Maryland Team Camp Notebook
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Over the weekend the University of Maryland held their annual team camp featuring a pack of local high school programs to compete in a set of games. The staff did a wonderful job lining up powerhouse matchups throughout the event…
Over the weekend the University of Maryland held their annual team camp featuring a pack of local high school programs to compete in a set of games. The staff did a wonderful job lining up powerhouse matchups throughout the event and always serves as a great warm up for the June Live Period. Let’s take a look at some notes from Saturday’s slate.
Transfer portal poppin’
The first observation upon walking into the gym was the number of transfers that were sporting their new program’s uniform. While I won’t go with in-depth breakdowns for what each prospect will bring to their new school (this will be a separate article on a later date), I will point out which transfers that were noticed.
2024has transferred from Good Counsel to Mount St. Joe
2024has transferred from Bishop Walsh to Jackson-Reed
2024has transferred from Gwynn Park to Friendship Collegiate
2025has transferred from Archbishop Carroll to St. John’s (DC)
2025has transferred from Bishop Walsh to St. Frances
2025 Donovan Flamer has transferred from Rosedale Christian to St. Frances
2025has transferred from Bishop O’Connell to Paul VI
2025has transferred from James Madison to Bishop O’Connell
2026has transferred from Gwynn Park to Mt. Zion Prep Academy
2026has transferred from Bishop Walsh to St. Frances
Paul VI flexes their muscles despite being short-handed
Plenty of teams weren’t able to sport their full rosters because of other showcase events taking place this weekend. For PVI, 2024 Pat Ngongba was on his official visit to Duke while 2026attended Nike Elite Camp. Still, the Panthers won both of their games in dominant fashion behind productive outings from 2024 , 2024 and 2024 (Duke). Other than the seniors, 2026 showed why he’ll be one of the premiere point guards in the DMV for years to come. 2025 was a workhorse as usual while 2025 introduced himself to the group showing versatility at both ends.
Sidwell leans on their leader
Yesterday might’ve been the best I’ve seen 2024play. The 6’7 southpaw was featured more as a four man, but did a little bit of everything in helping his squad to two wins. He used his frame to bully his way to the rim on penetration, showed vision as a playmaker from the mid-post and controlled the glass while closing down possessions defensively. 2025 was back on the floor after overcoming a knee injury suffered at the end of the high school season and looks to be getting back into form. He knocked down jumpers from the top of the key, got to his spots inside the arc for pull-ups and helped Williams on the glass while defending multiple positions. It was a good day for 2024 as the sharpshooter wasted no time in finding his mark from deep. He was especially good from the corners where he was burying catch-and-shoot three’s. If he wasn’t making them, Williams would draw fouls in the air as defenders wildly closed out in hopes to alter his attempt. I was introduced to 2027 yesterday and would’ve never guessed he was a freshman. At 6’5 forward, Condon didn’t shy away from any contact. In fact, he was the one initiating most of the physicality inside. He looks to be a serviceable frontcourt contributor with dependable hands around the basket and someone who can finish the deal on touches on the block.
If I had to choose a player for MVP of the Saturday slate it would be Bevins. He had plenty of people around the arena talking thanks to his dominant performances that occurred in such a patient manner. He didn’t force shots, never let his defender or a specific rotation get him out of rhythm or be in a position where he looked overwhelmed. Instead, he dictated how his team was going to score offensively while acting as an anchor on the defensive end. Bevins is nearing 6’6 and with his fluid playmaking and shot creation abilities, gave hard proof of why A-10 programs are prioritizing him.
Mt. Zion Prep Academy
I’m fine with admitting that Mt. Zion Prep Academy has become one of my favorite teams to watch and the reason is because head coach Quinton Dulic and his staff have done a phenomenal job of establishing a culture. That culture revolves around giving 100 percent in every game they play no matter if it’s a team camp scrimmage, a preseason game or a championship contest. No matter what, they play as if every possession is their last and it’s rare to see an entire group buy in like that. You couple the culture with a stout roster that includes skilled players and positional size and what you get is a team that nobody enjoys playing. Players such as 2024, 2024 , 2025 , 2025 and 2026 all stood out in their own way yesterday. Expect another big season for the reigning Maryland Private School State champions.