NOVA UNFD Guard Wesley Williams.
HAMPTON, VA - Session II of the 2021 DMVelite Super Circuit took place last weekend at the storied Boo Williams SportsPlex, and featured another display of under the radar talent.
Here’s a look at some of the standouts from the 16U Division:
JAMES MCINTYRE, NOVA 94 FEET BLUE
The Washington-Liberty (Va.) 2023 guard made an impressive Super Circuit debut, scoring 16.7 points per game to lead Nova 94 Feet Blue to a perfect 3-0 mark in Session II. In one of his best games he finished with 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting (2-of-3 from deep) in a 67-63 win over Virginia Supreme Elite, consistently getting to his spots offensively and finishing efficiently.
WESLEY WILLIAMS, NOVA UNFD
Williams (Independence 2023 guard) started out slow but finished with a bang. After posting just 4 points on 1-of-11 shooting in the opener, he responded with 31 points (on 11-of-18 shooting and 3-of-4 from deep) and 26 in the next two games. Williams’ offense was key for a shorthanded UNFD squad that played with just five all weekend. He also posted 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
RYAN DERDERIAN, NOVA UNFD
The 6-foot-4 2023 forward from Battlefield (Va.) posted 18.7 points and 6 rebounds per game for UNFD. He was efficient, shooting 60 percent from the field for the weekend.
BEN ROSSITER, NOVA UNFD
The 6-foot-6 Rossiter (Bishop O’Connell 2023) came up big on both ends for his undermanned UNFD squad, posting 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. His best performance was a 15-point (on 5-of-7 shooting), 10-rebound, 2-block outing in the team’s lone victory, a 49-44 win over Maryland Movement Red.
MYLES DERRICOTT, VIRGINIA HAVOC
A 6-foot-3 2023 wing from Patrick Henry HS (Va.), Derricott had his way with opposing defenses in Hampton, putting up a Division-leading 23.7 points per game as Virginia Havoc went 2-1. He’s a skilled player with a good frame and athleticism. The highlight of Derricott’s weekend was a 30 point outing in an 80-75 win over Nova UNFD, as he went 12-of-17 from the field and a sizzling 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He had 21 of his team’s 45 in an opening-night loss to Team Loaded 757.
AARON BROOKS, VIRGINIA SUPREME ELITE
Brooks (Cortland 2023) was practically unguardable in a tough 67-63 loss to Nova 94 Feet Blue, scoring 31 points to nearly lift his team to victory. A talented multi-level scorer with good size and athleticism.
JUSTIN BASS, BWSL STROTHERS
Bass (Kecoughtan) led BWSL Strothers in both scoring (13.7 ppg) and rebounding as he team went 3-0. His best game was a 20-point outing in a 64-46 win over Team Shooters.
JAYCE PIPER, MARYLAND MOVEMENT RED
Piper paced Movement Red all weekend, posting a team-high 16.3 points per game. He had a game-high 21 in a 61-46 win over VA Havoc Black on Sunday.
JOEY LUTZ, GERMANTOWN BASKETBALL CLUB
GBC went a perfect 3-0 in Session II, and Lutz (Damascus 2023) was a big reason why. He had 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 6 rebounds in a 78-67 win over NOVA UNFD.
MICHAEL SMITH TEAM LOADED 757
Smith (Manor) put up 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting in a 50-45 opening night win over VA Havoc.
REECE SAMUELS, TRAILBLAZERS ELITE
Samuels lit it up from deep in a win over Team Shooters, scoring 15 points off of five 3-pointers. He teamed with his twin brother Rashad to help the Blazers go 2-1 in Session II.
JEREMY BERGER, TEAM SHOOTERS
Berger (South River 2023 ) had 17 points to lead the Shooters to a 58-46 win over VA Havoc Black on Saturday.
HAROLD TAYLOR, THE CITY
Taylor (DeMatha 2023) exploded for 26 points in a 69-66 win over Virginia Supreme Elite on Sunday. He’s averaging a team-high 15.6 points per game through two Super Circuit Sessions.
Najeh Allen, Maryland Movement Black
Jabari Bookman, Team Silk
Daron Bough, Boo Williams
Charliz Chapman, Team Loaded 757
Jaden Codlin, Germantown Basketball Club
Timaya Bracey, Virginia Havoc
Troy Giles, BWSL Strothers
Moussa Goye, Maryland Movement Black
Tony Hart, Team Silk
Cash Herndon, Team Shooters
Xavier Hyman, Impact
Peter Mangan, Germantown Basketball Club
Connor McPhail, NOVA 94 Feet Blue
Malcolm Moore, VA Havoc Black
Gavin O’Malley, NOVA UNFD
Derian Parker, BWSL Strothers
Rashad Samuels, Trailblazers Elite
Jaylen Scott, Impact
Martin Somerville, The City
Javon Taylor, Team Loaded 757
Kamari Vinson, Team Loaded 757
Michael Warford, NOVA 94 Feet Blue
Brian Welser, NOVA 94 Feet Blue
Kennard Wyche Jr., Virginia Havoc
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