USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Massachusetts Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Lance Dottin, Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Cambridge)
Dottin’s Falcons (24-0) raced to a second consecutive undefeated season and Division I state title, capping the perfect campaign with a convincing 70-43 win over Franklin in the state final. The championship was the eighth in program history for Cambridge Rindge & Latin.
Player of the Year
Azar Swain, G, The Rivers School (Weston), 6-0/185, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Swain averaged 23.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a senior, leading the Red Wings (20-7) to the NEPSAC Class B semifinals. He will play collegiately at Yale this fall.
Cormac Ryan, G, Milton Academy, 6-5/170, Jr.
The junior standout produced 19 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to help the Mustangs reach the NEPSAC Class A semifinals.
Carl Pierre, G, Boston College High (Boston), 6-3/175, Sr.
Pierre surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his prep career this past season, including a 25-point, six-rebound effort against Braintree in the Division I South quarterfinals.
Jermaine Samuels, F, The Rivers School (Weston), 6-6/190, Sr.
The Villanova recruit was a double-double machine this past season, averaging 17.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
Dimon Carrigan, C/F, Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Cambridge), 6-9/210, Sr.
The towering Carrigan was a true force in leading Cambridge Rindge & Latin to a perfect season (24-0) and the Division I state title, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds and eight blocks in the state final.
Jakigh Dottin, G, Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Cambridge), 6-2/180, Sr.
Hasahn French, F, Commonwealth Academy (Boston), 6-7/225, Sr.
Ethan Wright, G, Newton North, 6-2/170, Jr.
Taelon Martin, F/G, Putnam Vo-Tech (Springfield), 6-3/165, So.
Wabissa Bede, G, Cushing Academy (Ashburnham), 6-0/180, Sr.