Posted On: 04/10/18 5:00 PM
This weekend we split time between Capital Hoop Fest and DMVelite Live Warmup, two well-run events featuring some good local talent. Its time to go back and recap what we saw. Here we run down ten of the best bigs we observed.
’19 DANIEL DEAVER | 17U NOVA CAVS
Daniel Deaver excelled on both ends of the court, including the boards, for the NOVA Cavs at Elevate Hoops. The skilled 6’7 forward is a forceful paint presence.
’19 ERIC DIXON | 17U WE R1
Eric Dixon looked like a man among boys at DMVelite. The robustly built 6-foot-7 power forward, who moves bodies with ease inside, demonstrated a high motor and IQ.
’19 YAVUZ GULTEKIN | 17U MID ATLANTIC SELECT
Yavuz “Yeezy” Gultekin did a bit of everything for MAS this weekend. One thing we attribute liked was how well he passed the ball.
’20 ELIJAH HUTCHINS EVERETT | 16U WE R1
He’s still developing, but Elijah Hutchins Everett has the chance to be a very good post player down the road. At around 6-foot-10, he uses his sturdily built frame well to carve out space on the low block, and has good hands to go along with touch.
’20 OMAR KOUREISSI | 16U TEAM DURANT
Omar Koureissi was probably the most skilled big man we saw this weekend. At around 6-foot-9, he’s got a good frame. If he chooses play with a consistently high motor, Koureissi could be really good.
’20 MATT MAYERS | 17U NY MINUTEMEN
Sophomore Matt Mayers was not only one of the top shot blockers we saw this weekend, but also one of the best low post scorers. The 6-foot-10 center knows how to seal off his man and doesn’t take long to make his move once he gets the ball.
’19 CHASE PAAR | 17U TEAM THRILL
Chase Paar demonstrated nice touch with his back to the basket at Elevate Hoops. At close to 6-foot-9, he should have the chance to earn division one looks if he continues to add strength.
’19 ABDOU TSIMBILA | 17U MID ATLANTIC SELECT
Abdou Tsimbila is primarily a rim protector and rebounder, but he’s also shown that he can be adept at scoring around the basket in traffic. The 6-foot-8 post prospect is still somewhat raw offensively, but has shown significant signs of improvement in that regard since we last saw him.
’19 QUDUS WAHAB | 17U WE R 1
Along with Dixon, Qudus Wahab will form one of the most dominant front court tandems on the UAA this spring. The active 7-footer repelled shots and collected rebounds quite easily this weekend.
’19 CHARLIE WEBER | 17U 6TH MAN WARRIORS
Charlie Weber is the best stretch big on this list. The 6-foot-8 forward is a knock down shooter who moves well without the ball and isn’t afraid to mix it up inside.