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Posted On: 02/26/18 3:36 PM
As we continue to breakdown our prospect rankings, we take a look at part one of the wings from the Northern VA area.
Brandon Slater | 6’6” | Paul VI (#4 Overall)
The Villanova commit is perfect for Jay Wright’s system because he’s a versatile two way impact player. He can guard all five positions, he’s a triple threat offensively and he’s capable of getting baskets within the flow of the offense. He rebounds well on both ends, can play in transition and in the half court and continued to improve throughout his career at PVI.
Jordan Miller | 6’5” | Loudoun Valley (#13 Overall)
Miller has been one of the better players in the state the last few years, and despite that he went into last summer with no division one offers. That quickly changed however, as he picked up double digit offers before choosing George Mason. He’s an efficient scorer that can create his own shot or get it within the offense, and he’s a versatile defender with length that rebounds well. He’s very skilled on both ends of the floor.
Miles Latimer | 6’3” | Paul VI (#18 Overall)
The Stony Brook commit has done it the right way, working his way from JV to role player to key contributor at PVI. He can make shots from all over the floor, is a great option as a secondary ball handler and is an underrated athlete that can finish in traffic and above the rim. His ability to play multiple roles in the backcourt and make shots has the Stony Brook staff excited.
Matt Urbach | 6’4” | WT Woodson (#27 Overall)
JMU is getting a lights out shooter in this guy, who has proven time and time again that he’s one of the better shooters in the state. Urbach is more than just that however, as he’s worked a lot to improve his ball handling and is a surprisingly good athlete and finisher in transition. He understands spacing and has a high IQ for the game, as he works well off the basketball too.
Jeremy Robinson | 6’5” | Paul VI (#33 Overall)
A multifaceted player that can play inside and out for PVI, Robinson is a big mismatch problem in the WCAC. He’s strong enough to bang inside and has a soft touch on the block, but he’s also skilled enough to step out and make some jumpers as well. He provides physicality with good footwork as well.
Brayden Gault | 6’4” | Battlefield (#38 Overall)
Gault is a division one level talent that didn’t check all of the boxes athletically, but Belmont Abby is happy with that because they got a steal. He has great size on the wing, can shoot the basketball and has terrific fundamentals and a high IQ. He’s a tough finisher in transition and he’s a solid rebounder with a high motor.
Kobe Tigney | 6’4” | VA Academy (#40 Overall)
Tigney has all the physical tools and is a high IQ player that gets it done in the classroom as well. When he’s engaged he can be a lock down defender, he has good form on his jump shot and he’s an athletic finisher in transition. He’s a sleeper in this class that could make some improvements and become a steal at the next level.
Matt Becht | 6’1” | Bishop O’Connell (#45 Overall)
The Mount St. Mary’s commit is a kick down shooter from deep and has really stepped into his own this season, solidifying himself as one of the top shooters in the DMV. He comes off screes tight and gets his feet set quickly, he has a quick trigger and he’s good at attacking closeouts off of one or two dribbles. Once he gets hot, it’s a nightmare for defenses to stop.
Jordan Gibson | 6’3” | Stonewall Jackson (#48 Overall)
A long shooter with good athleticism, Gibson came on late in the summer and eventually earned a scholarship offer from D1 Presbyterian College. He has all the physical tools to be a three and d guy at the next level, if he buys in defensively. He has good form off the catch, is good off of a couple of dribbles and can finish above the rim in transition.