Posted On: 06/22/22 5:00 AM

Prep Hoops Maryland recently updated its 2024 rankings. Here is a closer look at some of the newcomers.

#13 | Chris Yapo Chris Yapo 6'7" | C Friendship Collegiate | 2024 State MD | Friendship Collegiate

Yapo was rocking rims all weekend at DC Live. A newcomer to the area from London, he is the cousin of former Gaithersburg star Jao Ituka. Keep a close eye on him moving forward. 

#26 | Damien Jones Damien Jones 5'10" | PG Grace Brethren | 2024 State MD | Grace Brethren

Jones is a dynamic guard who turned plenty of heads this spring. He is a big addition to Grace Brethren after deciding to reclassify into 2024.

#29 | Alex Byrd Alex Byrd 6'7" | PF Mt. Zion | 2024 State MD | Mt. Zion

There is a lot to like about Byrd. He can put the ball in the hole and brings size to the frontcourt. 

#30 | Dante Mayo Jr. | Richard Montgomery

Mayo is all over the top of the leaderboard at Capitol Hoops Summer League. He projects to be a breakout performer this winter for the Rockets. 

#34 | Ashton Kendall Ashton Kendall 5'10" | PG McDonogh | 2024 State MD | McDonogh

Kendall is one to watch in the backcourt for the Eagles. He is expected to be one of their top producers in the winter.

#41 | Chris Yapo Chris Yapo 6'7" | C Friendship Collegiate | 2024 State MD | Friendship Collegiate Yapo was rocking rims all weekend at DC Live. A newcomer to the area from London, he is the cousin of former Gaithersburg star Jao Ituka. Keep a close eye on him moving forward.  #26 | Damien Jones Damien Jones 5'10" | PG Grace Brethren | 2024 State MD | Grace Brethren Jones is a dynamic guard who turned plenty of heads this spring. He is a big addition to Grace Brethren after deciding to reclassify into 2024. #29 | Alex Byrd Alex Byrd 6'7" | PF Mt. Zion | 2024 State MD | Mt. Zion There is a lot to like about Byrd. He can put the ball in the hole and brings size to the frontcourt.  #30 | Dante Mayo Jr. | Richard Montgomery Mayo is all over the top of the leaderboard at Capitol Hoops Summer League. He projects to be a breakout performer this winter for the Rockets.  #34 | Ashton Kendall Ashton Kendall 5'10" | PG McDonogh | 2024 State MD | McDonogh Kendall is one to watch in the backcourt for the Eagles. He is expected to be one of their top producers in the winter. #41 | Anthony Fountain Anthony Fountain 6'3" | SG The Heights | 2024 State MD | The Heights Fountain has had some big games this spring. He is a long lanky guard with upside.  #51 | Jake Williams Jake Williams 6'4" | SG Sidwell Friends | 2024 State MD | Sidwell Friends Williams is one of the better shooters on this list. He is a nice addition to Sidwell after transferring from O’Connell.  #56 | Ashley Sims Ashley Sims 6'6" | PF Archbishop Spalding | 2024 State MD | Archbishop Spalding Sims has the potential to be a difference-maker for the Cavs. He has the size to be a factor down the road. 

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