Basketball - Boys Varsity
2016-2017 Varsity Boys Basketball Team
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NEWS AND LINKS
Matt Lewis '17 - James Madison University
Nate Watson '17 - Providence College
Ako Adams '16 - Rice University
Randall Gaskins ' 16 - St. Francis University
Oumar Barry '15 - DePaul University
Jamaal King '15 - St. Francis University
Siyao Sun '15 - California State University, Northridge
Melo Trimble '14 - University of Maryland
Stephen Osu '14 - Presbyterian College
Melo Trimble '14 signs his official letter of intent to play at the University of Maryland.
Head Coach: Joe Wootten
Assistant Coaches: Joe Blaser, Greg Rex and Steve Napper
More on Coach Joe Wootten:
Has averaged 22 wins per year in his 18 years as head coach. All of this after taking over a program that had won just six games prior to his arrival.
Has led O'Connell to 5 Virginia State Independent Titles, 3 WCAC Regular Season Titles, 4 Alhambra Catholic Invitational Titles, and 1 WCAC Tournament Title.
Selected as the Arlington County Coach of the Year three times, WCAC Coach of the Year once and Virginia State Independent Coach of the Year four times
51 of his former players are currently playing or have played college athletics.
Former Assistant at Division I Furman University, where he was the youngest assistant coach in the NCAA.
Known for developing coaches, he has one College Head Coach, five Division 1 assistant coaches, and five Head High school coaches work with him before advancing in their career.
Named by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "100 people to watch" in Washington in the 21st century.
Has spoken at clinics throughout the country including: South Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, Delaware, Missouri, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
A former assistant under his father, Morgan Wootten, where he was the top assistant before taking the job at O'Connell.
Played and started for his father in high school on a team that posted a record of 30-0 and finished the season ranked #5 in the country.
Member of the McDonald's All-America Basketball game selection committee.
Member of the Addidas Nations Coaching Staff.