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Posted On: 09/8/18 5:00 PM
ARLINGTON, VA — Wakefield Fall League got underway today, and Prep Hoops was in the gym for a day full of basketball. Below are a few notes on some of the players who stood out in the games we watched.
CHINGUUN GANBOLD | W.T. WOODSON ’19
Chinguun Ganbold is a skilled and very crafty left-handed guard who has clearly worked hard on improving his body. Ganbold shot the ball well from the perimeter, scoring 18 points in his team’s effort.
ISAIAH FOLKES | STONEWALL JACKSON ’20
A kid who we saw for the first time today that intrigued us was Isaiah Folkes of Stonewall. At 6-foot-2, this kid has a frame that is built to last. Folkes demonstrated quick feet, but also some skill to go along with length and athleticism.
DRAYKEAU HOGAN | OSBOURN ’19
Draykeau Hogan showcased NBA range on his three-point jumper, and ran the show for Osbourn. We’d like to see him work harder to become a lockdown defender, but he has the potential to do so.
BEN JENSEN | W.T. WOODSON ’19
A legit 6-foot-10 face-up four man, Ben Jensen is probably a still a few years away from playing his best basketball, but you can see his potential. He definitely needs to add some strength and explosiveness to his game, but his skill set is appealing.
JACK JENSEN | W.T. WOODSON ’21
Jack Jensen is Ben’s younger brother, and he’s already about 6-foot-5 with long arms and a great motor. He didn’t score in the game, but he rebounded out of his area, handled it some, and made some nice reads with the ball.
JA’QUAN JOHNSON-TERRY | TC WILLIAMS ’19
Jaquan Johnson (pictured above) was the best player we saw in the gym today. He not only shot it exceptionally well, but also showed that he can get to the basket, seek contact, elevate, and finish.
CODY KELLEM | SOUTH COUNTY ’20
Cody Kellem is a three-point specialist with length at 6-foot-2. He also showed the ability to get to the rim and finish around the basket in traffic.
MATHIS LOTONGO JR. | ANNANDALE ’19
Mathis Lotongo Jr. scored 22 points and hit four threes in Annandale’s win over Woodson. Annandale’s skilled, strong and crafty lead guard was very vocal and aggressive throughout the contest.
TRENTON PICOTT | SOUTH COUNTY ’21
Trenton Picott looked like one of the better long-term prospects we saw in the gym today. At about 6-foot-4, he boasts length a high motor, touch, and nice footwork in the post. Picott uses his length to alter and block almost every shot around the rim.
ANTHONY REYES | WASHINGTON & LEE ’20
Anthony Reyes was one of the more skilled guards we saw throughout the day. The sharpshooting lead guard can is an adept paint getter who excels at creating off the dribble.
HOLLMAN SMITH | GEORGE MASON ’19
If you’re looking for someone who can knock down open shots and play with tenacity and energy at all times, Hollman Smith is your guy. Smith made a clutch three with under 30 seconds left that helped his team stay in the game, force overtime, and win.
DAVID SOLOMON | LAKE BRADDOCK ’22
David Solomon is a local freshman that has a chance to be very, very good. He is a physical presence on the front line for Lake Braddock with some coordination and speed.
JARED WATKINS | WAKEFIELD ’19
Jared Watkins was atop the short list of best athletes we saw in the gym today. He’s a rangy, crafty 6-foot-2 guard who slashes into the paint and can defend a couple of positions.