Posted On: 08/31/20 6:00 AM

We are about to wrap up what has been the most unprecedented summer in AAU basketball history as COVID-19 prohibited any live evaluations periods to occur. Nevertheless, programs and facilities worked together in order to give players a platform as college coaches watched via live stream. Before May, it looked like the chances of having any basketball this summer were very slim, but fortunately that wasn’t the case and players were able to boost their stock along the way.

For this series, we’ll be taking a look at stock risers from the area in various classes.

We begin with the 2021 guards.

Jao ItukaJaoItuka6'2" | SGGaithersburg | 2021MD | 6’2 | Putnam Science Academy/Team STAT

Ituka has been the talk of the area especially since the I-95 Coalition League began. The 6-foot-2 lead guard has been posting insane numbers with a stat line of 24.5 points, nine rebounds and six assists per game. While his team isn’t equipped with the most talent in the gym, Ituka’s will to win and make others around him better have lifted them to impressive wins not only in the I-95 League, but other events as well. Since announcing that he will transfer to Putnam

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