Viking’s Parker Deprey named to BDN All-Maine boys basketball second team
Two teams that dominated the state’s largest classes this winter highlight the 64th annual Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Team.
Class AA state champion Bangor is represented on the elite squad by 2019 Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year Matt Fleming, a senior forward who led all vote-getters to head up the first team, and classmate Damien Vance, a senior guard who earned second-team honors.
Fleming was one of three repeat All-Maine first-teamers along with fellow Mr. Basketball finalists Wol Maiwen of Edward Little of Auburn and Ben Onek of Deering of Portland.
Also selected to the first team were senior forward Nick Fiorillo of Scarborough and junior guard Zach Maturo of Bonny Eagle of Standish.
The BDN All-Maine team also features three players from Greely High School in Cumberland Center, which this winter captured its third consecutive Class A state championship while running its record over that span to 63-3, including 12-0 in tourney play.
In second-team honoree Andrew Storey and third-teamers Logan Bagshaw and Zach Brown, the Rangers had a trio that averaged 52 points per game during the regular season and scored 76 percent (203 of 265) of the team’s tournament points.
Other second-team choices were junior forward Parker Deprey of Class B state champion Caribou, senior guard Cooper Wirkala of Oceanside in Rockland, and senior center Andrew Hartel of Cape Elizabeth.
Senior guard-forward Marcus Christopher of Skowhegan, junior guard Bryce Lausier of Hampden Academy and senior center Cam Wood of Class C state champion Winthrop join Bagshaw and Brown on the third team.
The 6-foot, 2-inch Deprey led a youthful Caribou team to the program’s first state championship since 1969, using his court sense and quickness around the basket to lead the Big East Conference in scoring while shooting 63 percent on 2-point shots and 35 percent on 3-pointers.
“Parker’s got such a knack for scoring in so many ways and reads the game very well,” Caribou coach Kyle Corrigan said. “His ability to score makes him a tough cover and opens up opportunities for his teammates.”
Deprey, who also averaged 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals, was a first-team All-Big East selection and was named MVP of the B North tournament after averaging 20.7 points. The forward averaged 19.7 points per game during the regular season and 7.3 rebounds per game.
“Parker is special, a big-time perimeter threat and decent off the dribble as well,” Tardy said. “Clutch shot after clutch shot best defines him.”