BOWIE, MD — The annual DMVElite 80 attracted many of the better players in the region. Here is a rundown of the top performers from the event.
| John Carroll (MD) ’23
Basima recorded 10 points and 6 boards in the opening contest. He kept the ball low and on a string. Basima got paint touches at a high frequency and finished easily in traffic in part because of his length.
| Blue Ridge (VA) ’22
Brown missed just one shot the entire day. He combined to shoot 8 of 8 in his first two games during which he averaged 9 points and 2 rebounds. Brown’s improving face-up skills are were on full display. He is a technician who keeps defenders off balance with shot fakes. Brown got downhill aggressively off the bounce and consistently finished at the rim through contact. He also got others multiple easy looks with his passing.
| John Paul the Great (VA) ’22
Bowser was a productive contributor to a winning team. His explosive finishing ability caught the eye of those in attendance. Bowser also rebounded the ball out of his area and altered multiple shots. He averaged 8 points and 3 boards through his first two games.
| St. Frances (MD) ’23
The main takeaway from Carrington’s performance was that he displayed a high level of focus. His level of intensity on defense was outstanding. Carrington made it a point to pick up full on every possession. He was patient with the ball offensively, got to his spots, and took what the defense gave him.
Jr. | Miller School (VA) ’22
Davis was one of the more versatile players in attendance. He hit a three but mostly looked to get downhill where he excels at absorbing contact and finishing over length. Davis can rebound out of his area. He also plays very hard.
| St. Anne’s Belfield (VA) ’24
Mallory erupted for 17 points in just 13 minutes to start his day. He hit 5 of 7 treys to go along with 2 dimes and 2 steals. Mallory operated well out of ball screens from which he consistently manufactured open looks for himself and others. Mallory’s defense was also commendable. He is very good at anticipating and reading passing lanes. One final note about Mallory. He is tough as nails.
| Mount St. Joseph (MD) ’22
Mess was in the right places defensively. He was seen calling out screens and taking responsibility. Mess was a garbage man on offense. He got easy points by pursuing tip-ins and putbacks. Mess also shared the ball with his teammates.
| Archbishop Spalding (MD) ’22
Rivers quickly established himself as one of the premier long-range marksmen at the event. He shot 7 of 9 from behind the arc through his first two games. Rivers did well to attack closeouts and mix it up from the in-between areas as well.
| Georgetown Prep (MD) ’24
Rooths deserves praise for his outstanding play. He made a couple of threes from the catch, showcasing a smooth-looking perimeter jump shot. Rooths created space with jab steps. There was one play where he got to his left hand from a spin moved and finished a layup. Defensively, he was a deflection machine. Rooths was active in the passing lanes. He has the potential to be very disruptive on that end.
| Rock Creek Christian (MD) ’22
Williams remains one of the hidden gems in the local 2022 class. His combination of athleticism and IQ is unique and impressive. Williams is a difference-maker on both ends. He is a dynamic playmaker who is a sneaky good shot-blocking and rebounding guard. Williams is also a confident scorer from all three levels.