DMVelite 80 Preview

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Posted On: 09/14/18 5:00 PM

The sixth annual DMVelite 80 returns this Saturday, as some of the area’s biggest names will showcase their talents at Hayfield Secondary School. Prep Hoops will be in the gym throughout the day for what is shaping up to be an outstanding event. Below is a preview of what you can expect from some of the attendees.

GAUGING THE GUARD PLAY

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Heru Bligen is among a few division one commits participating in this weekend’s event

If you’ve been around grassroots basketball, you know that the quality of basketball can become diminished rather quickly, and this really depends on how efficiently the respective guards run things. This event does not lack for talented lead guard prospects. 2020 Ace Baldwin and 2021 Ryan Conway, two guards from the Baltimore area, already boast offers from high major division one programs. Other promising lead guard prospects, such as 2019 Xavier Johnson, 2020 Xavier Lipscomb, 2020 Mike Sumner, and 2021 Darrius Tilghman are known for their playmaking ability.

VERSATILITY EVERYWHERE

Cameron Brown

In this modern era of positionless basketball, you will find it beneficial to learn multiple positions at a young age. 2019’s Cameron BrownWill Thomas, and 2020’s Cam Byers, Darius Miles, and Woody Newton are just a few of several prospects who fit this mold. Offensively, you will find several versatile guards who have the potential to score and create such as 2019 Nendah Tarke, or 2021’s Chace DavisBrayon Freeman, and Kino Lilly

DOMINANT BIGS

Qudus Wahab

Unsigned top-100 big man Qudus Wahab is one of several division one caliber post prospects to watch this weekend. Yale commit EJ Jarvis is another one to watch. Jarvis has the potential to really dominate this event with his athleticism, defensive prowess, and craftiness with the ball offensively.

SLEEPERS

Anthony Bowman

Who doesn’t love finding a good sleeper? The DMVelite80 is a good place to find a few of these each year. 2019’s Anthony BowmanFred Crowell, Daniel Deaver, Joel Kabimba, and Samuel Tabe are  sure to turn some heads.