Posted On: 03/25/19 2:00 PM
Here’s a broad overview of our final 2019 top-175 rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for more in depth breakdowns of the 2019 class and new 2020, and 2021 rankings!
CHANGES IN THE TOP-10
The top-10 remains virtually intact, but there are two noteworthy amendments. Olivier Nkamhoua, a late bloomer who emerged as a force for Bishop Walsh this season, made a jump up to #6. Anwar Gill reclaims his spot in the top-10 after helping propel Gonzaga to a WCAC Championship.
FIVE STOCK BOOSTERS
#18 | CAM SPENCER | 6’3 SG/PG | BOYS’ LATIN | PREVIOUS RANK: 31
Spencer averaged 25 points, 7 rebounds, and nearly 5 assists per game in conference play for a Boys’ Latin team that won 30 games this year. He should make an immediate impact at Loyola (MD) next season.
#24 | HERU BLIGEN | 6’2 PG | ST. ANDREW’S | PREVIOUS RANK: 40
Bligen is a three-time All-MAC selection who averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game for St. Andrew’s this season. The coaching staff at Longwood is receiving a fierce competitor who wins games and produces.
#32 | ISAIAH GROSS | 6’3 SF/PF | ELEANOR ROOSEVELT | PREVIOUS RANK: 47
Gross was named “Mr. Basketball” by the Maryland Coaches Association and was regarded as a leader for the 4A state champions. Coppin State is getting a flat out steal who should help change the culture immediately.
#37 | AMANI WALKER | 6’8 PF/C | POLY | PREVIOUS RANK: 54
Walker is a three-time state champ who played a valuable role with his defensive versatility and overall effort this season. The experience he has gained over the past few seasons should adequately prepare him for the next level.
#41 | ARMON HARRIED | 6’4 SF | LAKE CLIFTON | PREVIOUS RANK: NR
Harried burst onto the scene during Lake Clifton’s state championship run by averaging 31 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 47.7% from the field at Xfinity. The unsigned senior is a two-time state champ who has proven that he has the ability to take over games at the high school level.
DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS
#27 | CHRISTIAN FLAHERTY | 6’2 SG/PG | WEST NOTTINGHAM
Flaherty is an aggressive scorer who is fully recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him for an extended period of time. He is coming off a productive campaign and has proven that he can score with the very best in the state.
#30 | DEJEAN DESIRE | 6’6 SF/PF | GEORGETOWN PREP
Desire is one of the best defensive prospects in the state and an IAC Champion. His ability to guard multiple positions should help him establish a niche in his early days at the next level.
#35 | PRZEMEK GOLEK | 6’4 SF | ST. MARIA GORETTI
Most division one programs don’t know much about Golek because he went to Poland where he played last summer, but he is a smart complimentary offensive player who can knock down shots and play tough defense.
#43 | EBBY ASAMOAH JR. | 6’3 SF | MAGRUDER
Asamoah is a long-limbed wing with a smooth stroke from the perimeter. Some of his selling points that go along with his shooting are athleticism, a high motor, and the ability to rebound out of his area.
#45 | ANTHONY TORELLI | 6’4 SG/PG | BISHOP WALSH
A big guard who can defend both spots in the backcourt, Torelli is a strong competitor who can really shoot it, create shots and handle pressure when asked. One of his main strengths is on the defensive end, where he is a constant communicator who prides himself on being a lockdown guy.
TOP 10 OVERVIEW
|1||Justin Moore||6’3||SG/PG||DeMatha||Team Takeover||Villanova|
|2||Makhi Mitchell||6’9||PF/C||Woodrow Wilson||DC Premier||Maryland|
|3||Casey Morsell||6’2||SG/SF||St. John’s||Team Takeover||Virginia|
|4||James Bishop||6’3||SG/PG||Mount St. Joseph||Team Thrill||LSU|
|5||Mekhi Long||6’7||PF/SF||Bishop McNamara||DC Premier||Rhode Island|
|6||Olivier Nkamhoua||6’9||PF/C||Bishop Walsh||6th Man Warriors|
|7||Jay Heath Jr.||6’3||SG/PG||Woodrow Wilson||Team Melo||Boston College|
|8||RJ Blakney||6’5||SG/SF||St. Maria Goretti||Team BBC|
|9||Anwar Gill||6’4||SG/SF||Gonzaga||DC Premier|
|10||Yavuz Gultekin||6’7||PF/SF||Bishop Walsh||Mid Atlantic Select||Virginia Tech|