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2017-18 Varsity Boys Basketball Team

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Program Facts & Figures...

WUSA9 - There's real heart underneath the hoop - Jan. 20, 2017


Matt Lewis '17 - James Madison University
Nate Watson '17 - Providence College

Basketball Commits 2017

Ako Adams '16 - Rice University
Randall Gaskins ' 16 - St. Francis University

Fall 2015 Signing


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 Signing
Melo Trimble '14 signs his official letter of intent to play at the University of Maryland.


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Team Roster

# Name Height Weight Grade
0 Xavier Johnson 6'2 185
1 Ayan Teel 5'8 160 12
2 Brendan Leverone 5'9 160 12
3 Matthew Becht 6'3 165
5 Ronald Vogt 6'3 170 11
11 Michael Policarpio 6'4 165 12
20 Theodore Gadsden Jr 6'6 180 11
21 Jack Prophett 6'3 165 12
22 Jake Berry 6'9 230 11
24 Wesley Peterson 6'4 160 10
33 Charles Weber 6'8 190 12
35 Jahmal Banks 0 11
Justin Smith


Head Coach: Joe Wootten

Assistant Coaches: Greg Rex, Steve Napper, Andrew Sullivan, Tim Mulcahy, Elam Ruff, Michael Johnson and Blake Kirvan

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.

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