All-Metro Boys Basketball First Team

Take a look at The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro first team for boys basketball:

Nico Clareth

Calvert Hall, guard, senior

• The two-year starter averaged 15 points, four rebounds and three assists to help lead the No. 1 Cardinals (30-7) to the MIAA A and BCL tournament championships

• He totaled 71 points in three wins to be named the BCL Tournament Most Valuable Player, highlighted by a 27-point effort in the semifinal win against Mount Carmel

• Was a BCL first-team selection, was All-MIAA and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, S.C.

• Scored 937 points in his two varsity seasons; committed to Siena

Tristan Easton

Meade, forward, junior

• Explosive scorer averaged 16.7 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals per game to lead the No. 4 Mustangs (26-2) to the program's first Class 4A state title

• Scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the decisive third quarter of the Mustangs' 81-47 state semifinal win against Springbrook

• With 1,138 career points, he needs 194 to pass 1989 graduate Corey Wallace as the program's all-time leading scorer.

• He was a captain in each of his first three varsity seasons

Drew Edwards

Calvert Hall, guard, senior

• The versatile four-year varsity player and captain averaged 16 points, five rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the No. 1 Cardinals

• Scored in double figures in all five playoff games to help Calvert Hall claim MIAA A and BCL crowns, including a game-high 25 points in the MIAA semifinal win over John Carroll

• Two-time BCL first-team selection and All-MIAA A performer; first-team tournament picks at Alhambra and Gonzaga D.C. Classic and MVP of the Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, S.C.

• His 1,521 career points rank him in the top 5 all-time at Calvert Hall; set to play at Providence

Will Jenkins III

Mount Carmel, forward, senior

• Averaged 13.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to lead the No. 5 Cougars to a program-best 31-win season

• Finished with 14 double doubles this season, including a 28-point, 13-rebound performance against St. Frances on Jan. 2

• BCL first-team selection and tournament's Sportsmanship Award recipient, All-MIAA and all-tournament team at Gonzaga D.C. Classic

• Finished his two seasons at Mount Carmel with 893 points

Kimbal Mackenzie

John Carroll, guard, senior

• Three-year starter and captain averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game to lead No. 2 John Carroll to a 28-9 season

• BCL Player of the Year and All-MIAA A Conference performer finished career with 1,577 points, 288 rebounds and 278 assists

• Reliable scorer reached double figures in 31 games this season with a career-high 28 points

• Bucknell commit made all-tournament teams at Alhambra and Hoodies Hoops Classic

Dereck Oliver

Patterson, guard, senior

• Finished four-year career averaging 20 points and five assists per game to lead No. 9 Clippers (22-6) to Class 4A final this season

• Surpassed 1,000-point plateau with 29-point performance against Edmondson on Jan. 13

• Could hit the 3-pointer and effectively drive to the basket; scored 20 or more points in 10 straight games and 20 in all this season

• Played in 107 career games, starting the past 79, and won one state title and three region crowns

Joshua Parks

Lake Clifton, forward, senior

• Two-year varsity player emerged as a strong presence at both ends to help lead the No. 6 Lakers (25-3) to the Baltimore City championship and Class 1A state final

• Strong defender and rebounder and consistent scorer averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds per game

• Finished with 12 double doubles; had a team-high 19 points in the Lakers' win over Patterson for the Baltimore City championship

• Had a combined 23 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers' two state tournament games

Kodye Pugh

Boys' Latin, forward, junior

• Highly recruited underclassman averaged 20.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per game to lead the No. 11 Lakers (24-6) to the MIAA B Conference championship

• Finished with 14 double doubles and reached double figures in scoring in 29 of 30 games, including career-high 37 against Chapelgate

• Scored a game-high 24 points and had nine rebounds in the Lakers' 67-62 win over Annapolis Area Christian in the conference title game

• Has offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech and Northwestern, among others, with Maryland, Stanford, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech and others showing interest

Charlie Thomas IV

River Hill, forward, senior

• A dominating presence at 6 feet 8 and 245 pounds, he averaged 23.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game to lead the No. 14 Hawks (19-6) to the Class 3A East region title game

• Broke school records with 1,717 points, 887 rebounds and 160 blocked shots

• Recorded 17 double doubles, scored 30 or more points six times and had a school-record 46 points against Hammond this season

• Was picked by coaches as Howard County Player of the Year; committed to Wisconsin

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The second team

Gary Blackston, Patterson, senior, guard

Daquan Bracey, St. Frances, junior, guard

Keandre Cook, Edmondson, senior, guard

Scott Harrelson, Dulaney, senior, forward

Gary Jefferson, Lake Clifton, senior, guard

Justin Jenifer, Milford Mill, senior, guard

Evan Phoenix, Calvert Hall, senior, forward

Quincy Roche, New Town, junior, forward

Patrick Spencer, Boys’ Latin, senior, guard

Isaiah White, Centennial, senior, guard

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