Posted On: 08/4/18 8:00 AM
We spent most of June and July on the road evaluating prospects from the DMV at various events, and now its time to take a look back at what we’ve learned. Here we begin by taking a look at some of the players who’ve helped themselves with consistently strong play over the summer. In this edition we highlight five class of 2019 wings and/or forwards that have done just that.
6’8 SF Yavuz Gultekin | Mid Atlantic Select/Bishop Walsh (MD)
There is so much to like about Yavuz Gultekin, especially when considering his long-term potential. At 6-foot-8, he is a mobile left-handed forward who can match up with a variety of different positions. Gultekin is quite skilled and efficient with his touches. High major programs are starting to take notice, and his recruitment has really picked up in recent weeks.
6’9 F Robbie Beran | Team Richmond-Garner Road/Collegiate (VA)
Robbie Beran announced himself as a legitimate high major recruit this summer, and you will probably not find a bigger stock riser nationally. He can do just about everything at 6’9+, and it seems as though he is still scratching the surface. Beran’s offer sheet currently lists over 30 schools, and we would not be surprised to see additional high majors begin to actively recruit him soon.
6’6 SF Cameron Brown | District Basketball Club/Eleanor Roosevelt (MD)
Over the last 12 months, we’ve watched Cameron Brown grow and develop into the physical specimen that he is today. We’ve also watched his skill set continue to expand, and his jump shot become more consistent. If Brown can continue to develop at a similar rate over the course of the next 12 months, whichever school that lands him can probably expect him to contribute right away.
6’5 SF Ziggy Reid | Team Thrill/St. Paul’s (MD)
Ziggy Reid is easily the biggest sleeper on this list, but that could change in the near future. The versatile 6-foot-5 wing is perfect for the modern game. He can shoot it, score from a variety of areas on the floor, and defends well both on the perimeter and in the paint. Low to mid level division one programs should be all over Reid.
6’7 SF Kamari Williams | 6th Man Warriors/St. Andrew’s (MD)
Kamari Williams has as high of a ceiling as just about any prospect on this list. At 6’7+, he is a graceful athlete with length and good range on his jump shot. As he continues to grow into his body and polish his ball skills, Williams should begin to dominate more consistently at this level.