Posted On: 09/11/19 11:00 AM
Jack Doumbia, a class of 2020 wing from Lanham Christian, might be the best kept secret in the state of Maryland. The long-limbed 6-foot-5 senior was battling injury for most of the summer and didn’t get to showcase his skills on the grassroots circuit the way he wanted to, but he is out to prove that he can compete among the area’s top players.
“We got three really good players at Lanham Christian and we’re really underrated,” Doumbia stated. We got a really tough schedule, and we’re coming for everybody. I believe that I’m the best player in Maryland.”
Despite having only played the game competitively for just over two years, Doumbia showcases a good skill level offensively. He is adept at attacking the basket but is also proficient at creating space for himself in the mid-range areas. While he is not quite comfortable creating off the bounce from three, Doumbia is comfortable knocking down a standstill three if its available.
I need to work on my conditioning,” he said when asked what his current area of focus is. “I was hurt the whole summer and now that I’m back I need to improve my fitness.”
Prior to his knee injury, Doumbia was receiving interest from the likes of GW and UMBC. Depending on how he performs this season, we believe he has the chance to earn a division one scholarship. Doumbia says his ultimate goal is to play in the NBA, but for now the high school chapter of his story is still being written.