12-22-17 & 12-23-17. Dunbar High School. 101 N Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20001
The Dunbar Holiday Showcase was a very successful showcase at famed Dunbar HS in Washington, DC this past weekend. The beautiful & well lit basketball gymnasium featured a superb cushioned hardwood floor system. Dunbar was established in 1870 & is thriving in 2017. On the wall behind the scorers table is a fantastic large mural painting of the 1976 Dunbar basketball Team that recorded a perfect 27-0 record & a #1 ranking in the nation in 1975-76. Legendary Dunbar Head Basketball Coach Joe Dean Davidson led the Crimson Tide team which included: Craig “Big Sky” Shelton and John “Ba Ba” Duren of Georgetown, Kenny Matthews of North Carolina State, Joe Thweat of St. Francis of Pennsylvania & Louis Whiting of Youngstown State. John Duren & Craig Shelton both played in the NBA & the team is one of the best ever in HS basketball. DC legend Stacy Robinson was a standout for Dunbar & NBA bound until drugs took control of his life. However, he is doing well today & still plays pick up games.
I would like to thank Dunbar Head Basketball Coach Damon Singletary, Atheistic Director Dr. Henry Frazier & Principal Abdullah Zaki for their great hospitality. Many of the the games went to down the wire with several going into OT. This great 2 day event showcased excellent HS players, sportsmanship & coaching. Prep Hoops will be following almost every team that played in the Dunbar Holiday Showcase this season. Many hidden gem players were discovered this past weekend & Prep Hoops will write individual articles for these special players.
Dunbar Holiday Showcase results with game MVPs.
Day 1 Games Results (12-22-17)
Thurgood Marshall Academy 77
, Bell Griffins 61
#1 Savion Gallion (left) 6’4″ CG, 2018, Thurgood Marshall. Savion was awarded Game MVP in Game #1. He is having a superb December & we will be updating his Recruiting Report in January. He is an excellent college prospect & he is averaging over 23 ppg this season. Thurgood Marshall plays in the DC Charter League & upped their record to 6-3 while Bell is a member of the DCIAA. Both the DCIAA & DC Charter Conferences are very competitive this season & are up & coming conferences. Prep Hoops will be providing coverage for the DC Charter & DCIAA High Schools in January & the remainder of the season.
Theodore Roosevelt Roughriders 77, Washington Patriots
#5 Marcus Dockery (left) 6’0; PG, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt. Marcus was awarded game MVP & the Roughriders improved their season record to 9-2 & 10-2 after their 2nd victory on Saturday. Marcus is one of the top players in the DC DMV for 2020. Roosevelt HS is scheduled to play in the Normandy HS Invitational in Cairo, MO from 12-16-17 thru 12-29-17. Washington HS is from nearby Charlestown, WV. The Martinsburg, & Charlestown region in the eastern WV is an up & coming area for producing talented HS players.
Oxon Hill Clippers 54 Dunbar Crimson Tide 53
#22 Ronald Polite, 6’2″, PG, 2020. Oxon Hill HS. Ronald is a player to watch this season in addition to 6’4″ 2018 WF/PG Nayshone Kane (22.4ppg) & 6’6″ 2019 PF Marcus Gorham (14.3 ppg). Oxon Hill is a contender & team to watch in the PG 3A/@A/1A in addition to Potomac HS (2017 MD 3A State runner up) who Oxon Hill defeated last season 64-61. Other top contenders are Central, Douglass HS & Fairmont Heights. Host Dunbar HS played the whole tourney with just 8 players. The Crimson Tide will be very competitive in the DCIAA with Woodrow Wilson HS, Theodore Roosevelt & McKinley Tech. Prep Hoops will be providing coverage for Prince Georges County Public High Schools in January & the remainder of the season & the DCIAA.
