1989-1990 All State

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
Mike Allan Rogers Quinn Britto East Providence
Kyle Bodington North Kingstown Kevin Creedon Hendricken
Mosadi Caldwell Central Matt Mahar Narragansett
Ozell Perkins Mount Pleasant Joe Nimley LaSalle
Steve Whalen Ponaganset John Santos Shea


First Team Player Biographies
Mike Allan- Rogers
The Rogers' senior averaged 17.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocked shots in leading the Vikings
to the state championship. He saved his best for last, being named MVP of the Class A playoffs for a series 
of strong efforts, capped by an 18-point, 12-rebound, 5-blocked-shot effort that carried Vikings to victory 
in championship game over Hendricken. His work in that game was highlighted by a 10-point third period, 
including a dunk that broke a tie and gave Vikings the lead for good. He established a first in league history 
with double MVP awards; was also MVP in Class A football Super Bowl game, where he led Rogers to 
state crown. A two-time football All-Stater, he has accepted a football scholarship at the University of 
New Hampshire.
Kyle Bodington- North Kingstown
He was the MVP of the Class B playoffs after leading North Kingstown to that title. That capped a season 
in which he averaged 15.6 points, 14.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 7.9 assists as Skippers won the regular-
season B-Two title. He played perhaps the most unusual combination of positions in the state, starting 
as point guard, but spending much of his time at power forward. He had 68 points in three playoff games, 
capped by 29 in championship victory over Warwick. "The change in his game was the biggest key in 
our season," coach Dave Johnston said. "He really came a long way and became a great player. A 'we' 
player who made our team better."
Mosadi Caldwell- Central
Central senior, who began the season as perhaps highest rated player in the state, lived up to his billing. A 
three-year regular, going back to being a starter on Central's state championship team two years ago, he 
averaged 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4.5 assists. The 6-4 forward shot 62 percent from the floor and 75
percent from the foul line. He scored his points from everywhere, often going inside, but almost as often 
shooting outside, including from three-point range. "We had teams double-team him and play box-and-
ones," coach Harold Metts said. "But he's so unselfish, almost too unselfish, that he never forced anything. 
All his points came from the flow of the game." Caldwell is a solid student (950 college boards), who will 
not turn 18 until November. He plans to attend prep school a year before heading to college.
Ozell Perkins- Mount Pleasant
One of the state's flashiest and most versatile players, he led Mount Pleasant to a third-place finish in Class A 
and a berth in the playoff semifinals. A 5-10 guard, he averaged 20.2 points and 6 assists. Offensively he has 
range to shoot three-pointers and the quickness and ball-handling ability to drive inside. But he is such 
a great leaper, he played inside defensively for the Kilties and regularly reached double figures in rebounds. 
He could do some many things, we tried to isolate him a lot to take advantage of his skills, coach Jim Ahern
said. "No one could stay with him."
Steve Whalen- Ponaganset
A three-year regular for Ponaganet, he can make a claim to being best-ever player in school history. He finished 
as school's all-time scoring leader with 1,390 points, including an average of 20 per game this year. He also was 
among school's rebounding leaders, with an average of 12 per game this season. As a regular, his Chieftain 
teams had records of 11-5, 19-8 and 22-6 and won two division titles. He was MVP in playoffs as Chieftains won 
Class C playoff title this year. A major force inside at 6-4, 185-pounds, he also was a key factor defensively for 
Chieftains. "He was so consistent every game," said coach George Jacques. "After three years, I kind of took 
him for granted. He'd have a 21-point, 12-rebound, 4-block night and I'd kind of think, 'Ho, hum, so what.' I had 
to make myself realize that for anyone else that would be a great night. From Steve, I kind of expected it."