A Quest For Competition May 6, 2011 By MARCUS HELTON BOWIE – Of all the players who took part in last weekend’s DMV Elite Girls Go Hard in the Paint Tournament, none came from as far away as Haley Mitchell.
PG Gets All-Star Sweep Apr 4, 2011 By MARCUS HELTON UPPER MARLBORO – After countless battles against each other over the years, a group of seniors from Prince George’s County and Montgomery County finally got to join forces and take on their neighboring counterparts. On Sunday, 42 players representing 30 schools took part in the VOLi Sports/FiOS 1 All Star Games at Wise High School. It was the third year for the game, but the first time that it featured the county vs. county format. “It was great,” Douglass High boys’ star guard Timmone Whatley said of the event. “It’s a great thing to come out and play against people that you’re competing against all season. It’s fun to come out here and represent your school and your county and try to get a ‘W.’” PG got two, in fact, with its girls winning 66-64 in the early game and the boys prevailing, 84-73.
ESPN NHSI Returns To The DMV Mar 30, 2011 By MARCUS HELTON The ESPN Rise National High School Invitational is coming to the DMV. This year's event - scheduled for Thursday-Saturday at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda - will feature several of the top boys and girls teams in the country. Each game will be broadcast on an ESPN network. Winter Park (Fla.) High and Duke-bound senior guard Austin Rivers - the consensus No. 1-ranked player the nation - Montrose Christian, Findlay Prep, Oak Hill Academy (led by Duke-bound Bowie native and former DeMatha guard Quinn Cook), Boys & Girls (N.Y.), United Faith Christian Academy (N.C.), Dwyer (Fla.) and Baltimore Catholic League champion John Carroll make up the boys' field. Archbishop Spalding, Riverdale Baptist, Hollywood Christian (Fla.), Dr. Phillips (Fla.) and Murray Bergtraum (N.Y.) comprise the girls' bracket. Riverdale and Dr. Phillips will play a play-in game Thursday at noon, with the winner facing Spalding on Friday. See the complete schedule below:
1 On 1 With Coach T: Taylor Brown Mar 30, 2011 DMV Elite's T'Neisha Turner recently sat down with Bishop McNamara girls basketball star Taylor Brown to discuss her high school career and her hopes for the future as she prepares to play at Georgetown University next year. The 5-foot-7 Brown averaged 20.4 points, 4.8 steals and 3.9 assists per game to lead McNamara to 19 victories and the semifinals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament. She was named the Gatorade Maryland Girls Basketball Player of the Year earlier this month. Off the court, she maintains a 3.61 grade point average.
Elite Prospects: Unsigned Senior Ratings Mar 12, 2011 By ERIK LARSON, Director of Scouting Introducing DMV Elite's high school basketball evaluation service also known as Elite Prospects. Here is a list and the probable level of play (Division I, II or III) of the area's unsigned seniors that we have evaluated so far. As players sign, please contact Editor-In-Chief Marcus Helton at email@example.com so we can update the list.