Emerging Prospects: 2019

High School
Virginia

Posted On: 09/14/18 8:52 PM

Chris Maidoh, SCS

Florida International is the latest program to inquire about the raw 6-foot-10 Class of 2019 prospect, who also has interest from Tulsa and Western Carolina. With his 7-foot-3 wingspan and ability to knockdown outside shots, Maidoh has a skill set in his knack for taking rim protectors away from the basket. Defensively, he’s versatile in his ability to shuffle his feet on the perimeter and guard the post. He still needs to get bigger physically and transform into a true rim protector under Chris Chaney, who coached several pro talent while at the now defunct Newport School in Maryland.

Clarence Nadolny, SCS

The 6-foot-3 Class of 2019 has the chance to garner some high major offers this season. He’s got a prodigious vertical leaping ability, an attribute that allows him to finish plays around the rim with ease. He’s beginning to develop a more fluid shot, one which he’s got considerable elevation on. With his downhill game and constant attack mode, the native of France has the opportunity to be an electrifying playmaker capable of breaking open games. He currently holds offers from George Mason, Dayton, and Rutgers. St. Bonaventure was recently in to see the high-rising combination guard.

Mahamadou Diawara, Massanutten Military Academy

At 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds, Diawara has a bullish frame that he’s able to apply all over the court. He can go rim to rim and finish in the open court. He’s fully capable of scoring off the dribble and popping out to hit the 3-pointer. He’s expanded as a defensively versatile threat who can really contain guards on switches. With his multi-faceted role, he’s got the potential to be one of the better players in the prep school circuit this winter. He guards nearly every position on the floor.

UMass, Penn State, Rhode Island, VCU, Dayton and others have heaped scholarship offers on the Class of 2019 prospect.

Dereon Seabron, Massanutten Military Academy

The 6-foot-6 Lake Taylor graduate will prolong his career under head coach Chad Meyers, after averaging 22 points and 11 boards to lead the program to a state title. He ramped up his play in the post-season and during the state tournament, averaging 26 points and nine rebounds as the drive first go-to source on whom the program leaned heavily.

He’s improved with his ball handling and added consistency to a once spotty jumper, becoming a certifiable scoring threat at all three levels. Adding muscle to his game and becoming more physical will surely prepare the Class of 2019 prospect for the rigors of the Division-I level.

Judah Jordan, SCS

The 6-foot-3 guard possesses strength and spurt-ability as a scoring weapon. Jordan has put considerable range on his 3-point shot and thrives with his ability to create space for his shot. His toughness is evidenced in his ability to guard both backcourt positions and pressure the ball throughout. With his shooting and shot creation, expect him to author several game-changing 25+ points performances. He currently holds offers from Towson, Morehead State, Penn State, Howard, Weber State, and a bevy of others. Coming off a groin injury, Jordan has been back in the gym and has returned to his normal cutting and mobility. This year, he will relish the role of stopper and really neutralize prolific scoring guards.

Ben Trainor, SCS

The 6-foot-1 point guard has been consistent with his quick-strike perimeter shooting. The Virginia native has his eyes perpetually up in the transition attack, where he can locate cutters and deliver timely passes. The Class of 2019 guard brings a veteran savvy with his decision making and ability to trigger the high low game in the half court set. He’s got scoring aptitude at all three levels, though he leans on his outside shooting which has been impressive thus far in the pre-season.

How translatable his game is to the NCAA level remains to be seen. He will gauge this grit with a national schedule that includes matchups against several prep heavy weights.

Louis Bleechmore, SCS

The sharpshooting 6-foot-6 Australian has a knack for spotting up and depositing corner treys. He’s also improved with his strength and ability to soar to the rim and finish. He possesses the type of sneaky bounce and vertical explosiveness that makes him an under the radar recruit. He’s already received a Division-I offer from Bryant University, which has the potential to alter the perception of the program under new head coach Jared Grasso. Bleechmore has earned interest from the likes of Fairfield, Yale, and Tennessee.

With Bleechmore’s length and ability to connect from beyond the arc, he’s got the look of a shot-maker who can really get out on the break and finish at the next level. He’s an active defender who knows how to read the passing lanes.