Maryland/DC/VA Stock Boosters: 2019 Bigs (Part 1)

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Posted On: 08/10/18 5:00 AM

The DMV area is littered with under-the-radar bigs that have boosted their respective stocks with consistently strong play over the summer. Our aim is to recognize those who fit this category. Here we begin the series by spotlighting five class of 2019 big man stock risers. 

6’9 PF Josh Oduro | Team Takeover EYBL/Paul VI (VA)

Josh Oduro is clearly still improving, and has improved as much as any player listed over the course of the past twelve months. At close to 6-foot-9 now, and possibly still growing, the rising senior has benefited from persevering through elite level competition both in high school and AAU. Oduro’s college career promises to be better than his high school career if he continues to develop at this rate.

6’8 PF Cody Mains | Team Takeover Orange/W.T. Woodson (VA)

Cody Mains had his best summer by far as a high school player. He dunks everything inside the paint now. Mains has incorporated consistent aggressiveness into his game to go along with strength and experience. If he continues to produce at the rate he did this summer, the division one offers won’t be far off.

6’9 PF Chase Paar | Team Thrill/Glenelg Country (MD)

Chase Paar has without question been one of the biggest stock risers in the class. The multi-faceted 6-foot-9 southpaw demonstrates a motor that coaches love, and stretches the floor with a high-arcing set shot. Paar has a good chance to be a terrific college player regardless of where he lands. 

 

6’8 PF Abdou Tsimbila | Mid Atlantic Select/St. Maria Goretti (MD)

Penn State landed a gem in Abdou Tsimbila. The native of Cameroon consistently held is own against top tier bigs all summer, and proved himself as a legitimate high major recruit. Tsimbila is still quite raw, but has incredible touch and has a very strong work ethic. 

6’8 PF Charlie Weber | 6th Man Warriors/Bishop O’Connell (VA)

Charlie Weber is still considered under the radar in relative terms, but it should not be long before his stock trends up. At 6-foot-8, he is a hard worker who can stretch the floor as good or better than any big on this list. There is little doubt that Weber will find a good fit and produce consistently at the next level just like he is now.