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DMVelite 80: Class Of 2025 Notebook

By Marcus Helton, 09/23/22, 12:00PM EDT

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The talented sophomore class made a strong DMVelite 80 debut.


Largo (MD) 2025 Guard Cameron Ward.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD - The 9th Annual DMVelite 80  returned September 10 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 for notebooks, photos and statistics, as well as links to content from other media outlets in attendance.

The talented 2025 class made a splash in its DMVelite 80 debut:

CAMERON WARD, LARGO (MD) GUARD

Ward exploded onto the varsity scene as a freshman last year, earning DMVelite Maryland Freshman Of The Year Honors after averaging 27.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He made a similar splash in his DMVelite 80 debut.

The 6-foot-6 Ward averaged an event-leading 14.7 points per game, including a single-game high of 23. He went 19-of-31 (61 percent) from the field in three games, while also tying for the event lead in blocked shots at 1.3 per game and grabbing 4 boards per contest.

Ward is the first public school player to take home DMVelite 80 MVP honors since Milford Mill (Md.) guard Justin Jenifer won at the inaugural event in 2013.

“I think it was good,” he said of this year's event. “I liked how competitive it was, and to see everyone at their best, that just makes everything [better]. I feel like my team definitely played well together - we all knew each other, so there was definitely no tension. We knew what we needed to do, and we took advantage of already having the chemistry that we needed to have with each other.”

After his huge freshman season and a solid travel campaign with Team Durant, Ward - who holds offers from Georgetown and George Mason - is ready to help his team reach another level.

“I want to win,” he said. ”I feel like last year we won, we just didn’t win enough. I want to win to show that as a team, Largo has a pretty good team and we can win games and we can hang with the best of them.”

OMARR SMITH, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY (MD) GUARD

The 6-foot-3 Smith was locked in from the start, and didn’t hesitate making his presence felt on the offensive end. He averaged 9.7 points per game and showed his outside touch by hitting five 3-pointers, tying for the second-most made treys in the event.

GIOVANNI SANFORD, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (MD) GUARD

Sanford emerged as a key contributor on the Raiders’ Maryland 4A state title championship squad, and he’s in line for an even bigger sophomore campaign. Sanford has good size (6-foot-5) and his versatility was on full display at Athletic Republic as he posted 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

CHANCE PERKINS, HIGHLAND SCHOOL (VA) GUARD

Perkins transferred from Gar-Field (Va.) to Highland this summer and reclassified from 2024 to 2025. He stood out with his all-around game at the DMVelite 80, averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and having just one turnover in three games.

ISAIAH SKINN, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL (DC) GUARD

Skinn didn’t shy away from the competition, averaging 9 points, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He was in attack mode from the beginning, and ended up going 11-of-15 from the free throw line, leading the event in both makes and attempts.

WYATT NORTON, MADISON (VA) FORWARD

A transfer from Paul VI, Norton is set to put himself firmly on the recruiting map. At 6-foot-8, Norton combines size with a nice perimeter shooting stroke, hitting four 3-pointers. He posted 9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the day.

NATE AMENT, COLGAN (VA) WING

Ament was a late addition, but immediately turned heads once he got on the floor. He’s got good size (6-foot-7), athleticism and instincts. Definitely one to watch going forward.

GABE D’ALESSANDO, ST. ANNE’S-BELFIELD (VA) 2025 GUARD

The 6-foot-3 D’Alessandro averaged 7 points per game while going 3-of-5 from 3-point range.

SHANE PENDERGRASS, GWYNN PARK (MD) 6-8 FORWARD

Pendergrass is a big (6-foot-8) addition to a loaded Gwynn Park squad. He’s a rangy and versatile forward who creates matchup nightmares all over the floor.

JORDAN SCOTT, SOUTH LAKES (VA) 6-4 GUARD

One of the top young players in Virginia, Scott is an intriguing prospect with good size, athleticism and feel for the game. He holds offers from George Mason and Radford, and will only see that list continue to grow.

KEMARI POINTER, THEODORE ROOSEVELT (DC) 5-10 GUARD

Pointer is a talented floor general with good vision and scoring touch. He’s an electric ball handler who can score in a variety of ways but doesn’t mind doing the little things either.

DAVID BUMPASS, FRIENDSHIP TECH PREP (DC) 6-3 GUARD

Coming off a standout freshman season, David Bumpass looks ready to follow with an even bigger sophomore year. He averaged 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game at Athletic Republic.

DANIEL BUMPASS, FRIENDSHIP TECH PREP (DC) 6-3 GUARD

Daniel Bumpass was efficient from the field, going 6-of-7 while averaging 4.7 points per game.

ADDITIONAL STANDOUTS

Fallou Aw, Clarksburg (MD) Forward
Robbie Fields, Mcdonogh (Md) 6-7 Forward/Center
Omari Witherspoon, Archbishop Carroll (DC) Guard

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