Loudoun Valley junior guard Jordan Miller validated the hype with his outstanding all around play
Sterling, Virginia - Some of the top under the radar players out of northern Virginia came to Hoops Plus to compete in the inaugural Legit Sports Super 60. The event was created to give the region's underrated high school players, a chance to show that they deserve to be mentioned with the best in the area. A number of players at the event separated themselves from pack during competition and the break down of each standout can be seen below.
Nick Ball/6'1/ Combo Guard/ Loudoun Valley/2017 -
Ball was one of the oldest players at the event, and he took full advantage of it. Ball used his court savvy to get to his spots on the floor where he routinely knocked down 3-pointers as well as mid range jumpers. He was also an effective defender, forcing opponents into numerous bad shot attempts. Ball can equally play both guard spots effectively.
Mgbechi Peter Chuma/6'10/Center/Middleburg Academy/ 2019 -
He's only been in the country four weeks, yet despite his rawness, he still made his presence felt, especially defensively. Chuma is a work horse big who loves to rebound and block shots. Opponents at the event were clearly intimidated when driving into the lane as missed lay-ups and turnovers after ball fumbles became a common occurrence. Chuma offensively has a long way to go, although, he showed flashes of becoming an effective scorer down the road, finishing at the rim and knocking down mid range jumpers. At 6'10, the sky is the limit.
Shyheim Gilkerson/ 6'0/ Point Guard/ Middleburg Academy/ 2018 -
The best point guard prospect at the event. Gilkerson is very athletic and he took full advantage of it. On offense, he was very poised, finding his teammates consistently and scoring when the opportunity presented itself. Defensively, it was clear, he was the best on ball defender by far. Players had trouble crossing half court against Gilkerson, which killed the opposing teams rhythm. A point guard to keep an eye on.
Jordan Miller/ 6'3/ Shooting Guard/ Loudoun Valley/ 2018 - If there was an MVP at the event he Miller was it by a landslide. The best prospect at the event, Miller did everything on the basketball court, displaying a versatility at the guard position that's rare. He's skilled, athletic and has great length for a 6'3 guard. A sleeper, however once he adds more strength, he could be one of the more coveted guards in the area by the time he graduates high school.
Sese Mobutu/ 6'2/ Combo Guard/ Bishop O'Connell/ 2020 -
O' Connell has a very talented guard to help develop in Mobutu. An explosive slashing guard, who competes every second he's on the floor. Was very impressed with is I.Q despite being a freshman. He made great decisions with the ball, knew how to move without the ball and was very dangerous in the open court. Mobutu will be giving the WCAC headaches very soon.
Josh Oduro/ 6'8/ Forward/ Battlefield/ 2019 -
The best big man prospect easily. Oduro is a skilled big, who can run the floor, defend and make the players around him better with timely passing. He proved to be the total package despite being one of the youngest in attendance. As he develops physically and add a consistent post game to compliment his advanced perimeter skill set, he could become one of the more sought after prospects not just in the area, but the country.
BEST OF THE REST -
Zyan Collins/ 6'1/ Combo Guard/ Freedom/ 2018
Terelle Hayden/ 5'9/ Point Guard/ Millbrook HS/ 2020
Jordan Jackson/ 5'8/ Point Guard/ Millbrook HS/ 2020
James Maddox/ 6'2/ Combo Guard/ Capital Christian/ 2018
Keyvon Martin/ 5'10/ Shooting Guard/ Handley/ 2018