Vinson is the Panthers’ most dominant player. Vinson, who averages 25 points and 11 rebounds per game, thrives off isolation and has confidence to take over a game. The All-Conference first team selection is considering the likes of Louisville, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.
Sparrow is a superb pure shooter who has made nearly 50 percent of his 3-point attempts. Sparrow, who’s averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, was an All-Conference second team selection. He has committed to Richmond.
Holmes, who’s been on varsity since his freshman year, is a smart player with a nifty mix of moves and ball fakes. The All-Conference second team selection averages 13 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
St. Frances started the season ranked No. 1 in the Baltimore Catholic League and ended on top. The Panthers won the conference championship as well as the MIAA A crown. The Panthers’ turning point came during a 63-54 loss to local foe Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Md.) in mid-January. Coach Mark Karcher says his team showed a lot of heart and started to play better together after the loss.
Coach Karcher likes to maintain a family environment with the team, cracking jokes with the players and hosting them at his house to watch game film.
Karcher, who's just 30 years old and in his first season as a head coach, is a former Temple swingman who has participated in several NBA training camps.
Established in 1828, St. Frances is an independent Catholic high school.