gators (26-2) with four assists per game as well as protecting the rim on defense with 2.1 blocked shots

• Finished with 15 double doubles, including both the state semifinal and title game wins

• Said Perry Hall coach George Panageotou: "He's our leading rebounder and also a player who can legitimately play point guard and take it coast-to-coast. All the things be brings is invaluable to our team."

Anthony Higgs

Perry Hall, junior, forward

• Brought complete offensive game at 6-8, leading the Class 4A champion Gators in scoring with 15.7 points per game. Showed 3-point range and agility to get to the basket

• Added 8.8 rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals and 1.2 assists per game, with seven double doubles

• Enjoyed a 19-point, 13-rebound performance in state semifinal win that also included four blocked shots

• Said Panageotou: "He's such a tough matchup for anybody with his size. He can take it out 22 feet and then go inside and play so effectively in the post."

Noah Locke

McDonogh, junior, guard

• Pure scorer developed into complete player with improved defense and leadership for the No. 6 Eagles, who finished 20-10

• Three-year starter averaged 18 points, six rebounds and three assists, with game-high 38 points in win against Archbishop Spalding

• Scored 20 or more points in 14 games, shooting 45 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point line and 83 percent from the foul line

• Said McDonogh coach TJ Jordan: "On a nightly basis, he is the best shooter in the gym. His scoring abilities allowed us to be so efficient on the offensive end."

Demetrius Mims

Poly, junior, guard

• Averaged 14.9 points and 5.1 rebounds to help lead the No. 4 Engineers (21-7) to the program's first state title in Class 3A

• Scored team-high 22 points in region title win over Dundalk and added 14 in state title win against Potomac

• Three-year starter was inside-outside threat to score, will go into senior year needing 43 points to reach 1,000

• Said Poly coach Sam Brand: "Demetrius has grown up in the Poly program as a three-year starter and emerged as a dangerous scorer. His length and ability to guard make him an extremely productive two-way player."

Darryl Morsell

Mount Saint Joseph, senior, guard/forward

• Repeat All-Metro first-team pick averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists to help the No. 3 Gaels (37-4) to MIAA A and BCL championships

• Enjoyed 17 point, 10-rebound effort in MIAA A title win and named BCL tournament Most Valuable Player after combining to score 40 points in three wins

• Maryland bound; recorded triple double (20 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) in regular season win against Saint Maria Goretti

• Said Mount Saint Joseph coach Pat Clatchey: "Darryl was a huge part of our championship season, his versatility and athleticism was crucial for us to be successful. He played like a senior who wanted to win championships."

Terry Nolan, Jr.

Mount Carmel, senior, guard

• Three-year varsity player averaged 17 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the No. 5 Cougars (29-11) to MIAA A and BCL title games

• Consistent scorer and distributor in the halfcourt, scored 20 or more points in six games with season-high 30 points against Calvert Hall

• Tennessee Chattanooga commit finished his career with 1,200 points

• Said Mount Carmel coach Hakim Hibbert: "Terry's evolution, not only as a player but more importantly a leader, gave us a chance to compete at a high level this year. He was a part of every big play we had this year."

De'Vondre Perry

Poly, senior, guard/forward

• Three-year starter after transferring from North Carolina, repeat All-Metro first-team was instrumental in Poly's rise as a basketball power in Baltimore City, capped by the program's first Class 3A state crown this season

• Dominating presence at 6-6, averaged 19.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.8 blocked shots to close out Poly career with 1,331 points

• Committed to Temple, averaged 28 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, three blocked shots and two steals in state semifinal and championship wins

• Said Poly coach Sam Brand: "De'Vondre was a two-year captain that demonstrated exceptional versatility on and off the court with his dominant performances and tireless work rate…a player that Poly will not soon forget."

Immanuel Quickley

John Carroll, junior, guard

• Last year's All-Metro Player of the Year continued stellar play for the No. 11 Patriots (21-13), averaging 23.7 points and 7.2 assists in third varsity season

• Scored 30 or more in five games; 20 or more in 14 and finished with eight double doubles

• Undeclared; high major prospect has offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland and UCLA, among many others

• Said John Carroll coach John Zito: "Immanuel is one of the hardest working players in the country, no question about it. People often asked how he made some of the plays he's made, it's because he prepares himself."

Second team

Brendan Adams, Calvert Hall, junior, guard

Darius Dangerfield, Harford Tech, senior, guard

Chris Jones, Annapolis, junior, guard

Jordan Jones, Mount Carmel, junior, forward

Anthony Longpre, Glenelg Country, senior, guard/forward

Gerard Mungo, Patterson, sophomore, guard

Da’Shawn Phillip, Dunbar, junior, guard/forward

Eral Penn, St. Frances, senior, forward

Andre Rafus, Lake Clifton, senior, forward

Zach Tucker, Century, senior, guard

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