Posted On: 09/30/17 8:31 AM
As we continue to make our way down the Baltimore prospects that were included in the updated class of 2018 player rankings, don’t forget to check out the articles that came before this.
Eyabi Anoma | 6’6 | St. Frances/Team Rebel
Previous Ranking: 55
New Ranking: 43
Considering that Anoma is the top-ranked football recruit in the class of 2018, it’s unsure whether or not he’ll participate in basketball this season. He did so this summer and was a dominant presence for Team Rebel in the paint. Anoma’s overwhelming strength allows him to control the glass throughout a game. He has great motor and athleticism, which is displayed in his ability to run the floor in transition and maintain his match up on pick-and-roll switches on guards. St. Frances is loaded in the frontcourt. With Anoma, they’d only be more overwhelming as they look to be the most improved team in the MIAA/BCL.
Ciaran Sandy | 6’6 | Gilman/Team Melo Red
Previous Ranking: 92
New Ranking: 44
Sandy continues to improve on his overall game since moving over from the U.K. a few years back. The versatile forward understands how to play in a heavy ball movement and player movement system. He can finish well on the fast break and has shown ability to knock down mid-range jumpers off the dribble. With a new coaching staff, look for Sandy to take on a bigger role during his senior campaign at Gilman.
Da’Shawn Phillip | 6’4 | Dunbar
Previous Ranking: 43
New Ranking: 48
Phillip is a savvy scorer that is at his best when he has the ball slashing through the lane. While he can knock down the mid-range and three-point shot, his athleticism and length for his size is what separates him from others. Dunbar lost a few pieces this summer as transfers, so Phillip will have the keys to the offense as he looks to lead the Poets in a very tough Baltimore City conference.
Tyree Myers | 6’0 | Mt. St. Joseph/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 56
New Ranking: 51
Myers did a great job this summer being the floor general for Team Melo’s 17U EYBL squad. He will be more of the same for this year’s Gaels team that looks to protect their MIAA/BCL titles that they won last year. With Myers as part of their three-headed monster in the backcourt, execution is guaranteed. Myers does all that a modern-day point guard need to such as hit open shots, facilitate and be a presence defensively.
Elijah Epps | 6’2 | St. Frances/Team Melo Red
Previous Ranking: 77
New Ranking: 54
Epps put together a solid summer for Team Melo Red displaying his ability to knock down three’s in a hurry. The lefty has a good build and size to translate well at the next level and will be counted on heavily as a guard for the Panthers this upcoming season. He’s a tough-nosed, physical guard that moves his feet well defensively and does well in the rebounding category.