Charles Thompson

Posted On: 03/13/19 3:37 AM

Welcome to the debut of “Wired Wednesday With Wilson”. This is a new piece that will be coming out every Wednesday with an opportunity for different people to ask me questions on Twitter about recruiting, high school and college basketball. I am very much looking forward to interacting with new people each and every week to get them all the info they might be curious in. In today’s piece, we take a look at some 2020 breakout candidates, 2021 Angelo Brizzi and a coach who overachieved this year.

“Give us three names from the 2020 class you think could have a breakout summer” – @HoozGotNext

Every year in the spring and summer we see multiple guys “breakout” on the recruiting scene after their various play on different aau circuits. The main breakout guy from the state of Virginia last year was Northwestern pledge Robbie Beran of Collegiate school. Below is a list of guys who could play part into that conversation this year.

2020 Josh Hall: The breakout is already coming out in the 6’8 small forward out of Moravian Prep. Hall has seen a slew of high major schools come out recently to check him out and we see that continuing as the AAU season gets started. He is a deadeye shooter as my colleague Mike Talbott considered him one of the top shooters this past weekend at the annual North Carolina Top 80 Camp. There has been tons on noise about him recently and mostly involving him and high major schools, so I am very much looking forward to checking him out soon.

2020 Marchellus Avery: Fresh off leading his team to a division three state championship, Avery should draw plenty of heads soon for Team Loaded DC. The 6’8 forward has high major athleticism and has shown to finish well around the rim and strong above the rim. He has also shown that he can shoot from the perimeter which makes him that more dangerous. Once he gets in the right situation this summer, watch out for this kid as he is one of the most talented and skilled post players in his class for the state of Virginia.

Marchelus Avery


2020 Josiah Freeman: Earlier this year a lot of national guys saw what Freeman can do at the highest level as he had around near 30 points for Paul VI against national powerhouse Montverde. For his final AAU season he is going to be playing for the brand new District WAWG that will be playing on the Under Armour Circuit. As of now we are not sure who else is going to be on that team which makes Freeman looking like one of the major contributors for that team. If he has a few good days in front of coaches and makes shots like he is capable to, we might see Freeman jump from that mid major to high major level.

Josiah Freeman

“Outside of PVI and Sidwell, what coach overachieved the most this season” – @pr0ia

Charles Thompson

There is no doubt that Paul VI overachieved this year after losing their top top two players in Jeremy Roach and Anthony Harris, but the fact that Glenn Farello still led them to a second place WCAC finish is spectacular. The same can be said about Eric Singletary who led his Sidwell Friends team to a DCSAA championship after upsetting St. John’s and Wilson. However, there is another team that, I do not know if overachieved is the right word as we knew they were going to bed good this year but but certainly a team that comes to mind is St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes. This is a team that went to finish the year 26-3 and won all three tournaments they played in capping it off with a state championship for the first time since 1987. Led by Towson commit, Charles Thompson, who was an absolute beast around the rim for them, this was a team that might have certainly exceeded expectations this year and a definitely a team that deserves to be considered at the top spot at the end of the year when talking about who the best team out of the DMV was this year.

“What can you tell Cav fans about 2021 Angelo Brizzi, took an unofficial visit to Virginia this past weekend” -@Stinko10

Angelo Brizzi

This past weekend 2021 Angelo Brizzi took an unofficial visit to the University Of Virginia and many people are now wondering who the guard out of the Highland School is. Known as a shooter, Brizzi is ranked 24th in our Virginia state rankings. Right now he currently has one offer from Columbia but interest from schools like, Harvard, Northwestern and Marquette. As a freshman he averaged 18 points per game and just finished up another great sophomore season. Brizzi is a guy that can flat out score the ball in a variety of ways and is someone that will definitely be making noise on the adidas gauntlet this summer when he will be playing with Team BBC out of Baltimore.