IAC-MAC Challenge Preview

High School

Posted On: 01/6/17 5:00 AM

The IAC-MAC Challenge, featuring top-level basketball programs with some of the most regarded coaches in the area, will be broadcast live on January 7, 2017 from Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA. With all  six varsity boys’ basketball games being carried at DMVSTREAM.COM and the DMVSTREAM.COM Facebook Page. Below is a brief preview of what should be an exciting full day of hoops.

11:00AM St. Stephens & St. Agnes vs. The Potomac School


SSSAS: ‘17 Denmark Slay (High Point), ’17 Michael McEneney (Hamilton), ‘18 Domenick Bailey, ‘19 Charles Thompson, ’19 Christian DePollar ’20 Xavier Lipscomb, ’20 Jamal Barnes

POTOMAC SCHOOL: ‘18 Devon Flowers, ‘18 Mike Grimes, ‘19 Preston Bacon

Devon Flowers
Devon Flowers is being recruited by Radford University among other division one programs.

X-FACTOR: Charles Thompson will match up in the post with 6’8 junior Devon Flowers. The sophomore has been very good in his match-ups with high level bigs thus far this year. Thompson’s potential ability to neutralize Flowers could give the Saints an edge.

PREDICTION: SSSAS 63 Potomac School 61

12:45PM Georgetown Prep vs. St. Andrew’s


GP: ‘18 Jared Bynum, ‘18 Mezie Offurum, ‘18 Ike Nweke, ’19 Dejean Desire, ‘17 Curtis Mitchell, ’17 Anthony Scafide, ’19 Kamdyn Curfman

St. Andrew’s: ‘17 Anthony Duruji (LA Tech), ‘19 Heru Bligen, ‘18 Justin Nwosu

Heru Bligen
Heru Bligen is being recruited by Navy and UMBC among other division one programs

X-FACTOR: Heru Bligen is quickly making a name for himself locally among the other top sophomore point guards. A long, lanky athletic playmaking guard who can absolutely lock up on the perimeter, Bligen’s potential to help neutralize Jared Bynum and get the Lions going in transition is quite evident.

2:30PM St. Albans vs. Georgetown Day


STA: ‘17 Charles Snowden (UVA Football), ’17 Dakota Foster, ‘18 Collin Nnamene, ‘19 Phillip Jordan, ‘19 Cole Matthiesen

GDS: ‘17 Ben Schwartz, ‘19 Allan Ebert

Collin Nnamene
Nnamene’s significant defensive impact will most certainly be felt in this one.

X-FACTOR: Collin Nnamene is considered among the elite rim protectors in the DMV. The active and prideful 6’9 big man tirelessly repels and alters shots around the basket.

PREDICTION: St. Albans 68 Georgetown Day 60

4:15PM Bullis vs. Maret


BULLIS: ‘17 Chyree Walker (Delaware),’17 Raffy Baumgardner, ‘18 Vado Morse, ‘18 Lincoln Yeutter

MARET: ‘17 Luka Garza (Iowa), ‘17 Coby Davis (Wake Forest Football), ’18 Elijah Bowens, ‘19 E.J. Jarvis

Lincoln Yuetter
Lincoln Yeutter put in serious work this offseason and is seeing positive results

X-FACTOR: While Maret has the advantage in the post, expect Bullis to counter with stellar guard play. Junior Lincoln Yeutter is in the midst of a breakout campaign for the Bulldogs. Expect Yuetter, along with the team’s leading scorer, Vado Morse, Delaware commit Chyree Walker, and baseball standout Raffy Baumgardner to make a difference.

PREDICTION: Bullis 65 Maret 62

6:00PM Episcopal vs. Sidwell Friends


EHS: ‘17 George Mawanda-Kalema (Brown), ‘18 Zach Pfaffenberger, ‘19 Xavier Johnson

SFS: ‘17 Jelani Williams (Penn), ’17 Abass Salah (Swarthmore), ’17 Ross Young, ’17 Ace Stallings, ‘18 Saddiq Bey, ‘19 Jason Gibson

Jason Gibson
Sophomore guard Jason Gibson (14.7 PTS) is Sidwell’s second leading scorer

X-FACTOR: Sophomore Xavier Johnson started at the point for the Maroon in their state title victory as a freshman, and is quickly growing into the type of floor general almost any coach would love to have. Considered among the best shooters at his position regardless of class, Johnson is a smart and reliable playmaker on both ends of the floor. Look for Johnson to impact the game defensively with his length, quickness and instincts.

PREDICDTION: EHS 61 Sidwell 60

7:45PM Landon vs. Flint Hill


LANDON: ‘17 Donnell Frayer, ‘20 Canin Reynolds, ‘19 Chazz Harley, ‘18 Julian Larosiliere

FLINT HILL: ‘17 Nick Wright, ‘18 Justin Taylor, ‘20 Dowar Jioklow

Canin Reynolds
Freshman point guard Canin Reynolds is featured among a talented crop of underclass talent

X-FACTOR: Perhaps the best unsigned senior at this event, Donnell Frayer exhibits the total offensive package. Showcasing in the gym range on his jumper, Frayer is also very unselfish and enjoys creating easy looks for his teammates.
PREDICTION: Landon 55 Flint Hill 49