Posted On: 09/28/17 2:32 PM
Koran Moore | 6’9 | St. Frances/Team Melo
After what seemed to be a very quiet summer for Moore, still deserves a ranking as high as 32 because of the impact he has for St. Frances. The 6’9 big man is a dominant presence in the paint on both ends. He uses his brute force and physicality to overpower his match ups, while his length comes in handy to finish around the rim and make him a shot-blocking presence. Moore holds six offers from schools including USC, Dayton, Massachusetts, Canisius, Southern Utah and Coastal Carolina.
Brandon Watson | 6’8 | Mount Carmel/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 59
New Ranking: 34
Watson saw a huge leap in the rankings in large part because of his strong showing for Mount Carmel in the St. Paul’s Summer League. Mount Carmel will be a tough contender in the MIAA and BCL with Watson being a main piece. The 6’8 versatile big man has a good motor, ability to knock down three’s and control the glass and rim defensively. Watson doesn’t hold any offers currently, but has been gaining interest from a few Division I programs.
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Montrell Horsey | 6’2 | Joppatowne/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 46
New Ranking: 38
While Horsey didn’t experience a breakout summer with Team Melo, he did benefit from many players transferring out of state or reclassifying to see a bump in his ranking. Horsey will be the go-to option for Joppatowne this season as he throughout his junior campaign. With more experience and growth, the Mariners will be the team to beat in Harford County. The 6’2 guard holds offers from UT-Martin, James Madison and Cal State Northridge.
Josh Cornish | 6’2 | Dulaney/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 25
New Ranking: 39
Although Cornish experience a drop in the rankings, it doesn’t mean he didn’t have a productive summer and remains one of the best shooters in the state. Cornish made the announcement this summer that he would transfer from Calvert Hall to Dulaney for his senior season. The Southern Utah commit will be the leader for a young, loaded Dulaney team that includes super sophomore Che Evans and two highly anticipated freshmen in Ryan Conway and his little brother Ike Cornish. Expect to see a big season for Cornish and the Lions this season.
Tyler Holley | 6’4 | Perry Hall/Team Melo
Previous Ranking: 62
New Ranking: 41
Holley is coming off a successful summer with Team Melo that helped boost both his stock and ranking heading into the high school season. The 6’4 do-it-all guard is the type of player you’d fall in love with after watching for a few minutes because of his effort on both ends. After the star quarterback is finished throwing touchdowns for the Gators, he’ll suit back up on the hardwood to help Perry Hall protect their 4A state title. Holley has gained interest from a couple of Division I programs for his skills on the court.