All-Met Candidate: Jay Heath Jr.

High School
Maryland

Posted On: 10/22/18 11:00 AM

We’ve been taking an up close look at 10 First Team All-Met candidates in the DMV. With all things being considered, our prediction covers three categories: individual production, team performance, and level of competition. We’ve been releasing one candidate each day, with the players organized in alphabetical order by last name. Here, we profile Boston College commit Jay Heath Jr., a senior at Woodrow Wilson.

PRODUCTION

In his first year at Wilson, Jay Heath proved not only that he is a dangerous scoring threat in the paint, but that he can shoot it, create for others, and defend either guard position at a high level. Heath has continued to work on the consistency of his perimeter jumper, which should open up even more driving lanes for him to attack and create. With the departure of Tigers explosive guard Ayinde Hikim, the onus will definitely be on Heath to make sure his team is running efficiently.

PERFORMANCE

With the addition of the Mitchell twins along with some other key players, and with the return of emerging wing scorer Dimingus Stevens, the Tigers roster has as much talent as you will find in the region. They will likely begin the season as a top-three team in our power poll, and should be in good position to win a large number of games this year. 

COMPETITION

Wilson had it’s best season in school history last year, going undefeated in the DCIAA where they won the title, and defeating Gonzaga and St. John’s on their way to the DCSAA Championship. Coach Angelo Hernandez has done a nice job challenging his team with some tough out of conference match-ups once again this year, and this should help them prepare for another strong run in February and March.