2018-2019 Mass Prep Stars MIAA Boys Basketball Mid-Season Super Team

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

2018-2019 Mass Prep Stars MIAA Boys Basketball Mid-Season Super Team

Mid-Season Super Team (s) 

We're over halfway through the 2018-19 MIAA basketball season and there are plenty of players on the rise. Today we bring you our 2018-19 Mass Prep Stars Mid-Season MIAA Boys Basketball Super Team.

The field is wide open for the 2018-19 Player of the Year honors after Lowell's Alex Rivera (UMass Lowell) earned the honor last season with his standout campaign. With the state tournament approaching, this award and final selection for the End of Season Super Team in Massachusetts is on the line. (See our 2017-2018 Super Teams). 

You can also take a look at our 2018-2019 Pre-Season Super Team.

Next week we will highlight some of the top underclassmen (Sophomores and Freshman) who have made an immediate impact this season in the MIAA. Please also check back throughout the season for our Final All-State Teams, and Player (s) of the year, at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

 

First Team

 

G – Chris Edgehill '20 - Franklin

Since a stunning defeat late in Canton and an excluded loss at Catholic Memorial, the Panthers have won seven of their last eight games. Along with senior forward Jalen Samuels, Edgehill has been the driving force behind the turnaround, as he's been forced to take on a much larger leadership role with several key contributors graduated.

 

G - Kurtis Henderson ’21 – Catholic Memorial

The talented point guard has carried the Knights to a 9-0 start, dropping 40 points in wins over Wachusett, Bishop Stang, and 37 points to defeat Franklin in the opening month of the season. The 5-foot-10 sophomore from Brockton has slowed a bit since then but is still the engine that makes Denis Tobin's team go.

 

F – Rivaldo Soares '19 - O'Bryant

With averages around 25 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks per game, the 6-foot-6 senior is a frontrunner for Player of the Year honors. With over 1,500 career points, Soares is already the leading scorer in O'Bryant history and he could push for 2,000 career points if he keeps up his torrid pace through the Boston City League and state tournaments.

 

F – Chris Camille '19 - Brookline

After an injury-plagued junior year, the powerful 6-foot-5 forward is healthy and dominating for the undefeated Warriors. Camille has rarely been asked to do much in several blowout wins, but dropped 35 points in a victory over Walpole two weeks ago and is working well in tandem with senior Mark Barrett.

 

C – Hason Ward '19 – Springfield Central

The 6-foot-8 senior continues to lead a dominant Golden Eagles team out in Western Mass. While Central squad suffered its first loss, 58-43, to Springfield Science & Tech on Jan 17, Ward led his team back with a 70-46 thumping of East Hartford (Conn.) at Hoop Hall Classic, compiling 22 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocks in the victory.

 

Second Team

 

G – Jalen Echevarria '19 – St. Mary's of Lynn

The Spartans have been unstoppable so far this season and are now riding a 13-game winning streak. While transfer Ademide Badmus and returning big men Joe Abate-Walsh and Chibuikem Onwuogu have allowed St. Mary's to dominate the paint, David Brown's squad would not be rolling to this extent if not for Echevarria's ability to break pressure and knock down outside shots.

 

G – Devante Jamison '19 – Burke

With fellow star senior Levar Williams battling a wrist injury, the gritty point guard carried Burke to three consecutive BCL wins, posting a triple-double with 22 points, 12 assists, and 11 steals in an 81-65 win at Boston English Jan 10. Jamison recently missed a loss to St. Mary's of Lynn due to a shoulder injury, but is expected to be back in the lineup soon.

 

G - Danny Yardemian '19 - Belmont

The polished point guard recently cracked the 1,000-point barrier in a blowout win over Arlington, and led a 100-point effort against Middlesex League rival and defending D3 state champion Watertown on Jan 15. Undefeated Belmont is loaded with talent, but Yardemian is the conductor of the Marauders fast-paced attack.

 

G/F – Jack Poirier '20 - Needham

Another Middlesex Magic guard lighting it up, Poirier has caught fire recently. First, he dropped 33 points with eight 3-pointers in a 79-44 win over North Quincy on Jan 11, then he topped his own lofty mark with 11 triples and 37 points in an 88-63 victory at defending D4 state champion Pope John on Jan 22.

 

F – Alonzo Linton '19 – Lynn English

The senior forward is the perfect complement to the Bulldogs run-and-gun system as a lengthy swingman who can get into the lane and kick to one of their many shooters. Linton recently surpassed the 1,000-point mark with 17 points in a blowout win over Swampscott, and once again starred against arch-rival Lynn Classical with 27 points and 15 rebounds in an 89-71 win on Jan 16.

