Each week and for the duration of the season, The Washington Informer will feature our choices for the top five high school basketball programs in the greater Washington area, specifically the DCIAA (District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), for their efforts based upon win/loss record, strength of schedule and winning streak:
1. Woodrow Wilson (16-8) (DCSAA)
Woodrow Wilson is on a four-game win streak and appears to be finding its groove. Led by sophomore guard Dimingus Stevens and junior point guard Jay Heath Jr., the Tigers have been dominating their competition.
Stevens and Heath are both averaging over 13 points per game while senior guards Ricardo Lindo and Ayinde HIkim are averaging in double figures as well.
2. Theodore Roosevelt (18-3) (DCSAA)
The Roughriders have won 11 of their past 12 contests after defeating Banneker High School (Washington, D.C.) 84-41 on Jan. 16. Sophomore guard Marcus Dockery led the way with 12 points and three assists, while Mickco Reeves and Kareem James both scored 10 points in the win.
Dockery leads the Roughriders in scoring, averaging over 11 points per game.
3. Gonzaga (14-1) (WCAC)
The Eagles are riding on a three-game win streak after dismantling Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, Md.) 67-53 on Jan. 16.
Gonzaga sophomore forward Terrance Williams was nearly unstoppable as he accounted for 24 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a block against the Mustangs.
Williams leads Gonzaga in scoring this season (19 points per game) while senior forward Myles Dread and sophomore point guard Chuck Harris are also posting double-figure scoring averages.
4. Thurgood Marshall Academy (14-6) (DCSAA)
Thurgood Marshall, winner of five straight, is peaking at the right time. They took down Richard Wright School for Journalism and Media Arts PCS (Washington, DC) by 49 points (70-21) on Jan. 18.
Senior guard Savion Gallion (33 points, eight rebounds and two assists against Richard Wright) has been on a scoring tear as of late and is averaging over 22 points per game.
5. Dunbar (14-6) (DCSAA)
Dunbar dominated National Collegiate Prep (Washington, DC) 63-51 on Jan. 17 to win its second game in a row. Senior guard Ahmad McKeithan led the Crimson Tide in scoring with 19 points, and he also pitched in with four assists as well.
Rasheed Gatling and Cole Phaire combined for 23 points in the win. Gatling leads the Crimson Tide in scoring, averaging over 16 points per game.
The Washington Informer Top 5 is strictly based upon the opinions of The Washington Informer sports division and will run throughout the duration of the DCIAA and WCAC basketball seasons.