Posted On: 08/10/18 6:11 PM
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 our series resumes with a rundown of five additional class of 2019 big man stock risers.
6’6 PF Miles Mallory | 6th Man Warriors/St. Vincent Pallotti (MD)
One of the area’s most unheralded bigs has to be Miles Mallory. He serves as a pillar in the paint for St. Vincent Pallotti’s stingy defense throughout the high school season, and did more of the same with 6th Man. Mallory’s biggest assets are his length, ability to protect the rim, defend ball screens, switch onto guards, and knock down the face up 15 footer.
6’7 PF Daniel Deaver | Nova Cavaliers/Marshall (VA)
Another under-the-radar big who has been consistently dominant is Daniel Deaver. After following up a breakout junior season with a super productive AAU campaign, we expect the versatile big man to dominate once again as a senior.
— NOVA Cavaliers (@novacavaliers) July 28, 2018
6’8 PF Jaden Frazier | Team Loaded 804/Blue Ridge (VA)
Jaden Frazier‘s stock exploded this summer with Team Loaded 804. The left handed post technician showed toughness and good defensive potential. Frazier recently narrowed down his list of prospective schools to six, and should fit in nicely wherever he lands.
Jaden Frazier Final Six !!! pic.twitter.com/2Wf3HY1dxh
— Team Loaded AAU (@teamloadedaau) August 7, 2018
6’7 PF Ngonadi Olisa | 6th Man Warriors/National Christian (MD)
Ngonadi Olisa was dominant in July. The high energy post prospect was turning heads at every stop during the live period, and saw his recruitment trend up as a result. Olisa should continue to see schools actively pursue him throughout the remainder of his decision making process.
— Adam Ayalew (@AyalewAdam) July 17, 2018
6’7 PF Charles Thompson | Team Takeover/St. Stephens & St. Agnes (VA)
One of the most energetic and versatile bigs you will in the local 2019 class, one of Charles Thompson‘s best qualities are his leadership intangibles. Owning a wingspan that measures over 7-feet long, he is vocal as the anchor of any defense and can comfortably switch out onto ball-handlers and disrupt them. Thompson is still seeing the offers come in, and should be regarded as one of the area’s best available bigs.