2002-2003 All State

First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
Jeff Xavier St Raphael Stace Garrick West Warwick
Dennis Coelho Mount Hope James Lassiter Hope
Jim Reynolds Pilgrim Ryan Dame Exeter/WG
Darrell Taylor Mount Pleasant Mark McAndrew Barrington
Sopheeng Toun Cranston East Marcus Maddox East Providence

First Team Player Biographies
Jeff Xavier- St. Raphael
Xavier was the most dominant player in the state this season. He led all scorers by averaging 28.3 points, 
7.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 4.4 steals per game while fighting through double-and triple- teams all year. 
Xavier knocked down 48 percent of his shots from the field, 39 percent from behind the arc, and 82 percent 
from the free throw line to score 679 points in 24 games, carrying the Saints in a lot of their games. "He was 
our go-to-guy," St. Raphael coach Tom Sorrentine said. "Our offense went through him. When he was on, 
we were in good shape."
Dennis Coelho- Mt. Hope
The most dominant player in Division II, Coelho averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists per game 
in leading the Huskies to their second consecutive state title game. He tallied 30 points to lead Mt. Hope 
past Exeter/West Greenwich, 78-67, in the finals, and was voted the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. 
A McDonald's All- American nominee, Coelho was a second-team All-State selection last year as well as 
first-team all-league. "He can do it all," Mt. Hope coach Domenic Raiola said. "He is a good kid and a 
great basketball player."
Jim Reynolds- Pilgrim
Averaging 26.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, Reynolds finished the season as the top scorer in 
Division I-A. He established a school record this season by scoring 56 points in a game against North 
Kingstown, and finished his career with more than 1,500 points. Reynolds netted 465 points through the 
first 18 games of the season and led the Patriots to the semifinals of the playoffs. Against Division I-AA 
opponents, Reynolds averaged 24 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Reynolds was a McDonald's 
All-American nominee this year and was voted first team all-league.
Darrell Taylor- Mount Pleasant
As one of the top guards in the Interscholastic League, Taylor averaged 20.4 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals 
per game while normally defending the opponent's best player. Taylor netted 548 points this season and 
was also chosen to the coaches' first team all-division squad. Taylor netted 17 points in the state title game 
to lead Mount Pleasant past East Providence, 60-49, and was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the 
tournament. "Darrell is a smart player who has been there year in and year out for us," Mount Pleasant 
assistant coach Charlie Holiday said. "He is one of the best in the state."
Sopheeng Toun- Cranston East
Toun led Cranston East to its second consecutive state title by hitting the game-winning shot with 5 seconds 
left in a 50-47 victory over North Kingstown. Toun, making his second consecutive All-State team, 
averaged 18 points, 5 assists, and 3.5 steals per game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 80 
percent from the foul line. He became the fourth player in school history to score 1,000 career points and 
now is the school's all-time leader in 3-point field goals (237). He is a two-time state tournament MVP and 
was voted first team all-league both his junior and senior seasons. Toun was also nominated for the 
McDonald's All-American game this year. Toun received a full four-year athletic scholarship to play 
basketball at Stonehill College.