Even when guard Mya Moye was dominating the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association last season, Anacostia Coach Reginald Walker had his eyes on guard Kamryn Anthony to become the team’s next star.
Moye, a first-team All-Met selection last year, and Anthony guarded each other in practice. Growing up, Anthony had no problem competing with boys at Anacostia’s summer basketball camp.
In the first round of the D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA tournament Wednesday, Anthony will face her toughest defensive assignment: St. John’s guard Azzi Fudd, last season’s All-Met Player of the Year.
“We hope these last two years have prepared her to guard Azzi Fudd,” Walker said. “It’s a tough assignment, but someone has to do it.”
Moye, now at Florida A&M, was a scorer — she dropped 50 points in last year’s DCIAA title game. Anthony is a pass-first guard who can make shots when needed.
Anacostia (14-14) won the DCIAA championship in 2017 and 2018 but fell to Dunbar in this year’s semifinals. With Anthony and 6-foot center Brenda McKinney returning next season, Walker hopes his squad will bring the league crown back to the Southeast Washington school.
“We think that next year is going to be her breakout year,” Walker said of Anthony.