With the 2019 class getting set to make its mark on the high school basketball scene, Christian DePollar promises to be one of the best young talents in the DMV area for years come. The DC Premiere product just wrapped…
With the 2019 class getting set to make its mark on the high school basketball scene, Christian DePollar promises to be one of the best young talents in the DMV area for years come.
The DC Premiere product just wrapped up his 14U grassroots season, and is already being pursued by two Division I programs.
“I know that I have interest from Penn State and Towson,” said DePollar. “They came to a lot of my games and they would watch me the whole weekend, and then talk to my coach about me.”
His DC Premier 14U squad often played up against 15U competition, and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard says though their record wasn't good, the experience he and his teammates gained was invaluable.
“It was kind of shaky for us playing up, we finished with a record of something like 2-11 when we played up, so it wasn’t that good,” he said. “But personally it was a really good experience, I never played against that level of competition before.”
“Overall I think it was a really good offseason, and now I’m just looking forward to the high school season now that AAU is over.”
Though he’s a resident of Maryland, DePollar decided last spring that he would attend St. Stephens & St. Agnes in Alexandria, VA.
“I thought it was the best fit, I really like the coach, he makes me feel comfortable when I’m on the floor, and he’s a real good coach,” said DePollar. “I made the decision to go there towards the end of my eighth grade year.”
The talented 2019 will play up with the varsity next season, and provide them with a good-sized, sharpshooting wing.
“I’m an all-around player, I play defense, I can shoot. When I’m on the court I’m on the perimeter a lot, so when I’m open I’ll pull the trigger and shoot. I attack the rim a lot too, but mostly shoot,” said DePollar.
“I’ll be playing varsity next year, I don’t know if I’ll be starting or not, but I should get some pretty good minutes. My role will be to play the two or three guard, grab some rebounds and provide some shooting.”