Posted On: 10/8/17 5:07 PM

2019 Player Rankings: Baltimore Prospects Part One

Will Thomas | 6’5 | Mervo/Team Melo

Previous Ranking: 13

New Ranking: 17

Thomas saw a slight dip in his rankings. Although he had a decent summer for Team Melo, there were others who had impressive showings of their own. Thomas made a surprising decision to transfer from Mount Carmel to Mervo in the first few days of the school year. The move for Thomas will give him an ample amount of opportunities to make plays. The ball will be in his hands the majority of the time. The 6’5 wing can mix it up well scoring from all three levels and has good vision with the ball to create open shots for teammates. Thomas holds two offers from Towson and Quinnipiac, while a number of other programs are showing heavy interest.

Rajeir Jones | 6’3 | St. Frances/Team Thrill

Previous Ranking: 22

New Ranking: 25

Jones switched AAU teams shortly after the season began. He had a productive summer with Team Thrill and capitalized on St. Frances’ successful trip to Norfolk State’s team camp. Jones had a great showing and it was enough to earn an offer from the Spartans. The 6’3 guard can shoot it with the best of them from deep. He’ll serve as a floor spacer for St. Frances this season to help form a tremendously well rounded roster. Towson and Mount St. Mary’s have expressed interest in Jones recently.

Anthony Walker | 6’8 | Perry Hall/Team BBC

Previous Ranking: Unranked

New Ranking: 26

Walker burst onto the scene when he was pulled up from the junior varsity team to varsity and contributed to Perry Hall’s 4A state title run. The athletic 6’8 big man will form a long and skilled trio alongside LaQuill Hardnett (6’9) and Anthony Higgs (6’9). Walker runs the floor well and always offers the opportunity to create a poster finish. Defensively Walker is a shot-blocking presence that will bode nicely for the Gators. Walker has not received any offers yet, but has been gaining interest from multiple Division I programs.

Bassirou Diop | 6’8 | St. Frances/Team Thrill

Previous Ranking: Unranked

New Ranking: 34

Diop will be one of the many athletic frontcourt options for head coach Nick Myles and the Panthers’ coaching staff this season. The 6’8 forward, who uses his length well defensively to block shots and disrupt passes, is a good finisher around the rim. Diop has the ability to set a screen and float around the mid-range area, where he has an efficient clip. Diop has not received any offers.

Drew Green | 6’3 | McDonogh/Cecil Kirk

Previous Ranking: Unranked

New Ranking: 36

Green had an action-packed summer that included transferring from Lake Clifton to McDonogh. Green will play alongside Florida commit Noah Locke and the Eagles slew of skillful guards. The 6’3 guard is a top-notch athlete in the open floor and is always a threat to drive the lane for a poster slam. He has active hands defensively and high basketball IQ. Once he cements himself into the rotation and lineup for head coach T.J. Jordan, Green will become a main contributor. Green has not received any offers.