Day 2 Games Results (12-23-17)
Seed HS 58 Bell Griffins 57
#2 Kenneth Riley a 2020 SG for Seed HS was awarded Game MVP. Seed HS are members of the DC Charter Conference & upped their record to 7-2 The Falcons have 5 players averaging in in double figures led by 2019 WG Antonio Marr @ 23.4 ppg & Kenneth Riley @ 18.4 ppg. Sophomores Gs Anthony Simmons & Kavon Brown average 11 ppg while 2019 WG Zachary Clark & 2020 G Edwin Johnson average 10 & 9 ppg each. Bell HS is led by 5’10” 2020 G Kobe Kloyd & Makail Scott who average 15 & 14 ppg respectively. 6’4″ 2019 F Zyierrre Smith averages 8 ppg
National Collegiate 68 Washington
#4 Delrico Simms, 6’0″ WG/CG, 2018. National Collegiate HS. Delrico Simms was named Game MVP. With the victory National Collegiate who are members of the DC Charter Conference improved to 6-2. National Collegiate is led by Delrico who averages 23 ppg, 6’3″ 2018 F Andre Ross @ 13 ppg & 2019 G Caleel Boatright @ 10.6. 3 National Collegiate players are averaging over 7ppg. & will play at Dunbar in a 1-7-18 match-up. Washington HS lost both of their games in the Dunbar Showcase but competed at high level with both losses close games.
Theodore Roosevelt Roughriders 70
, Northwestern Wildcats 63
#5 Marcus Dockery, 6’2″ PG, 2020.. This game was Prince Georges County 4A vs DCIAA public school clash. The Roughriders notched their 2nd win in the Dunbar Holiday Showcase improving their record to 10-2 overall. Marcus Dockery was named the Game MVP with his 2nd stellar performance at the Dunbar Holiday Showcase. He scored 18 points on 6/11 FG, which included 4 for 7 from 3. Marcus added 4 steals, 3 assists & 2 rebounds. The Roughriders other key players are 6’6″ 2020 Wing Darius Miles (9.0 ppg) who is ranked #9 in our MD/DC 2020 rankings, while Marcus is #37 & will move up in our next 2020 ranking update. Dynamic mighty might PGs, 5’5″ 2020, Kareem James & 5’8″ 2o19 Miko Reeves average 9.9 & 8ppg in the Roughriders balanced scoring attack.as the #2 #4 top scorers. Roosevelt has 6 more players averaging over 5 ppg. The Northwestern Wildacts are led by 2018 5’10” CG Nicholas Rivas (14.3 ppg,), 5’9″ 2018 CG Binson Mondestin (10.4),5’10” 2018 CG Matthew Quarles ( 9 ppg )& 5’10” 2018 CG Nyrell Thomas @ 8.7 ppg. 2020 6’1″ F Marquies Delahaye & 6’1″ 2019 F Davae Clegg average 7.7 *& 6,7 ppg
St. Mary Ryken 63 Thurgood Marshall 47
#4 Lelan Eackles, (left) 6’7″ WF/WG, 2018. St. Mary Ryken HS was awarded Game MVP with a superb overall game, scoring 14 points on 5 for 8 FGs, 4-4 from the foul line, & adding 6 boards, 2 steak & 1 block. We will be writing Lelan’s Recruiting Report today. He is an outstanding player, college prospect & one of the biggest sleepers in DC/MD for 2018. Additionally, we will be writing a early season recap for St. Mary Ryken & 1st year Head Coach Walter Booth tonight. Players we will cover for Ryken are Lelan Eackles, , Severt Kurnaz , Wynston Tabbs, D’Angelo Tull, Jules Bikoy, Mike Sumner, Aaron Jasper , Kenny McKoy & Wei-cheih (Louis) Tang. Thurgood Marshall is led by 6’4″ 2019 CG Savion Gallion (22.4ppg) who I mention above, 5’9″ 2020 PG Mike Aiken is averaging 13.1 ppg who will enter our 2020 updated rankings. We will write a Prospect Spotlight for Mike in the very near future. Mike’s twin brother. Mark Aiken is averaging 9ppg & the duo could be the top brother combo for 2020 in the DC DMV. 6’4″ Janoski McNeil Jr. averages 8.4 ppg, 6’4″ 2018 F Darius Richardson averages 7.7 ppg & 5’9″ 2018 SG, Mike Panton chips in with 5.8 ppg. Thurgood Marshall is a strong contender to win the DC Public Charter Title this season & we will be scouting Thurgood & the much underrated DC Charter Conference this season.