Posted On: 03/2/18 2:59 PM
As we continue to breakdown our prospect rankings, we take a look at the bigs who play high school basketball in the Northern VA area.
Quentin Millora-Brown | 6’8” | South County (#11 Overall)
The Rice commit has improved so much in the past couple of years and the best part is, he’s still young for his grade! He has a great IQ both on and off the court, he’s athletic and gets up and down the floor and he can finish with both hands around the basket. He also has good touch from deep and is a two way impact player.
Zach Pfaffenberger | 6’8” | Episcopal (#20 Overall)
Pfaffenberger had a steady climb throughout his high school career, and he’s proven to be a steady force in the middle. He’s physical in the paint, as he’ll bang in the post for rebounds and he can score with his back to the basket. He’s able to run the floor and face up with a solid midrange game, and should bring Sacred Heart a physical presence for the next four years.
Devon Flowers | 6’8” | Potomac School (#28 Overall)
Much different from Pfaffenberger, Flowers is a long and athletic big that has a great skill set. He can handle the basketball in transition, run the offense from the high post, hit the midrange/three-pointer and he’s a versatile defender that can protect the rim and guard on the perimeter. His length and skill set should make him a good addition to Loyola (MD) early.
Nate Spurlock | 6’7” | WT Woodson (#37 Overall)
Spurlock has been one of the best big men in the area the past three years, and it’s all because he’s able to cause mismatches on the offensive end. He can stretch the floor with his ability to shoot the three ball, can face up and put it on the floor but also has good length to rebound and protect the rim.
Emmanuel Aghayere | 6’5” | South Lakes (#55 Overall)
A seal and finish big man, Aghayere is the undersized big man that can outplay guys much bigger than him. He has a relentless motor and toughness to him, he’s shifty despite a big frame, and he has the ability to finish around the rim among much bigger players. The Shepherd commit is also an explosive leaper and quick off his feet.
Anthony Douglas | 6’8” | Robinson (#74 Overall)
Douglas isn’t the most athletic big, but he’s somewhat of a throwback with his ability to score with his back to the basket. He’s extremely long and can keep plays alive on the offensive glass, and he understands positioning well on both ends. He can score over either shoulder offensively, and he has an array of moves and counters showing he’s very fundamental.
Nate Waddy | 6’5” | Stonewall Jackson (#109 Overall)
A scrappy, blue-collar post guy, Waddy will do all of the dirty work that you ask of him. He rebounds on both ends, will contest around the rim until he uses all five fouls and he’ll compete for 50-50 balls in the paint. He also has a nice touch around the rim and at the line and is capable of a double-double any day.
Derrick Hopkins | 6’4” | Woodbridge (#131 Overall)
An athletic and versatile big man, Hopkins is a walking mismatch on the offensive end. He’s long and bouncy, allowing him to play above the rim in transition, but he also has good touch and skills that allow him to stretch the floor and put it on the deck. His versatility extends to the defensive end, where he can guard all over the floor.
Ty-ree Anderson | 6’4” | Annandale (#134 Overall)
Anderson is a great glue guy in that he’s athletic, he bangs in the post and he’s able to guard multiple positions defensively. He has big hands so he’s able to contest shots and catch tough passes, and he’s quick off his feet from just a standstill. He’s not a go-to guy and he’s somewhat undersized, but he has a role that many teams need.
Hunter Oakford | 6’5” | Freedom South-Riding (#148 Overall)
Oakford has a mix of old school and new school in his game. As a big man, he’s great in screen-and-roll situations and dives to the basket, but he’s also able to step out and knock down the trail three. He uses his length well on the defensive end both as a rim protector and in the press.