2014 – Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School is located in Washington DC

Front: #13-Meron Testamuriam, #2-Dillon Clary, #12-Robert Wright, #3-Dvonte Kay, #10-Meghale Ford Back: #21-Michael Phifer, #11-Maurice Williams, #5-Derrick Brown,#22-Aaron Massey, #4-A’mon Yisrael #32-Donald Brewer, #1-Anthony Whitney, #?-Ce’Likk Payne, #11-Brandon Howell, #0-Joseph Adedayo, #24-Juwan Jackson Not Pictured: Sean Riley

Front: #13-Meron Testamuriam, #2-Dillon Clary, #12-Robert Wright, #3-Dvonte Kay, #10-Meghale Ford
Back: #21-Michael Phifer, #11-Maurice Williams, #5-Derrick Brown,#22-Aaron Massey, #4-A’mon Yisrael #32-Donald Brewer, #1-Anthony Whitney, #?-Ce’Likk Payne, #11-Brandon Howell, #0-Joseph Adedayo, #24-Juwan Jackson
Not Pictured: Sean Riley

Number Name Pos Grade Height Weight
0 Joseph Adedayo F 12 6’3″ 185
1 Anthony Whitney F 12 6’4″ 190
2 Meron Testamuriam G 11 6’2.5″ 160
3 Dvonte Kay G 12 5’9″ 195
4 A’mon Yisrael G 11 6’0″ 165
5 Derrick Brown G 10 6’1″ 170
10 Meghale Ford G 12 5’9.5″ 163
11 Maurice Williams F 10 6’3″ 185
12 Aaron Massey G 12 6’3″ 160
12 Robert Wright G 11 5’8″ 150
21 Michael Phifer F 11 6’2″ 180
23 Dillon Clary G 10 5’8″ 145
24 Juwan Jackson G 11 6’3″ 165
N/A Brandon Howell G 10 5’11” 130
N/A Ce’Likk Payne C 12 6’5″ 145
N/A Donald Brewer F 10 6’4″ 170
N/A Sean Riley G/F 11 6’3″ 170

The Team

Theodore Roosevelt SHS, home of the Rough Riders, was established in 1928 in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC. Its gym floors and classrooms have produced some of Washington’s most iconic figures including, Ted Lerner, Red Auerbach and Abe Polin. The school’s storied academic and athletic history has only been bolstered under the tenure of head basketball coach Rob Nickens. Under his leadership, the Rough Riders have won three DCIAA championships and one DCSAA championship. Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment has been the number of students who earn scholarships to play basketball at the post secondary level. Coach Nickens and his staff have sent over two dozen students on full ride scholarships including the 2014 Washington DC Gatorade player of the year Johnnie Shuler to LaSalle University. The Rough Riders look to defend their championships this season and will be relying on Senior’s Anthony Whitney, Meghale Ford, and D’Vonte Kay to lead the charge.

Team Administration

  • Head Coach: Rob Nickens
  • Assistant Coaches: Tony Langley, Khalid Bostick, Don Griggs, David Miles
  • School Principal: Ivor Mitchell
  • Athletics Director: Kevin Grimsland
  • Athletic Trainer: Terrill Paulsen
  • Mascot: Rough Riders
  • Location: Washington, D.C.

The School

Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School is a public high school operated by the District of Columbia Public Schools at 4301 13th Street Northwest (NW), in the Petworth neighborhood of Ward 4,Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1932, the school was first known as Business High School. The original school building is currently under renovation and classes are operating at McFarland Junior High School at 4400 Iowa Avenue, NW, with some 473 students enrolled, according to our latest information. Roosevelt is a premier, comprehensive, neighborhood high school that serves all students within its boundaries and fully embraces the rich academic, cultural, and social diversity of its population. The school’s mission is to provide a supportive environment in which every student will be prepared and empowered for success at the collegiate and career level so as to be a contributing member of society. For families and students seeking rigorous career and college preparation and who want to be a part of a transformative movement, Roosevelt is the multicultural comprehensive high school of choice. Roosevelt meets students where they are, helps them in life management and promotes superior student achievement and grassroots community involvement.