Updated 2025 Rankings: Wings (5-1)
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We recently updated our 2025 class rankings for Virginia heading into the season, and we have a lot of new faces and movement in the class. Heading into their junior year, we have a lot of movement and new additions…
We recently updated our 2025 class rankings for Virginia heading into the season, and we have a lot of new faces and movement in the class. Heading into their junior year, we have a lot of movement and new additions to this group. However, there will always be omissions and debates regarding placement among the rankings.
Here’s a look at the top five shooting guards and small forwards in the rankings.
5)| 6’8” SF | Paul VI (#13 Overall)
Elamin took one of the biggest leaps in the rankings, as he transferred from Bishop O’Connell to PVI and had a huge summer with them and Team Takeover showing he’s a potential high major prospect. At 6’8” Elamin has great length and a frame that should fill out, and while he’s a good athlete it’s actually his perimeter skillset that makes him so intriguing. He’s a deadly shooter from deep and doesn’t need much space to get his shot off with his size, he can handle the ball on the perimeter and create space or get downhill and he’s a versatile defender with tons of potential to be a playmaker on that end too.
4)| 6’7” SF | Miller School (#11 Overall)
Kelly transferred to Miller School from Radford where he helped lead them a state championship appearance last season, and with him reclassifying to the 2025 class he has all the potential to be one of the best players in this class. The 6’7” lefty has a unique skillset for his size, as he is a triple threat on the perimeter with the ability to also use his size and athleticism to go inside as a scorer and defender too. He can guard big men and also switch on guards with his ability to move his feet, he is a good ball handler who can create in isolation situations, he’s an athletic finisher above the rim and he is a threat as a scorer and a playmaker in multiple ways.
3)| 6’7” SG | South Lakes (#7 Overall)
Scott saw his recruitment take off this summer playing with VA Elite on the UA Rise Circuit, picking up over 20 division one offers and heads into this season as perhaps the top prospect in NOVA public schools. Scott has a prototypical frame for the next level as he’s 6’7” with a strong frame, and he’s one of the more all-around and complete players you’ll come across. He’s a dead eye shooter from deep with good range, he’s an unselfish playmaker and someone teammates love playing with, he’s a good shot blocker and defender for his position and he’s a good athlete who plays with a high motor as well.
2)| 6’4” SG | St. Anne’s Belfield (#5 Overall)
Williford is my pick for breakout player this year, as he’s been a very important piece for STAB since he was in eighth grade but looks like he’s turning the corner offensively to become one of the best in the state. He’s a naturally explosive athlete who plays with a high motor that allows him to be a lock down perimeter defender who can shoot passing lanes and come help side to block shots, and he’s a good rebounder particularly on the offensive end crashing the glass. He’s improving offensively as he’s tightened up his handle to be able to create space, he can make tough shots in the midrange and can catch and shoot from deep and when he gets downhill he can make plays for others or put it on the head of defenders.
1)| 6’8” SF | Highland School (#1 Overall)
Ament went from an intriguing prospect that was known around the state and in the DMV last year, to a nationally ranked prospect on the verge of getting a five star rating after his big summer. The 6’8” wing is one of the most versatile offensive players around, and he continues to add to his game which he showed this fall. He’s a walking mismatch at his size, as he has great ball skills and is able to create space off the bounce, and he’s a deadly shooter from deep who doesn’t need much space or time to get his shot off. He is a knock down shooter off the catch with effortless range, he can push the ball in transition or handle in the half court, he’s still growing which is a scary thought and he’s really improved as a shot blocker in the paint too.