Dion Wiley

Maryland 2A Final: Potomac vs. Oakdale

Highlights from Potomac's 64-51 win over Oakdale in the Maryland 1A state championship game at Comcast Center. Includes portions of the Post game interviews from Potomac players Dion Wiley, Randall Broddie, Quadree Smith, and coach Renard Johnson, as well as Oakdale coach Terry Connolly.

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MPSSAA 2A Final: 2nd Time's The Charm For Potomac

By MARCUS HELTON

COLLEGE PARK, MD - From the second the buzzer sounded in last year’s blowout 3A state championship loss to Milford Mill, the Potomac Wolverines began planning a return trip.

The expectations for that title run reached even higher levels when Potomac was moved down to Class 2A, and skyrocketed when the already loaded roster added midseason transfer Quadree Smith from WCAC power Paul VI in January.

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Potomac (Md.) vs. Oakland Mills

Highlights from Potomac's 101-63 win over Oakland Mills in the Maryland 2A South Region championship game on March 7, 2014 to advance to the state semifinals at Comcast Center. Includes interviews with Potomac 2016 guard Randall Broddie (27 points), 2014 guard Dion Wiley (30 points) and head coach Renard Johnson.

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PG County Final: Wise vs. Potomac

Video from Wise's 68-64 win over Potomac in the Prince George's County championship game on Feb. 27, 2014. Includes interviews with Wise 2014 guards Lavonte Sanders and Justice Sneed.

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Potomac (Md.) vs. Crossland

Highlights from Potomac's 84-72 win over Crossland on January 16, 2014, including interviews with Potomac 2014 guard Dion Wiley, 2016 guard Randall Broddie, 2014 forward Quadree Smith and head coach Renard Johnson.

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DMVelite 80 Wrap-Up

By MITCHELL NORTHAM

BOWIE, Md. - Coaches, media members, and scouts were all invited to Bowie City Gymnasium Saturday to attend the inaugural DMVelite 80. Over 80 players from DC, Maryland, and Virginia were invited to and participated in the event, where they were put through a college-level workout and played games alongside the area’s other top talent.

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Dion Wiley 2013 Highlight Mix

Dion Wiley's 2013 mixtape consists of highlights with Potomac (MD) High School, Team Takeover, and the Maryland Ruff Riders.

 

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DMVelite Best of 2012-13

A look back at the top highlights from games that DMVelite's Marcus Helton, Sholape Oriola and Erik Larson shot during the 2012-13 high school basketball season.

DUNKS (0:14)
ANKLE BREAKERS (4:35)
BUZZER-BEATERS (5:35)
DEFENSE (8:43)
TOUGH BUCKETS (10:24)
DIMES (16:03)

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Live Period 2 Notes: Nike Global Challenge

By MARCUS HELTON

WASHINGTON – The 2013 Nike Global Challenge took place at Trinity University last Thursday-Saturday, and attracted a host of top talent and college coaches.

The event featured five players with DMV ties, as Potomac guard Dion Wiley, St. Frances forward Dwayne Morgan and Mount St. Joseph guard Phil Booth played for the USA East team and Obi Enechionyia and Therence Mayimba suited up for the Pan Africa squad.

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2014 Positional Rankings: Wing/Shooting Guards (Pre-July)

As we approach the July "Live" evaluation period (beginning July 10th), we take another look at our DMVelite Player Rankings.

This week, we will release position-by-position rankings for the 2014 and 2015 classes.

We released our overall Top 50 rankings for the Class of 2014 in April and will expand that list into a Top 100 after the AAU season has come to a close.

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DMVelite Invitational: Tournament Notebook

BY EDGAR WALKER

After a full weekend of hoops at various age levels in the DMVelite Invitational, I came away with many thoughts and impressions of the games I watched, the players I evaluated, and the tournament as a whole.

Before getting to that however, our DMVelite staff would like to whole-heartedly thank everyone involved with the tournament. The coaches, players, parents, volunteers, and fans who came out to the event were great and showed incredible community support. Additionally, we would like to thank the college coaches and media members who supported the tournament and helped players gain valuable exposure.

