Posted On: 12/11/17 4:44 AM
In this series, we will be breaking down 10 players in the Baltimore area who will be candidates to make the All-Metro team at the end of the season. As Adam Ayalew did for the DMV area, the players considered for this series will be broken down by three categories: production, performance and competition. There is no particular order to this list, but first up is Poly’s senior guard Demetrius Mims.
Poly has been the talk of the city since winning the Class 3A state title last season. Although they lost a huge piece in Dre Perry (Temple), Mims will now step into the spotlight and be expected to lead them back to the Xfinity Center this season. With more opportunities and his development over this summer, Mims has the potential to be one of the best players not only in the city, but the state. He punishes defenders when he gets out in transition and his ability to knock down shots off the dribble continues to improve. The Long Beach State commit will have a strong surrounding cast to make another run, but they’ll ultimately go as far as Mims takes them.
Performance & Competition:
The Engineers handled KASA in their first game 68-18. Mims sat out due to stitches in his hand, but will be back for Tuesday’s game against a good Digital Harbor team. Wednesday, they’ll take on Perry Hall in what will be one of the most anticipated games of the year. In terms of their schedule overall, they’ll be tested night in and night out. John Carroll, Riverdale Baptist, Simeon and St. Frances are a few headlining games other than the one against Perry Hall. Head Coach Sam Brand wants his team to be battle tested once the playoffs come around, and that’s exactly what he’s preparing his team for with this challenging schedule.