Posted On: 08/29/18 5:00 PM
Here’s a broad overview of our updated rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for more in depth breakdowns of the 2020 class, and 2021 rankings!
CHANGES IN THE TOP-10
There are a few notable changes in the updated top-10. 6-foot-7 Gonzaga forward Terrance Williams moves up from #5 to #3 after a putting together a strong body of work for Team Takeover EYBL. The other significant changes include the addition of Brandon Murray and Dimingus Stevens.
SUMMER STOCK BOOSTERS
#6 | DARIUS MADDOX | ST. JOHN’S | PREVIOUS RANK: 9
Darius Maddox is coming off an excellent AAU campaign with Team Durant. His recruitment has trended up as a result. Maddox should be in line for a strong junior year at St. John’s from start to finish.
#10 | DIMINGUS STEVENS | WOODROW WILSON | PREVIOUS RANK: #16
Dimingus Stevens parlayed a breakout sophomore year into a solid summer with Team Takeover. The 6-foot-5 swingman is now firmly on the radar of several high major programs, and it is only a matter of time before that interest translates into offers.
#11 | JORDAN TOLES | ST. FRANCES | PREVIOUS RANK: #24
Two-sport standout Jordan Toles, the top ranked safety nationally in 2020, held his own on the hardwood with Team Thrill this summer. With his offer sheet steadily increasing for basketball, it would not be shocking to see him pursue both sports at the next level.
#12 | OUMAR KOUREISSI | NATIONAL CHRISTIAN | PREVIOUS RANK: #22
Oumar Koureissi has a skill set that most players his size do not have. He will be expected to produce consistently this year at NCA, and based on what we saw out of him this summer, he should have no issue with that.
#23 | RONALD POLITE | OXON HILL | PREVIOUS RANK: NR
A player that recently emerged on our radar is Ronald Polite of Oxon Hill. After a productive month of June at the Capitol Hoops Summer League, the crafty and skilled PG stood out at various Hoop Group Camps in July.
POSSIBLE BREAKOUT CANDIDATES
#9 | BRANDON MURRAY | POLY
Brandon Murray has an excellent chance to make a significant impact for the two-time state champs. The multi-faceted wing prospect is quite frankly a sleeper, and will likely be out to prove that he can consistently compete at the highest level.
#19 | MIKE SUMNER | OXON HILL
Mike Sumner will have plenty of opportunities to make plays at Oxon Hill, and he should enjoy a breakout campaign as a result. He possesses ideal size to go along with instinctive playmaking ability, sneaky athleticism, and a constantly improving skill set.
#22 | COLIN SMALLS | ST. ANDREW’S
Year one at St. Andrew’s was a productive one for Colin Smalls, who is coming off a solid run of play this summer with Team Durant. Look for the tough, intelligent point guard to be in position make plays on both ends once again this season.
#35 | JULES BIKOY | ST. MARY’S RYKEN
Jules Bikoy has the type of athleticism you can’t teach to go along with some impressive ball skills. He showed that he can compete with the best this summer, and he’ll have the opportunity to show he can do it consistently throughout the year.
#40 | QUINTON MINCEY | ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
It’s early, but Eleanor Roosevelt has been tabbed by many as a favorite in 4A. Quinton Mincey is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of the Raiders, but he is certainly one of the team’s most important players. The versatile forward, who had a productive summer, seems prepared to take on an increased role.
TOP TEN OVERVIEW
|RANK||NAME||HT||POS||HIGH SCHOOL||GRASSROOTS TEAM||COMMITMENT|
|1||Hunter Dickinson||7’1||C||DeMatha||Team Takeover|
|2||Justin Lewis||6’8||PF||Baltimore Poly||Team Melo|
|3||Terrance Williams||6’7||PF||Gonzaga||Team Takeover|
|4||Earl Timberlake||6’5||PG||DeMatha||Team Loaded VA|
|5||Adrian Baldwin||6’1||PG||St. Frances Academy||Team BBC|
|6||Darius Maddox||6’4||SG||St. John’s||Team Durant|
|7||Myles Stute||6’6||SF||Gonzaga||Team Takeover|
|8||Woody Newton||6’8||SF||Mt. Zion Prep||Team Takeover|
|9||Brandon Murray||6’5||SF||Baltimore Poly||Team Melo|
|10||Dimingus Stevens||6’5||SG||Woodrow Wilson||Team Takeover|