Derik Queen

Posted On: 06/14/21 5:00 AM

We are excited to have you covered throughout the upcoming evaluation periods. Here we will be taking a closer look at the top-10 games to watch in DC, Maryland, and Virginia during the first weekend.

#10 | Wise vs. Douglass | DC Live @ Sidwell | 6/20 @ 950AM 

Fortunately, some Maryland Publics will have the opportunity to play in front of coaches during the upcoming live period. Wise and Douglass are perennial powers from PG County who are likely to have some up-and-coming talent. Two players to watch in this contest are Amare Wimbush Amare Wimbush 6'7" | SF Wise | 2022 MD of Wise and Mikhai Arnold Mikhai Arnold 6'0" | PG Frederick Douglass | 2022 State MD of Douglass.

#9 | Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sidwell Friends | DC Live | Sidwell | 6/18 @ 540PM

Given the distinguished stature of both programs in this matchup, the quality of play should be high on both sides. Ifanieye Lewis Ifanieye Lewis 6'0" | PG Eleanor Roosevelt | 2022 State MD and James Rice James Rice 5'11" | CG Eleanor Roosevelt | 2022 State MD have established very good chemistry in the Raiders backcourt. Sidwell is still relatively young, but is led by two rising seniors, Chris Gamble Chris Gamble 6'1" | CG Sidwell Friends | 2022 State MD and George Perkins George Perkins 6'8" | PF Sidwell Friends | 2022 State MD . Expect 2023 guard Cam Gillus Cam Gillus 5'9" | PG Sidwell Friends | 2023 State #174 Nation MD to be assertive while Chris Russell Chris Russell 6'5" | C Sidwell Friends | 2023 State MD and Amare Wimbush Amare Wimbush 6'7" | SF Wise | 2022 MD of Wise and Mikhai Arnold Mikhai Arnold 6'0" | PG Frederick Douglass | 2022 State MD of Douglass. #9 | Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sidwell Friends | DC Live | Sidwell | 6/18 @ 540PM Given the distinguished stature of both programs in this matchup, the quality of play should be high on both sides. Ifanieye Lewis Ifanieye Lewis 6'0" | PG Eleanor Roosevelt | 2022 State MD and James Rice James Rice 5'11" | CG Eleanor Roosevelt | 2022 State MD have established very good chemistry in the Raiders backcourt. Sidwell is still relatively young, but is led by two rising seniors, Chris Gamble Chris Gamble 6'1" | CG Sidwell Friends | 2022 State MD and George Perkins George Perkins 6'8" | PF Sidwell Friends | 2022 State MD . Expect 2023 guard Cam Gillus Cam Gillus 5'9" | PG Sidwell Friends | 2023 State #174 Nation MD to be assertive while Chris Russell Chris Russell 6'5" | C Sidwell Friends | 2023 State MD and Caleb Williams Caleb Williams 6'7" | SF Sidwell Friends | 2024 State MD bring size and versatility to the Quakers frontcourt.  #8 | Saint James vs. Steward | VA Live Period Shootout | Blue Ridge | 6/19 @ 710PM Those looking to get a glimpse of what this area has to offer in 2023 should check out Saint James vs. Steward down at Blue Ridge. Jayden Ross Jayden Ross 6'1" | CG Saint James School | 2023 VA , Solomon Ball Solomon Ball 6'3" | CG Saint James | 2023 State MD , and Curtis Blair III Curtis Blair III 6'6" | SF Steward School | 2023 State #41 Nation VA are all Division One recruits. Rangy guard Cam Gregory Cam Gregory 6'4" | CG Steward School | 2022 State VA is one to watch in 2022. #7 | Archbishop Spalding vs. Georgetown Prep | DMV Live | DeMatha | 6/19 @ 640PM This matchup between Spalding and Prep is filled with college prospects. Cameron Whitmore Cameron Whitmore 6'7" | PF Archbishop Spalding | 2022 State #43 Nation MD and Jordan Pennick Jordan Pennick 6'1" | CG Archbishop Spalding | 2022 State MD are two of the more athletic players in the state. Tyheil Peterson Tyheil Peterson 5'10" | PG Archbishop Spalding | 2022 State MD and CJ Scott CJ Scott 6'4" | SF Archbishop Spalding | 2022 State MD provide additional experience for the Cavs. The Little Hoyas also have experience. They are led by seniors Bryce Sewell Bryce Sewell 5'9" | PG Georgetown Prep | 2022 State MD , AJ Thomas AJ Thomas 6'3" | SG Georgetown Prep | 2022 State MD , and Stefan Marcelle Stefan Marcelle 6'7" | C Georgetown Prep | 2022 State MD . But their young core is also intriguing. Khani Rooths Khani Rooths 6'7" | SF Georgetown Prep | 2024 State MD has a good chance to become a household name in the DMV, but don’t sleep on the likes of Goap Kodi Goap Kodi 6'10" | C Georgetown Prep | 2024 State MD , Rulian Stewart, Pat McDonough, and Akbar Waheed. #6 | St. Frances vs. SSSAS | DMV Live | DeMatha | 6/19 @ 520PM SSSAS has built as good of a resume as any program in Virginia in recent years. They will be tested against Baltimore powerhouse St. Frances. The Saints will have experience on their side as they are led by four seniors: Garrett Brennan Garrett Brennan 6'2" | SG St. Stephen's St. Agnes | 2022 VA , Elliott Black Elliott Black 6'6" | PF St. Stephen's & St. Agnes | 2022 State VA , Miles Webb Miles Webb 6'7" | PF St. Stephen's St. Agnes | 2022 State VA , and Devin Ceaser Devin Ceaser 6'1" | CG St. Mary's Ryken | 2022 State VA . 