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Posted On: 08/27/18 6:49 PM
With the trend of high school basketball, a lot of players are now leaving home to transfer to boarding schools and live with host families to attend bigger programs and play a better schedule. Here in Virginia, with school starting in a week or so, we’ve learned of just a few incoming players from out of state that will be playing basketball next year in Virginia.
Here’s a look at part two of some of the out of state incoming transfer players across the state.
Shawn Walker | 6’3” WG | Bishop Sullivan 2019
Walker transfers into Bishop Sullivan from North Carolina and will likely be one of the top scoring wings in Hampton Roads this season. He has a good frame with good length, he’s able to attack the paint in transition and in the half court and he’s an explosive finisher at the rim. He has a solid middle game as well, he can step out and knock down shots and he’s a strong and physical wing who will bully other guys.
Greg Brawner | 6’2” WG | VA Academy 2019
Another strong and athletic two guard, Brawner transfers into a talented VA Academy group from DeMatha where he should be much more of an impact. In transition he can play above the rim, he’s a strong finisher through traffic and he’s a good slasher out of the triple threat on the wing. He isn’t a bad shooter, but it’s definitely the area he needs to improve in to be a more all-around kind of player.
Lynn Greer | 6’2” PG | Oak Hill Academy 2020
Greer will be battling for one of the final starting spots at Oak Hill after transferring from Philadelphia, but even if he comes off the bench Head Coach Steve Smith has had success in the past bringing top 100 guards off the bench. He’s a smooth PG with good court vision, the ability to get in the lane and create and he also has a deadly pull-up jumper. If he can buy into his role as a junior it will set him up for a star role as senior on The Hill.
Jamel Melvin | 6’7” PF | Potomac School 2020
Another guy who is transferring from DeMatha, Melvin takes the place of Loyola commit Devin Flowers at Potomac School and should do so seamlessly since they have very similar skillsets. Melvin has a great midrange game where he can catch and shoot from 15 feet, rip through and get to the basket and works well off one or two dribbles. He can fade away over both shoulders and is only just beginning to see how good he can really be.
William Lee | 5’10” PG | Blue Ridge 2020
A small but dynamic guard, Lee will fit right in with Blue Ridge who has seen a lot of success with smaller guards over the past few years. He can really create opportunities off the bounce for both himself and others, and he’s adept at creating space and getting shot opportunities. He has a toughness about him that you love, he can get under ball handlers and make them uncomfortable and he has the ability to score from all over the floor.
Marcus Dockery | 6’2” G | Bishop O’Connell 2020
A crafty lefty combo guard, Dockery heads to the WCAC from Roosevelt High School in Maryland and should be one of the top shooters in the conference. He’s lights out from deep, and once he gets it going it’s tough for defenders to be able to stop him. He changes pace really well, he has a good midrange game off the bounce and he can finish around the basket with both hands. He’ll be a big time scorer right away with the departure of Xavier Johnson from O’Connell.
Joe Bamisile | 6’4” G | Monacan 2020
Bamisile is back in his hometown of Richmond, VA after spending his sophomore season at Mountverde Academy in Florida. He spent his freshman year at St. Chris, but struggled with injury from growing pains. However, this summer Bamisile looked like he’s heading in the right direction and should be one of the top public school players in the area. He’s grown to 6’4”, he’s long and bouncy in transition and he can score the basketball with the ball in his hands at all three levels.