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The 2020 All-Metro boys basketball team

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Trinity's Henry Coleman III and Steward's Efton Reid vie for a rebound during the TDIT championship at Hanover HS Monday, December 23, 2019.

 

Player of the year

Henry Coleman

Henry Coleman

Henry Coleman

School: Trinity Episcopal

Year: Senior

Position: F/Wing

Height: 6-8

The skinny: The Duke signee averaged 22.8 points, 12.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 66.5% from the field. For the second consecutive year, he was named first-team VISAA all-state in Division I and the Prep League player of the year. In his final game, he became Trinity’s first boys player to go over 2,000 career points, a milestone he accomplished in three seasons. In his final two seasons, Coleman scored 800 and 706 points, respectively.

Three words to describe him: “Amiable, hardworking, leadership”


The rest of the first team:

Jahme Estted

Jahme Ested

Jahme Ested

School: Henrico

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-1

The skinny: The Class 5, Region B player of the year can do what a good point guard does – distribute, get to the basket, draw fouls and make 3-pointers – with the added element of rebounding. The Warriors often had Ested crash the boards and dropped another guard back on defense. He had one game with 26 points, nine assists and nine rebounds. Ested averaged 18.5 points, 4 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals while shooting 38% behind the arc and 80% at the foul line. Ested committed to Division II Millersville University (Pa.) this weekend.

Three words to describe him: “Outgoing, trustworthy, fun”


Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

School: John Marshall

Year: Junior

Position: G

Height: 5-10

The skinny: A consummate point guard who runs the show and sets up his teammates, Nelson can score when needed. His ability to handle the ball, dish, get to the basket or shoot from the perimeter makes him a handful for defenders. Nelson was the Class 2, Region A player of the year, averaging 17.3 points, 5.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds. He produced several big games against top competition, including a 20-point, 6-assist, 5-rebound effort against McEachern (Ga.), a team that was nationally ranked early in the season.

Three words to describe him: “Passionate, humble, hardworking”


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Reid

Efton Reid

School: Steward

Year: Junior

Position: F

Height: 7-0

The skinny: Opponents often double-team Reid trying to find an antidote for his height. He’s tough to stop in the post and is capable of moving out and shooting from the perimeter. Considered a top 20 recruit by several sites, Reid averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists while being named first-team VISAA all-state in Division II. His efficiency was eye-popping, making 78% of his 2-pointers and 74.6% from the field overall. Reid was 12 of 40 (30%) on 3-pointers.

Three words to describe him: “Humble, intelligent, mellow”


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Deborah Bryant Davis and her son Roosevelt Wheeler are a “dynamic duo,” according to Davis. She comes to every one of his games.

Roosevelt Wheeler

School: John Marshall

Year: Junior

Position: F

Height: 6-10

The skinny: The 250-pound forward changes the game offensively and defensively. His strength and rebounding prowess is hard to combat for defenders, and his shot-blocking ability is intimidating. Considered a top 50 recruit by some sites, Wheeler averaged 15.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.3 blocks and was a first-team Class 2, Region A pick. He had three triple-doubles – including a 22-point, 22-rebound, 10-block effort -- and 18 double-doubles for the Class 2 state champs.

Three words to describe him: “Strong, confident, unselfish”



The All-Metro boys basketball second team

Player School Year Position Height
Alphonzo Billups Varina Soph. G/F 6-6
Elvin Edmonds IV Hopewell Jr. G 6-1
Mac Macdonald Collegiate Jr. G 6-2
Jordan Parham Huguenot Sr. G 5-10
Kenard Richardson Life Christian Jr. G 6-4

The All-Metro boys basketball third team

Name School Year Position Height
Lamondre Gregg Meadowbrook Sr. G 6-0
Caleb Kenney Douglas Freeman Jr. G 6-4
Mohammed Mahadi Thomas Jefferson Sr. G 6-0
Tyler Warren Atlee Sr. C 6-6
A.J. Williams Trinity Episcopal Jr. G 6-2

Past All-Metro players of the year

2019: Henry Coleman, Trinity Episcopal

2018: Armando Bacot, Trinity Episcopal

2017: Zach Jacobs, Trinity Episcopal

2016: Nick Sherod, St. Christopher's

2015: De'Monte Buckingham, Henrico

2014: Robert Johnson, Benedictine

2013: Troy Caupain, Cosby

2012: Frank Mason, Petersburg

2011: Jarvis Threatt, H. Springs

2010: Travis McKie, John Marshall

2009: Travis McKie, John Marshall

2008: Ed Davis, Benedictine

2007: Ed Davis, Benedictine; Brandon Rozzell, Highland Springs

2006: Devin Johnson, Meadowbrook

2005: Tyrese Rice, L.C. Bird

2004: Tyree Evans, George Wythe

2003: Brad Byerson, Thomas Dale

2002: Jesse Pellot-Rosa, George Wythe

2001: Shawn Harris, Matoaca

2000: Domonic Jones, Manchester

1999: Luqman Jaaber, George Wythe

1998: Chris Moss, L.C. Bird

1997: LaMar Taylor, John Marshall

1996: Colin Ducharme, Douglas Freeman

1995: Marco Harrison, Petersburg

1994: Chandler Evans, Meadowbrook

1993: James Pelham, Hopewell

1992: J.J. Williams, Highland Springs

1991: Jason Williford, John Marshall

1990: Kendrick Warren, Thomas Jefferson

1989: Kendrick Warren, Thomas Jefferson

1988: Milton Bell, John Marshall

1987: Everett Watkins, Midlothian

1986: Rafer Giles, Henrico

1985: Alvin Lee, JHW

1984: Tim Legler, J.R. Tucker

1983: Jerry Hargrove, Armstrong

1982: Ronnie Wade, Marshall-Walker

1981: Fred Facka, Douglas Freeman

1980: Tim Lewis, Marshall-Walker

1979: Mark West, Petersburg

tpearrell@timesdispatch.com (804) 649-6965 @timpearrelltd

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