Mackey leads All-Gunston District team loaded with highway-area players

Houston and Mackey at game

West Potomac coach David Houston III, left, and junior guard Daryl Mackey Jr., right.

West Potomac guard Daryl Mackey Jr. was named Gunston District Player of the Year in boys basketball following a regular season in which he led the D.C. metro area in scoring.

Mackey, a junior, finished the year averaging 24.8 points per game and helped lead an inexpereiced Wolverine team to the Gunston regular season title.

Two Hayfield players, junior Mike Joiner and senior Brian Cobbs, joined Mackey on the first team. Mount Vernon also landed two first-team selections, with sophomore T.J. Horton and senior Elisha Amoako getting the nod.

Amoako, Joiner, Hayfield senior DeMonte Richardson, West Potomac junior Shannon Harrigan and Mount Vernon junior Elonte Cook all made the all-Gunston defensive team.

West Potomac coach David Houston III was voted the Gunston District Coach of the Year. Houston, who had to replace four starters and his sixth man from last year’s district-winning squad, overcame a 1-9 start to finish first in the district. Season highlights included sweeps of Richmond Highway-area rivals Mount Vernon and Hayfield.

The full 2017-2018 All-Gunston District team:

Player of the Year: Daryl Mackey Jr. — West Potomac

Coach of the Year: David Houston III — West Potomac

1st Team:
Brian Cobbs — Hayfield
Jaquan Johnson-Terry — T.C Williams
Junior Lotongo — Annandale
T.J. Horton — Mount Vernon
Matt McKiver — Annandale
Elisha Amoako — Mount Vernon
Mike Joiner — Hayfield

2nd Team:
Shannon Harrigan — West Potomac
Stanley Adjei — West Potomac
Ty-Ree Anderson Annandale
Jason Lewis — Mount Vernon
Jonathan Hollingsworth — Mount Vernon

Honorable Mention:
DeMonte Richardson — Hayfield
Matt Laganza — T.C. Williams
Cameron Campbell — T.C. Williams
Lavion Morales — T.C. Williams
Jimmori Robinson — Hayfield

All Defensive Team:
Defensive Player of the Year
: Ty-Ree Anderson — Annandale
Elisha Amoako — Mount Vernon
DeMonte Richardson — Hayfield
Elante Cooke — Mount Vernon
Shannon Harrigan — West Potomac
Mike Joiner — Hayfield
Matt Laganza — T.C. Williams