Justin Lewis

Posted On: 09/23/19 1:06 PM

Here’s a broad overview of our updated 2020 rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for more in depth breakdowns of the 2020 class along with new 2021, and 2022 rankings!

SHUFFLE IN THE TOP-10

With the previous top-10 mostly intact, there is one notable change, and that involves the continuous rise of David N’Guessan. The 6-foot-8 Dutch prospect has moved from ninth to sixth in the latest update, and has firmly established himself as one of the best available prospects in the region. 

FIVE STOCK RISERS

#28 | JACK DOUMBIA | 6’5 SF | LANHAM CHRISTIAN | PREVIOUS RANK: 115

No, that previous rank of 115 is not a typo. Doumbia has been out recovering from injury, but as we recently saw during the DMVelite 80, he is fully healed and ready to do some damage this season. 

#34 | TOMIWA SULAIMAN | 6’6 SF | WEST NOTTINGHAM | PREVOIUS RANK: 86

Sulaiman had a productive summer competing at the Deng Camp and representing Great Britain. He’s trending in the right direction heading into this season.

#37 | JASON EDOKPAYI | 6’7 PF | MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH | PREVIOUS RANK: 80

Edokpayi crushed it this summer, both on the grassroots circuit with New World and with Mt. St. Joe at DMV Live, during which he received several offers. The 6-foot-7 forward has evidently improved and looks ready to make some noise throughout his senior year.

#46 | WILL THOMAS | 6’6 SF | MERVO | PREVIOUS RANK: 58

At times during his recent AAU campaign, Thomas showed signs of dominance with Team Thrill, especially at the UA Finals. He is currently enjoying a strong run of play and is heading into the season with some positive momentum.

#49 | NATE LACEY | 6’4 SF | SHERWOOD | PREVIOUS RANK: 95

One of the stars from the Top 250 Expo over the weekend, Lacey turned heads with his athleticism, effort, and feel for the game. He could be one of the best kept secrets in the state of Maryland.

DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS

Garfield Turner

#27 | GARFIELD TURNER | 6’7 C | COVENANT LIFE  

One could argue that Turner was the best player on a deep and talented 17U District Basketball Club team this summer. He does have one reported offer from New Hampshire, but don’t be surprised if more schools get involved soon. 

#39 | BRANDON MURRAY | 6’4 SG | BALTIMORE POLY

Murray has a unique blend of raw talent, size, and athleticism that not many around here can match. He’s a state champ who can play at a high-level and will be a steal wherever he lands. 

#43 | MALCOLM ALEXANDER | 6’4 SG | BULLIS

Alexander is a big wing who can score efficiently from all three levels. His best playing days are likely ahead of him as he continues to grow into his body and develop. 

#47 | JOHN “MANZIE” WILSON | 5’10 PG | ST. JOHN’S

Wilson is one of the best available point guards you will find around here. He is a fearless competitor who will go toe-to-toe against anyone.

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN

Earl Timberlake

PG: 27

SG: 31

G: 42

SF: 22

PF: 14

F: 19

C: 25

TOP 10 OVERVIEW