Posted On: 09/25/19 1:00 PM
Here’s a broad overview of our updated 2021 rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for more in depth breakdowns of the 2021 class along with the new 2022 rankings!
TOP-10 REMAINS INTACT
Jakai Robinson reinforced his case as Maryland’s top prospect with a series of standout performances at Peach Jam with Team Takeover. The athletic 6-foot-4 wing has since received offers from Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, UConn and Florida with several other big schools showing interest. The top-10 is littered with high major talent, and these next few months will tell us a lot about how much each prospect has improved since the summer.
FIVE STOCK RISERS
#22 | CLARENCE OBIAJULU | 6’7 C | CITY | PREVIOUS RANK: 59
Each time we saw him this summer, Obiajulu looked dominant. A physical post prospect who moves bodies in the paint, he is a relentless rebounder who absorbs contact easily when finishing around the basket.
#23 | RYAN PRATHER JR. | 6’3 G | CLARKSBURG | PREVIOUS RANK: 50
Prather continues to improve in all areas of his overall game. As previously stated, he is primed for a true breakout season.
#36 | JAKE KOVERMAN | 6’5 SF | SOUTHERN | PREVIOUS RANK: 56
Koverman is coming off a productive summer that culminated with a standout performance at the DMVelite 80. The hard-working 6-foot-5 wing is trending up at the right time.
#47 | JALEN BRYANT | 5’11 PG | JOHN CARROLL | PREVIOUS RANK: 98
Bryant helped himself with a solid all-around showing at the Top 250 Expo over the weekend. The skilled guard, who gets the job done on both ends, appears set for another strong campaign.
#54 | BARRY EVANS | 6’4 SF | OAKLAND MILLS | PREVIOUS RANK: 85
Evans, a long lanky lefty with an intriguing physical profile, caught our attention on more than one occasion during the summer. He might be one of the best kept secrets in the state of Maryland.
DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS
#18 | AFAMDI ACHUFUSI | 6’4 G | SIDWELL FRIENDS
Achufusi has a good feel for the game and can fill a myriad of roles while on the court. He can lockdown the opposing team’s best player and pose matchup problems with his size and versatility.
#30 | MOHAMED TOURE | 6’6 F | SANDY SPRING
Toure brings an intriguing blend of developing skill to go along with a wiry 6-foot-6 frame that will fill out over time. He can make shots from the perimeter and has big time defensive potential.
#38 | MIKE AIKEN | 5’8 PG | THURGOOD MARSHALL
Considered one of the best true point guards in the region, Aiken has been on the map since his freshman year as a result of his assertiveness. Don’t be surprised to see his game elevate to new heights this season.
#42 | NICK MARSHALL | 6’4 G | RIVER HILL
Marshall is looking like the best prospect from Howard County. Expect him to put up solid numbers throughout the upcoming season.
#44 | COLE PAAR | 6’9 C | GLENELG COUNTRY
Paar is coming into his own at the right time. He will fortify the interior for what is looking like a very good GCS team.
TOP 10 OVERVIEW
|1||Jakai Robinson||6’4||SG||National Christian||Team Takeover|
|3||Quincy Allen||6’8||SF||Maret||Team Takeover|
|4||Zaakir Williamson||6’7||PF||Rock Creek Christian||DC Premier|
|5||Benny Williams||6’8||SF||St. Andrew’s||Team Takeover|
|6||Jalen Miller||6’2||PG||Bishop Walsh||Team Thrill|
|7||David Brown III||6’5||SG||McDonogh||Team Durant|
|8||Bez Mbeng||6’3||G||Good Counsel||DC Premier|
|9||Jordan Hawkins||6’6||SF||DeMatha||Team Durant|
|10||Erik Reynolds||6’2||G||Bullis||Team Takeover|