2016 – St. Vincent Pallotti

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St. Vincent Pallotti High School is located in Laurel, MD.

Number Name Pos Grade Height Weight
0 Ronell Giles G 10 6′ 3″
1 Nigel Hayes G 11 6′ 2″
3 Justin Brewer F 12 6′ 3″
5 Stephen Cannady G 11 5′ 11″
11 Noah Webster G 12 6′ 3″
15 Gilbert Otoo F 10 6′ 5″
20 Sam Williams G 12 5′ 10″
22 Amir Warrick WG 11 6′ 5″
23 Everette Hammond G 12 6′ 3″
24 Evan Ellington F 11 6′ 2″
25 Jordan King C 12 6′ 8″
30 Kiro Campbell G 11 5′ 9″
32 Kyron Martin F 11 6′ 3″
33 Ola Olamuylwa C 10 6′ 9″
42 Abdoul Karim Coulibaly C 10 6′ 8″
44 Joewan Beamer F 12 6′ 4″
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Sam Williams, Stephen Cannady, Nigel Hayes, Ronell Giles, Noah Webster, Gilbert Otoo, Ola Olamuylwa, Abdoul Karim Coulibaly, Amir Warrick, Kyron Martin, Justin Brewer, Everette Hammond, Evan Ellington, Kiro Campbell NOT IN PHOTO: Joewan Beamer, Jordan King

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sam Williams, Stephen Cannady, Nigel Hayes, Ronell Giles, Noah Webster, Gilbert Otoo, Ola Olamuylwa, Abdoul Karim Coulibaly, Amir Warrick, Kyron Martin, Justin Brewer, Everette Hammond, Evan Ellington, Kiro Campbell
NOT IN PHOTO: Joewan Beamer, Jordan King

The Team

St. Vincent Pallotti High School from Laurel, Maryland returns to the Gonzaga DC Classic for the first time since 1995. The Panthers competed last year in the competitive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) “A” Conference for the first time in school history, losing in the playoffs to the eventual champion by three points at the buzzer.

Led by 4th year head Coach Dennis Murphy, the Panthers return a talented young team from last year’s team including 6’3” senior combo guard Everette Hammond, who averaged 13.5PPG last season. Super sophomore’s 6’8”Abdoul Karim Coulibaly and 6’3” Ronell Giles (3.5GPA) who both played on varsity last season are expected to be major contributors this year. 5’11” junior combo guard, Stephen Cannady (3.5GPA), who returns as a starter, is a sharp shooting guard with a high basketball IQ.

Murphy expects contributions from junior 6’5” Amir Warrick (3.6GPA) and sophomore 6’5” Gilbert Otoo (4.5GPA). Additionally, senior 6’3” Justin Brewer returns this season after being the 6th man last season. Brewer adds toughness to the team and is one of their leaders.
Hammond has been part of the program for four years, getting better every year and has Division I offers from Canisius, Quinnipiac, Siena, Robert Morris, and Farleigh Dickinson to name a few.

This past summer Coulibaly competed in the FIBA championships in Spain with his native country of Mali and averaged 14PPG and 9 rebounds. Coulibaly currently holds offers from Tulane, St. John’s (NY), and Boston College with several others showing strong interest.
“We are excited to participate in this year’s Gonzaga DC Classic. I am well aware of the prestige and history that goes along with the tournament. We play a very tough out of conference schedule versus St. John’s (DC), Poly (Baltimore) and Georgetown Prep and this is a great measuring stick early in the season to see where we are. I have known Coach Turner for many years and we are honored to be a part of the 2016 Gonzaga DC Classic” says Coach Murphy.

Team Administration

  • President/Principal:  Jeff Palumbo
  • Assistant Principal:    Tom Durkin
  • Athletic Director:   Patrick Courtemanche
  • Head Coach:  Dennis Murphy
  • Assistant Coaches:  Dennis Kirkland, Jerel Thomas, Bryan Howard
  • Head Trainer:  Courtney Courtemanche
  • Mascot:  Panthers

The School

St. Vincent Pallotti High School is the oldest, coeducational, Catholic, secondary, college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Washington, founded in 1921 by the Pallottine Sisters. Pallotti attracts students from 50 different schools in surrounding Maryland counties and the District of Columbia. The school mission, to promote academic excellence and build Christian character in a small, community atmosphere, is accomplished by emphasizing the values of diligence, integrity, and discipline. Pallotti offers a curriculum that draws on the best of traditional Catholic education while meeting the contemporary demands of a traditional liberal arts curriculum. The school offers a challenging four-year honors program, a wide range of Advanced Placement courses, and a learning center for college bound students who need individual support. Pallotti High School has been commended by the Maryland State Department of Education for offering “an unusually rigorous curriculum in preparation for college.” Led by a dedicated and professional administration, faculty, and staff, the school aims for high achievement and accomplishment in all areas of human development.

In collaboration with parents, Pallotti instills theological, moral, and intellectual virtues that help students become better Christians. Following the example of its patron, St. Vincent Pallotti, faculty and staff seek to develop in all members of the community a spirit of apostleship by encouraging all to use their various gifts in the service of Christ. Pallotti accepts and welcomes students of other faiths, and assists them in developing their moral and ethical character. Approximately 47 percent of the students come from minority groups, while more than 50 percent of all students are of the Catholic faith. With an enriching international program, Pallotti hosts over 50 students from Cameroon, Nigeria, and the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and Vietnam.