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Posted On: 08/2/18 5:00 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 2020 guards that have done just that.
6’1 PG Marcus Dockery | DC Premier
Left-handed sharpshooting playmaker Marcus Dockery is among the biggest risers on this list. Rumor has it that he will be transferring to Bishop O’Connell this season, where we expect his recruitment to expand to another level. With offers from schools such as Rhode Island and interest from the likes of Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech, Dockery could be one consistently strong season away from being a household name in most recruiting circles.
6’2 PG Ishmael Leggett | Team Takeover/St. John’s (DC)
Ishmael Leggett has been a rock-solid presence in the Cadet backcourt dating back to the ladder part of his freshman year. His ability to transition into the point guard role as a junior should give us additional insight into how well he learns on the fly. If his performances with Team Takeover this summer were any indication, don’t be surprised to see Leggett acclimate comfortably into his new role.
6’3 PG Xavier Lipscomb | Team Durant/St. Stephens & St. Agnes (VA)
Xavier Lipscomb is a matchup nightmare for most guards at this level. At 6-foot-3, he uses his size to post up smaller defenders and is adept at shielding the ball from opposing defenders. Lipscomb is also a lefty, which in conjunction with his size and quick first step, enable him to get to the basket with relative ease. He knows how to run a team efficiently, is a threat to score if slept on, and most importantly wins a lot of games.
6’0 PG Amir Nesbitt | Boo Williams/Virginia Academy
Amir Nesbitt is one of the most consistent shooters on this list. The Virgin Islands native, who was a key factor in the back court for Boo Williams 16’s this summer, already boasts offers from the likes of VCU. Nesbitt is in line for a productive junior season which could propel his recruitment to new heights.
6’2 PG Jeremy Roach | Team Takeover/Paul VI (VA)
While it is difficult for Jeremy Roach‘s stock to go much higher, we do know that he didn’t hurt it at all this summer. The reliable playmaker won at all levels while away from PVI, including capturing his second gold medal to go along with his first ever Peach Jam and The 8 Championships. Roach, who is currently considered the top point guard nationally in the 2020 class, also landed a recent offer from Duke.