1991-1992 All State

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
Mark Gasbarro Classical Randy Butler Rogers
James Hopper Central James Silva Classical
Calvin Bridges Davies Connie Smith Central
Curtis McCants St Raphael Nick Colavecchio Cranston West
Brian McGovern Coventry Matt Kelly Hendricken

First Team Player Biographies
Mark Gasbarro- Classical
Mark Gasbarro came on like gangbusters in the playoffs, leading Classical into the state championship final 
against Central. During the regular season, Gasbarro led the Purple in scoring and rebounding, averaging 
19 points and 18 rebounds a game. But in the playoffs, Gasbarro took his game to a higher level, scoring 69 
points in three games and grabbing 60 post season rebounds. The Classical honor roll student reacted to his 
sensational play by simply saying, "I just wanted to win." Gasbarro hopes to pursue a career in criminal justice.
James Hopper- Central
James Hopper was the key player in Central's drive to a 24-1 overall record and the Class A state 
championship. Hopper could do it all, said his coach Harold Metts. He was the Knights' floor leader who 
would come up with the big play when needed. Hopper thrived at crunch time. He was able to bury a
three-pointer, penetrate to the basket, dish off to the open player and swish his free throws. He plans on 
furthering his education at a prep school or a junior college next year.
Calvin Bridges- Davies
Calvin Bridges led Davies to the Class C-One Division title and averaged just over 30 points and 12 
rebounds a game for the Patriots. Bridges had the strength and basketball savvy to simply take over a game 
with his ability to play more than one position. At times, he would be a point guard, then switch to forward 
and then later play the high post. Bridges could just as easily drill a three-pointer as he could tap in a 
rebound. As one opposing coach said, "When Calvin makes up his mind to score, there isn't much you
can do to stop him."
Curtis McCants- St. Raphael
Curtis McCants of St. Raphael had the kind of year young players dream about. The 6-foot, sharpshooting
junior averaged 34.9 points a game for the B-One Saints. He wound up with a season total of 876 points. 
McCants had single game scoring highs of 55, 44, 41 and 37 points. McCants also was deadly from the foul 
line, connecting on 80 percent of his free throws (162-202). He is quick with the ball, able to beat the defense 
off the dribble and find the open man with crisp passes. McCants was the only unanimous choice to the 
B-One All Division first team.
Brian McGovern- Coventry
Brian McGovern is a two-time first team All Stater, and this year he was chosen Gatorade's Player-of-the-
Year in Rhode Island. An outstanding shooter who dedicated his high school career to playing basketball, 
McGovern averaged just over 33 points a game this past season and ended his sensational Coventry 
career as the all time leading scorer in Rhode Island schoolboy basketball history with 2,441 points, 858 
this season. But McGovern wasn't simply a pure shooter. He prided himself on improving his all-around 
game. He ran the court extremely well and delivered seeing-eye passes to open teammates.