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Darrius Maddox, Oak Hill Academy


By BigShots Nation, 09/26/19, 1:30PM EDT


Here's a look at the Top 10 shooting guards in the Maryland/DC area.

The list of Top 10 shooting guards in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area is full of quite a talented group. Take a look at who made the cut below. 

1. Darius Maddox, Oak Hill Academy

Darius Maddox is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard that's taken a change of scenery and joined the ranks at Oak Hill Academy (VA) after spending the past seasons at St. John's College High School. Maddox is a lengthy shooting guard that plays the wing well with his ability to score on all three levels. He can put the ball on the floor and get to the mid-range just as well as he can get to the rim. He was a key player on Team Durant's squad on the EYBL circuit this past summer. Maddox has already committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies.

2. Elijah Wood, Cornerstone Christian School

Elijah Wood is another player that's enjoying a change of scenery after spending his career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase. He'll spend time at Cornerstone Christian School (TX) in 2019-20 before heading off to the University of Rhode Island. Wood is an athletic and versatile guard for his size at 6-foot-5 and does well to get to the rim where he finishes well with highlight-reel dunks. He's also developed as a playmaker with his ability to set up teammates for buckets.

3. Dimingus Stevens, Bishop Walsh  

Dimingus Stevens will be a huge addition to Bishop Walsh School after spending time at Wilson High School in Washington D.C.. Stevens has grown over the past few seasons as a high-major prospect with his lights-out shooting and ability to play above the rim. He's a savvy prospect at 6-foot-5 that will find his rhythm on the 3-point line then blaze past the defense for a dunk when they pressure him on the perimeter. He does well to get his shot off, especially in the open floor, and is set to make waves at Seton Hall at the college level. 

4. Ishmael Leggett, St. John's College

Ishmael Leggett is a 6-foot-2 shooting guard that can really fill it up from deep and possesses a solid feel for scoring with the ball in his hands. He likes to play with speed and score the basketball in the mid-range and from behind the arc. He's got tight handles and does well to control the pace of the game with his ability to make things happen on the floor. Leggett recently announced his intentions to attend the University of Rhode Island.

5. Anwar Gill, Montverde

Anwar Gill is a big guard at 6-foot-4 that does well to attack the rim and score in traffic. He uses his length and size well to get to the paint and score through defenders. He's another prospect that's made a move to another school (Montverde Academy) to prepare himself for the next level. He's got offers from St. Joseph's, St. Bonaventure, Southern Utah, High Point and George Mason. 

6. Darius Miles, Cornerstone Christian School

Darius Miles is a versatile shooting guard prospect that's moved from St. Charles (MD) to Cornerstone Christian School in Texas. He's got the versatility and length to play the shooting guard and small forward spot. He can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim and also has the ability to knock down the 3-ball with efficiency. He's an underrated athlete with a lot of game. He holds offers from Rutgers, Rhode Island and Bryant among others.

7. Lincoln Ball, Williamsport

Lincoln Ball is a sharpshooter listed at 6-foot-4 that's made a name for himself at Williamsport High School and on the AAU circuit with Mid-Atlantic Select basketball club. He's a knockdown 3-point shooter and has developed the ability to put the ball on the floor and finish above the rim. He's got a high IQ to make plays with the ball in his hands. Ball wil be a solid addition to George Washington on the college level.

8. Tyler Brelsford, Mount St. Joseph's

Tyler Brelsford is another 6-foot-4 prospect that will make his way to George Washington at the next level. His game has really grown at Mount St. Joseph's, where he's played on the varsity squad since his freshman season. He can play either guard spot and put up 11.7 points per game while shooting 47.8 percent from behind the arc. He's also quite the defender on the defensive end.

9. Wade Jackson, St. Vincent Pallotti

Wade Jackson is an emerging combo guard that made waves this past spring and summer with District Basketball Club on the AAU circuit. He's a speedy guard with a quick first step that he utilizes to get to the rim and create space from behind the arc to knock down 3's. He'll be a pivotal piece at St. Vincent Pallotti after playing at Gonzaga College High School for most of his career. He'll attend Loyola (MD) at the college level.

10. Milton Matthews III, Rock Creek Christian

Milton Matthews III has made a name for himself since moving to the DMV area at Rock Creek Christian Academy. He played a pivotal role in Rock Creek's journey to the Capital Beltway Athletic Association title this past season. He's a lead guard that can score in bunches from all three levels. He's got nice length for his height at 6-foot-2 that allows him to rise up over the defense to knock down shots from behind the arc. Matthews holds offers from Quinnipiac, East Tennessee State and St. Bonaventure.