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2023 Gatorade Player of the Year: Malik Mack of St. Johns College

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Maryland’s owns Malik Mack, a three-star point guard in the 2023 class from St. John’s College High School is the 2022-23 Gatorade District of Columbia Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

He is now the third Gatorade District of Columbia Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from St. John’s College High School.

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At the time of his selection, the 6-foot-2, 160-pound senior point guard led the Cadets to a 31-3 record.

He averaged 15.4 points, 5.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game through 34 contests. Mack also helped St. John’s win its first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament crown since 2016. He maintained a weighted 4.17 GPA in the classroom. A two-time First Team All-WCAC selection, he missed his entire sophomore season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. A member of his school’s Black Student Union, Mack has volunteered locally as a middle school tutor.

“Malik was very consistent in running the show for SJC all year,” said Glenn Farello, head coach of Paul VI High School.  “He played great in the WCAC tourney and was instrumental in beating us in the championship game, hitting big shots and making winning plays.”

He has made a verbal commitment to attend Harvard University, where he will play basketball, this fall.  He joins 2023 Washington DC’s Gatorade Players of the Year Jadyn Donovan of Sidwell Friends.


This post was contributed to by Gatorade.com through Press Release.

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