Each week and for the duration of the season, The Washington Informer will feature our choices for the top five high school basketball programs in the greater Washington area, specifically the DCSAA (District of Columbia State Athletic Association) and WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), for their efforts based upon win/loss record, strength of schedule and winning streak:
1. Woodrow Wilson (25-9) (DCSAA)
Wilson notched a signature win against Theodore Roosevelt, 90-58, on Feb. 8, blowing out one of the best teams in their conference.
Junior guard Jay Heath Jr., senior guard Ricardo Lindo and sophomore small forward Dimingus Stevens are all averaging over 13 points per game this season.
2. Theodore Roosevelt (25-5) (DCSAA: DC Public Schools)
The Roughriders have lost two of their past three games after falling to Wilson.
Sophomore point guard Marcus Dockery scored 18 points in the losing effort, while senior guard Kareem James chipped in with 10 points.
3. Friendship Tech Prep Academy (23-3) (DCSAA)
Friendship Tech is on a roll with a five-game win streak, most recently taking down The Seed School (Washington, D.C.) 89-59 on Feb. 8 behind senior guard Malik Miller’s 27 points.
Titans senior guard Kenneth Tyree scored 21 points while freshman combo guard RaSheed Dupree pitched in with 11 points.
4. Thurgood Marshall Academy (22-6) (DCSAA)
Thurgood Marshall ran its win streak to 13 with a 71-50 victory over DC College Preparatory on Feb. 8.
Senior guard Savion Gallion exploded for 33 points and 10 rebounds. Senior small forward Darius Richardson also notched a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
5. Gonzaga (22-3) (WCAC)
Gonzaga is on a two-game skid after falling to Paul VI Catholic High School (Fairfax, Va.) 58-51 on Feb. 9.
Sophomore guard Terrance Williams led the way with 18 points and five rebounds and fellow sophomore guard Chuck Harris scored 12 points, but it wasn’t enough to top the Panthers. The Eagles currently sit in second in the WCAC behind Paul VI.
The Washington Informer Top 5 is strictly based upon the opinions of The Washington Informer sports division and will run throughout the duration of the DCSAA and WCAC basketball seasons.