Posted On: 03/25/18 3:09 PM
Yesterday at River Hill High School, the MCBA All-Star Game took place featuring some of the top public school talent from around the state. Here, we will take a look at some standouts from the contest.
Demetrius Mims | 6’6 | Poly (Long Beach State commit)
Mims was not only awarded with Player of the Game honors after pouring in 26 points, he was also honored with the Maryland Mr. Basketball Award. In many all-star games, you can expect players to play loose and have a lot of fun. But with Mims, you know you’re going to get a guy who wants to win and plays hard the entire time. He wants to give the fans a show and that’s exactly what he did. The Long Beach State commit finished with over eight dunks for the game, one included an east bay slam that was absolutely absurd.
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Demetrius Barnes | 6’4 | Great Mills
His team came up short in the end to Mims’ squad, but Barnes put on a show of his own matching with 26 points. 22 of those points came in the first half when he nailed six three’s, three of which came on consecutive possessions. The St. Mary’s County Player of the Year ‘wowed’ the crowd not only with his shooting ability, but also with his athleticism and his finishes above the rim.
Anthony Higgs | 6’8 | Perry Hall
Higgs is another player made for these types of games because of his dunking ability. The 6-foot-8 forward had a handful of powerful dunks, most of which came from taking his man off the dribble and finishing strong through the contact. Hours following this game, Higgs announced that he would reopen his recruitment after committing to Ole Miss back in the fall. Higgs will be on the list of many programs in the coming weeks, and rightfully so.
Christian Jones | 6’3 | Annapolis (Navy commit)
Jones and Barnes got into a three-point contest in the first half that actually sparked excitement in what was a very quiet gym. Each player went back and forth burying three’s in each other’s faces. Jones finished the contest with 22 points, 15 of which came off three’s. The 6-foot-3 guard had recently announced his commitment to Navy and should be a solid late pick up for the Midshipmen.
Daniel Oladapo | 6’7 | Bladensburg
A couple of weeks after coming up just short in the 4A state title game, Oladapo put on a strong performance to help his team come out with the win in this one. The 6-foot-7 forward finished with 19 points, multiple dunks and did a nice job of crashing the glass. Oladapo plans on doing a post-grad prep year, but hasn’t decided which school he will attend.
Jason Newman | 5’9 | Potomac
Newman has been giving teams the blues all season and yesterday was no different. He finished with 14 points, but each bucket came with some flare. Whether it was finishing lay ups with extreme english, or pulling up from eight feet behind the three-point line, when Newman scored, you knew it. The Prince George’s County Player of the Year is still undecided on where he will attend college.