 

Third Team

 

G – Damien Perry '19 – Bishop Stang

On Jan 8, the Spartans senior guard needed 34 points to become the program's all-time career scoring leader. He scored 35 in a 92-55 win over previously unbeaten Bishop Conolly, surpassing 1,426 career points and he hasn't slowed down since, teaming up with fellow Wareham resident Justin Lopes to lead Stang on a six-game winning streak.

 

G - Will Dorion '20 - Needham

With former Mass Prep Stars Super Team standout Thomas Shaughnessy (Needham 2018)  in attendance, Dorion helped Needham snap a two-game skid with a resounding 72-29 win over Woburn on Jan 19. The talented swing guard received a scholarship offer from American University a few days later.

 

G – Angel Price-Espada '19 – Pope John

The lightning-quick guard continues to dominate for Pope John, averaging a shade over 30 points per game on the season. While the Tigers haven't been as dominant overall, Price-Espada has been a matchup nightmare for each and every opponent to line up across from the reigning D4 Player of the Year.

 

G/F – Kyle Rocker '20 – Andover

With upset wins over Lawrence and Central Catholic, Andover thrust itself into the top of the crowded MVC Large. Rocker, a 6-foot-2 guard with great range and a deft touch on his floaters, led the way in those upsets with19 points against Lawrence and 26 points to snap Andover's 7-game losing streak to Central. The junior also recorded a new career-high with 35 points in a 73-66 win at Chelmsford in December and is currently averaging 18.5 points per game.

 

F - John Lowther '19 - Hingham

Aside from a slip-up against Hanover, Hingham has looked the part of a D2 state title contender this season. With his excellent court vision and touch around the basket, the 6-foot-4 Lowther has been the key to the Harbormen's success offensively. Fellow senior captains John Gates and Jack Johnson have also been indispensable for coach Bob Kniffen.

 

Honorable Mention 

 

Ademide Badmus ’21 – St. Mary’s

Aidan Sullivan ’19 - Scituate

Alex Karaban '22 - Algonquin

Alex Stoddard ’19 – Wellesley

Aristotle Garcia ’19 – Paulo Freire

Taylor Carlson ’19 – Wareham

Bobby Duquette ’19 – St. John’s Shrewsbury

Brendan McNamara ’21 – Arlington

Brian Martir ’19 - Lawrence

Bryant Ciccio ’19 – Attleboro

Bryson Andrews '19 - Abington

Carlos Nunez ’20 – Lowell

Casey McLaren ’19 - Newburyport

Chibuikem Onwuogu '19 - St. Mary's

Christian Beck ’19 – Tyngsboro

Damani Scott '19 - Mansfield

Devaun Ford ’19 – Mashpee

Devin Foster '19 – Canton

Duncan Moreland '20 – Beverly

Evan Cook ’19 – Groton-Dunstable

Freddie Monette-Harris '20 - Narragansett

Gabe DeSouza '19 – North Andover

Gabe Spinelli ’21 - Watertown

Garrett Murphy ’19 – North Andover

George Smith '20 – Central Catholic

Jack Johnson ’19 – Hingham

Jaden Castillo ’19 - Lawrence

Jakai Alexandre ’19 – St. Bernard’s

Jake McElroy ’19 – North Andover

Jalen Samuels ’19 – Franklin

James Clarkson '20 - Hanover

Jarnel Snow-Guzman ’20 – Lynn English

Jayden Brown ’21 – Coyle & Cassidy

Jaylen Johnson ’19 – Lynn Classical

Jazin Ayala '19 - Lexington

Joey Abate-Walsh '20 - St. Mary's

Joe McCarron '19 - Winchester

John Gates ’19 – Hingham

John West ’20 - Shrewsbury

Justin Fitzpatrick ’20 – Lynn English

Justin Lopes ’19 – Bishop Stang

Justin Vander Baan ’20 – Whitinsville Christian

Kevin Constant ’19 – Central Catholic

Khai Smith ’20 – Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Kyle Cardoza ’19 – Falmouth

Levar Williams '19 – Burke

L.J. Hicks ’20 - Murdock

Mark Barrett ’19 – Brookline

Matt Boen '21 – Mansfield

Matt Price ’20 – Brookline

Nate Mehu '19 – Everett

Nate Siow ’20 - Lowell

Omar Quilter '21 – Everett 

Owen Moreira ’22 – St. John’s Shrewsbury

Panayiotis Kapanides ’19 – Bedford

Qualeem Charles ’20 – Attleboro

Ryan Murphy’20 – Billerica

Sam Dion ’19 – Wachusett

Segun Okunlola '19 - Brockton

Shamar Browder '20 - Tech Boston

Shea Doherty ’21 – Acton-Boxboro

Spencer Aronson '20 – Catholic Memorial

Tony Felder ’22 – Malden Catholic

T.J. Power ’22 – St. John’s Shrewsbury

Will Batchelder ’21 – St. John’s Prep


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