Posted On: 10/4/17 8:56 AM
John Van Syckle | 6’9 | C. Milton Wright/Team Melo Red
Previous Ranking: 79
New Ranking: 80
Van Syckle had a decent showing for Team Melo Red this spring and summer, but it wasn’t enough to boost him up the rankings. The 6’9 big man continues to show nice touch around the rim and the mid-range area. His size automatically makes him a rebounding presence. C. Milton Wright will be a tough competitor in Harford County once again, and a large part has to do with Van Syckle manning down the paint.
Ugo Obasi | 6’2 | Milford Mill/Team Rebel
Previous Ranking: 50
New Ranking: 83
Obasi’s large drop off in the rankings didn’t necessarily do with his play this summer for Team Rebel. Obasi is an explosive athlete and a microwave scorer that can scorch defenses from three. The star wide receiver received more than a dozen high major offers for his skills on the gridiron. Obasi ended up committed to play football for Virginia. It’s still up in the air whether or not Obasi will play this season for Milford Mill. For the Millers, it would certainly be losing a much needed weapon, however they reloaded with a couple key transfers in Jordan Goodwin and Eric Turner from St. Frances that will help keep them in the contention conversation in Baltimore County.
Eric Turner | 6’5 | Milford Mill/Crusader Nation
Previous Ranking: 70
New Ranking: 85
Turner has arguably one of the most college-ready bodies in the area. At 6’5 and a strong build, the physicality at the next level shouldn’t be a major shock to him. While Turner had a nice spring and summer with Crusader Nation, he didn’t see a rise in the rankings mostly since his team isn’t featured in major tournaments against other top talents. However he was a major addition for Milford Mill this offseason and will bring another athletic option on the wing to help challenge teams like Perry Hall and Woodlawn. Turner has gained low Division I and Division II interest.
Demauri Warren | 6’3 | Woodlawn/Team Rebel
Previous Ranking: Unranked
New Ranking: 88
Warren may be one of the best under the radar talents in the city. The 6’3 guard was dominant in the St. Paul’s Summer League, leading Woodlawn in scoring. In multiple games, Warren had 15 or more points in the first half alone and finished a multiple games with 30 or more points. The tough-nosed guard has great anticipation defensively and uses his size and strength to finish around the rim. An improved portion of his game has been his ability to make the outside shot. Warren is a standout wide receiver when he isn’t leading the Warriors on the hardwood. He has interest from college programs for both sports.
Rasheed Brown | 6’2 | Mt. Carmel/Cecil Kirk
Previous Ranking: Unranked
New Ranking: 89
Brown has one of the smoothest offensive games in the city. The 6’2 guard averaged 21.5 points per game last season for Lake Clifton and continued his scoring output for Cecil Kirk this spring/summer. Brown made the decision to transfer to Mount Carmel where he’ll see plenty of open shot opportunities due to the playmakers around him. The lefty is a great three-point shooter and a pesky defender, which will fit the Cougars’ needs to stay in the conversation in a loaded MIAA/BCL conference.