Over the weekend at The St. James Sports Complex located in Springfield, VA, the annual MLK Classic is taking place. We were in attendance for three of the boy’s contests that featured numerous prospects from the DMV area. The talent…
Over the weekend at The St. James Sports Complex located in Springfield, VA, the annual MLK Classic is taking place. We were in attendance for three of the boy’s contests that featured numerous prospects from the DMV area. The talent was superb and the
Bishop McNamara over Real Salt Lake (UT)
2023 point guard Jeremiah Quigley Jeremiah Quigley 5'9" | PG Bishop McNamara | 2023 State MD played in his second game since returning from a broken hand and seemed to look as effective as usual. The 5’10 lead guard uses his quick twitch abilities to blow by his defender for paint touches and finish creatively around the basket with either hand. The Fairleigh-Dickinson commit led the way with 18PTS on 7-of-11 from the field.
2024 Martin Somverville has been a name circulating with low-to-mid major programs over the last month and a half. The 6’2 southpaw can shoot it with the best of them and made his defender pay for any space given on a catch in the win, but was also patience and aggressive attacking hard closeouts, getting to the line and converting. Somerville scored his 14 points on an efficient 4-of-6 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists.
2026 Qayden Samuels is a prospect I haven’t seen since the summer has improved a great deal. At 6’5 and a smooth left-handed stroke, Samuels can provide versatility on both ends. He did a nice job of battling on the defensive side with bigs and holding his own when guarding wings out on the perimeter. The freshman scored 11 points and converted on three of his five looks from beyond the arc. He also collected four rebounds.
For Real Salt Lake (UT), 2025 guard JJ Madhucit refused to go down easily. McNamara had sustained a 15-point lead for much of the second and third quarter, but Manhucit helped spark a late run to close the gap to seven with less than two minutes left. His aggression on drives was rewarded with trips to the line where he scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the loss.
John Marshall vs Jackson-Reed showdown
It was a battle between two of the best public schools in the region that had the gym buzzing. John Marshall took a lead early in the game and continued to build throughout until the fourth quarter when the Tigers came roaring back. 2023 Jason Rivera Jason Rivera 6'6" | SF John Marshall | 2023 State VA has to be one of the best available seniors in the country. He led John Marshall with 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The 6’6 guard impacts the game in a multitude of ways and makes each aspect look effortless. NC State commit Dennis Parker Dennis Parker 6'6" | SF John Marshall | 2023 State #89 Nation VA Jr. made his presence known in the first half with his off the dribble game. He got into the lane for athletic finishes, mid range jumpers and also converted a couple of three’s.
It was my first time seeing 2026 forward Latrelll Allmond Latrelll Allmond 6'7" | PF Johnn Marshall | 2026 VA and I understand the early hype he has gained from showcase events in the summer.
2023 Marvin Brimage had himself a game and ignited the comeback attempt in the fourth thanks to his high-level shooting ability from outside. The unsigned senior scored 26 points and buried six of his 13 triples in the loss. Texas A&M commit Rob Dockery Rob Dockery 6'6" | SF Jackson-Reed | 2024 State #96 Nation MD kept the Tigers in striking distance early on with his slashing and finishing around the rim. He also showed off his improved vision as a playmaker at 6’7 dishing out four assists.
2025 Jayden Fort Jayden Fort 6'8" | PF Jackson-Reed | 2025 State MD continues to be one of the most intriguing prospects in the local 2025 class, in my opinion. He scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in the effort.
The Carrington show
Pitt commit Carlton Carrington Carlton Carrington 6'4" | CG St. Frances | 2023 State #84 Nation MD proved his ACC prospect status yesterday as he broke the St. James MLK Classic scoring record with 42 points on 14-of-22 from the field and 7-of-13 from three. He got to his spots in minimal dribbles, buried a plethora of pull-ups off the bounce and even got to the rim in the second half to throw down a one-handed dunk that further asserted his dominance. Heritage Christian simply had no answer for Carrington, who has been posting crooked scoring numbers since the beginning of the season.
Maryland pledge Jahn Lamothe filled the stat sheet with 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals.