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Posted On: 12/1/17 4:28 AM
Game #2@ 3:45 pm. St. Mary Ryken vs John Carroll
St. Mary Ryken Knights. 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown, MD. 20650
Head Coach: Walter Booth (Conference WCAC)
The Knights hired a gem in 1st year Head Coach Walter Booth & we know he will get the job done at SMR. Despite losing 6’6″ nationally ranked junior Mehki Long to Massanuten Military & promising 6’1″ junior Jhamir Young to DeMatha the Knights will be very competitive & dangerous in the WCAC. Coach Booth has reloaded & added 5 big time players in 6’8″ Severt Alperen Kurnaz (#22) from Turkey who is a stretch 5 & pictured right, 6’3″ junior sharpshooter Wei-chieh (Louis) Tang from Taiwan, 6’3″ WG Jules Bikoy from the DMV & 6’3″ sophomore Mike Sumner Jr. (#10) via Oxon Hill HSn & 5’10” senior PG D’Angelo Tull (#75) from Kings Christian HS. 6’7″ senior Lelan Eackles (#62) is poised for a breakout season. Keep a lookout for 2 freshmen: 6’5″ Kenny McKoy & 6’1″ Aaron Jasper. We rank the Knights @ #20 in the new DC DMV & DC/MD power team rankings. Adam Ayalew & myself saw the Knights workout this fall & we came away very, very impressed.
John Carroll Patriots. 703 East Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD. 21015 Head Coach : John Zito
(BCL & MIAA Black Conference)
John Carroll has one of the best back courts in the nation in 6’4″ PG Immanuel Quickley pictured right who is ranked in the top 10 nationally & committed to Kentucky & 6’4″ senior Montez Mathis ranked in the top 90 nationally & committed to Rutgers. At this time we believe Immanuel may not play due to illness. The Patriots added 6’7″ junior Yavuz Gultekin from Turkey who is ranked #10 by Prep Hoops for DC/MD, but we predict could become a national recruit. 6’0″ junior G Nigel Haughton (#41) is a key returnee, and 6’6″ Cameron Byers (#29) is an impact sophomore. In our new team power rankings the Patriots come in at #4, but lost a controversial game to BCL rival St. Frances in OT without Immanuel on 11-29-17. However, on 11-27 -17 the Patriots crushed Mt. Joseph 74-53 & are currently 2-1. If John Carroll can remain healthy this season they are our pick win the BCL.