2023 Mason So Mason So 6'1" | PG St. Stephen's & St. Agnes | 2023 State #113 Nation VA is an impact transfer who will make an immediate difference for SSSAS. Jahnathan LaMothe Jahnathan LaMothe 6'4" | SG St. Frances | 2023 MD , Derik Queen Derik Queen 6'9" | PF St. Frances | 2024 State MD , Cortez Johnson Cortez Johnson 6'7" | PF St. Frances | 2023 State MD , Carlton Carrington Carlton Carrington 6'4" | CG McDonogh | 2023 State MD , and Daquan Davis Daquan Davis 6'0" | PG St. Frances | 2024 State MD are just a few names to know for the Panthers.  #5 | Gonzaga vs. St. John’s | DC Live | Sidwell | 6/19 @ 640PM This matchup of perennial WCAC contenders will be a must-watch. Gonzaga boasts a seasoned roster, led by Devin Dinkins Devin Dinkins 5'10" | PG Gonzaga | 2022 State MD , Jared Turner Jared Turner 6'7" | SF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD , and Quinn Clark Quinn Clark 6'6" | SF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD . Their classmates, Nicholas Evans Nicholas Evans 6'8" | C Gonzaga | 2022 State MD , Eddie Paquette Eddie Paquette 6'2" | SG Gonzaga | 2022 State MD , and Thomas Maloney add depth and additional experience. This will be a huge opportunity for emerging 2023 prospect Thomas Batties II Thomas Batties II 6'6" | PF Gonzaga | 2023 State MD to introduce himself on the big stage. The Cadets feature three seniors of their own: Christian Watson Christian Watson 6'6" | SF St. John's | 2022 State #150 Nation MD , Shane Lancaster Shane Lancaster 6'4" | CG St. John's | 2022 State MD , and Logan Blair Logan Blair 6'3" | SF St. John's | 2022 State MD . But their underclassmen, Amani Hansberry Amani Hansberry 6'7" | C Mount St. Joseph | 2023 State #37 Nation MD , Donnie Freeman, Nate Guerengomba, Raymond Watts Raymond Watts 6'4" | SG St. John's | 2023 State MD , and Acaden Lewis, are proving to be difference-makers.  #4 | Mt. St. Joe vs. STAB | DMV Live | DeMatha | 6/20 @ 310PM It seems like every year, a player breaks out at MSJ. Aidan Mess Aidan Mess 6'7" | PF Mount St. Joseph | 2022 State MD could be that guy this summer. Keep an eye on 2023 guard Ace Valentine Ace Valentine 6'1" | PG Mount St. Joseph | 2023 State MD and promising 2024 prospect Bryson Tucker Bryson Tucker 6'6" | CG Mount St. Joseph | 2024 State MD for the Gaels as well. STAB’s Justin Taylor Justin Taylor 6'5" | SG St. Anne's Belfield | 2022 State #65 Nation VA has enjoyed a successful start to his grassroots campaign and appears poised to parlay that into a productive June with his high school club. Carter Lang Carter Lang 6'9" | C St. Anne's Belfield | 2023 State #149 Nation VA , John St. Germain John St. Germain 6'2" | PG St. Anne's Belfield | 2023 State #207 Nation VA , and Chance Mallory are a few other names to know from this group.  #3 | STAB vs. Blue Ridge | VA Live Period Shootout | Blue Ridge | 6/18 @ 710PM STAB will be logging heavy mileage over the weekend as they play on Friday night at Blue Ridge before traveling to DeMatha. Maliq Brown Maliq Brown 6'8" | PF Blue Ridge | 2022 State #128 Nation VA and Houston Emory Houston Emory 6'10" | C Blue Ridge | 2022 State VA will be difficult to contend with in the paint. Newcomer Logan Rhoades Logan Rhoades 6'1" | SG Blue Ridge | 2023 State VA is heading into this weekend with some momentum after performing well in Hampton with Team Loaded. #2 | Paul VI vs. St. Frances | DMV Live | DeMatha | 6/20 @ 310PM The battle for Panther supremacy will certainly be a must-see affair. Knasir McDaniel Knasir McDaniel 5'9" | PG Paul VI Cathlolic (VA) | 2022 State #129 Nation VA is a maestro, and Ben Hammond is learning the tricks of the trade. DeShawn Harris-Smith DeShawn Harris-Smith 6'4" | SF Paul VI | 2023 State #60 Nation VA and Darren Harris will certainly command plenty of attention as well. It will also be interesting to see how Tavarres Riley plays after scorching the nets at Southern Jam Fest.  #1 | DeMatha vs. Paul VI | DMV Live | DeMatha | 6/18 @ 820PM What better occasion than primetime on Friday night for these two teams to play? DeMatha has loads of talent as usual. Tyrell Ward Tyrell Ward 6'7" | SF DeMatha | 2022 State #53 Nation MD , Rodney Rice Rodney Rice 6'4" | CG DeMatha | 2022 State #93 Nation MD , and Jerrell Roberson Jerrell Roberson 6'8" | C DeMatha | 2022 State MD are the rising seniors who expected to lead the way. 2023’s Jacoi Hutchinson Jacoi Hutchinson 6'3" | CG DeMatha | 2023 State #50 Nation MD and Jason Moore Jason Moore 6'6" | PF DeMatha | 2023 State MD have been key rotation players in the past and should continue to be while Jaeden Mustaf Jaeden Mustaf 6'4" | CG DeMatha | 2024 State MD and AJ Swinton AJ Swinton 6'6" | SF DeMatha | 2024 State MD are two of the better 2024 prospects in the state.

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