Posted On: 07/9/18 3:04 AM
We’re heading into the senior season of the 2019 class, one that we at Prep Hoops VA have had the pleasure of watching grow from when they were just freshmen. This class has seen new players come in, some players leave for programs outside of the state, and have seen some massive changes over the years. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in July and August, and come time for the new season to start we’re sure there will be even more changes coming. Over the next few weeks we will be breaking down the rankings by positions and locations. With that being said, here’s a look at part two the wings in the Northern VA area that we ranked in the 2019 rankings. *Editors Note: These breakdowns are based on where the players play high school basketball at. Mike Joiner | 6’1” WG | Hayfield/Higher Level (#82 Overall) A good sized guard who can play on or off the ball, Joiner has good quickness and a good feel for the game. With the ball in his hands he can get in the paint and either kick to open players or finish around the basket. Off the basketball he’s always moving, and he has a good midrange that allows him to avoid charges. He’s a smart defender both on and off the basketball and he’s always in help side where he isn’t afraid to sacrifice his body, and he rarely makes mistakes on either end. Chinguun Ganbold | 6’2” WG | WT Woodson/Higher Level (#90 Overall) A guard with good size and terrific feel, Ganbold is an all around player who impacts the game in a number of ways. He doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be effective, as he moves well and cuts well without the ball, finding his way to the basket and he can make shots off the catch. He’s a good defender, he’s a hard worker and he plays the game the right way. He isn’t unbelievably athletic or great at one certain thing, he does a little bit of everything to help his team. Chase Pagon | 6’4” WF | Battlefield/Pro Look (#99 Overall) Brother of former Battlefield star Blake Pagon, Chase has a lot of the same qualities that Blake did and makes an impact in much of the same way. He has good size and length, has a motor that never stops and he attacks the basket hard, finishing with both hands and finding his way to the line often. He plays hard on both ends of the floor, wings 50-50 balls and gets after it on the glass. His toughness and high motor cause a lot of positive things to happen when he’s on the floor. Marshall Reed | 6’2” WG | Westfield/Higher Level (#102 Overall) An athletic and hard working two guard, Reed thrives in transition with the ball in his hands where he can attack the rim and finish. He’s strong enough to finish through contact, and he’s crafty enough to finish around bigger players or over top of them with a floater. He’s a good shooter from deep and can create plays for others, and he’s a physical and tough defender on the basketball as well. His all out play style makes him a big impact when he’s on the floor in ways that show on the stat sheet and other ways as well. Jack Kouba | 6’0” WG | Bishop Ireton (#126 Overall) Kouba can flat out shoot the basketball, as he’s always shot ready, his form is beautiful from the feet up and it looks the same every single time. In transition he isn’t super athletic, but he’s crafty as he can use both hands to push the basketball and finish as well. He has a smooth pull-up off a couple of dribbles, and once he hits a few shots he’s either going to keep knocking them down or he can attack closeouts with a great pump fake. He’s a guy that should be all over small college coaches radars. Brian Aka | 6’3” WF | McLean (#150 Overall) A defensive minded wing who can guard multiple positions, Aka is an energy and glue guy who makes his team better with effort. He makes all of the hustle plays, competing for 50-50 balls, getting stick backs, keeping plays alive and simply gets it done on both ends of the floor. He has good size and he’s an above average athlete, allowing him to guard multiple positions and help on the glass as well. He makes his team better in a number of ways all over the floor, which was the difference in him rounding out our top 150 list.