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.
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.
Halftime: Catholic Memorial 44, Bishop Stang 35.— Nate Weitzer (@nweitzer7) December 15, 2018
Kurtis Henderson with a buzzer-beating 3 to add to his game-high 17pts.
Lopes 10, Perry 9pts for Stang. @GlobeSchools @cathmemsuperfan @BishopStangAD pic.twitter.com/gQBu9670T5
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.
Highlight dunk by Chris Camille helps Brookline stay hot after beating Wellesley 65-28 to improve to 8-0. @BostonHeraldHS @BrooklineChron @HerewegoJoe @nweitzer7 @mattyfeld612 @Mprice11_ pic.twitter.com/VU51DqNeZX— yuldog (@yuldog1) January 9, 2019
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.
Good lord, Hason Ward. Central’s big man throws one down, but Putnam’s Jalen Bruce answers with a jumper. pic.twitter.com/ichhfYzlzE— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) March 10, 2018
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.
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.
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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