By Matt Smith
The postseason accolades keep pouring in for Archbishop Carroll’s Derrick Jones.
Jones, the 2014-15 Daily Times Player of the Year, also earned the Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year honor in Class AAA. The Associated Press All-State teams, for boys and girls, were unveiled Thursday.
The 6-7 senior forward, who is bound for UNLV, capped his run of five straight double-doubles in PIAA Class AAA tournament play by with a 30-point, 18-rebound performance in a loss to Neumann-Goretti in the state final.
Jones averaged 19.3 points per game for the Patriots and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
The Haverford School had a pair of representatives on the all-state teams in Class AAAA. Levan “Shawn’ Alston was named to the first team and Lamar Stevens earned second-team recognition.
All four boys basketball players of the year, including Constitution’s Ahmad Gilbert (A), Conwell-Egan’s Stevie Jordan (AA) and Roman Catholic’s Tony Carr, come from District 12 programs in the greater Philadelphia area.