Posted On: 11/15/18 5:16 PM
The South Atlantic Region is a hot spot for basketball right now. Some of the best talent and teams are coming from DC, Virginia, Maryland, etc. Today we run through the best available.
One. Cole Anthony of Virginia. The best guard in the nation recently brought his list down to six schools: Wake Forest, Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgetown, North Carolina, and Miami. North Carolina gets brought up the most but a decision is a long ways off. Right now everybody just wants to get out and see Cole compete.
Two. Kofi Cockburn of Virginia. Cockburn joined Anthony at Oak Hill for this year and like Cole, Kofi is planning to sign in the spring. Kofi recently brought his list down to LSU, Illinois, UCONN, Syracuse, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Florida State and St. John’s
Three. Qudus Wahab Of Virginia. Wahab took all his visits and still didn’t come to a final choice. The top 100 level forward is down to five programs and all are on the east coast: Virginia Tech, UConn, Pitt, Syracuse, and Georgetown. Hard working rim protector that rebounds in big numbers and works hard to get up and down.
Four. RJ Blakney of Maryland. RJ is one of the most explosive athletes still available and more and more high major programs are making their way to see what Blakney can do. RJ has a nice offer list but skill improvements and the interest from programs like Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas, and some others has Blakney being patient.
Five. Mahamadou Diawara of Virignia. Diawara came to Massanutten from Tennessee after growing up in Mali. A 6-foot-10 frontcourt prospect that has a few schools looking at him and will likely spend his winter earning interest. Why? So far this fall Diawara has mixed it up with some of the best prep big and is showing a touch.
Six. Anwar Gill of Washington DC. Gill is described as a high octane wing that brings everything at his opponent on both ends. At 6-foot-4 Gill has earned himself 4-5 division offers at this point and he’s ready to have a big senior year at Gonzaga College High School.
Seven. Marvin Price of West Virginia. Before an ACL tear slowed him Marvin Price had built up six high major offers and was quickly becoming one of the top commodities in the area. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is in West Virginia at Huntington Prep now and was a top player in Maryland before leaving for prep.
Eight. Jamon Battle of Virginia. At 6-foot-5 Battle is a double digit D1 offer guy who also has football options. Jamon was good enough on the gridiron to visit Virginia for football (plays safety and wide receiver). Numerous mid major and low major programs love Battle as a shooting guard prospect. Battle has decisions to make on where and what but the fact is Battle is a talented kid that is likely to build options.
Nine. Nah’shon Hyland of Delaware. Hyland is still recovering from injuries from a fire but his game continues to progress back to where it was. Rhode Island, Temple, St. Joseph’s, VCU, Delaware, and Monmouth are among the programs that have consistently followed Hyland.
Ten. Dereon Seabron of Virginia. The 6-foot-6 big guard had numerous options coming out of high school but he was dreaming big. In what way? Seabron wanted to play at another level of competition and see what kind of college interest he could raise. So far that has worked with VCU, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, NC State, SMU, and more adding their names to the mix.
Best Available Per State
Delaware: Nas’shon Hyland.
Maryland: RJ Blakney.
Virginia: Cole Anthony.
Washington DC: Anwar Gill.
West Virginia: Marvin Price.