2018 Rankings Update: NOVA Wings (Part 2)

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Posted On: 02/26/18 3:55 PM

As we continue to breakdown our prospect rankings, we take a look at part three of the wings from the Northern VA area.

Devon Sims | 6’2” | Potomac (#50 Overall)

Devon Sims, Vantage Hoops

Sims has been battling injuries all year long, but when he’s healthy he has both the athleticism and skill set to be a two way impact player. He’s a slasher who gets downhill where he can use his strength and body control to finish in traffic in the lane. Defensively, he has a knack for the ball as he’s a good help side defender and also jumps the passing lanes to make plays.

Amari Cooper | 6’4” | Wakefield (#53 Overall)

Amari Cooper

Length, athleticism and upside are the biggest things that you recognize when you see Cooper. He can play inside and out, but thrives in transition where he can play above the rim. Defensively he’s capable of guarding multiple positions, and he has improved in a number of different ways, meaning he’s going to continue to improve with time.

Breaden Johnson | 6’5” | Oakton (#58 Overall)

Braeden Johnson

Johnson is skilled and athletic, making him a deadly offensive threat and a scholarship level player that’s looking at a number of schools. He can shoot the deep ball when he’s set, finishes above the rim in transition and he isn’t a bad ball handler. He rebounds well from the wing, can guard in the post and the perimeter and is a high IQ player as well.

Julian Washington | 6’5” | Battlefield (#76 Overall)

A skilled and athletic wing, Washington has really become one of the best players in the area over the past two seasons. His athleticism allows him to play in transition, he has an above average handle that allows him to create his own shot and he has great size that allows him to rebound and defend. He’s a scholarship level kid whose best days are in front of him.

Marcus Stephens | 6’3” | CD Hylton (#79 Overall)

Marcus Stephens

A shot making specialist, Stephens can fill it up from all over the court and can do it a number of different ways. He can play on and off the basketball, he can score it from all three levels and he’s adept at creating his own shot when needed. Once he gets it going he’s tough to stop and he can fill it up in bunches.

Donovan Breeding | 6’3” | Osbourn (#82 Overall)

Donovan Breeding

A big and strong wing with a lot of versatility, Breeding did a little bit of everything for Osbourn the last few years. He’s capable of using his size to guard and box out in the post, and offensively he’s able to seal and score inside but also can run the floor, handle and shoot like a guard. His mismatch capabilities gave him a huge advantage on both ends.

Kaeleb Carter | 6’3” | Colgan (#85 Overall)

An athletic wing that was a two sport star at Colgan, Carter helped build the new school’s program that’s only been around for two years. He gets up and down the floor, is an above average shooter and can guard multiple positions. His high motor and athleticism makes him a good get for D2 UVA-Wise.

Will Bounds | 6’5”| Battlefield (#86 Overall)

Much like his teammate Julian Washington, Bounds was a late bloomer. He’s a wing with good size, he’s an above average athlete and he has a good skill set that allows him to score the ball in a number of ways. In transition he can finish above the rim, and he’s a capable shooter that can stretch the floor as well.