We hope to see everyone again in August for our DMVelite Summer Championship, which will take place from Aug. 9-11 and act as a great way to close out the summer basketball season.

Now, some of my main takeaways from the weekend:

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DMVelite Invitational: 17U All-Tournament Team

A strong field in the 17U division of the DMVelite Invitational was highlighted by Team Sizzle, whose dominant tournament run was capped off by a 66-46 championship victory over Team Takeover White.

Team Sizzle guard Sean Mayberry (Calvert Hall, 2014. Pictured below.) was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, averaging 12 points per game while doing a bit of everything on both ends for his team. Mayberry created opportunities for his teammates on offense, played a solid floor game, and embraced his role as a key part of Sizzle's tenacious defense.

Our DMVelite staff collaborated on 17U All-Tournament honors, listed below:

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DMVelite Invitational: Day 2 Top Performers (Part I)

Day 2 of the DMVelite Invitational saw high-level and high-energy 17U games being played throughout the day in Annapolis, Md.

Listed below are some of the day's top performers.

This is Part I of II. Click here to read Part II

MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER: Marcquise Reed, 2G, Team Takeover White 17U (TBA, 2014)
Reed (6-foot-3) has been on an absolute tear on the circuit this year, with great showings in Pittsburgh, Philly, and Hampton at Hoop Group events. Normally with Crusader Nation, Reed (Pictured right, with the ball) is playing with Takeover White this weekend. He has the ability to get a good shot off whenever he wants, and was almost unstoppable in getting to the rim. Reed averaged 21 points per game on Saturday and scored 25 against DC Blue Devils.

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DMVelite Invitational: Top Prospects

BY EDGAR WALKER

The DMVelite Invitational is set to be the DMV's top local event outside of the "Live" period this summer.

Being played June 21-23rd (Friday-Sunday) at Bowie, Annapolis, and Largo locations, the tournament will feature teams from 6th all the way to 11th Grade.

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Dion Wiley Chooses Maryland

By MARCUS HELTON

Potomac (Md.) 2014 guard Dion Wiley put an unexpected end to his recruitment by verbally committing to the University of Maryland on Friday morning.

Rumors of Wiley’s commitment began to trickle out on Thursday night, and he confirmed the news in a text message Friday morning. He'd originally said he didn't intend to commit to a school until after the AAU campaign.

Wiley averaged 17.8 points per game this past season to lead the Wolverines to a runner-up finish in the Maryland Class 3A state title game. He chose the Terrapins over Georgetown, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Miami and North Carolina State, to name a few.

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EYBL Session 2: DMV Notes & Impressions

 

BY JOSH STIRN AND MIKE WENIG

 

The second stop for the 2013 EYBL season - Nike’s premier summer basketball league - was in Hampton, Va. this weekend. The DMV area had two of their top teams playing in the event - Baltimore Elite and Team Takeover - and both teams made strides from their first stop of the tour in Los Angeles just a week earlier.

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INside Out: Maryland Ruff Riders

A look at the Maryland Ruff Riders AAU Organization, including interviews with CEO, Stephen Jiggets, head coach Mike Gray, Player Personnel Walter Wright, Treasurer Mrs. Jiggets & Bishop Mcnamara 2013 guard Stephan Jiggets, Potomac MD 2014 guard Dion Wiley.

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INside Out: Dion Wiley

Potomac 2014 guard Dion Wiley is one of the best high school basketball players in the country. In this video, Wiley describes some of his success on and off the court. Teammate Chris Winn speaks about Wiley as well.

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DMVelite Rankings: 2014 Top 50

 

RELATED: DMVelite 100 - Class of 2013 Rankings

The DMVelite Top 50 for the Class of 2014 represents a ranking of the 50 premier juniors (rising seniors) throughout Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. 

This page includes the Top 50 and our "On The Radar" list of those players that earned consideration for Top 50 honors but did not quite make the cut. With the idea that this Top 50 will expand into a Top 100 in August (post-AAU), our list is comprehensive. With a considerably strong spring and summer performance, an "On The Radar" player can easily find himself in the Top 50.

