Posted On: 11/17/20 5:00 AM

While we’re certainly taking things one day at a time, the prospects of high school basketball occurring in the DMV this winter are more promising now than they have been in quite a while. In anticipation of this, we will be rolling out preview content over the next several weeks. Here is a look at the Preseason All-Junior Teams for Maryland Private Schools. 

First Team

G – Christian Winborne Christian Winborne 6'2" | CG Gilman | 2022 State #199 Nation MD

Winborne looks set to light the MIAA on fire. Gilman’s primary initiator will have defenses looking for ways to slow him down because completely stopping him will probably be out of the question. 

G – Tyson Commander Tyson Commander 6'4" | SG The John Carroll School | 2022 State #203 Nation MD

Commander has been on the map since his impressive freshman season. The lefty marksman has been essential in his team’s improvement since. 

F – Cameron Whitmore Cameron Whitmore 6'7" | PF Archbishop Spalding | 2022 State #30 Nation MD

Whitmore is as close to a human highlight reel as there is in local high school hoops. The high-flying forward enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign and will look to build upon that. 

F – Noah Batchelor Noah Batchelor 6'6" | SF IMG Academy | 2022 State #184 Nation FL

Batchelor is considered an elite perimeter shooter in the class. He will once again have the green light once again at Glenelg Country. 

C – Favour Aire Favour Aire 6'10" | C Bishop McNamara | 2022 State #86 Nation MD

There may not be a more dominant player around here than Aire. His sheer length along with his size, athleticism, underrated offensive repertoire, and competitive spirit are just a few reasons why he’s a dreaded matchup. 

Second  Team

G – Deon Perry Deon Perry 5'8" | PG Mt. Carmel | 2022 State MD

Perry is as good of a leader as you will find in this area at the point guard position. He’s a no-nonsense player who rarely makes mistakes and simply wins games. 

G – Rodney Rice Rodney Rice 6'4" | CG DeMatha | 2022 State #89 Nation MD

Rice was considered for the first team, but it remains to be seen what type of role he will absorb early on at DeMatha. For now, it’s a wait-and-see approach, but he’s got the potential to make as big of an impact for his team as any other player on this list. 

F – CJ Scott CJ Scott 6'4" | SF Archbishop Spalding | 2022 MD

Scott has formed a dynamic pairing with Whitmore in the Spalding frontcourt. His versatility means that he can find numerous ways to impact the game on a given night and thus makes him a safe pick for the second team. 

F – Shaquille Samuels Shaquille Samuels 6'6" | PF Mt. Zion Prep | 2022 State MD

Samuels will without a doubt make a huge impact in his first year at Avalon. He’s got a robust frame that will help him acclimate to whatever situation he finds himself in on the court. 

F – Adam Angwafo Adam Angwafo 6'7" | C Bullis | 2022 State MD

Angwafo is still just scratching the surface but is already a productive high school player.

Third Team

G – Dylan Williamson Dylan Williamson 6'0" | CG Good Counsel | 2022 State MD

Williamson is a premium bucket-getter who has carved out a nice role for an up-and-coming Good Counsel squad. 

G – Kaden Richardson Kaden Richardson 6'1" | SG Bullis | 2022 MD

Richardson’s menacing on-ball defense will be a nightmare for foes in the IAC.

F – Tyrell Ward Tyrell Ward 6'7" | SF DeMatha | 2022 State #56 Nation MD

Ward has loads of upside that is starting to be realized. 

F – Masai Troutman Masai Troutman 6'5" | SF St. Andrew's | 2022 State MD

Troutman seems like a perfect fit at St. Andrew’s.

C – Cesar Tchilombo Cesar Tchilombo 6'8" | C John Carroll | 2022 MD

Tchilombo has become a dependable anchor at John Carroll. You know you’re going to get his best effort each time he steps on the court.