All-state men’s basketball teams will be announced this week starting with non-PIAA schools


Monday, May 2, 2022 | 00:01

All-state men’s basketball teams will be announced one classification per day this week beginning with non-PIAA schools.

Westtown senior Dereck Lively, who led the prep school near West Chester to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title this winter, leads that group as non-PIAA player of the year. The 7-foot-1 and rookie Duke center is ranked the nation’s top prospect in the Class of 2022 by ESPN. Lively averaged 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game.

The team was chosen by a statewide vote of sportswriters.

Kiski School’s Chris Moncrief took second team honors. Moncrief is a rookie from Evansville.

2022 Non-PIAA Men’s Basketball

first team

Dereck Lively, 7-1, father, Westtown

Kachi Nzeh, 6-8, jr., George School

Elmarko Jackson, 6-3, jr., New Church Academy

Jameel Brown, 6-4, senior, Westtown

Muhsin Muhammad, 6-3, Jr., Friends of Germantown

second team

Christian Bliss, 6-4, so., George School

Christian Kirkland, 6-6, Jr., Friends Select

Anthony McCall, 6-4, sr., New Church Academy

Xavian Lee, 6-2, senior, Perkiomen

Chris Moncrief, 6-4, sr., Kiski School

Third team

Quin Berger, 6-2, father, Westtown

Augie Gerhart, 6-9, Jr., Hill

Kevin McCarthy, 6-2, N/A, Episcopal Academy

Mark Butler, 6-0, jr., Penn Charter

Ryan Williams, 6-2, So., Malvern Prep

Player of the Year

Animated Dereck, Westtown

Coach of the year

Seth Berger, Westtown/Ben Luber, George School

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All-State Men’s Basketball Schedule

Monday: Non PIAA schools

Tuesday: PIAA Class A

Wednesday: PIAA Class 2A

Thusday: PIAA Class 3A

Friday: PIAA Class 4A

Saturday: PIAA Class 5A

Sunday: PIAA Class 6A

Chris Harlan is an editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .