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Posted On: 04/2/18 6:30 AM
We are less than 30 days from the first live period of the AAU season. Crazy to think that a little over a week ago, the high school season was just coming to a close, but who would want it any other way?
With that being said, we’re going to spend some time looking at prospects from the Baltimore area in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 class over the next few weeks and give you some names to look out for as we dive into what should be another hectic spring/summer.
Gerard Mungo | 6’1 | Patterson/Team Thrill
Due to injuries and a roster that didn’t comprise of many frontcourt players, Mungo saw himself playing the power forward position for the Clippers throughout last season. Now with Team Thrill, he’ll move to his original position in the backcourt playing mainly off the ball and looking to be a slasher. With that being said, it helps that he has the versatility of guarding multiple positions on the floor because of his toughness and physicality. Mungo brings a hard-nosed mentality to every team he plays on. He’s also a fierce competitor and a threat to score whenever the ball is in his hands.
Ziggy Reid | 6’5 | St. Paul’s/Team Thrill
Reid is coming off a solid junior campaign after improving both his body and his offensive repertoire out on the perimeter. With focus and hard work to lose over 20 pounds in the last year, his athleticism has improved drastically as well. The 6-foot-5 wing will be an important piece for Thrill this spring/summer as he looks to collect his first official offer. We recently spoke to Reid about his junior season, what he’ll focus on throughout the next couple of months and which schools have been showing interest. To read it, click here.
TJ Thomas | 6’2 | Patterson/Team BBC
Because Patterson struggled as a team, Thomas’ efforts weren’t noticed as much as they probably should’ve been. The 6-foot-2 guard was a dependable ball handler who initiated the offense and can finish efficiently off the dribble in the mid-range and painted area. He’ll be playing alongside 2020 guard Ace Baldwin with Team BBC, so Thomas will likely be featured more off the ball, where he can make open three’s consistently as well.
Jason Murphy | 6’8 | St. Frances/Team Melo
After a year of dealing with a nagging knee injury, Murphy is ready to go for Team Melo and the EYBL Circuit. He most recently had a solid outing at the Metro Challenge and will look to carry that production over as the majority of tournaments ramp up this coming weekend. The 6-foot-8 forward is an efficient finisher around the rim and has become a capable shooter from 15 feet out.
Cameron Spencer | 6’2 | Boys’ Latin/Team BBC
Spencer had a breakout year for the Lakers and has inserted himself as one of the best shooters in the area. The 6-foot-2 guard is gritty and very competitive on both ends of the floor. Playing with a Team BBC full of guards who are effective at getting into the paint, Spencer should see his fair share of open corner three’s.