Markelle Fultz, Antwan Walker, And V.J. King Were Named All-USA Player Of The Year

4/15/2016 8:00PM -- New York, NY, U.S.A -- East Team guard Markelle Fultz (20) goes up for a shot while being defended by West Team forward Wenyen Gabriel (32) during the first half of the Jordan Brand Classic Boys National Game at Barclay's Center.-- Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Images, Gannett ORG XMIT: US 134691 Jordan hoops 4/15/2016 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

DeMatha’s Markelle Fultz is going up for a lay up in the Jordan Brand Classic. Photo Courtesy: www.usatodayhss.com

 Last week USA Today released this year’s All-USA Girl Basketball Teams for each state around the country. On April 19, the All-USA Boys Basketball Teams was announced. Local standouts Markelle Fultz (DeMatha), Antwan Walker (H.D. Woodson), and V.J. King (Paul VI) were named All-USA Player of the Year for their respective areas.

Fultz received the award for the state of Maryland. The Washington signee is listed as a five-star prospect and rated the No. 10 player in the 2016 class by ESPN. Fultz averaged 19.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for DeMatha this season.

Full List of the All-USA Maryland Team

He guided DeMatha to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship game.  In addition to that, Fultz helped the Stags win the Maryland Private State and Alhambra championship. Markelle received WCAC and All-Met first team honors.

He was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic.  Fultz tallied 10 points, and six assists in the McDonald’s All-American game, and 19 points in the Jordan Brand Classic.

H.D. Woodson senior forward Antwan Walker was the Player of the Year for the Washington D.C. area. Walker played a huge role in Woodson’s historic 33-0 season and capturing the DCSAA title. He led his team in scoring as he averaged 16 points per game and recorded a double-double in the first 10 games of the season. In the DCSAA championship game, Walker scored 19 points.

Full List of the All-USA D.C. Team

The three-star prospect currently holds offers from Georgetown, James Madison, Manhattan, Hofstra, St. Joseph’s, Towson, UNC Greensboro and Duquesne.

All-USA Virginia Player of the Year V.J. King had another solid season with the Paul VI boys basketball team. The Louisville signee and two-time gold medalist with Team USA averaged 22.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Full List of the All-USA Virginia Team 

King was named Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, first team All-WCAC and All-Mets. The five-star forward played with Markelle at the McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic, where he scored 15 points off the bench.

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Ryan McFadden, @RMcFadden15

Founder of Inside The Locker Room and Sports Editor for the Ionian. I write about the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball. Iona College class of 2019 and proud DeMatha alum. Follow me on Twitter @RMcFadden15.

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