Posted On: 08/18/20 5:00 AM

We aren’t exactly sure when the 2020-2021 season will begin, but basketball never stops at Prep Hoops. As we prepare for another season, the staff will be hitting you with several preseason nuggets. This series aims to highlight 30 of the best young cores from within and around the DMV. A “young core” consists of players with at least two full years of high school basketball remaining. This includes prospects from the class of 2022 and younger. Here is a brief rundown of #10-6.

#10 | Paul VI (VA)

Wilson: It is crazy to think Dug McDaniel is only a junior as he already as a ton of playing experience in the WCAC. McDaniel will take a bigger role this year as Jeremy Roach Jeremy Roach 6'2" | PG Paul VI | 2020 State #19 Nation VA has now graduated. McDaniel remains one of the most exciting players to watch in the area. 2023 DeShawn Harris-Smith DeShawn Harris-Smith 6'5" | SF Paul VI | 2023 State #60 Nation VA will also have a much-expanded role this year. Harris-Smith has a strong body and frame and has the chance to be a very good two-way player in the WCAC. From the 2024 class, the name to know is Darren Harris who has established himself as a very good shooter.

#9 | McDonogh (MD)

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