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Posted On: 08/5/18 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 wings and/or forwards that have done just that.
6’7 SF Henry Coleman | Team Loaded VA/Trinity Episcopal (VA)
Henry Coleman is not just one of the biggest stock boosters in the Mid-Atlantic, but perhaps the entire country. This was not unexpected given his unique blend of athleticism and size to go along with his high IQ, motor, and desire to continuously improve. With an offer from Kansas under his belt already, It won’t be much longer before Coleman emerges as a primary target for additional “Blue-Blood” programs.
6’8 PF Justin Lewis | Team Melo/Baltimore Poly (MD)
Justin Lewis has cemented his status as a premier power forward prospect in the northeast region after displaying an outstanding body of work this summer. Each time out, we notice that a different aspect of his game has improved. Most recently, his leadership intangibles. Lewis is still really just scratching the surface of his true potential, and we really don’t think he will fully reach it until he gets to the next level. It will be a pleasure to watch Lewis continue to grow and develop over these next two seasons.
6’4 SG Darius Maddox | Team Durant/St. John’s (DC)
From un-ranked and virtually un-known in national recruiting circles, Darius Maddox has emerged as a legitimate four-star and top-50 caliber prospect in the 2020 class. His effortless scoring displays have become routine of late, and high majors have begun to take serious note. Maddox will only become more dominant as he continues to grow into his body and develop his overall game.
6’5 SG Dimingus Stevens | Team Takeover/Woodrow Wilson (DC)
Another elite scorer who helped himself this summer was Dimingus Stevens. On a Team Takeover squad that did not lack talent, the 6-foot-5 wing was the go-to scoring option in many scenarios. Stevens pulled an offer from Maryland and is reportedly receiving interest from the likes of Butler among other high majors.
6’7 PF Terrance Williams | Team Takeover/Gonzaga (DC)
Ankle injuries slowed Terrance Williams down during camp season, but he bounced back strong and closed out his AAU season in style with a series of strong performances in Vegas. When given the opportunity, the versatile 6-foot-6+ forward is quite productive, both on the glass and offensively. Williams is a matchup nightmare for traditional bigs with his ability to stretch the floor, attack off the bounce, and adequately defend in the post. High majors such as Stanford, South Carolina, and Georgetown have already offered with many more expressing interest.