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Posted On: 09/11/18 5:00 AM
In anticipation of the upcoming high school season, we will be taking a closer look at various teams and players throughout the DC Metro Area. In this edition we run down players who could find themselves among the leading scorers in the area this year.
6-foot-7 power forward Daniel Deaver emerged as a reliable primary scoring option for the 23-3 Statesmen last year. Now a senior, he should pick up his production even more. Deaver scored 20 or more 7 times as a junior, and put up double-figures in all but three games.
Gary Grant not only scored 20 a game as a junior, but also pulled down 10+ boards per game. The physical 6-foot-2 slasher, who works tirelessly while on the court, should put up similar numbers in his final high school campaign.
It remains to be seen what type of impact the acquisition of Jordan Hairston will have on Flint Hill, but we can only see it being a positive one. Hairston was among the area’s leading scorers at Westfield, where he went over 30 twice.
Jordan Hawkins is one of two deadly scoring threats at Gaithersburg, and he should benefit from not being the sole focus of opposing defenses. The slender 6-foot-4 shooting guard hit 50 threes as a freshman, scoring 20 or more in four contests.
Jao Ituka was absolutely dominant throughout his freshman campaign, scoring 20 or more in 13 games and finishing the campaign with 10 straight games in double-figures. The aggressive 6-foot-2 guard prospect is as explosive as they come, and he should benefit from the emergence of Jordan Hawkins. Team’s won’t be able to help off Hawkins, which should continue to open up driving lanes for Ituka.