Derrick Snowden Baltimore Sun Player of the Year 2000; Tremaine Robinson 1st team Sun

Posted by Michael Glick on Mar 25 2000 at 04:00PM PST
99-00 All-Metro boys basketball By Pat O'Malley Sun Staff Originally published March 26, 2000 Player of the Year Derrick Snowden, Spalding: Quickness, instincts, superb ball handling and competitive fire set Snowden apart over the last two seasons as the metro area's premier point guard. The 6-foot Snowden, who is headed to Villanova and is the only local player named to April's Capital Classic, capped an incredible four-year varsity career by leading the Cavaliers (25-11) to their first ever No. 1 ranking in The Sun's final poll, the first for an Anne Arundel County boys team. "Derrick was one of the five-best point guards in the nation and clearly our leader," said Cavaliers coach Mike Glick. Snowden, Spalding's career leader in points (1,404) and assists (695), is a repeat All-Metro selection who lifted his scoring average from 10.2 points to a club-leading 15.9 (55 percent from the field and 73 percent at the line). Also leading in assists (4.6) and steals (2.2), Snowden rung up his numbers playing in five national tournaments plus the Baltimore Catholic League tournament. Twenty-seven of the team's 36 games came against teams ranked locally or nationally. While he developed into an outstanding offensive player, defense is still Snowden's calling card. One of only three players to be named Anne Arundel County Player of the Year twice and All-County three times, Snowden won Baltimore Catholic MVP honors for both the regular season and tournament (second straight), repeat All-Tournament team and Most Outstanding Player at the Alhambra. Snowden scored 63 points in three games at the Alhambra, including 28 (14 final period) in a 67-55 loss to DeMatha in the final, as Spalding became the ninth BCL team to advance to the championship. Tremaine Robinson, Archbishop Spalding: With his numbers slightly up from last season as a junior All-Metro, the powerfully built 6-4, 200-pound swingman became a more complete player this season. Dubbed "Showtime" by his teammates for his rim rattling dunks and high flying alley-oops, Robinson, who signed with Towson University, averaged 13.5 points - shooting 52 percent from the field and 72 percent at the line - 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals and a team-leading 24 blocks. More importantly, Robinson learned to adjust to what is best for the team by playing improved and more aggressive defense, and on nights, when his offense was taken away, he contributed by taking to the boards or unselfishly serving as decoy to open up others. "Tremaine possesses remarkable athleticism that can make him unstoppable, inside or outside," said coach Mike Glick. "And he became a defensive force this season." A four-year starter and co-catalyst with Snowden, Robinson was named to the BCL All-Tournament Team after scoring 59 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in three victories. Closing his high school career at the 40th Alhambra, Robinson's 20 points in a first-game 58-47 victory over D.C.'s St. John's, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion, propelled the Cavaliers to the final. Robinson tossed in 10 points in the tough 67-55 loss to DeMatha in the Alhambra championship and earned second team All-Tournament honors.


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