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DMVelite Maryland All-State Team

 

As we continue to wrap up the 2012-13 high school basketball season on DMVelite, we move onto our All-State selections for Maryland.

RELATED: 2013 All-DMVelite Team -- All Northern Va. Team -- All-DC Team

As a result of the DMVelite-MDHoops merger in March, these teams encompass the entire state of Maryland, not just the schools in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Only players at high schools located in the state of Maryland are eligible for All-State honors (we will be releasing All-District teams for D.C. and All-Region for NoVa this week, as well).

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2013 DMVelite Team

 

With the 2012-13 high school season in the books – only Montrose Christian’s participation in the upcoming ESPN NHSI remains – it’s time to recognize the DMV’s individual standouts, and with the recent merger of DMVelite and Marylandhoops.net, the process of selecting an All-Area team proved especially daunting.

The second annual DMVelite Team is the area’s most comprehensive collection, encompassing public and private school players from DC, all of Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Given such a deep pool of candidates to choose from, some tough decisions had to be made, and several talented players just missed the cut. Our staff would like to thank the players, coaches and fans who made this past season – our third of HS coverage – a success, and we look forward to many more.

NOTE: We will be releasing All-State (Md.), All-District (D.C.), and All-Region (NoVa) in the coming days, along with a full breakdown of our awards and All-Freshman and All-Small School teams.

And now, here’s our selection of the area’s best of the best – the 2013 DMVelite Team:

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MPSSAA State Semifinals: 3A Top Performers

 

By EDGAR WALKER

COLLEGE PARK - The opening games of Thursday's state tournament action at Comcast Center went as anticipated, with favored Milford Mill and Potomac both winning to set up an interest 3A title clash on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Justin Jenifer has been a stud all season for Milford Mill and continued his stellar play with a 20-point outburst in the state semifinals against Urbana. Jenifer (5-foot-8) seemed to be operating at a higher level than any other player on the floor, keeping his defender on his hip and getting wherever he wanted with the dribble. Even when Urbana defenders were trying to cut off his left hand, Jenifer still got to the rim almost at will. 

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Dion Wiley

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03
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01
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6'4
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Potomac
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Signed
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Maryland
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RECRUITING
COMMITTED - MARYLAND (6/6/2013)

Offers:
Cincinnati
Florida
Georgetown
Indiana
Maryland (Verbally committed on June 6, 2013) Signed
Miami (Fla.)
Rutgers
UConn
Villanova
Virginia
Virginia Tech

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2014
Shooting Guard
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Potomac (MD) vs. Friendly

Highlights from Potomac's 75-56 win over Friendly in the Maryland 3A South Region semifinals on March 5, 2013 including interviews with Potomac 2014 guard Dion Wiley, 2013 guard/forward Romone Saunders and head coach Renard Johnson.

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Roosevelt Edges Potomac

By ERIK LARSON

UPPER MARLBORO – The stakes were high in front of an energized crowd at Wise High School on Wednesday night, as the annual PG County Championship game between the 4A and 3A/2A/1A regular season leaders pitted two of the top teams in the DMV.

The Raiders triumphed in thrilling fashion, 69-67 on a dunk by Holy Cross signee Malachi Alexander as time expired, but both teams were guaranteed to play again no matter the outcome.  Both teams have a bye in the first round of their respective regional playoffs. Eleanor Roosevelt will host the winner of Oxon Hill vs. Parkdale in 4A South action, while Potomac will face the winner of Huntingtown and La Plata in the 3A South bracket.

Eleanor Roosevelt entered with only one loss on the season.  As 4A regular season champion, the balanced Raiders posted 21 wins and 17 in conference.  Their opponent, Potomac High School also showed excellent during the regular season with 18-2 overall, 16-1 conference record.  The Wolverines are very talented and led by standouts Dion Wiley (20 points) and Walter Broddie (17 points).

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Potomac Edges Largo

By ERIK LARSON

LARGO, MD – Host Largo (11-7, 10-5 league) was charged up to host a league rivalry game on Tuesday night.  The crowd was buzzing, the band was jamming and the lay-up line was crisp.

