The June scholastic live periods are getting underway starting the weekend of June 16-18, and the DMV will be a must stop for college coaches. The annual DMV Live at DeMatha, Virginia Live Period Shootout (VISAA) and Alexandria City and…
The June scholastic live periods are getting underway starting the weekend of June 16-18, and the DMV will be a must stop for college coaches. The annual DMV Live at DeMatha, Virginia Live Period Shootout (VISAA) and Alexandria City and the first ever VA Live by the VHSL will take place at Saint James, all within a 30 mile radius of each other.
We will take the next week or so breaking down the many prospects for coaches to take a look at in these events, and there’s a TON of them.
Here’s a look at part one of the VA prospects at DMV Live we expect to make noise at the event.
Mekai Johnson | 6’5” WF | Bishop Ireton ’24
Johnson has had a very good spring for an AKT team that has a lot of underrated prospects, and he’ll have a chance to show his ability in front of the large amount of coaches that come to DMV Live. The 6’5” wing has great physical and athletic tools with long arms and a good frame, he gets downhill and finishes at and above the rim, he makes shots from deep and he brings it on the defensive end and on the glass too.
| 6’2” PG | Bishop Ireton ’24
Hodnett is the type of player that often gets overlooked, but if you understand good basketball you know the positive impact he has on a team. He’s the ultimate glue guy as he’s a very good defender who brings energy and intensity and can guard the ball the length of the floor, he is an unselfish playmaker who makes the easy and right play and he can score the ball from multiple levels when he needs to.
| 5’9” PG | Bishop Ireton ’26
Devonish had his coming out party at DMV Live last year as a rising freshman, and coming off a successful freshman campaign at Ireton he’s ready to show it wasn’t just a fluke. The 5’9” lead guard has blazing speed with a quick first step and he’s a blur in transition, he’s a very talented shot maker who has deep range and can get hot quickly and take over games and he’s a good on ball defender too that brings great energy on both ends of the floor.
| 6’6” PF | Bishop O’Connell ’24
Harris comes into DMV Live with an impressive offer list already and has made a big impact in his time in the WCAC as one of the top forwards, and now he’ll have a chance to boost his stock even more at DeMatha. He’s a new age four man that is a walking mismatch with his inside-out ability on the offensive end, he can guard multiple positions and is a good finisher and rebounder over bigger post players and he can step out where he can put it on the deck or work from the elbows where he’s particularly dangerous.
| 6’7” WF | Bishop O’Connell ’24
Swinton comes back to the DMV after leaving DeMatha for stints at Oak Hill and Sierra Canyon, and now the nationally ranked recruit comes back to his old stopping grounds with a talented O’Connell team this season. The former Virginia Tech commit is an elite athlete with a great frame who can get downhill and play above the rim, he can handle in transition, he knocks down shots from deep and he is a good rebounder and rim protector too.
| 6’6” WF | Bishop O’Connell ’26
Wadley was one of the few players to ever be First Team All WCAC as a freshman, and he’ll be closely watched by coaches throughout DMV Live. The 6’6” rising sophomore has great tools that translate to the next level, as he has a good frame with good length, he shoots the cover off the ball from deep, he’s a good athlete who is going to get more explosive with time and he gets better every time we watch him.
Adam Oummidoch | 6’5” WG | Bishop O’Connell ’26
Oummidoch had his coming out party at DMV Live last year as well, as he was dominant as a rising freshman showing his ability to score the ball in different ways and was efficiently productive throughout the event. He’s a downhill attacking two guard who knows how to use his size and body to finish through contact, he can create space and make shots from multiple levels and it’s his ability to make high degree of difficulty shots that is so impressive.