2016-2017 All State

Rhode Island Basketball Coaches Association
First Team   Second Team
Player School Player School
Justin Mazzulla Hendricken Malik Chase Classical
Peter Wilson St Raphael Brandon Kolek Cumberland
Enoch Cheeks Mount Pleasant Erickson Bans Shea
Abdul Ajia Shea Trevante Jones St Raphael
Keegan Records South Kingstown Deyshawn Tengbeh East Providence

Providence Journal
First Team   Second Team
Player School Player School
Justin Mazzulla Hendricken Malik Chase Classical
Peter Wilson St Raphael Brandon Kolek Cumberland
Enoch Cheeks Mount Pleasant Erickson Bans Shea
Abdul Ajia Shea Tyrone Weeks Hendricken
Keegan Records South Kingstown Ryan Yankee Johnston

First Team Player Biographies
Justin Mazzulla- Hendricken

“He’s one of the most influential leaders I’ve had since I’ve been coaching,” Hendricken coach Jamal Gomes said of Mazzulla, the George Washington-signee and career 1,700-point scorer at guard. The Hawks became just the second team to sweep Division I and state titles in the current postseason format thanks to the 6-foot-3, all-around player, who averaged 18.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocked shots per game.

Peter Wilson - St Raphael

The Saints were runners-up in Division I and state tournament semifinalists thanks in large part to Wilson, as the 6-foot guard helped spark his team at both ends of the floor. Wilson averaged 20.2 points and 4.0 assists per game in his final high school season, turning steals into instant offense and sinking 62 3-pointers to account for a significant chunk of his production. The career 1,000-point scorer is still evaluating his options for next year.

Enoch Cheeks- Mount Pleasant

Mostly a junior-varsity player as a freshman, the 6-foot-3 guard grew into both his body and his game in his second season with the Kilties. His 21.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 82-percent shooting at the free-throw line helped lead Mount Pleasant to the Division I semifinals and the state tournament quarterfinals. The Kilties will be among the league’s title favorites should Cheeks opt to return for his junior season.

Abdul Ajia- Shea
One of the most explosive players in the state this winter, Ajia helped drive the Raiders to runner-up finishes in both the Division II and state tournaments. The 6-foot-4 forward dominated the paint to the tune of 17.7 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.6 blocked shots per game, with Shea finishing as one of just two teams in the state to complete a perfect regular season. Ajia is still exploring his options to continue his career after high school.

Keegan Records-South Kingstown
A prototypical big man in the middle, Records helped power the Rebels to their first state tournament since the current format was introduced in 2010-11. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 18.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game as South Kingstown recorded more than half of its Division I wins against teams that reached the 16-team state tournament. Records projects to be an even tougher matchup for opponents should he return for his senior season.