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School: Hen­rico Year: Se­nior Po­si­tion: Guard Height: 6-1

The skinny: The Class 5, Re­gion B player of the year can do what a good point guard does — dis­trib­ute, get to the bas­ket, draw fouls and make 3-point­ers — with the added el­e­ment of re­bound­ing. The War­riors of­ten had Ested crash the boards and dropped an­other guard back on de­fense. He had one game with 26 points, nine as­sists and nine re­bounds. Ested av­er­aged 18.5 points, 4 as­sists, 7.3 re­bounds and 1.4 steals while shoot­ing 38% be­hind the arc and 80% at the foul line. Ested com­mit­ted to Divi­sion II Millersvil­le Univer­sity (Pa.) this week­end.

Three words to de­scribe him: “Out­go­ing, trust­wor­thy, fun”


School: John Mar­shall Year: Ju­nior Po­si­tion: Guard Height: 5-10

The skinny: A con­sum­mate point guard who runs the show and sets up his team­mates, Nel­son can score when needed. His abil­ity to han­dle the ball, dish, get to the bas­ket or shoot from the perime­ter makes him a hand­ful for de­fend­ers. Nel­son was the Class 2, Re­gion A player of the year, av­er­ag­ing 17.3 points, 5.9 as­sists and 3.8 re­bounds. He pro­duced sev­eral big games against top com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing a 20-point, six-as­sist, five-re­bound ef­fort against McEach­ern (Ga.), a team that was na­tion­ally ranked early in the sea­son.

Three words to de­scribe him: “Pas­sion­ate, hum­ble, hard­work­ing”


School: Ste­ward Year: Ju­nior Po­si­tion: For­ward Height: 7-0

The skinny: Op­po­nents of­ten dou­ble-team Reid try­ing to find an an­ti­dote for his height. He’s tough to stop in the post and is ca­pa­ble of mov­ing out and shoot­ing from the perime­ter. Con­sid­ered a top 20 re­cruit by sev­eral sites, Reid av­er­aged 19 points, 12 re­bounds, 2 blocks and 2 as­sists and was named first-team VISAA all-state in Divi­sion II. His ef­fi­ciency was eye-pop­ping, mak­ing 78% of his 2-point­ers and 74.6% from the field over­all. Reid was 12 of 40 (30%) on 3-point­ers.

Three words to de­scribe him: “Hum­ble, in­tel­li­gent, mel­low”


School: John Mar­shall Year: Ju­nior Po­si­tion: For­ward Height: 6-10

The skinny: The 250-pound for­ward changes the game of­fen­sively and de­fen­sively. His strength and re­bound­ing prow­ess are hard to com­bat for de­fend­ers, and his shot-block­ing abil­ity is in­tim­i­dat­ing. Con­sid­ered a top 50 re­cruit by some sites, Wheeler av­er­aged 15.8 points, 11.9 re­bounds and 4.3 blocks and was a first-team

Class 2, Re­gion A pick. He had three triple-dou­bles — in­clud­ing a 22-point, 22-re­bound, 10-block ef­fort — and 18 dou­ble-dou­bles for the Class 2 state champs.

Three words to de­scribe him: “Strong, con­fi­dent, un­selfish”

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