Edison, Hayfield, West Po players make All-Region boys hoops squad

Wheeler dribbling down court and Clawson playing defense
Edison senior Jared Clawson, left, made 1st team All-Occoquan Region while Hayfield sophomore Braylor Wheeler, right, earned second-team honors. (Thomas Kinder image)

Players from Edison, West Potomac and Hayfield were among the selections for the 2019-2020 All-Occoquan Region boys basketball team, which was announced earlier this week.

West Potomac guard Bradley Harden was one of three local players to earn first-team all-region honors. A three-year varsity player, Harden led the Wolverines to the regular season crown this year and helped get West Potomac to the district finals in each of his years on varsity. Harden has committed to play collegiately at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Player and coach posing for picture
Bradley Harden and West Potomac coach David Houston III.(Image courtesy of David Houston III)

Edison guard Jared Clawson was also selected to the first team after leading the Eagles to a National District championship and 19-5 record this season. Clawson average 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game this season. He finishes his Edison career with more than 1,000 points, and it’s his third consecutive All-Region selection.

Hayfield big man Daniel Peterson rounded out the first-team selections from area schools. Peterson was the Player of the Year in the Gunston District, where he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Hawks.

Peterson and the Hawks continue their season tonight, as Hayfield takes on Lake Braddock in the regional semifinals at 8 p.m. at Fairfax High School. Hayfield topped rival Edison in the region quarterfinals, while West Potomac fell to South County.

The full All-Occoquan Region team:

Coach and Player of the Year

Coach of the Year: Mike Robinson, South County
Player of the Year: Will Wilson, South County

1st Team:

  • Daniel Peterson, Hayfield
  • Jared Clawson, Edison
  • Andre Speight, South County
  • Daniel Mbangue, Fairfax
  • David Solomon, Lake Braddock
  • Caleb Botts, Falls Church
  • Bradley Harden, West Potomac

2nd Team

  • Gabriel Casillas-Cruz, Edison
  • Jimmy Anderson, Lake Braddock
  • Josh Abtew, Fairfax
  • Trenton Picott, South County
  • TJ Horton, T.C. Williams
  • Cobly Dessaure, West Potomac
  • John Awoke, Annandale
  • Braylon Wheeler, Hayfield
  • Ricardo Ross, T.C. Williams

Honorable Mention

  • Michael Powell, Robinson
  • Ryan Adams, Annandale
  • Quinn Padovani, Falls Church