September 10, 2017
By: Julius Kim
The fifth annual DMV Elite 80 is in the books as some of the best talent from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area came out to compete in the event. Here are prospects that stood out in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 class.
Qudus Wahab – Class of 2019 (Flint Hill, VA)
The four-star big man showed good touch and patience around the basket each time he got the ball. Wahab also ran the floor well as he did a great job of rebounding on both ends. The 6-foot-11 prospect has offers from Rutgers, Virginia Tech, St. John’s, Pittsburgh, UMass, Clemson, and others.
Mekhi Long – Class of 2019 (Massanutten Military, VA)
Long shined in the late set of games as he excelled in transition. He used his body extremely well to draw fouls as he seemed most comfortable when he was attacking the basket. The Team St8ment forward has offers from Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, and Kansas State. He has interest from West Virginia, Cincinnati, Tulsa, Temple, and UConn.
Earl Timberlake – Class of 2020 (Dematha, MD)
At 6-foot-5, Timberlake took advantage of the platform as he continuously made multiple shots at a high-level. The lefty was impressive throughout the day as he got he teammates involved in numerous plays. He has earned offers from Georgetown, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, and Penn State.
Che Evans – Class of 2020 (Dulaney, MD)
Class of 2020 forward Che Evans had an impressive outing at the Elite 80 event. The fluid athlete showed good shooting mechanics as he connected on several shots. The Team Melo prospect also used his size to his advantage as he scored easily over smaller defenders. Evans has offers from St. John’s, Penn State, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and others.
Darius Miles – Class of 2020 (Theodore Roosevelt, DC)
The smooth DC Blue Devils wing shined throughout the day as he scored consistently on three-levels. Miles showed outstanding awareness on both ends of the floor as he created many opportunities for his teammates on offense and used his timing around the basket to block shots on defense.
LJ Owens – Class of 2018 (Severn School, MD)
Daniel Oladapo – Class of 2018 (Bladensburg, MD)
Nigel Haughton – Class of 2018 (John Carroll, MD)
Donovann Toatley – Class of 2018 (Riverdale Baptist, MD)
Yavuz Gultekin – Class of 2019 (John Carroll, MD)
RJ Blakney – Class of 2019 (St. Maria Goretti, MD)