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Posted On: 09/14/18 3:33 PM
Transferring has become the norm for the high school basketball scene around America. Kids are constantly looking at other schools that will offer them a better situation either for education purposes or playing purposes to boost their stock as a player for collegiate programs. For this series, we’ll take a look at the number of key transfers who should have an impact for their respective teams this upcoming season.
Emanuel Ludd | 2020 | Mervo
-Mervo was a second away from defeating the eventual two-time 4A state champion Perry Hall Gators in the regional semifinals this past season. If Ludd was on their roster, who knows what the results would’ve been. The 5-foot-11 point guard tough, gritty and competitive as they come. He breaks his man down off the dribble regularly, but this spring/summer he showed progression with his ability to shoot it from outside.
Dominick Carrington | 2020 | City
-Mt. Carmel had a very disappointing season last year considering they had five returning seniors from a team that appeared in the MIAA and BCL title games, but Carrington was one of the bright spots. The 5-foot-10 junior is considered to be one of the best three-point shooters in the area. He can also put the ball on the floor and
Jalen Willis | 2019 | Patterson
-Willis is the definition of a Baltimore city player. Strong, tough and embraces physicality in every aspect. His offensive game is strictly filling the role as a slasher. Willis struggles mightily to shoot it, but finishes well through contact and can be classified as a lockdown defender. With so many skilled perimeter players in the city, Willis will have the duty of being Patterson’s Tony Allen.
Deonta Dunlap | 2019 | Milford Mill
-Milford Mill lost a couple of players via transfer, but was fortunate enough to have 6-foot-3 senior Deonta Dunlap come to their program to bring some outside shooting. Milford plays a high-tempo offense that incorporates the three-point shot heavily, so Dunlap should have no problem finding time on the floor.
Hassan Massenburg | 2021 | Poly
-The last of the handful of players who transferred to Poly is Hassan Massenburg. The 6-foot-4 transfer from Archbishop Curley brings size and more scoring to an already loaded Engineers roster. The coaching staff will help him build the toughness and grit his game is still in need of, but Massenburg will make his impact felt right away. He gives Poly a wing that can defend and play off of the playmaking ability from Rahim Ali and Justin Lewis.