Metro Challenge Superlatives: Playmakers

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Posted On: 03/26/18 5:00 AM

HYATTSVILLE, MD — The Fifth Annual Metro Challenge displayed some of the most talented players from across the DMV region. There was so much talent on display that we decided to break down our superlatives into different categories. Here we begin the series with a rundown on eight players that stood out as a result of their respective playmaking ability. All stats referenced were provided courtesy of Legit Stats.

RAHIM ALI | POLY ’20

Who picks up full court in a camp setting? Rahim Ali does. The two-time state champ continues to impress wherever he is seen. Ali is beginning to gain momentum, and we can only see that trend continuing throughout the spring and summer.

JAMES BISHOP | MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ’19

Hard to believe how quickly James Bishop has embraced his transition into point guard. The lefty, who can still score from a variety of areas of the floor, showcased elite vision and ball handling ability.

RYAN CONWAY | DULANEY ’21

Ryan Conway made a couple of impressive defensive plays while on the ball. The freshman is not the biggest guard physically, but he makes up for it with his skill and high basketball IQ.

CHUCK HARRIS | GONZAGA ’20

2020 Chuck Harris continues to showcase improved athleticism, which has helped him become a more dynamic playmaker. The young floor general is a heady facilitator who can also get his when asked.

ISHMAEL LEGGETT | ST. JOHN’S ’20

Ish Leggett did a bit of everything at the Metro Challenge. The workhorse sophomore, who will run with Team Takeover 16U, made several nice passes and consistently knocked down open jumpers.

JEREMY ROACH | PAUL VI ’20

Pick and roll maestro Jeremy Roach demonstrated his ability to control the pace of a game on Saturday. The nationally touted sophomore looked very sharp, and close to fully healed from his recent ankle injury.

AYAN TEEL | O’CONNELL ’19

Ayan Teel excelled in the open style of play exhibited at the Metro Challenge. The diminutive lead guard was aggressive in finding his spots, and productive both as a scorer and distributor.

JOSH WALLACE | DEMATHA ’19

Josh Wallace played a very efficient brand of basketball at the Metro Challenge. He knocked down shots whenever he was left open, constantly got downhill, and knew where to find his teammates when the help arrived.