Posted On: 09/13/17 3:28 PM
This past Saturday, the fifth annual DMVElite80 took place in Bowie, Maryland. This event as taken off over the past few years and has notable alumni including Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia 76ers), Melo Trimble (Minnesota Timberwolves), Anthony Cowan (Maryland), Alani Moore (Temple), DJ Harvey (Notre Dame) and many more.
It’s a chance for all of the top talent in the DMV area to showcase their abilities against each other. With the DMV being a hotbed for high school basketball talent, it was yet another brilliant showcase.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the top scorers from the event.
Yavuz Gultekin | John Carroll | 2019 | 12.7 PPG
If you’ve never heard of Gultekin before, it won’t be long until he becomes a household name in high school basketball talk around the DMV area. The 6’7 wing moved to the United State four months ago from Turkey and cemented the fact that he’ll have no issue adjusting to the style of play. The rising junior averaged a showcase-high 12.7 points per game (tied with the next player listed) and scored in a variety of ways. Whether it was hitting outside shots off the catch or dribble, knocking down mid-range pull up jumpers, or posterizing a defender using his elite athleticism, Gultekin got it done all afternoon. He came in with one offer from Old Dominion. Today, Kansas State offered him. Fully expect the offers to begin raining in for this versatile wing.
Matthew Urbach | W.T. Woodson | 2018 | 12.7 PPG
Urbach proved once again on Saturday why he is one of the most lethal shooters from three in the area. The 6’3 guard led the showcase with nine made three’s in the three games played. Urbach shot a ridiculous 75 percent on those attempts from deep. It’s no secret that he is a pure shooter. In showcase settings, it’s tough for players to have off-ball screens at their disposal, but when Urbach had the opportunity to utilize one, he finished it off with a triple. He also finds the openings in transition whether it be when he is the trail man or sprinting to the wing amidst the fastbreak ready to fire. Urbach holds an offer from LaSalle.
Qudus Wahab | Flint Hill | 2019 | 12 PPG
Wahab was a consistent dominant force throughout the afternoon. Not only did Wahab display ability to score the ball, but at 6’11 he led in the rebounding category as well with 7.3 per game. He did a great job controlling the glass on both ends and converting when he got the ball in face-up situations. Regarded as as a top-100 player in the class of 2019 nationally, Wahab not only dominated on the offensive side of the court. He led the showcase blocking one shot per game. His length and athleticism make it extremely difficult for opponents of any position to get a shot off cleanly. Wahab holds offers from Clemson, Colgate, Rutgers, St. John’s and Virginia Tech amongst others.
Daniel Oladapo | Bladensburg | 2018 | 11.7 PPG
Oladapo was one of the most active players of the afternoon. He came in second in rebounds behind Wahab pulling down six per game. While the majority of those rebounds came on defense, he had a handful of offensive boards that resulted in put-back buckets. The 6’6 forward acts as a bully when he gets the ball around the basket. He puts the power dribble to good use to create enough space to rise up and put the ball in the hoop. His motor was on full display when his team got out on the break. He shines in these situations with his ability to finish around the rim. Oladapo has offers from Towson, Howard High Point and Canisus.
Justin Lewis | Poly | 2020 | 10.7 PPG
Lewis was one of, if not the top rising sophomore at the event. In just eight minutes per game, he averaged 10.7 points. The smooth 6’8 forward is a versatile scorer. While he doesn’t have blazing speed, his long strides and shifty moves help free him from his match up for pull up jumpers or take advantage of driving lanes for buckets around the rim. Even in limited action, Lewis proved that he’ll be a top player not only in the DMV area, but the entire country for the next two years. Lewis holds offers from UNLV, Kansas State, Penn State, Georgia Tech, St. John’s, Old Dominion and Boston College.