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Presenting 2022 All-Main Line boys’ basketball teams

The 2021-22 Main Line high school boys’ basketball scene featured a number of strong teams this past winter, particularly in the Central League, and included one state champion.
Two Catholic League schools sparkled in the PIAA state tourney. Devon Prep won the PIAA 3A state championship and Archbishop Carroll advanced to the Final Four of the PIAA 4A state tournament.
Lower Merion (27-4) advanced to the PIAA 6A state semifinal. Among other Central League teams, Radnor (23-5) advanced to the District 1 final and the Sweet 16 of the PIAA state tourney for the first time since 1961, and qualified for States for the first time since 2006. Haverford High (18-7) was seeded 5th in the PIAA District 1 6A tourney, and qualified for States. Conestoga (16-8) was seeded 10th in the District 1 6A tourney.
Malvern Prep also had a fine season, posting a 16-9 record.
The All-Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2021-22 All-Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams:
FIRST TEAM
Moses Hipps, Archbishop Carroll – Sophomore guard, an all-state selection and a second team All-Catholic League pick, averaged 19 points per game for the Patriots and was the top 3-point shooter in the league.
Dean Coleman-Newsome, Archbishop Carroll – Junior guard was a multi-talented performer, averaging 14 ppg and 6 rpg. An all-state selection and a third team All-Catholic League pick, he was MVP of the PCL vs. Inter-Ac Challenge.
Michael Walz, Conestoga – Senior 6-foot-10 center and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, was the Pioneers’ MVP, averaging 14 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Will play basketball for University of Richmond.
IV Pettit, Devon Prep – Senior guard was a multi-talented performer, averaging 15.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.3 spg. Hit 89 percent of his free throws and 35 percent of his 3-point attempts. Received All-Catholic League third team honors.
Lucas Orchard, Devon Prep – Junior guard was a well-rounded performer for the PIAA 3A state champions, averaging 14.9 ppg, 3.6 apg, 4.7 rpg and 2.2 spg. Received second team All-Catholic League honors.
Kevin McCarthy, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore guard, a first team All-InterAc selection, was a prolific scorer for the Churchmen, averaging 17.1 ppg.
Nick Colucci, Haverford High – Senior 6-foot-1 guard averaged 13.5 points per game and led the Fords in rebounds. His all-around performance was crucial in Haverford advancing to the PIAA state tourney.
Demetrius Lilley, Lower Merion – The 6-foot-9 Penn State-bound senior, a first team All-Central League pick, averaged 18.2 pppg and 11.9 rpg this season. He finished his Lower Merion career with 1,301 points, making him the 7th leading boys’ scorer in school history.
Sam Brown, Lower Merion – Junior guard, a first team All-Central League pick, averaged 15.8 ppg, and was a productive 3-point shooter, hitting 66 treys (40 percent of his attempts). Averaged 3.3 rebounds per game and converted 77.8 percent of his free throws.
Ryan Williams, Malvern Prep – Sophomore guard, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, displayed a wide range of skills, averaging 16.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.8 apg.
Andrew Phillips, Malvern Prep – Junior guard/forward, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was an all-around talent for the Friars this winter, averaging 15.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 2.3 apg.
Jackson Hicke, Radnor – Junior wing was a first team All-Central League selection, averaging 17 ppg, 8 rpg and 2.5 apg. Led the Raptors in the post-season playoffs with 21 ppg and 8 rpg. Tied for team lead in charges taken.

SECOND TEAM
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Danny Cohen, senior guard.
Conestoga – Ryan Mackey, senior guard; Colin Todd, senior guard; Brendan Styer, sophomore guard.
Devon Prep – Jacen Holloway, junior guard; Allen Cieslak, senior guard.
Friends’ Central – Reid Belcher, sophomore point guard; Fazl Oshodi, sophomore guard.
Haverford High – Googie Seidman, junior guard; JR Newman, senior guard/forward.
Haverford School – Dave Kearney, senior forward.
Lower Merion – Sam Wright, junior guard; Jaylen Shippen, senior point guard.
Malvern Prep – Tyler Lauder, senior forward.
Radnor – Charlie Thornton, junior wing; Danny Rosenblum, junior point guard; Cooper Mueller, junior wing.
Shipley – Darrien Grady, junior guard.

HONORABLE MENTION
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Yonatan Hassidim, senior center.
Conestoga – Aidan Carew, senior guard; Chris Erickson, senior forward.
Episcopal Academy – Sam Malloy, senior point guard; TJ Lamb, junior guard.
Friends’ Central – Isaac Moore, sophomore forward/center; Kahmai Clark, senior guard/forward/center; Collin Bowman, junior guard/forward.
Harriton – Jack Stevens, senior point guard, Dan Katz, senior center.
Malvern Prep – Joey Vandergeest, senior point guard.
Shipley – Raijon Dispensa, junior forward.
– Eddie Levin contributed to this article.

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