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
#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
|1||Earl Timberlake||6’6″||SF||DeMatha||Team Durant||Miami|
|2||Justin Lewis||6’8″||PF||Baltimore Poly||Team Melo||Marquette|
|3||Hunter Dickinson||7’2″||C||DeMatha||Team Takeover||Michigan|
|4||Adrian Baldwin||6’0″||PG||St. Frances||Team Durant||VCU|
|5||Terrance Williams||6’7″||F||Gonzaga||Team Takeover|
|6||David N’Guessan||6’8″||PF||Mt. Zion Prep||Team BBC|
|7||Ishmael Leggett||6’3″||G||St. John’s||Team Durant||Rhode Island|
|8||Myles Stute||6’7″||F||Gonzaga||Team Takeover||Vanderbilt|
|9||Jahmal Banks||6’3″||SF||St. Frances||District WAWG||Wake Forest (FB)|
|10||Dimingus Stevens||6’5″||SG||Bishop Walsh||Team Takeover||Seton Hall|