Posted On: 09/2/20 2:25 PM

Throughout August, we took the opportunity to get into the gym and watch some grassroots basketball. We’ve also taken the liberty of watching many games via live stream and replay during the "new normal." Here is a look at five wings who respectively improved their stock throughout August.

James Gross Jr.JamesGross Jr.6'3" | SFRock Creek Christian | 2021StateMD | DC Premier/Rock Creek Christian (MD)

By all accounts, James Gross impressed during various scrimmages that took place last month. He is a versatile wing who jumps off the page because of his athleticism. Gross’ game is about more than just his vertical leap though. He is a strong competitor who plays bigger than his listed height, will rebound out of his area, and can initiate offense because he can consistently create space off the dribble. Gross produces on minimal touches and can ignite the team quickly with his above-the-rim antics. 

Xzavier LongXzavierLong6'6" | PFMiddleburg | 2021StateVA | Prospect U/Virginia Academy (VA)

Long has been a consistent standout performer at the I95 Coalition, particularly because of his effort on defense. He is a menace on that side of the floor who gives max effort on every possession and picks up full court at all times. On the offensive side,

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