DMV Elite 80 Observations: DC & MD Prospects Part 2.

Grassroots
Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 09/15/17 2:35 AM

Che Evans, 6’6″, CG,  Dulaney Lions HS.   Timonium, MD.

Grassroots Team: Team Melo

Che Evans was a starter last season as freshmen for Dulaney HS which is located just north of Baltimore. He averaged 17 ppg , 7 rebounds & shot 43% from the 3 point line. Che  is a national recruit currently ranked in the top 50 for 2020. He uses his great height & length to get excellent shot opportunities. Che is very patient & at times deliberate, but uses his excellent athleticism when needed. Che has many dribble moves he uses to create space for his shot & he uses his great court vision to make some very crafty passes. He has numerous offers which include Maryland, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Penn State, Old Dominion, UNLV St. Johns, & TCU.

At the Capital Hoopfest Adam Ayalew wrote  on 4-7-17 “Che Evans got off to a great start in this tournament. The 6’6 guard dunked on an opponent right off the opening tip, and didn’t slow down at all after that. Evans showed why he’s considered a national level recruit in 2020, and should only continue to get better.”  Che was awarded MVP Capital of Hoopfest 15U by Adam Aylew & in our opinion could move up in the nation rankings.

EJ Jarvis, 6’9″, F/C, Maret Horned Frogs HS. Washington, DC.

Grassroots Team: Team Takeover

As a sophomore EJ had a very strong season for an excellent Maret team which featured 6’11” Iowa commit Luka Garza. The Frogs finsihed @ 26-5 & placed 2nd in the powerful MAC Conference. EJ averaged 9.6 ppg & 9 rebounds with his performances brilliant at times. EJ said this week he has seen many high school bigs & teams trend towards small ball where Coaches ask their bigs to extend their range & game to the 3 point line and develop a solid mid range to create spacing. EJ is working on that type of skill-set but  wants to add more dimensions to his game. With Maret Head Coach Chuck Driesell’s coaching & player development the pair will work on EJ’s low post moves, interior defense & rebounding.

EJ has the mindset, determination & skill set to become a stretch 4, yet be able to impact the game in the paint. EJ had a season ending foot injury in march & re injured it in April, and he has missed a good 4 months having to rest his foot. Saturday was EJ’s 5th day back on the hardwood, and while he was rusty & not in tip top condition, EJ played very well. He is displayed an excellent mid range game & passing skills. an excellent student in the classroom, EJ has received offers from Columbia,Yale, Penn, Virginia Tech, & George Washington with Virginia showing major interest. We expect more offers in this season & in our opinion EJ can become a D1 high major. Adan Ayalew worte an excellent Recruiting Report for EJ below:

Scouting Report: EJ Jarvis (2019)

 

Justin Lewis, 6’7″, W, 2020. Poly  Tech Engineers HS. Baltimore, MD.

Grassroots Team: Team Melo

Justin is an elite college prospect & one of  8 Baltimore/DC/DMV players ranked in the 70 nationally for 2020.(See the rankings below at he bottom of this article).  He has a wingspan that extends over 7’0″, and really knows how to use it to his advantage when engaged. The long-limbed forward averaged 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks for the Calvert Hall Cardinals last season, but has since transferred to Poly Tech. Last season Poly won the  Maryland 3A State Championship & could be the favorites to repeat in 2017/18.

Justin LewisThe Engineers graduated Dre Perry who is now at Temple & in our opinion was one of the most underrated players in nation. Justin will slide right in at Poly to help fill the void left by Dre’s graduation. Justin should thrive under Poly Head Coach Sam Brand who is one of the best. Justin is very smooth, yet explosive & is a legitimate D1 high major college prospect with a 5 star skill-set. He is currently ranked @ #4 in our Maryland/DC rankings. Justin has the ability to shoot 3s of the dribble & attack the rim finishing with a powerful dunk. He has elite explosion & runs the court with ease. Justin is very intelligent & will be a go to play for Poly this season. He fits in perfectly with 6’5″ senior Demetrius Mims who has committed to Long Beach State & Rahim Ali. We expect Justin to play on the wing while 2020 returning  starting PG Rahim Ali  will run the show from the point &  the super versatile Demetruis Mims more than capable of playing PG, WG & WF.

Ricky Lindo, 6’8″, WF/WG, 2018. Woodrow Wilson Tigers HS. Washington, DC.

Grassroots Team:

We saw Ricky last season & he was very impressive on both ends of the court. He possesses a great wingspan & now has grown to 6’8″. I chatted with Head Wilson Coach Angelo Hernandez about Ricky’s college prospect level & we both agree Ricky can become a high major, if not already. He has great closeout speed &  superb timing on defense. Additionally, Ricky is an excellent on ball defender & rebounder. Ricky can score from all 3 levels, facilitate & rebound & in our opinion can fill an elite defender position at most colleges in the country.Offensively, Ricky has a dynamic skill set and at times defer to others. We have seen Ricky convert on elite plays from anywhere on the court. last season we awarded Ricky to our All DMV I-495 Team which is our version of the Washington Posts All Met team. This season Wilson has the potential to be a nationally ranked team if the players buy in. We know Coach Hernandez will do a great job in pacing his players in position to succeed on & off the court. We will be providing in dpeth coverage for Wilson, Ricky & his teammates this season, with live game articles & Recruiting Reports for the Tiger players.

 

 

Ricky is #23 in the video.
Atwood (Woody) Newton, 6’7.5″, WF/WG, 2020. McKinley Tech Trainers HS.Washington, DC.
Grassroots Team: Team Thrill 15U.

 

 

 

Woody is an elite talent already, and still possesses a huge upside. He is ranked #2 in our loaded 2020 DC/MD player rankings & will be ranked very soon in the 2020 class nationally. Woody possesses  great determination & and understanding of what he needs to accomplish on & off the court to reach his goals to become the best he can be. He is clearly a high major recruit with Kansas State already offering. On Saturday Woody displayed excellent transition & rim attacking skills. It is very evident that he can play & defend multiple positions. We wrote a Recruiting Report in the link below this week for Woody:

Prospect Spotlight 2020: Atwood (Woody) Newton

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC/Baltimore DMV players ranked in the top 70 nationally per 24/7 sports:

#4 Terrance Williams, 6’7″, F, Gonzaga Eagles HS. Washington, DC. Grassroots Team: Team Takeover

#14 Hunter Dickinson, 6’11”, C, DeMatha Catholic Stags HS. Hyattsville, MD. Grassroots Team: Team Takeover 17U

#15 Jeremy Roach, 6’2′, PG, Paul VI Panthers HS. Fairfax, VA. Grassroots Team: Team Takeover 17U

#36 Elijah Wood, 6’6″, CG, Bethesda Chevy Chase Barons HS. Bethesda, MD. Grassroots Team: Team Boo Williams

#50 Earl Timberlake, 6’5″, Point-Forward, DeMatha Catholic Stags HS. Hyattsville, MD. Grassroots Team: Team Takeover

#55 Che Evans, 6’6″ 6’6″, CG,  Dulaney Lions HS.   Timonium, MD. Grassroots Team: Team Melo

#65 Justin Lewis, 6’7″, W, 2020. Poly  Tech Engineers HS. Baltimore, MD. Grassroots Team: Team Melo

#70 Anthony Thomas, 6’6″, WG/WF, Bowie, MD/ Putnam Science Academy, CT.  Grassroots Team: Team St8Ment