FIRST TEAM Player of the Year – Kareem Stagg Kareem Stagg 6'7" | PF Oscar Smith | 2025 State VA | forward | Oscar Smith Stagg gets the nod for Player of the Year in this one because his Smith…
Player of the Year –| forward | Oscar Smith
Stagg gets the nod for Player of the Year in this one because his Smith team is talented enough to compete for a state championship but it will all rest on how productive he can be. As a freshman, he showed elite ability as a rebounder and shot blocker, and this summer he showed he added to his offensive game by finishing better around the rim and improving his touch out to 18 feet.
| forward | Woodside
Barksdale is set for a breakout sophomore season on a Woodside team that should be a state championship contender. At 6’8” Barksdale is a fluid athlete who moves well on the perimeter and in the paint, and he’s going to be a walking mismatch who can guard and play multiple positions for them.
| center | Paul VI
Our top-ranked prospect in 2025, Gurdak will be a key figure in the middle for the WCAC favorites. One thing he does well for a big guy is defend ball screens. Look for Gurdak to pose all types of matchup problems for foes throughout the season.
| guard | St. Anne’s Belfield
Whenever Mallory hits the court, you better have your popcorn ready. He is a consistently strong performer who can fill it up. Expect Mallory to be a primary initiator for what should be a solid STAB squad this year.
| guard | Collegiate
Richardson is quickly being touted as one of the top young players in Richmond, and after the summer he had with 17u Team Richmond he’s ready for a breakout year this season. He’s a mismatch with his size at the guard position, he’s fundamentally sound and knows how to use his body and he makes the right play consistently.
| forward | Colgan
Ament has come on hard recently and is set to be the breakout player in Prince William County this year. The 6’7” forward has a great skillset that includes the ability to knock down shots from deep and handle it in transition, and there aren’t going to be many teams that can match up with him throughout the season.
| guard | Northside
Hardy is quickly emerging as one of the better prospects from the 540. He is a heady point guard who runs the show smoothly. Keep a close eye on Hardy and the Vikings moving forward.
| forward | Green Run
Miller is looking at possibly being the Beach District Player of the Year as just a sophomore as his Green Run team is talented enough to make a run in the playoffs and he’ll be key to that. He’s a bruising big who can outmuscle guys smaller than him in the post, but he also has good ball skills to step out and shoot it and put it on the deck, making him a big-time mismatch.
| wing | South Lakes
Scott is one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking of the top sophomores from Northern Virginia. We anticipate big things from the Seahawks’ sharpshooting wing this season.
| wing | St. Anne’s Belfield
Lockdown defense is a staple of Williford’s game. He can hang with just about anyone on the wing, and this will be key to unlocking his team’s full potential.
| forward | Cape Henry
Cape Henry will be young this year and will have to lean on a couple of sophomores to step up and carry the load, and that includes Harris. The 6’9” big man has a great frame and is an intimidating presence in the paint defensively, and he has a unique offensive package that makes him an inside-out threat.
| guard | Lancaster
Henderson is one of the most talented young guards in the state, and he should have Lancaster ready to make a run at the state title for the first time in five years. He’s a smooth guard who controls the game, can create space and make shots, and competes on both ends of the floor.
| guard | Bishop O’Connell
Lincoln may run the one for the Knights come winter. We’ve seen glimpses of it through the offseason and like what he’s done there.
| center | Woodberry Forest
McConnell is considered one of the better bigs in this class. He gained valuable experience as a freshman which should help him start his sophomore term strongly.
| forward | Madison
We’re looking forward to a breakout season from Norton at Madison. The Warhawks’ energetic big man is a dynamic addition to their frontcourt.