Players to watch
D’Angelo Russell (6-4, Sr.), Montverde (Fla.) Academy: Ohio State recruit is ranked No. 12 nationally by ESPN.
Isaiah Whitehead (6-4, Sr.), Abraham Lincoln (N.Y.): Shooting guard committed to Seton Hall is ranked No. 20 nationally by ESPN.
Amari Carter, (5-7, Sr.), St. John’s College girls (D.C.): Shooting guard is ranked No. 10 in the nation by ESPN. Uncommitted for college.
Ben Simmons (6-9, Jr.) Montverde (Fla.) Academy: Power forward is ranked No. 4 in his class by ESPN; committed to LSU.
Keyshawn Woods (6-4, Sr.), Northside Christian: Woods, committed to Charlotte, and 6-6 teammate James Demery (St. Joseph’s) are both ranked in some top 100 lists.
Teams to watch
Montverde (Fla.) Academy (10-0): Near consensus No. 1 prep team in virtually every poll nationally. Team has at least seven high-major Division I recruits.
Northside Christian (9-0): Charlotte’s top team has four Division I recruits and a 20-game win streak. Ranked No. 14 nationally by MaxPreps.
Lincoln (N.Y.) (7-1): Lost 74-70 to Montverde in a tournament in Florida last week; chock full of college recruits.
St. John’s College (D.C.) girls (4-2): National power annually plays a tough scheduled; has at least three Div. I recruits.
Princess Anne (Va.) girls (6-0): Played in past three state finals in Virginia.
Langston Wertz Jr.
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