Daily News Staff
The Daily News All-Paradise Team was chosen by Sports Editor Matt Schoch with input from local coaches and others.
Players from high school varsity basketball teams on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix are eligible for selection, in addition to Elmore Stoutt High School on Tortola, which plays in the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association.
On Monday, we presented the girls selections for The Daily News All-Paradise Team.
JB Brodie, Charlotte Amalie, High School senior.
The 6-foot-4 forward helped the Chickenhawks to a 9-2 league record this season. He has not yet committed to a college. A standout volleyball player, Brodie has been among the most talented players in the territory for two years.
Jordan Lake, Good Hope Country Day School, senior.
Lake is a multi-sport star for the Panthers, and the 6-foot-5 player was a strong presence for coach Earl Baker Sr., who said, “Jordan is a young man any parent, teacher, coach would be proud and fortunate to have, so I must commend his parents and whoever had a hand in molding him.” Lake averaged 8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks per game.
Miguel Lopez, St. Croix Central High School, senior.
Lopez took part in the Basketball Without Borders program during the summer in the Domincan Republic and then showed off his skills for coach Keith Swanston’s team this school year.
Carlos Rosa Jr., St. Croix Educational Complex, senior.
Rosa averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists for the Barracudas, who regained the St. Croix championship away from rival Central.
“He’s a coach’s dream of a player, works hard in practice and brings the same intensity to the game,” Complex coach Dean Heywood said.
Jahkeele Stevens, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, senior.
Stevens was a volleyball, baseball and basketball player for the Rays, and led his team to an improbable late run for the St. Thomas-St. John IAA title.
Often the smallest player on the court, Stevens averaged more than 15 points per game, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for coach Joel Fleming’s team.
Jeremy Coker, Educational Complex
Jemoi Gibbs, Eudora Kean
D’Moi Hodge, Elmore Stoutt
Robelto James, Charlotte Amalie
Franklyn Penn, Elmore Stoutt