Posted On: 09/14/17 1:40 PM
We already looked at the top five scorers from the DMVElite 80 showcase in part one of this series. Now, we’ll look at the second group of five on the list. They only took part in three games, so the averages won’t jump off the page at you, but considering this event featured the majority of the top ranked talent in the DMV area, they are impressive.
Jason Gibson | Sidwell Friends | 2019 | 9.7 PPG
Gibson is a fun player to watch. While being able to knock down three’s with extreme efficiency (7/8 on Saturday), he also brings a smooth playmaking ability when the ball is in his hands. That’s exactly what he did throughout the afternoon. Players who knew of Gibson’s abilities knew they always had to stay close with him no matter where he was on the floor. The six-foot guard did a good job of using their aggression to his advantage by using a quick move to go by them and get into the paint where he could either finish around the rim or open up an opportunity for a teammate. For the ones who didn’t know Gibson, they now know he’s an elite shooter (indicated by his shooting percentage from three on the day at 87.5).
— Jason Gibson (@jgibby1121) June 7, 2017
Emmanuel Aghayere | South Lakes | 2018 | 8.7 PPG
Aghayere was a standout from the beginning of the showcase simply based off of his effort and hard work inside. At 6’5 and a big frame, Aghayere acts as a bully when he gets the ball around the basket and is able to convert through contact. Running the floor and cleaning up misses is another area he stood out. Aghayere shot 13-for-15 (86.7 percent) from the field on the day. That’s all the indication that you need to confirm his ability to score at an efficient rate. The rising senior currently holds an offer from Shepard (DII).
My bad 😈 pic.twitter.com/NUYv3e6vje
— Emmanuel Aghayere (@Emmmanuel_M2M) June 30, 2015
Tymu Chenery | Episcopal | 2020 | 8.0 PPG
Chenery had a very good outing at the DMVElite 80. The way he scored was very versatile and came from all three levels. Whether it was in the half court or out on the break, Chenery was converting effectively. He finished the day making nine of his 12 field goal attempts, putting him at 75 percent. The 6’6 wing also got to the charity stripe and converted on all five of his attempts. Transferring from Dunbar and reclassifying to the class of 2020 should work out to be a great move for Chenery. He’ll continue to build his game and his reputation at Episcopal.
I'm Coming ✨🏀‼️ pic.twitter.com/7q3pongNtI
— PhillyTy🏀✨ (@Philly__Ty) July 16, 2017
Matt Balanc | Springbrook | 2018 | 7.7 PPG
Balanc was one of the more intriguing prospects when observing the roster list leading up to Saturday’s event. He was one of the biggest stock risers in the nation this summer and he didn’t disappoint. The 6’3 guard has elite athleticism that was on display when he had the ball in the open floor. Balanc’s ability to break his defender down and convert jumpshots have been two of the most improved areas of his game. He wasn’t extremely efficient shooting-wise Saturday, but the shots he took were good looks. Balanc cut his list to UMass, UMBC, Quinnipiac, Florida Gulf Coast and Rhode Island.
Gibson Jimerson | Benedictine | 2019 | 7.5 PPG
Gibson only played in two games, but he made his presence felt in the short amount of time. Jimerson is one of the top shooters in the area and that was on full display as he went 5-for-6 from three. Three of those makes came in the second game where he hit back-to-back-to-back triples that made the crowd give some ‘ooooh’s. The 6’5 sniper currently holds offers from Cinncinati and Kansas State. He’ll be a coveted shooter as the next two seasons unfold.