Posted On: 08/31/18 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 2021 class!
There are a few noteworthy changes near the top of our updated rankings. Jakai Robinson has moved up to #2 from his old spot at #4. Devon Savage and Malcolm Dread have each moved up a spot, while Ike Cornish, Kino Lilly, and Jao Ituka vault into the top-10.
SUMMER STOCK BOOSTERS
#8 | KINO LILLY JR. | LANDON | PREVIOUS RANK: #19
Arguably no local 2021 prospect made a bigger statement than Kino Lilly Jr. this summer. After being named Capitol Hoops Summer League MVP, Lilly appears primed for a solid year.
#9 | IKE CORNISH | DULANEY | PREVIOUS RANK: #13
Ike Cornish definitely played well enough this summer to move up a few spots. It will be fun to watch him as he continues to grow and develop this season.
#10 | JAO ITUKA | GAITHERSBURG | PREVIOUS RANK: #15
We saw Jao Ituka handle his business at every stop this summer, and this is coming off a very impressive freshman campaign at Gaithersburg. Look for more of the same from Ituka this season.
#13 | MARLON LEWIS | HAVRE DE GRACE | PREVIOUS RANK: NR
If you don’t know who Marlon Lewis is by now, you will by mid-season. The uber-athletic wing is one of the most talented young prospects in the Baltimore area.
#15 | DAVID BROWN | MCDONOGH | PREVIOUS RANK: NR
David Brown really impressed us in July with Team Durant. We love his long-term potential, and can’t wait to see how he fits in at McDonogh.
POSSIBLE BREAKOUT CANDIDATES
#12 | QUINCY ALLEN | MARET
Quincy Allen has the potential to impact the game in a variety of ways. At around 6’5, he’s a skilled wing prospect who can score it efficiently, but also rebounds well and can alter shots with his length. Don’t be surprised to see Allen’s production trend up over the course of this season.
Reported Offers: Howard
#14 | BENNY WILLIAMS | ST. ANDREW’S
Benny Williams will have a chance to make an impact in his first full varsity season at St. Andrew’s. He’s hit a growth spurt since last year, and is showing signs of steady improvement.
Reported Offers: Bryant, Stony Brook
#16 | JORDAN HAWKINS | GAITHERSBURG
6-foot-4 wing Jordan Hawkins hit 50 threes as a freshman, and had 4 20-point games. Hawkins should be in line for an even more productive year and a more significant role this season.
Reported Offers: Norfolk State
#17 | ERIK REYNOLDS | BULLIS
Erik Reynolds flashed not just intriguing potential, but produced consistently on both ends this summer with Team Takeover. Reynolds could emerge a key player for Bullis this season.
Reported Offers: none
#21 | AUSAR CRAWLEY | MOUNT ST. JOSEPH
Despite being listed at about 5’8, Ausar Crawley did not back down from anyone this summer. The lefty showed that he is a tough, reliable playmaker who can make shots and defend at a high level.
Reported Offers: Stony Brook
TOP TEN OVERVIEW
|RANK||NAME||HT||POS||HIGH SCHOOL||GRASSROOTS TEAM||COMMITMENT|
|1||Victory Naboya||6’9||C||St. John’s||Team Takeover|
|2||Jakai Robinson||6’5||SG||National Christian||Team Durant|
|3||Ryan Conway||6’0||PG||Dulaney||Team Melo|
|4||Julius Ellerbe||6’6||PG||Capitol Christian||New World|
|5||Devon Savage||6’4||SG||St. John’s||Team Takeover|
|6||Darrius Tilghman||6’3||PG||City||Team Thrill|
|7||Malcolm Dread||6’3||SF||Gonzaga||Team Takeover|
|8||Kino Lilly Jr.||6’1||PG||Landon||DC Premier|
|9||Ike Cornish||6’5||SF||Dulaney||Team Melo|
|10||Jao Ituka||6’2||PG||Gaithersburg||Team Stat|