Lake Clifton (MD) 2023 Guard Quinton Monroe.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD - The 9th Annual DMVelite 80 returned last Saturday at Athletic Republic Capitol Region, allowing a collection of the area’s top players to come together for a day of drills and competition in front of media and college coaches.
Check back on DMVelite.com throughout the week for notebooks, photos and statistics, as well as links to content from other media outlets in attendance.
Here’s a look at some standouts from the talented senior class:
QUINTON MONROE, LAKE CLIFTON (MD) GUARD
Monroe had a breakout junior year while leading Lake Clifton to the Maryland 1A state championship and hasn’t slowed down. He helped lead Team Silk to the DMVelite Super Circuit 17U title in June, and turned heads in his DMVelite 80 debut.
The 6-foot-3 Monroe posted 11.7 points per game, using his strength, speed and finishing touch to convert on drives to the basket.
“This summer has been wonderful and great,” Monroe said. “This summer I got some good exposure and got my name known in the city and the state of Maryland. So I just want to keep working and put the same work in but harder and get better at my game.”
JEANNOT BASIMA, JOHN CARROLL (MD) GUARD
The 2021 DMVelite 80 MVP was strong yet again, posting 10 points, 3 rebounds and an event-high 2.3 steals per game.
In a setting where players don’t always look to focus defensively, Basima was a terror on that end, harassing opposing ball handlers and jumping into passing lanes. The Yale commit will headline a young John Carroll squad that is looking to make some noise in the MIAA and Baltimore Catholic League.
MALCOLM DAY, TAKOMA ACADEMY (MD) WING
Day carried the momentum from a strong travel campaign with DMV Stags into the event, and he continued his upward trajectory.
The 6-foot-6 Day had his athleticism on display and attacked the rim with a vengeance, finishing with a scoring average of 8.3 points per game. His performance earned him scholarship offers from Division II Notre Dame College (OH) and NAIA St. Thomas (FL). Expect the Old Mill (Md.) transfer to add a lot more to his list in his lone season with the Tigers.
JAYDEN HARRIS, POTOMAC (VA) 2023 GUARD
Harris transferred from Bishop Ireton (Va.) to Potomac towards the end of last season and became an immediate impact player for the Panthers. Now he’s preparing to step into a lead role.
“My goals for this year are just staying in the gym and getting bigger so I can produce more on the court,” he said. “I’ve got a lot more expectations on my school team than I did on my AAU team, so I’m just trying to stay locked in.”
The 6-foot-7, 185-pound Harris averaged 6.3 points and showed improving touch from deep, going 5-of-9 from 3-point range.
KYRON HENDERSON, ROCK CREEK CHRISTIAN (MD) FORWARD
The 6-foot-7 Henderson recently moved from Texas to attend Rock Creek, and made a splash at the DMVelite 80 with his athleticism and motor.
Henderson posted 9.7 points on 12-of-19 shooting to go with 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He has all the making of a high-impact addition for coach Trevor Brown’s group at Rock Creek.
IBRAHIM ROBINSON, SHABACH CHRISTIAN (MD) WING
Robinson stuffed the sheet Saturday, posting 10.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2 steals per game, finishing among the Top 5 in all three categories. Robinson is one of several players who made the move from New Hope (Md.) to Shabach this summer, and looks to be primed for a nice final season.
KEVON CORLEY, SHABACH CHRISTIAN (MD) WING
Another Shabach newcomer, the former Rock Creek Christian standout is a versatile and athletic wing who makes an impact on both ends of the floor. Corley posted 7.7 points and 5 rebounds while tying for the event lead with 1.3 blocks per game.
FARRELL CROWELL, SHABACH CHRSITIAN (MD) GUARD
Crowell transferred from Archbishop Carroll (DC) to join the Shabach Christian program this summer, and he gives the Eagles another capable scoring threat.
Crowell averaged 9.3 points per game at Athletic Republic, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in a closeout victory.
AUSTIN BALL, MILLER SCHOOL (VA) 2023 GUARD
The George Mason commit averaged 9.3 points per game to help his team go 2-1, showcasing his nice shooting touch and scoring ability.
CAMERIN HORTON, CITY (MD) WING
Horton has good size (6-foot-5) and athleticism and he impressed on Saturday with his versatility and motor on both ends. He finished with 8.3 points per game.
FRANKLIN AYISSI-ETOH, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL (DC) GUARD
Ayissi-Etoh emerged as Carroll’s top scorer last season, and had that offensive talent on display Saturday while averaging 10.7 points per game.
NASIR COLEMAN, PATRIOT (VA) GUARD
Coleman impressed with his vision and willingness to distribute, finishing as the event leader in assists at 3.67 per game.
CORY HARPER, ELKINS (WV) GUARD
Making his second DMVelite 80 appearance, Harper seemed more comfortable and assertive this time around. He averaged 7.3 points per game and tied for the event lead with 6 made 3-pointers. He had one stretch where he knocked down treys on three straight possessions.
KYNDALL CRAWFORD, INDIAN CREEK (MD) GUARD
The 6-foot-3 Crawford contributed in a variety of ways, finishing with 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as his squad went 2-1. He showed nice touch from deep, going 4-of-6 from 3-point range.
BRYSON WILSON, ST. STEPHEN’S & ST. AGNES (VA) WING
Wison is an intriguing prospect with good size and athleticism, and seems primed for a breakout campaign with the Saints. He finished with 9.7 points and 4 rebounds per game in his DMVelite 80 debut.
ADDITIONAL 2023 STANDOUTS
Timi Akisanya, Chapelgate Christian (MD) Forward
Joseph Baldwin, Fairfax Christian (VA) Wing
Ben Bradford, Gaithersburg (MD) Wing
Cyrus Chisolm, Sandy Spring Friends (MD) Guard
KJ Gardner, Springdale Prep (MD) Guard
ReJuan Gray, Takoma Academy (MD) Wing
Jasper Hedin, Mercersburg Academy (PA) Forward
Jaden Johnson, Bishop McNamara (MD) Guard
Teriq Johnson, Ballou (DC) Guard
Jinwoo Kim, Mercersburg Academy (PA) Guard
James Lerner, Maret (DC) Guard
Jaylen Marbley, Chapelgate Christian (MD) Guard
Kris Mickens, National Christian (MD) Guard
Kris Mitchell, Lake Clifton (MD) Forward
Nate Pabis, Flint Hill (VA) Guard
Jackson Prince, Westlake (MD) Guard
Jadon Robinson, Dunbar (DC) Guard
David Solomon III, Virginia Academy Forward
Bryson Whitley, Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) Guard
Eric Zhang, Dulaney (MD) Guard