District and school basketball coaches chose senior forward Daniel Deaver for the All-Met fourth boys basketball team.
The All-Met basketball team is a list of the most valuable high school players according to both high school and district coaches in the DMV area.
The Washington Post published the winter All-Met boys basketball teams on March 19, where they placed Daniel Deaver in the boys fourth team.
“Throughout the last three years, Daniel has been a key contributor for Marshall’s varsity team and a starter for two of those seasons,” Evolution Basketball Training founder and president Alex Harris said.
Harris said he was impressed when Deaver made the varsity team his sophomore year.
Due to Deaver’s contribution to his team and his average points per game, head basketball coach Daniel Hale chose him as the most valuable player in the varsity team to be the honoree for fourth boys All-Met team.
“I nominated [Deaver] for multiple reasons,” Hale said.
Hale said Deaver’s player statistics were 23 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks per game.
“These are phenomenal statistics,” Hale said. “Additionally, [Deaver] was also voted by the district coaches as Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.”
Deaver was the first player to score 1,000 points in the boys basketball program history.
“[Basketball] will always be a big part of my life,” Deaver said. “I want to continue coaching when I’m an adult. Of course my career and my family comes first, [but] it’s always going to be my favorite game and a huge hobby of mine.”
Hale said the region coaches voted Deaver as region player of the year and he made first team all-state for the second time, which helped him to reach his nomination for All-Met fourth team.