MPSSAA Class 3A Preview and Predictions

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Posted On: 11/14/18 5:00 AM

As we begin our final stretch into the much anticipated start to another high school season, it’s time to take a closer look at what to expect. In this series, we will be previewing all four MPSSAA Classifications in an effort to highlight who we think are the top teams and prospects. Below we preview and predict Class 3A.

TOP TEAMS

Ronald Polite

Oxon Hill

Poly

Potomac

Rockville

St. Charles

THE SKINNY

Julius Ellerbe
6-foot-5 PG Julius Ellerbe is a top-three prospect in the local 2021 class

Two-time defending state champion Poly loses some key role players once again, but should contend again behind the leadership of elite power forward Justin Lewis. St. Charles is in good shape to build off last season’s success, and the versatility of newcomer Darius Miles should help them reach their goals. Oxon Hill has one of the best 3A guard tandems in Ron Polite and Mike Sumner. Julius Ellerbe‘s arrival at Potomac is a significant one, and he should help the Wolverines make some serious noise this year. Jimmy Sorunke is one of the most dominant bigs in the state and will be the centerpiece for Rockville. 

PREDICTIONS

State Champions: Poly

State Player of the Year: Justin Lewis

By the time March rolls around, Poly is usually playing their best ball of the year, and we don’t expect anything different from the engineers this season. Justin Lewis is one of the best power forward prospects in the northeast, and his ability to dominate on both ends of the floor should become evident throughout the campaign. 

All-State Team:

Rahim Ali | 5’11 PG | Poly ’20

Tremaine Chesley | 6’3 SG | St. Charles ’20

Julius Ellerbe | 6’5 PG | Potomac ’21

Justin Lewis | 6’8 PF | Poly ’20

Albert Jackson | 6’6 SF/PF | Atholton ’19

Darius Miles | 6’6 SF | St. Charles ’20

Brandon Murray | 6’5 SF | Poly ’20

Ronald Polite | 6’1 PG | Oxon Hill ’20

Jimmy Sorunke | 6’10 C | Rockville ’20

Darrius Tilghman | 6’3 PG | City ’21