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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.


Georgetown Prep/Morgan Wootten Tip-Off Tournament
Bishop O'Connell High School
Win 64-61
De La Salle/Torrey Pines Holiday Invitational Tournament
San Diego, CA
Win 81-38
Crossroads/Torrey Pines Holiday Invitational Tournament
San Diego, CA
Win 82-67
Mission Bay/Torrey Pines Holiday Invitational Tournament
San Diego, CA
Win 65-54
Archbishop Stepinac/Torrey Pines Holiday Invitational Tournament
San Diego, CA
Loss 66-67
Albany Academy (NY)/Hoop Hall Invitational
Springfield College
Win 83-69
Archbishop Carroll/WCAC Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals
Gallaudet University
Win 61-47
DeMatha/WCAC Championship Tournament Semi-Finals
American University
Loss 63-74
Episcopal/Virginia Independent Schools State Tournament Quarter-Finals
Bishop O'Connell High School
Win 57-56
Virginia Independent Schools State Tournament Semi-Finals
Virginia State University
Win 82-71
Paul VI/Virginia Independent Schools State Tournament Championship Game
Virginia State University
Loss 40-58
St. Frances (Baltimore)/Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament
Frostburg State University
Win 82-73
Gonzaga/Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament
Frostburg State University
Win 63-46
DeMatha/Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament Championship Game
Frostburg State University
Loss 57-69


Team Roster

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


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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