Introducing the 2022 All-Main Line Men’s Basketball Teams

The 2021-22 Main Line high school boys basketball scene featured a number of strong teams last winter, particularly in the Central League, and included a state champion.
Two Catholic League schools shone in the PIAA State Tournament. 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 Semifinals. Among other Central League teams, Radnor (23-5) advanced to the District 1 Finals and Sweet 16 of the PIAA State Tournament for the first time since 1961, and qualified for the States for the first time since 2006. Haverford High (18-7) was seeded 5th in the PIAA District 1 6A Tournament and qualified for the States. Conestoga (16-8) was seeded 10th in the District 1 6A tournament.
Malvern Prep also had a strong season, posting a 16-9 record.
All-Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams are selected by coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the sports staff at Main Line Media News limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of coach selections.
Here are the 2021-22 All-Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams:
FIRST TEAM
Moses Hipps, Archbishop Carroll – Second-year guard, an All-State pick and an All-Catholic League No. 2 pick, averaged 19 points per game for the Patriots and was the league’s leading 3-point shooter. league.
Dean Coleman-Newsome, Archbishop Carroll – The junior guard was a multi-talented performer, averaging 14 ppg and 6 rpg. An All-State selection and an All-Catholic League Third Team pick, he was MVP of the PCL vs Inter-Ac Challenge.
Michael Walz, Conestoga — 6-foot-10 center and senior captain, an All-Central League first-team selection, was the Pioneers’ MVP, averaging 14 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Will play basketball for the University of Richmond.
IV Pettit, Devon Prep – The lead guard was a multi-talented performer, averaging 15.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, and 1.3 spg. Made 89% of his free throws and 35% of his 3-point attempts. Received All-Catholic League Third Team honors.
Lucas Orchard, Devon Prep – The junior guard was an all-around 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, an All-InterAc first-team selection, was a prolific scorer for the Churchmen, averaging 17.1 points per game.
Nick Colucci, Haverford High — The 6-foot-1 senior guard averaged 13.5 points per game and led the Fords in rebounds. His overall performance was crucial to Haverford qualifying for the PIAA State Tournament.
Demetrius Lilley, Lower Merion — The 6-foot-9 Penn State-bound senior, an All-Central League first-round pick, has averaged 18.2 pppg and 11.9 rpg this season. He finished his career at Lower Merion with 1,301 points, making him the 7th highest male scorer in school history.
Sam Brown, Lower Merion — Junior guard, a First-Team All-Central League pick, averaged 15.8 points per game and was a productive 3-point shooter, hitting 66 treys (40 percent his attempts). Averaged 3.3 rebounds per game and converted 77.8% of his free throws.
Ryan Williams, Malvern Prep – Sophomore guard, an All-Inter-Ac first-team selection, displayed a wide range of skill, 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 — The junior wing was a first-team All-Central League selection, averaging 17 ppg, 8 rpg and 2.5 apg. Led the Raptors in the postseason playoffs with 21 ppg and 8 rpg. Tied for team leader in charges taken.

SECOND TEAM
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Danny Cohen, senior guard.
Conestoga – Ryan Mackey, senior guard; Colin Todd, senior guard; Brendan Styer, second-year goaltender.
Devon Prep – Jacen Holloway, Junior Guard; Allen Cieslak, senior guard.
Friends’ Central – Reid Belcher, sophomore point guard; Fazl Oshodi, second-year goaltender.
Haverford High – Googie Seidman, junior guard; JR Newman, senior guard/forward.
Haverford School – Dave Kearney, senior striker.
Lower Merion – Sam Wright, Junior Guard; Jaylen Shippen, lead point guard.
Malvern Prep – Tyler Lauder, senior striker.
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 centre.
Conestoga – Aidan Carew, senior guard; Chris Erickson, senior striker.
Episcopal Academy – Sam Malloy, lead point guard; TJ Lamb, junior guard.
Friends’ Central – Isaac Moore, second-year 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, lead point guard.
Shipley – Raijon Dispensa, junior striker.
– Eddie Levin contributed to this article.