Posted On: 08/28/18 2:28 PM
A new school year is upon us which means we’ve had some serious shifts in the basketball landscape across VA. Whether it’s due to reclassifying, looking for a difference program or just flat out moving, we have a lot of kids that will be dawning new basketball jerseys this winter. Here’s part one of some of the top guys that are transferring within the state.
Antwan Epps | 6’0” G | Granby 2019
The Hampton commit is back at Granby after his spent his junior year at Bishop Sullivan and he’ll be teaming up with his brother, rising freshman Jayden Epps, who also has a chance to be special. The lefty is a pure scorer who can play on or off the ball, shoots it well from deep and can get to his spots off the bounce. He isn’t super athletic but he’s crafty and smart and knows how to make shots even when contested.
Daryl Anderson | 6’6” WF | Miller School 2019
Anderson provides Miller with great length and skill set as a forward to help replace Aundre Hyatt (well, as much as possible). The lefty wing can guard multiple positions, he can make shots deep and the midrange off the bounce and he’s a good rebounder who can help out his big men in the post. His versatility allows coaches to play a lot of different styles as he can play the two through four and give you a little bit of everything.
Cam Thomas | 6’3” G | Oak Hill 2020
Thomas didn’t play high school ball last year, but he absolutely destroyed the EYBL where he was one of the best underclassmen on the circuit. He’s a shot making artist who can play on or off the basketball, has terrific footwork and effortless range. He’s a strong finisher in the lane and his ability to make contested shots from all over the floor makes him a nightmare to guard all the time.
Tyrese Jenkins | 6’6” F | STAB 2020
The reigning Class 5 State Player of the Year has reclassified to 2020 and will be heading to STAB where he’ll be working with renowned trainer Damin Altizer. Jenkins ability to impact the game in a number of ways makes him very effective. At 6’6”, he can play the four but also step out and shoot the basketball, run the offense at the high post and play in transition. He has the ability to be your best scorer and your best rebounder at the same time.
Jordan Hairston | 6’1” PG | Flint Hill 2020
The Class 6 All State selection at Westfield has transferred to Flint Hill and reclassified to 2020, and will be in charge of leading one of the best front courts in the Northern VA area. He’ll be the orchestrator of a front line that runs 6’8’, 6’10” and 6’11”, and he’s the perfect choice to do so. Hairston is a floor general with great feel, good passing ability and he can knock down open shots. His ability to create shots for others and himself are what makes him such a good lead guard.
Tim Montgomery | 6’0” PG | Peninsula Catholic 2020
The pass first point guard will reclassify and head to Peninsula Catholic according to his twitter. He joins a guard heavy lineup, but his ability to create for himself and his teammates will make him someone guys love to play with wherever he heads to. He flat out knows how to play the game, he gets in the lane with ease and he’s a good on ball defender as well.
Jahvon John | 6’6” PF | Virginia Academy 2020
With John transferring to VA Academy from Bishop Sullivan they now have one of the top front courts in the state with rising sophomore Oluwasegun Durosinmi. John is a terrific rim protector and rim runner who owns the paint on the defensive end and protects the rim. He can get up and down the floor, finish in transition and in traffic and continues to develop on the offensive end.
Dominique Finney | 6’6” PF | Life Christian 2020
Transferring to LCA from Armstrong, Finney brings a mix of size, athleticism and skill set to the front court of LCA that already features star Marchelus Avery. At 6’6”, Finney is able to dominate the paint against guys taller than him with his motor and athleticism. He dunks everything that he can in the paint, he can finish with both hands and isn’t afraid to contest at the rim either.