Henry Coleman III
The 6-7, 200-pound forward for Henry Coleman showed he has what it takes compete at a high level for Benedictine. The freshman forward fought hard for positioning when the ball was shot, and more often than not came down with the rebound. He scored time and time again on putbacks and showed promise in the pick and roll.
This season, he showed off a nice shooting touch around the rim as many of his buckets came from inside the paint. He also was a dominant interior presence on defense, he contested every shot and finished of the possession by grabbing the board. Coleman’s future looks bright, as he recently picked up an offer from Wingate University.
With three more years of high school basketball ahead of him, this could be the beginning of a long list of offers when it’s all said and done.
Darrick Jones Jr.
Millwood’s Darrick Jones Jr. is a 6-6, 180-pound guard who can do it all. He has a strong offensive game, and is just as solid on the defensive end. His size and athleticism make him a threat on either side of the court.
College scouts have taken notice of the Millwood star, as he recently received offers from UMass and Winthrop. The sophomore forward will undoubtedly be looking to add om more offers as his sophomore year approaches.
De’Marr McRae has only played two seasons for John Marshall, but his play in that short time has been nothing short of spectacular. The sophomore averaged 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game this season, and came up big for his team in key moments. The 6-1, 187-pound guard continues to receive offers, as earlier this week he added Winthrop University to his list.
“I’m kinda glad to get one that’s not in Virginia,” said McRae. “When I go to college, I want to get out of Virginia and experience new places and things of that nature. But I have to just keep working hard through thick and thin.”
McRae also cited his family and friends have played as major role in his early success.
“There’s plenty of things that motivate me, but really my mother and teammate Greg Jones,” explained McRae. “I feel like I owe my mom so much because she loves me and makes sure I am in grade A condition. I love her to the moon and back and she is really my heart. Greg always pushes me to do better, as he has perfect grades and is a Division I athlete. He’s really more of a big brother.”
McRae will look to continue to dominate on the floor as his stock continues to rise.
Elvin Edmonds is a sharpshooter who will pull up from anywhere behind the arc. The Hopewell freshman has a strong start to his high school career as he drained three after three and played solid on the defensive end.
The 6-1, 150-pound guard is already receiving some collegiate attention, as he received an offer Winthrop University earlier this week. Edmonds will be looking to continue his strong play and pick up even more offers as he progresses through his high school career.