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Posted On: 08/8/18 7:54 PM
Earlier in July we released our first version of our Virginia 2021 rankings. The list starts with 50 prospects but it will certainly grow as this particular class in Virginia is loaded with talent. We will continue to do multiple different breakdowns of this class. In this particular article you will get a brief breakdown of the players that are ranked from 6th to 10th in the 2021 class in the state of Virginia.
2021 Anthony “AJ” Williams | Varina
I think AJ could have definitely been in the top 5 but I do not think anyone is complaining about his ranking at number 6. This past freshman year he showed that he can score the ball well and is a great passer which ultimately helped lead his high school team to a state championship. He played a pivotal part in helping the Team Loaded 15u team go 40-0 this past summer. Hampton, Ole Miss, JMU, Virginia Tech and ODU have all extended offers to him.
2021 Oluwasegun Durosinmi | Virginia Academy
Coming in at 7 is the 6’10 center from Virginia Academy. Durosinmi is a guy that you would not think is a rising sophomore as I have seen him play like an upperclassmen numerous times. Just like the other big men that are ranked above him, he has tons of upside and has already shown how dominant he can be in the post. He holds early offers from Georgetown, Florida and JMU.
2021 Jaylani Darden | Norview
Darden is coming off a tremendous freshman campaign with Norview where he was doing everything for the Pilots including scoring, rebounding, dishing out assists and getting multiple steals a game. Darden already brings tons of toughness to the court and will continue to do that a the next level. When talking about the biggest “dog” is in this class, Darden has to be in the conversation. Hampton and Norfolk State have offered so far.
2021 Brayon Freeman | Bishop O’Connell
One of the next rising stars in the WCAC is the 6’2 point guard out of Northern Virginia. In my opinion Freeman could be a guy that pushes for that top point guard spot in this class. He has a good basketball IQ, always makes the right pass which ultimately makes his teammates better. Freeman will be a key part to Bishop O’Connell this year as they try to capture the WCAC crown. UMASS, Mount St. Mary’s and Wyoming
2021 Mike Gray | Blue Ridge
The 6’2 combo guard out of Blue Ridge rounds out the top 10. Gray can explode to the basket where he can finish on reverse layups, finish with contact and shoot the ball from deep. I really like how he is extremely smooth and skilled with the ball. High major programs are already taking notice of his talents as Virginia Tech recently offered to go along with offers he already has from Hampton and JMU.