Christchurch, VAChristchurch School
One of the hottest forward prospects in the United States these days is 6-foot-7 Devin Robinson from the class of 2014. The slender, but versatile prospect blew up this summer! Robinson who used to be a 6-foot-1 guard just a couple of years ago, is excited to see his recruitment takeoff. "It's a blessing to finally get noticed after playing all of these years of basketball," he said. On the court, he's got the reputation as a guy who can score, both from the perimeter as well as inside the lane. But there are a lot of things that he does well in an effort to help his team get the win. He takes pride in his consistency on both sides of the ball and he's definitely a guy who can make an impact in many ways.
Mouth of Wilson, VAOak Hill Academy
Seeing the summer come to an end is bittersweet on a couple of levels for four-star UVa commit B.J. Stith. Not only does it mean the end of his AAU career but it means things are about to change, even if he has one year left before heading to Charlottesville. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing completed his run for Team Loaded Carolina last month and soon will be leaving home as he enrolls at Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. Stith has been committed to UVa coming up on almost two years. Needless to say, he's orange and blue to his core.
Arlington, VABishop O'Connell
Bishop O'Connell's Romelo Trimble has come a long way -- from obscure national recruit without a true position or a major offer last summer -- to one of the fastest rising prospects in the 2014 class now. And he anchors Maryland's stellar 2014 class as its first pledge, followed by Dion Wiley and Jared Nickens, in what looks like a top 5 national class! Trimble, always smart and articulate, is even more confident and sure of himself these days as his transformation is almost complete to major college point guard.
Chesterfield, VABenedictine School
Robert Johnson has been one of the biggest risers of the summer recruiting scene. He played well at the NBPA Top 100 camp in June, averaged 20.2 points per game for Boo William at the Peach Jam to open July and followed that with another strong performance at the AAU Super showcase in Orlando in the final live evaluation period. Johnson is a versatile guard who is open to playing the point or shooting guard. He scores the ball from all around the court and gets key baskets. He scored a pair of game-winning shots at Orlando, including a layup with two seconds to play in one game. "I'd say scoring is my best attribute, shooting the ball, spreading the defense out. But as far as position, it really doesn't matter to me. I'm trying to be strong and solid at both spots so whichever is open on the depth chart, I can go in and give minutes," Johnson said.
Bradenton, FLIMG Academy
Six-foot-7 forward Quadree Smith from Paul VI has catapulted to the #6 spot in our state rankings from the Class of 2014, using his size, soft hands and touch, plus superb footwork in the low block to his advantage against defenders. Gradual development has turned into close to 20 offers with Austin Peay the latest to join the fray. Smith's long list also includes Drexel, Fairfield, FGCU, Florida International, George Mason, Kennesaw State, Kent State, Nebraska, Quinnipiac, Radford, Rider, Saint Louis, Siena, St. Joseph's, Tennessee, Towson, Tulsa and UNC-Greensboro.
Richmond, VATrinity Episcopal
Back in the spring we identified two players in the Class of 2014 that weren't on a lot of recruiting radars that could raise their stock in the spring and summer. One was Trinity Episcopal forward Austin Williams, who has since picked up double-digit offers and broken into the Top Ten of the state player rankings!
|#7||Chris Tang||G||Newport News, VAOak Hill Academy||6'2"||170||list|
|#8||Anthony Swan||F||Lynchburg, VAVirginia Episcopal||6'6"||Geo. Wash.|
|#9||Gregory Malinowski||F||Alexandria, VAEpiscopal||6'4"||William & Mary|
|#10||Paul Rowley||F||Purceville, VALoudoun Valley||3 stars||6'7"||180||William & Mary|
|#11||Cameron Smith||G||Manassas, VAMiller School||6'2"||list|
|#12||Jimmy Paige||F||Virginia Beach, VACape Henry Collegiate School||6'4"||170||Siena|
|#13||Cameron Jackson||F||Winchester, VAJohn Handley||6'7"||Wofford|
|#14||Nick Douglas||G||Mechanicsville, VAChristchurch School||6'2"||160||list|
|#15||Stephen Osu||C||Arlington, VABishop O'Connell||6'8"||210||Presbyterian|
|#16||Stephen Brown||G||Woodbridge, VAChrist Chapel Academy||5'10"||160||Bucknell|
|#17||Trey Porter||C||Dumfries, VAPotomac Senior||6'10"||210||George Mason|
|#18||Skye Johnson||F||Lynchburg, VAVirginia Episcopal||6'9"||230||Delaware|
|#19||Cameron Gregory||F||Alexandria, VASt Stephens & St Agnes School||6'8"||Loyola (MD)|
|#20||Kaleb Johnson||F||Martinsville, VACarlisle School||3 stars||6'6"||185||Georgetown|