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Potomac (MD) vs. Largo

Video from Potomac's 68-65 win at Largo on Feb. 5, 2013. Potomac 2014 G Dion Wiley hit a pair of late free throws to seal the victory.

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Potomac (MD) vs. Douglass

A great game between Potomac High School and Douglass High School. Potomac High School prevailed 81-67. Dion Wiley, and Randall Broddie both shined in the game

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Spotlight: Potomac (MD)

Potomac (MD) High School guards Dion Wiley (2014), Chris Winn (2013) and Walter Broddie (2016) discuss their expectations for the upcoming season.

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Spotlight: Dion Wiley

OXON HILL – A year ago, Potomac 2014 guard Dion Wiley headed into his sophomore season as a virtual unknown after not playing his freshman year due to academic issues.

After a monster high school debut and a standout summer on the AAU circuit with both Maryland Ruff Riders and Team Takeover, Wiley isn’t a secret to anyone anymore.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder averaged just under 20 points per game to help lead a Wolverines squad that had finished 4-16 the previous year to an 18-7 record and an appearance in the Maryland 3A south regional championship game (where they fell to eventual state runner-up Thomas Stone).

Wiley, 16, currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgetown, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Virginia and Virginia Tech, with interest from Stanford, Syracuse and Xavier, among others.

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Summer Championship Evaluations

By ERIK LARSON & MARCUS HELTON

BOWIE – The DMV Elite Summer Invitational featured standout performances from many prospects, who came in looking to wrap-up their summer seasons on a high note.

Here is a look at some of the 16U and 17U players who stood out at Bowie City Gym last weekend:

Chinanu Onuaku Riverdale Baptist 6’8 C 2014 Maryland Mavericks
Chinanu is a long armed, shot blocking center who can rebound on both ends. He has good hands and can run the floor. Although he didn’t make a lot of jumpers, he does have nice form. He can finish near the rim when set up and employs a strong rip-through move to get to the basket. He does need to keep refining his body, especially his legs.  He also needs to work on being in the play, every play and not floating, as well as exploding to the rim. He said he has offers from Xavier, DePaul, Virginia Tech and Seton Hall, with interest from NC State, Maryland and Cincinnati.

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"The Takeover" Recap

By MARCUS HELTON & ERIK LARSON

BOWIE – The Team Takeover-sponsored “The Takeover” NCAA certified event attracted plenty of talent and several high-profile college coaches to Bowie City Gym and Bowie High School this past weekend.

Among the head coaches in attendance were Georgetown’s John Thompson, Indiana’s Tom Crean, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Ohios State’s Thad Matta, North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried, George Washington’s Mike Lonergan, Loyola’s Jimmy Patsos and William & Mary’s Tony Shaver. Several other schools were represented, including North Carolina, Virginia, Clemson, Miami, Temple, Mount St. Mary’s Fairfield, Kennesaw State, South Florida, Delaware, Radford, Robert Morris, Howard, Navy and Manhattan, among others.

Among the teams taking part were Team Takeover, Mid-Atlantic Select, Team United, Team Melo, Under Armour Baltimore’s Finest, Baltimore Supreme, Metroball DC, Future Players, North Carolina Xpress United,  We R 1, Pryme Tyme, Gym Ratz, Squash All Beefs and Virginia Phenoms.

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Summer Invitational Evaluations

By ERIK LARSON & MARCUS HELTON

BOWIE – The DMV Elite Summer Invitational ran from June 23-24, and attracted 150 teams from up and down the east coast, with teams from New York to South Carolina taking part.

Here’s a look at a few of the standout players from the event's 10th and 11th grade games at Bowie City Gym:

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Matt Bonds 6’4  PF 2013 North Point (Ruff Riders)
Matt has a strong frame, rebounds out of his area and uses body to create space. He has the ability to catch and finish in transition as well as put the ball on the floor to attack.  Right now Matt looks like a D2 type of player only because of his height.  If he can prove that he can really dominate bigger players in the paint, could be of use on the low D1 level.

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