Co-MVP's Dom Fragala and Darron Barnes
Some of the most decorated high school players in the DMV settled inside Coolidge High School to showcase their talent's in the 2017 E.D.A.S (Everyone Deserves A Shot) 30X30 Select Combine. The combine brought college coaches from the Junior College, NAIA, Division III and Division II levels to scout and if impressed enough, offer the players on hand an opportunity to be a part of their respective programs. As with any event, there were numerous players who stood out amongst the deep talent pool on hand and without further delay, here are the players.
Matt Balanc/ Springbrook HS/ 2018/ G - Explosive slasher who is dangerous in the open court. Streaky shooter, solid ball handler and has the tools to be a lock down defender, Balanc is a underrated talent and one to keep an eye on heading into his senior year.
Darron Barnes/ Wise HS/ 2017/ G-F - Point forward was named Co-MVP of the event. Barnes is an excellent play maker who can score in an variety of ways. Add in his physical tools being 6'5 230 and fairly athletic, he is a load to deal with. Should make an immediate impact at the college level.
Trent Dixon/ Central HS/ 2017/ PG -
Fearless guard who is a rare combination scorer and shooter. Dixon quickness and speed keeps defenders off balance allowing him to do what he does best, score in bunches. Will be a valuable piece for a college program next season.
Stefon Fisher/ Oldsmar (FL)/ 2018/ F -
Stephen F. Austin commit showed off his versatility that made him a coveted prospect while at IDEA. Fisher has improved in his feel for the game, he allowed the game to come to him as he picked apart teams all event long.
Dom Fragala/ Champe (VA)/ 2017/ G -
The best scorer in the area is also the best shooter. Fragala put his talent on full display earning Co-MVP honors with a shooting display that had us in attendance shaking our heads. You wouldn't think a player who averaged close to 36 points a game is underrated, yet Fragala is. In the right program at the next level, he should flourish.
Travis Henson/ Potomac HS/ 2017/ G -
Multi-dimensional wing who reminds me a lot of a shorter Tayshaun Prince. One of the top all around players at the combine, Henson proved that he is a legit DI prospect and possible future pro.
Daniel Oladapo/ Bladensburg HS/ 2018/ F - Junior big went to work inside. Although still a bit a raw, he has polish in the post, good hands and isn't afraid to mix it up on defense and on the boards. He will be a big time force in his upcoming senior campaign.
Denmark Slay/ St Stephens/ 2017/ G/ Committed - High Point U -
No point guard played better in the combine. Slay beautifully ran the show, creating scoring opportunities for his teammates, while choosing his spots to score as well as playing tremendous on ball defense. The total package that should quickly become a crowd favorite at High Point next season.
Mike Speight/ Wise HS/ 2017/ G - Last years MVP returned to the combine in all met form. Speight's did a little bit of everything further cementing himself as one of the top players in the area. Improvement on his three point range will make him nearly unstoppable at the next level.
Kenyon Stone/ DuVal HS/ 2017/ G -
Best overall athlete at the combine, Stone had the play of event when he took off one step inside the free throw line for a poster worthy dunk. Stone also showed he could make plays off the bounce and step out and hit a jumper at a considerable rate. A sleeper that if he's able to get to the right program, could be a key contributor for years to come.
Donovann Totaley/ Riverdale Baptist/ 2018/ G -
Ultra competitive floor general who doesn't back down from anyone or any moment on the floor. Despite his small stature, he can do it all. Break down defenders off the dribble, shoot from all three level's as well as be a pest defensively. If college programs don't undervalue him because he may not pass the "eye test," he can be a steal at the next level.