1990-1991 All State

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
Brian McGovern Coventry William Simpkins Hope
Jamal Gomes Hendricken Robert Singleton Mount Pleasant
Billy Parmlee Mount Pleasant Jim Brindle North Kingstown
Frank Newsome Rogers Mike Kamin East Greenwich
Wes Porter Hendricken Calvin Bridges Davies

First Team Player Biographies
Brian McGovern- Coventry
The Class A regular season scoring champion, this Coventry junior guard averaged 31 ppg in 18 league games 
this season. He became the all-time Coventry scoring leader, increasing his career scoring total to 1,565 points. 
One of the top outside shooters in the state, McGovern hit 101 three-point shots this season. He also hit on 
83 percent of his free throw attempts (215 of 257). He is believed to be Coventry's first first-team All-State
basketball selection in nearly 40 years. "I have been coaching for 29 years and I was playing before that and I 
can't remember one," said Coventry coach Ted Syzmkowicz. 
Jamal Gomes- Hendricken
This senior guard was the top scorer for Hendricken, the only undefeated team in the Interscholatic League 
during the regular season. In 20 Interscholastic League games, including two playoff contests, Gomes posted 
a 26.5 ppg average. He also controlled the Hendricken offense from the backcourt. In addition to earning 
selection to the Class A state tournament all-tourney team, he was named to the all-tournament teams at
the Eastern States Christimas tournament in New Jersey and the Northern New York Catholic tourney. He 
scored 30 or more points in 6 of the 20 Interscholastic League games and was held to less than 20 points in 
only four games. 
Billy Parmlee- Mount Pleasant
The Mt. Pleasant star led the Kilties to a second place Class A-One finish during the regular season and to the 
Kilties first berth in the state title game in 11 years. During the regular season, he was the Kilties leading 
scorer and rebounder with a 23 ppg scoring average and a 14 rpg average. He also was one of the top shot 
blockers in the state. Parmlee's eight-point surge during a two-minute stretch in the fourth quarter helped 
the Kilties break away from La Salle in the semifinal round of the state tourney. In addition to his basketball 
performance, the 6-foot-3 junior won the New England Interscholastic high jump title this winter and placed 
second in the Rhode Island state championships. 
Frank Newsome- Rogers
The MVP of the Class A state tournament, Newsome's play led Rogers to its second straight state title with 
upsets over both Hendricken and Mt. Pleasant. His playmaking and two free throws in the final 50 seconds 
of the championship game clinched the title for the Vikings. "It's the same formula we used all season: When 
the pressure is on, we want the ball in Frank's hands," said Rogers coach Jim Psaras after the title game. In 
addition to directing the Rogers offense, Newsome was the Vikings top scorer throughout the regular season 
with a 12 ppg average. The All-State basketball selection is his third first-team honor in the past 10 months. 
He also was a first-team All-State baseball selection as a junior last spring and was a first-team All-State 
football selection last fall. He was named the Most Valuable Player in the Class A Super Bowl after 
quarterbacking the Vikings to third straight Class A state football title. 
Wes Porter- Hendricken
A 6-2 senior forward, Porter averaged 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during the regular Class A 
season. He was the leading rebounder and second leading scorer on Hendricken's undefeated regular season
team. Despite missing two league games with a hand injury, he scored 20 or more points in seven games and 
missed hitting double figures only once during the regular season. He also was the Hawks No. 2 three-point 
shooter with 28 threes in league games. Hendricken coach Steve Ceseretti said that Porter, despite his
impressive offensive statistics, probably made his biggest team contribution in defensive play. "Wes does 
all the important things that a lot of people never notice," said Ceseretti. "If he isn't the best, he is one of the
best defensive players in the state, and that was a big reason for our success this year."