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Mark Williams, IMG Academy


By BigShots Nation, 09/23/19, 12:00PM EDT


Check out the latest Top 10 for the bigs in Virginia's 2020 class.

Virginia's 2020 class of bigs is a talented group. With a lot of high-major and mid-major offers, they're one to keep an eye on heading into the 2019-20 season. Here's a look at the Top 10 bigs in Virginia's 2020 class.

1. Mark Williams,  IMG Academy

Mark Williams is a highly-regarded 7-foot-1 prospect that's headed to IMG Academy for his final season after spending his career at Norfolk Academy. He put up 19.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game as a junior and has drawn the attention of over 20 college programs. He protects the rim, has nice touch around the paint and can shoot the midrange at a high level. He's down to a final five of Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Stanford and Ohio State.

2. Noel Brown, Flint Hill

Noel Brown is a player who's seen his recruitment blow up after a 50-point, 25-rebound performance at the DMVelite Live event at DeMatha High School. At 6-foot-10, 220 pounds, Brown is a big man that dominates in the post and on the boards and can even extend his game to the high post area. He's the latest big man to come out of Flint Hill and is headed to George Washington in the 2020 class. 

3. Burke Smith, Trinity Episcopal

Burke Smith plays alongside Henry Coleman over at Trinity Episcopal and they've turned into quite the formidable combination. He can handle the ball and has nice mobility all over the floor. He can score inside and outside and is quite the playmaker for his squad. He is headed for Boise State after his senior season.

4. Dowar Jioklow, Flint Hill

Dowar Jioklow is another forward prospect over at Flint Hill set to do damage with Noel Brown in the frontcourt. He's a solid inside-out presence at 6-foot-8 with athleticism and length. He can score on all three levels as well as control the boards. He's developed into quite the rim protector as well. He currently holds an offer from Youngstown State.

5. Andre Screen, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes

Andre Screen is a forward prospect who's seen his recruitment really blow up this summer. He plays big in the paint, finishing above the rim more often than not and alters shots at a very high level. He's a prospect who is set to make waves at the next level. He currently holds over 21 offers from mid-major programs such as Radford, Northeastern, Delaware, Lehigh, George Mason, among others.

6. Calvin Thomas, Tallwood

Calvin Thomas is a dominant force in the paint over at Tallwood High School. He produced 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest this past season and is due for a breakout senior campaign after earning offers from Livingstone College and Virginia Union over the summer. He's emerging as a player that can secure double-doubles with consistency and should emerge as a dominant post player in 2019-20.

7. Jamel Melvin, Potomac School

Jamel Melvin is a long, athletic forward that flies around the floor for the Potomac School. He gets up and down the floor with good pace and loves finishing above the rim and blocking shots at the rim. He's strong with the ball in his hands and not afraid to make plays for his teammates. Melvin holds offers from Howard, Towson, Loyola (MD) and Southern Utah. 

8. Jordan Wilmore, Mount Zion Prep

Jordan Wilmore is another 7-foot prospect in Virginia's 2020 class though he'll be at Mount Zion Prep this upcoming season. At 7-foot-2, 245 pounds, Wilmore is quite the mobile big man that has the ability and footwork to get to the rim and finish around the rim efficiently. He stays active in the post with his variety of post moves and is always on the glass. He currently holds offers from Missouri, Jacksonville State and Southern Utah. 

9. Ismael Plet, Virginia Episcopal

Ismael Plet is a strong forward at 6-foot-7, 218 pounds thats made a name for himself at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg. He gets to the rim and moves up and down the floor well with his length and strength. He's not afraid to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim when he extends the floor to the perimeter, either. With his mobility, he's versatile enough to play either forward spot. He holds an offer from Loyola (MD).

10. Sasha Glushkov, Blue Ridge

Sasha Glushkov is a 6-foot-11 big man with quite the upside on the hardwood. He uses his length well to play above the rim and score in the post. He also has the ability to extend to the perimeter and knock down the 3-ball. Glushkov can play either forward position with his mobility and ability to make plays for others.  He hasn't pulled in any offers just yet but is drawing interest from Davidson, Eastern Kentucky, Richmond, Cincinnati and Wisconsin.