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Posted On: 04/1/18 7:13 PM
We’re getting to the point in the year where the bulk of the senior class knows which schools they will be attending in the future. However there are still available seniors that are still evaluating which path benefits their situations. Parkdale’s Chris Maidoh was in attendance at DMVelite’s Unsigned Senior Showcase yesterday and put together a solid day of action.
At 6-foot-7, Maidoh has extremely long arms and a body that once he gets into a weight lifting program, should fill out nicely. Throughout the game sessions of the showcase yesterday, he was a shot blocking presence defensively. When he wasn’t blocking a shot from penetrating guards, he was altering attempts and causing misses.
The unsigned senior averaged 9.6 points and seven rebounds per game this season for the Panthers. His team struggled as a whole, but Maidoh was still optimistic about his development throughout the course of the season.
“It was tough from the start for us because we didn’t have a coach until a couple weeks before the season officially started,” Maidoh explained. “So we still had to figure out pieces and get used to a new style. I feel like this was my best season yet not only because of my scoring and stuff like that but I stepped up and became a better leader.”
Offensively, Maidoh prefers to play out on the perimeter instead of being a froncourt player who operates on the block. When he does catch in the mid-post area, he usually faces up immediately. While his game off the dribble is still a work in progress, Maidoh is a capable shooter off the catch from three when given enough time. He continues to build his offensive repertoire so he can be more of a threat when he does put the ball on the floor.
“It’s something I felt like I got a lot better at this past season,” Maidoh said. “I controlled the ball a lot better and was even bringing the ball up the court at times. I just want to be a better all-around player.”
One intangible that Maidoh has is a good motor. He moves well up and down the court and does a nice job trailing in transition or filling the lanes alongside the ball handler.
When we spoke to Maidoh, he told us that Prince George’s County Community College, Baltimore City Community College, Chesapeake Community College, Virginia Union and Albright have been contacting him the most. He also included the chance of going to a prep school and further developing his game and body before going to college. Mt. Zion and Valley Forge were two schools Maidoh mentioned that have been in contact with him.
To see Maidoh’s senior highlight tape, click here.