Fairfax Christian 92 ' Roanoke Catholic 60
Fairfax: Joseph Baldwin 25pts/ Ryan Blakey 20pts ' Roanoke: Josiah Banks 14pts/ Marquis Adams 14pts
Eastern Mennonite 49 ' Christ Chapel Academy 38
Eastern: Trey Gillenwater 23pts, Drew Hatter 11pts ' Christ: Jordan Reed 10pts, Jayson White 8pts
2022 Ryan Blakey (Fairfax Christian): When researching more about Blakey, we quickly learned about his DPOY honors and it quickly showed, as the senior guard was absolutely relentless on that side of the court. He sped up his opponents, was able to create steals without fouling, and allowed his defense to help create on offense. Blakey set the tone early for his team.
2023 Joseph Baldwin (Fairfax Christian): I liked what I saw out of the 6'6 junior. He brings a nice blend of size, athleticism, skill, and ability to operate and defend multiple positions. He showed a nice fluid shot from outside, especially in catch and shoot situations, as well as being able to finish strong at or around the basket.
2022 Marquis Adams (Roanoke Catholic): The senior guard left it all out there on the court in this one. He played hard, physical, and relentless on both ends. Offensively, he was able to show that he can create for himself, penetrate the defense, but also step out and knock down shots. Also played hard on the defensive end.
2023 Josiah Banks (Roanoke Catholic): Banks came out strong and was one of the clear leaders offensively for his team. He displayed his ability to score from multiple spots, his activity level on the boards, and his relentless motor on the court.
2022 Trey Gillenwater (Eastern Mennonite): Gillenwater is a familiar name with Phenom Hoops, as we have seen him quite a few times in the past. The senior though has had a strong showing this year, averaging over 21ppg. He showed just how effective he can be on the court, as he plays at his pace, makes smart decisions, is unselfish in making the right pass, and also showing his ability to create for himself and knock down threes.
2024 Drew Hatter (Eastern Mennonite): Only a sophomore, Hatter plays well beyond his age with his maturity on the court. Hatter has good size and strength for a guard, doesn't force much on the court, plays with a very high IQ and feel, plays within the offense, but can also be deadly from his jumper. One to really keep tabs on in Virginia and only a sophomore.
2023 Jordan Reed (Christ Chapel): Reed led the charge for Christ Chapel, showing his ability to score around the basket and finish over defenders, but also to step out and knock down jumpers. The big-sized guard really made an impact in all areas of the court for his team.