2018 Player Rankings: Baltimore Prospects (Part 2)

High School
Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 01/31/18 7:51 AM

As we hit the halfway point of the high school season, we’ve been able to get out and see almost every prospect in the area. Unfortunately, entering the new year of 2018 means we only have a few more months to enjoy these players in their high school uniforms. If you haven’t already, be sure to get out and watch some of these tremendous student athletes.

You can view Part One here.

Brendan Adams

Brendan Adams | 6’4 | Calvert Hall/Team Melo (Rhode Island commit)

Previous Ranking: 11

New Ranking: 13

Adams saw a slight dip in his ranking, but has remained solid in his production for Calvert Hall this season. The Cardinals have struggled with a 7-12 record after losing some key players as transfers this past summer. Adams has had to carry the load in almost every statistical category. He’s always been known as a three-level scorer who can mix it up off the dribble. Despite the struggles as a team, he is expanding his game as he is forced to be more of a complete player for his team to get wins.

Anthony Higgs | 6’8 | Perry Hall/Team Melo (Ole Miss commit)

Previous Ranking: 14

New Ranking: 15

Higgs got off to a slow start early on this season but has really picked it up over the past couple of weeks, finishing with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in multiple contests. The 6’8 big body forward is attacking the offensive glass and finishing around the rim consistently. Although he hasn’t had as many highlight reel dunks like last season, he’s still having quite the impact for the 10-5 Gators. His three-point shot also continues to improve.

LaQuill Hardnett | 6’8 | Perry Hall/Team Melo

Previous Ranking: 19

New Ranking: 20

Hardnett has been the most consistent player for Perry Hall since the season started. He’s recorded several double-double efforts and even a triple-double in a big win against Dulaney. The versatile point forward has garnered late offers from schools such as Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure and Buffalo. It wouldn’t be surprising to see other schools get in the mix and throw an offer his way considering how effective Hardnett has been. An improve area of his game has been his on-ball defense and shot-blocking ability. Both have sparked plenty of transition opportunities for his team, which is where they thrive.

Jaylin Andrews | 6’4 | Boys’ Latin/Team BBC

Previous Ranking: 23

New Ranking: 25

Andrews, similar to Adams, is another player in the MIAA A Conference that has to carry the load for his particular team. Boys’ Latin has more pieces than Calvert Hall, but Andrews is the workhorse behind it all. He’s a tremendous scorer that can do it from all three levels. He recently just became the school’s all- time leading scorer, surpassing the old record of 1,448. This alone attests to his ability to score the ball at an extremely high level. Andrews is also leading the Lakers to an impressive 18-4 overall record.

Josh Cornish | 6’2 | Dulaney/Team Melo Red (Southern Utah commit)

Previous Ranking: 39

New Ranking: 29

Cornish transferred to Dulaney this summer to finish out his high school career and has quickly become the front runner for the Baltimore County Player of the Year. The 6’2 guard has recorded a couple games with 30+ points and more importantly, been the coach on the floor for an extremely young and talented Lions team.