Earl Timberlake

Posted On: 12/23/19 5:00 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!

A NEW #1

The most significant change in the top-10 involves moving Earl Timberlake up to the top overall spot. Timberlake is an absolute workhorse and has been a consistent producer for quite some time now. His versatility and the development of his jump shot are two things that were strongly considered before making this change. 

FIVE STOCK RISERS

#40 | WILSON RAMABU | 6’6″ F | BISHOP WALSH | PREVIOUS RANK: 92

Ramabu has emerged from a fringe rotation guy at Bishop Walsh to the heart and soul of this year’s team. He’s a good athlete, a relentless rebounder, and an excellent team defender. 

#50 | JOSH WALKER | 6’7″ F | RIVERDALE BAPTIST | PREVIOUS RANK: 114

Walker has excelled in a bigger role with his new team. He has a good blend of size and athleticism to go along with intriguing upside. 

#60 | JOMO GOINGS | 6’3″ G | CHURCHILL | PREVIOUS RANK: 145

Goings has prototypical size for a lead guard prospect and a nice skill-set. His mental maturation has been the biggest reason why he has made such a big jump.

#71 | JAROD ROBINSON | 6’3″ W | GLENELG COUNTRY | PREVIOUS RANK: 127

Robinson is a solid three-and-D prospect who is usually tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter player. He enjoys a challenge on the defensive end and his shot-making ability is much improved.

#82 | DAVID NWANKWO | 6’5″ F | TAKOMA ACADEMY | PREVIOUS RANK: 124

Nwankwo has stepped up big time for his injury-riddled team in the early part of the season. One thing that sets him apart from others is his tremendous motor. 

DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS

One of the keys to Square’s improvement is the development of a consistent perimeter jumper
#30 | MIKE BROWN | 6’3″ G | TAKOMA ACADEMY

Brown is finally healthy so coaches will have the opportunity to see what he can do. He is a high-level athlete who can score from all three levels and competes on the defensive end. 

#41 | YURI COVINGTON | 6’2″ G | NATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Covington has played a big part in his team’s 7-0 start and is starting to gain traction with D1s. The lefty guard recently picked up offers from Canisius and North Texas, but many more schools should begin to inquire.  

#43 | JOEMEL MCNAIR | 6’2″ G | ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

McNair is a sneaky athlete who can score with the best of them. Given his commendable academic record, he is a bonafide Patriot or Ivy League candidate. 

#45 | JAYSHAUN FREEMAN | 6’1″ G | KENT COUNTY

Freeman remains one of the best-kept secrets in the DMV. He can score at will and flirts with triple-doubles each time he hits the court. 

#49 | JOHN SQUARE | 6’6″ F | ST. JOHN’S

Square’s improvement on the offensive end has been a key ingredient to his team’s early success. He has leadership intangibles that coaches look for and is a great team defender. 

TOP 10 OVERVIEW

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