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Wiggins comes through

DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High School hosted the National High School Hoops Festival. 247Sports got a look at No. 1 ranked Andrew Wiggins and other top prospects.

Andrew Wiggins continues to shine.

2013

Andrew Wiggins: 6-foot-7, 190-pound SF, Huntington Prep (W.V.)

Breakdown: Wiggins is obviously the headliner of the group, as reclassified senior led his team in scoring and willed Huntington Prep to a victory over a Riverdale Baptist (Md.) team who actually led by three at half. The No. 1 overall player in 2013 notched a double-double, dropping 21 points, and showed flashes of his freakish athleticism throughout.

BeeJay Anya: 6-foot-8, 270-pound C, DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High School

Breakdown: Anya showed his prowess in the paint on Saturday, finishing with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting. DeMatha didn’t throw it down to their presence down low very often, but when they did the NC State commit usually put the ball in the basket. He used his long arms to corral 13 rebounds as well, but couldn’t help overcome West Charlotte (N.C.).

Moses Kingsley: 6-foot-9, 250-pound C, Huntington Prep (W.V.)

Breakdown: The future Razorback did work on the boards against Baptist, pulling down 10 rebounds - seven of those coming on the offensive glass. The big man looked good running the floor and hustling on both ends of the court.

2014

Dion Wiley: 6-foot-3, 210-pound SG, Potomac (Md.) High School

Breakdown: The four-star guard had a productive day on Saturday, scoring 24 points in a variety of ways. Wiley was 3-of-9 from deep, finished on most of his drives and went 3-of-4 from the line. He also grabbed five boards in the 84-69 victory over St. Johns College HS, a win that never seemed in question with Wiley leading the way.

Tre Campbell: 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard, St. John’s College (D.C.) High School

Breakdown: Campbell is more of a scoring point guard, someone who has the ball in his hands on every possession. He didn’t seem to leave the floor once during the 84-69 loss to Potomac (Md.) on Saturday at the National HS Hoops Festival. The 6-foot-2 guard scored 13 points and dished out a number of assists, competing all game. The knock on Campbell’s game is that he isn’t as aggressive as he could be, and that was evident at times this weekend, though the DC product is aware it is an area he needs to improve in.

Trey Foster: 5-foot-11, 170-pound SG, West Charlotte (N.C.) High School

Breakdown: Leading West Charlotte in scoring with 20 points, Foster hit a buzzer-beating three with the game tied at 59 to give his team the victory. On the day, the 5-foot-11 guard also took down seven rebounds, recorded six steals and passed out five assists.

2015

Marcus Derrickson: 6-foot-8, 225-pound PF, Paul VI (Va.) High School

Breakdown:: The sophomore is every bit of his listed 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame, and put in an impressive display in limited minutes against Oak Hill due to foul trouble. Scoring 16 points and nabbing 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes due to foul trouble, Derrickson was a beast on both ends of the court. Derrickson also drained two from behind-the-arc.

Cheick Diallo: 6-foot-9, 220-pound PF, Our Savior New American (N.Y.) School

Breakdown: Gifted with long arms on his 6-foot-9 220-pound frame, Diallo one of the more raw players in the class. Basketball for a couple of years, the 2015 big man was a force on Sunday against National Christian Academy, blocking 13 shots in a 66-64 win. Diallo was in foul trouble early which hurt his rhythm on offense, but he still managed to put up six points and also snatch six rebounds. With time Diallo is going to develop a post game and some moves down low - when he does it is hard to see where his ceiling is.

Montaque Gill-Ceasar: 6-foot-5, 200-pound SF, Huntington Prep (W.V.)

Breakdown: Granted 2013 standout Xavier Rathan-Mayes was out nursing an injury, but on a roster full of seniors, Gill-Ceasar played all 32-minutes on Saturday in the win over Riverdale. His shot wasn’t necessarily falling, but the No. 30 sophomore in the country still was able to add 10 points and pull down seven boards. Facing many zone defenses, the Canada-native admits his role is to knock down open shots, but that won’t stop him from driving to the hole and finishing around the rim.

Franklin Howard: 6-foot-4, 185-pound SG, Paul VI (Va.) High School

Breakdown: Howard didn’t have his best shooting night on Saturday against Oak Hill - he shot 2-of-9 from the field and scored nine points in 35 minutes - but didn’t let that deter his game. The 6-foot-4 sophomore kept his head in the game and worked on the defensive end, helping the Panthers get a double overtime win over a nationally ranked opponent. On Sunday, Howard dropped 11 in a win over St. Maria Goretti (Md.), a performance which included three made buckets from distance.

Kevin Dorsey: 6-foot, 170-pound PG, Paul VI (Va.) High School

Breakdown: Charged with the difficult task of guarding UNC-bound point guard Nate Britt, Dorsey stepped up and took his coach’s challenge personally. The sophomore held Britt to 1-8 shooting and three total points, in addition to pressing the Oak Hill point guard whenever he had the ball, which ultimately helped his Panthers ultimately win the game. Dorsey is an important cog in the Paul VI lineup, and deserves praise for his performance.

2016

Randall Broddie: 6-foot-2, 170-pound PG, Potomac (Md.) HS

Breakdown: Coming into Saturday largely unknown, Broddie made sure that wasn’t the case after the game, dropping 19 points against St. Johns. A 6-foot-2 lefty, Broddie is a viable second option to Wiley, making Potomac that much more dangerous. The freshman was fun to watch on Saturday, who got to the rim with pace and regularity.

Tyler Scanlon: 6-foot-5, 180-pound SF, Paul VI (Va.) High School

Breakdown: When called upon, Scanlon stepped in admirably as soon as Derrickson was in foul trouble, and didn’t look like a freshman at all. The 6-foot-5 forward defended well, picked his spots and didn’t miss a shot, including a vital three down the stretch. Scoring seven points on the night, Scanlon has got room to grow, and situations such as this one against a highly touted opponent can go a long way in getting a young kid experience, quick.

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