Posted On: 09/28/17 7:28 AM
With the updated release of our class rankings, we continue our series looking at the Baltimore prospects that were included in the class of 2018. For part 1, click here.
Anthony Higgs | 6’8 | Perry Hall/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 19
New Ranking: 14
Yesterday Higgs made the announcement that he will be attending Ole Miss for his collegiate career. The future SEC big man had a productive summer as Team Melo’s 17U EYBL squad. Now the athletic, versatile forward will gear up to protect Perry Hall’s 4A state title last year, which was their first in program history. Higgs will look to prove why he is considered the best big man in the city on both ends of the floor.
— Ant🏀🐊 (@Flyhighant) April 18, 2017
Demetrius Mims | 6’5 | Poly/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 21
New Ranking: 17
Mims is one of the most exciting players in the city to watch. While he didn’t have a summer that would blow you away numbers wise, he improved on pretty much every aspect of his game. The Long Beach State commit has the keys to the offense this year for a loaded Poly team after winning the 3A state title last season. Filling the shoes of Dre Perry (Temple) will be a challenge, but Mims is up for it and has the skill to bring the hardware back to Poly.
— Demetrius Mims Jr. (@TheDMJ1) August 17, 2017
LaQuill Hardnett | 6’9 | Perry Hall/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 23
New Ranking: 21
Hardnett saw a slight jump in the rankings despite putting together a nice summer for Team Melo. In terms of overall skill and versatility, Hardnett is somewhere atop of the list for forwards. With the loss of a few senior guards from last year’s team, look for Hardnett to be featured more at the ‘point forward’ more than ever this season. The trio of Hardnett, Higgs and Tyler Holley (2018) will be a handful for any opponent put in front of them. Hardnett hasn’t decided on where he will attend college, but is choosing rom a list that includes Hofstra, Canisius, Quinnipiac, and LaSalle.
Jaylin Andrews | 6’4 | Boys’ Latin/Team BBC
Previous Ranking: 31
New Ranking: 23
Andrews put together a nice summer playing for Team BBC next to Immanuel Quickley and Montez Mathis. Although he could’ve carried more of an offensive load if called upon, Andrews did a good job filling in the role as the complementary scorer and rebounder. With the high schools season about to ramp up, Andrews goes back to being the number one option for a Boys’ Latin team that will surprise people in the MIAA and BCL. The 6’4 guard had a visit to Navy this past weekend, which is his only offer at the moment. Other schools such as Layfayette, Dartmouth and Brown continue to be involved with Andrews.
Jordan Jones | 6’7 | Mount Carmel/Team BBC
Previous Ranking: 41
New Ranking: 29
Jones battled injuries to end the summer with Team BBC, but got off to a strong beginning in April and May. He may not be one of the more talked about prospects in Baltimore, but he is nice prospect and will be a key contributor for Mount Carmel this season. The Cougars look to get revenge off last year’s losses in both the MIAA and BCL conference championships.