Posted On: 05/3/21 5:00 AM
RICHMOND, VA — Big Ben’s Home Court provided the ambiance required to kick things off in a spicy manner for Session 1 of DMV Elite’s much-anticipated Super Circuit. Here we begin our recap of this loaded event by unloading our notebook with observations from many of the 2022 prospects we saw.
Elliott Black Elliott Black 6'6" | PF St. Stephen's & St. Agnes | 2022 State VA | 6’6″ Forward | District BC/SSSAS (VA)
A forceful paint presence who moves bodies. Good in transition and plays above the rim. Attacks the boards with aggression and invites contact.
Alphonzo Billups Alphonzo Billups 6'7" | SF Varina | 2022 State #154 Nation VA | 6’7″ Wing | Team Loaded VA/Varina (VA)
Came up with a timely block to help his team preserve a hard-fought win against DC Premier. A good passer who rebounds out of his area. Has significant defensive potential.
Malachi Briscoe Malachi Briscoe 6'6" | PF St. Mary's Ryken | 2022 State MD | 6’6″ Forward | District BC/St. Mary’s Ryken (MD)
Showed some touch from the mid-range area of the floor and helped his team control the glass.
Maliq Brown Maliq Brown 6'8" | PF Blue Ridge | 2022 State #123 Nation VA | 6’9″ Forward | Team Loaded VA/Blue Ridge (VA)
A special defensive prospect who has unbelievable length. A deflection machine who anticipates well and gets his hands on everything. Plays with a high motor, rebounds out of his area, blocks shots, and gets steals. Good screener and smart roller who knows when to slip and finishes through contact.
DeJuan Campbell DeJuan Campbell 6'1" | PG Kecoughtan | 2022 State VA | 6’2″ Guard | Boo Williams/Kecoughtan (VA)
A downhill-type guard who seeks contact on his drives. Makes plays out of the pick and roll and exhibits toughness.
Quinn Clark Quinn Clark 6'6" | PF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD | 6’6″ Forward | District BC/Gonzaga (DC)
Consistent, productive, and reliable. Doesn’t go outside his comfort zone. Plays with relentless effort and makes winning plays.
Kanye Clary Kanye Clary 5'11" | PG Massanutten | 2022 State VA | 5’10″ Guard | Boo Williams/Massanutten Military (VA)
A skilled southpaw guard who can play on or off the ball and a very good shooter when coming off screens.
Efrem Johnson Efrem Johnson 6'4" | SG Western Branch | 2022 State #NA Nation AL | 6’4″ Guard | Boo Williams/Grissom (AL)
A big guard who controls the game with his poise and basketball IQ. Passes well and communicates consistently.
Listed at 6-foot-5, but plays even bigger because of his length. Does a bit of everything. A one-man fast break who passes well and plays above the rim. Hit a three off the dribble. Guards multiple positions and Blocks shots.
Donald Hand Jr. | 6’5″ Guard | Team Loaded VA/Landstown (VA)
A good shooter with a quick release. Makes quick decisions and smart cuts.
Warren Mouganda Warren Mouganda 6'2" | CG St. Vincent Pallotti | 2022 State MD | 6’2″ Guard | New World/Pallotti (MD)
Plays a very physical brand of basketball. Strong at the point of attack and has tremendous defensive potential.
Tyler Nickel Tyler Nickel 6'8" | SF East Rockingham | 2022 State #85 Nation VA | 6’8″ Forward | Team Loaded VA/East Rockingham (VA)
A matchup nightmare. A knock-down shooter who can face up and attack off the bounce. Can post up, turn around and shoot over top. Has some dog in him. Great in transition and finishes above the rim.
Nate Pabis Nate Pabis 6'5" | SF Flint Hill | 2023 VA | 6’5″ Wing | New World/Flint Hill (VA)
Well-rounded basketball player. Competes defensively and rebounds. Keeps the ball moving, fills the lanes correctly in transition, and can finish with his off-hand in traffic.
Cavan Reilly Cavan Reilly 6'4" | SG Bishop O'Connell | 2022 State VA | 6’4″ Guard | DC Premier/Bishop O’Connell (VA)
A marksman who uses shot fakes well to create space but also makes contested shots.
Jared Turner Jared Turner 6'7" | SF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD | 6’7″ Wing | DC Premier/Gonzaga (DC)
Made a difference with his effort both defensively and on the offensive glass. Reversed the ball well. Passed and cut immediately.
Stephaun Walker Stephaun Walker 6'7" | PF Coolidge | 2022 State MD | 6’8″ Forward | DC Premier/Coolidge (DC)
Showed that he can switch onto guards and move his feet well laterally. A ball magnet who plays with a high motor and snags offensive rebounds in bunches.
Christian Watson Christian Watson 6'6" | SF St. John's | 2022 State #121 Nation MD | 6’7″ Wing | DC Premier/St. John’s (DC)
Had some excellent defensive possessions, particularly when guarding the ball. Looked good in transition offensively, and scored from all three levels.