Baltimore’s Che Evans is one of ten freshman to watch out for this season.
The high school basketball season is less than two months away and many freshman are improving their games daily through school and individual workouts. The Mid-Atlantic, a hotbed for basketball talent, has a significant amount of freshman hoop stars who have already splurged onto the national scene due to various AAU events and prestigious invite-only camps. Below are 10 freshman to watch out for this upcoming season as they will most likely be key contributors for their schools:
Che Evans (Dulaney, MD)
The 6’6 Evans isn’t your ordinary freshman as he possesses a great feel for the game to go along with his versatility and size. The Baltimore product, who already holds an offer from St. John’s, is a natural scorer and has the ability to play the 2-4 position once the high school season starts.
Isaiah Todd (John Marshall, VA)
The 6’10 Richmond, Virginia native is a high level player that already has offers from big programs such as Virginia, Miami, Baylor, Penn State, Wake Forest and many others. A multidimensional forward, Todd is as versatile as they come with his ability to put the ball on the floor and nail the outside shot. Already considered a Top 5 class of 2020 prospect, Todd’s high upside has programs already drooling over him.
Lynn Greer III (Roman Catholic, PA)
Greer is a 6’0 guard who is looking to continue the torch his father and recent Temple hall-of-fame inductee, Lynn Greer Jr., once carried in the Philadelphia area. A competitive guard with an above average pull-up jumper, Greer has big shoes to fill after former guard and current Penn State freshman Tone Carr led the Cahillites to the Philadelphia Catholic League and PIAA State Championship two consecutive years. It’s not a coincidence that Penn State coach Pat Chambers, who currently has four former Roman Catholic players on his roster, has offered Greer to help continue the pipeline.
Justin Lewis (Calvert Hall, MD)
Baltimore is a hotbed for some of the nations top hoop stars and Lewis is one of the reasons. The 6’8 face-up forward is tremendous finishing around the rim and possesses a solid perimeter jumpshot. Both Georgia Tech and St. John’s has already offered Lewis, with other schools taking notice of the Calvert Hall product.
Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha Catholic, MD)
Dickinson will be apart of loaded DeMatha Catholic (MD) program that will play on a national schedule, where he will get a chance to showcase his skills. A 6’11 lefty, Dickinson has the ability to finish in the paint on low post moves and also has very good vision for a big man. Notre Dame and Alabama have already offered the Alexandria, Virginia native, but expect many others to follow.
Jabri Abdur-Rahim (Seton Hall Prep, NJ)
Jabri, the son of former NBA stud Shareef Abdur-Rahim, is a 6’5 forward whose long wingspan and ability to put the ball on the floor makes him a matchup problem for most. With a recent move from California to northern New Jersey, Abdur-Rahim is looking to break onto the national scene with schools such as Rutgers and Texas A&M already noticing and offering the kid.
Posh Alexander (Our Savior Lutheran, NY)
Do not let this small guard height fool you, Posh Alexander is athletic as they come. The 5’10 lightning quick guard has the ability to blow by defenders and rise up for easy slams and strong layups. Nearby Stony Brook has already offered the Brooklyn guard with many more to come.
AJ Hoggard (Archbishop Carroll, PA)
Hoggard is a 6’2 physical guard that has the ability to penetrate the lane and bulldoze his way into tough finishes. A combo guard at heart, Hoggard also has the ability to breakdown defenders with his slick ball-handling and can create for others in the lane.
Mikeal Jones (Girard College, PA)
A significant contributor for Roman Catholic’s (PA) championship run last season, Jones decided to reclassify from the class of 2019 to 2020 while also transferring from the Broad and Vine Catholic school. Now enrolled at North Philly’s Girard College (PA), Jones will be the focal point for the a young Cavalier’s squad that competes in the Penn-Jersey league. A versatile 6’7 forward that has the ability to blow by big defenders, Jones already holds an offer from Penn State with local school such as Temple and St. Joe’s showing interest.
Jyare Davis (Sanford, DE)
Although a freshman in the classroom this season, Davis was a key member for Sanford last season as an eight grader. The 6’5 smooth wing has a nice skillset and has the ability to rise over defenders with powerful slams in the lane. Expect the Delaware native to hear from some schools once the season start.