Jalen Hall

Posted On: 06/12/18 5:00 AM

Prep Hoops Maryland recently posted the initial class of 2021 player rankings. Gathering a list of players and choosing which rank best fits the individual was an extremely difficult challenge, but we do our best to keep them updated every three months. Our first ever update for the class includes 35 prospects. Here we begin our breakdown series by taking a closer look at some of the point guards ranked from the southern parts of Maryland and DC.

Chace Davis | St. Andrew’s

Chace Davis

Ranking: 10

Chace Davis‘ best attributes are his athleticism, scoring and playmaking abilities. At 6-foot-2, he has the size and potential to be an elite defender with a little more attention to detail on that end. Davis was a productive contributor in his first season at St. Andrew’s, and his role should only continue to expand as he gains experience.

Jalen Hall | Archbishop Carroll

Jalen Hall

Ranking: 12

Rumors have it that Jalen Hall will be at Carroll for the upcoming season. The Lions will be getting a skilled, tough competitor who is proven make winning plays down the stretch of tight games. We saw evidence of Hall’s clutch gene during Session 4 of Nike’s EYBL, when he scored the go-ahead bucket with under 15 seconds left in a much anticipated contest with Team Takeover.

James Gross Jr. | Riverdale Baptist

Ranking: 16

Scan the list of point guards in our rankings, and you probably won’t find one with more explosiveness than James Gross Jr. Given the changes in the Riverdale program, we’re not sure where he will end up next year, but no matter where he ends up there is little doubt that he will have the chance to become a key contributor.

Kino Lilly Jr. | Landon

Ranking: 19

Kino Lilly Jr. is one of the more skilled lead guards you will find in the local 2021 class. After impressing during his freshman campaign, the rising sophomore has turned heads so far in the Capitol Hoops Summer League. Expect Lilly to carry over the momentum he’s started this summer into July with DC Premier.

Donovahn Keyes | Archbishop Carroll

Donovahn Keyes

Ranking: 20

At 6-foot-2, Donovahn Keyes is an appealing lead guard prospect because of his blend of size and skill. His ability to create his own shot off the dribble or drive in the lane and set the table were evident throughout the spring with Team Durant. Expect Keyes to willingly embrace what could be an even more prominent role during his sophomore season at Carroll.

Erik Reynolds | Bullis

Erik Reynolds

Ranking: 21

Erik Reynolds is really coming into his own this summer after a relatively quiet freshman season, but we think he could be due for a breakout in the winter. Now at 6-foot-2 and likely still growing, he is a jack-of-all trades, and plays an aggressive brand of basketball.

Zion Russell | Georgetown Prep

Zion Russell

Ranking: 23

Zion Russell is one of the best all-around point guard prospects in the local 2021 class because of his ability to shoot from long range and high level athleticism. We should see his recruitment unfold as he gains experience and learns the intricacies of the point guard position.