April 22, 2018

Tracking Maryland high school basketball alums in the 2018 NCAA tourney

Naji Marshall, who led Eleanor Roosevelt to the 2016 4A state title, has 1 Xavier in position for a national championship. Austin McFadden/MSA.

There’s only one D.C.-Maryland college in this year’s NCAA Tournament (UMBC), but there’s plenty of former high school standouts from the Old Line State to follow along with. You can track the local stand-outs right here:

Jaylen Adams, 11 St. Bonaventure (Mount St. Joseph), Sr.

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Up next: First-round game against 6 Florida, 9:57 p.m., Thursday on TruTV

First Four game against UCLA: 38 minutes, eight points (2-16 shooting, 0-5 3-point FG), 4-6 FT), three assists, three steals, zero turnovers

Notes: 2017-18 A-10 Player of the Year … 19.8 points per game … 45.7 percent from 3-point range … 5.4 assists … 3.8 rebounds … 1.5 steals

Phil Booth, 1 Villanova (Mount St. Joseph), RJr.

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Up next: First-round game against 16 Radford, 6:50 p.m., Thursday on TNT

Notes: 10.9 points per game … 54.8 percent from 2-point … 39.8 percent from 3-point range … 3.0 rebounds 

Jeff Dowtin, 7 Rhode Island (St. John’s College), So.

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Up next: First-round game against 10 Oklahoma, 12:15 p.m., Thursday on CBS

Notes: 9.7 points per game … 40 percent from 3-point range … 5.5 assists … 3.2 rebounds … 1.0 steals

Drew Edwards, 10 Providence (Calvert Hall), So.

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Up next: First-round game against 7 Texas A&M, 12:15 p.m., Friday on CBS

Notes: 10.4 minutes per game … 2.1 points … 45 percent from 2-point range … 1.5 rebounds … 0.5 steals

Andrew Fava, 6 Florida (Loyola Blakefield), So

Up next: First-round game against 11 St. Bonaventure, 9:57 p.m., Thursday on TruTV

Notes: 2.2 minutes per game

Nick Fullard, 8 Virginia Tech (St. Mary’s Ryken), RJr.

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Up next: First-round game against 9 Alabama, 9:20 p.m., Thursday on TNT

Notes: 1.6 minutes per game

Denny Grace, 1 Villanova (Calvert Hall), Grad

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Up next: First-round game against 16 Radford, 6:50 p.m., Thursday on TNT

Notes: 1.3 minutes per game

Jourdan Grant, 16 UMBC (Archbishop Spalding), Sr.

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Up next: First-round game against Virginia, 9:20 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 23.9 minutes per game … 7.6 points … 36.8 percent from 3-point range … 2.6 steals

Byron Hawkins, 12 Murray State (Clinton Christian), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 5 West Virginia, 4 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 18.9 minutes per game … 7.1 points … 39.5 percent from 3-point range

Brandon Horvath, 16 UMBC (Southern), Fr.

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Up next: First-round game against Virginia, 9:20 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 10.4 minutes per game … 3.4 points … 66.7 percent from 2-point range … 2.1 rebounds

Ishmail Jabbie, 16 UMBC (Eleanor Roosevelt), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 1 Virginia, 9:20 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 7.3 minutes per game … 2.5 points

Justin Jenifer, 2 Cincinnati (Milford Mill), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 15 Georgia State, 2 p.m., Thursday on TBS

Notes: 19.4 minutes per game … 4.9 points … 35.9 percent from 3-point range … 2.5 assists

Nigel Johnson, 1 Virginia (Riverdale Baptist), Grad

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Up next: First-round game against 16 UMBC, 9:20 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 16.3 minutes per game … 4.7 points … 1.7 assists

Chris Lykes, 6 Miami (Gonzaga College), Fr.

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Up next: First-round game against 11 Loyola-Chicago, 3:30 p.m., Thursday on TruTV

Notes: 21.3 minutes per game … 9.6 points … 49.5 percent from 2-point range … 34.3 percent from 3-point range … 2.4 assists … 0.7 steals

Jairus Lyles, 16 UMBC (DeMatha Catholic), Grad

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Up next: First-round game against 1 Virginia, 9:20 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 34.6 minutes per game … 20.2 points … 38.7 percent from 3-point range … 5.6 rebounds … 3.5 assists … 2.1 steals

Kimbal Mackenzie, 14 Bucknell (John Carroll), Jr

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Up next: First-round game against 3 Michigan State, 7:10 p.m., Friday on CBS

Notes: 26.5 minutes per game … 7.9 points … 34.2 percent from 3-point range … 2.2 assists

Naji Marshall, 1 Xavier (Eleanor Roosevelt), Fr.

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Up next: First-round game against 16 NC Central/Texas Southern, 7:20 p.m., Friday on TBS

Notes: 22.3 points per game … 8.1 points … 58.4 percent from 2-point range … 35.7 percent from 3-point range … 4.4 rebounds … 1.7 assists

Daxter Miles Jr., 5 West Virginia (Dunbar), Sr.

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Up next: First-round game against 12 Murray State, 4 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 28.7 minutes per game … 13 points … 55.4 percent from 2-point range … 3.2 assists … 1.3 steals

Ed Polite, 16 Radford (DuVal), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 1 Villanova, 6:50 p.m., Thursday on TNT

First Four game against 16 LIU Brooklyn: 35 minutes, 13 points (3-10 shooting, 0-1 3-pt FG, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Notes: 32.1 minutes per game … 13.5 points … 53.8 percent from 2-point range … 7.9 rebounds … 1.9 steals

Marcquise Reed, 5 Clemson (Capitol Christian) RJr.

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Up next: First-round game against 12 New Mexico State, 9:57 p.m., Friday on TruTV

Notes: 35 minutes per game … 15.8 points … 36.3 percent from 3-point range … 4.6 rebounds … 3.4 assists … 1.7 steals

Eddie Scott, 16 Penn (Gonzaga College), Fr.

Up next: First-round game against 1 Kansas, 2 p.m., Thursday on TBS

Notes: 11.1 minutes per game … 3.7 points … 57.9 percent from 2-point range … 3.0 rebounds

Anthony Smith, 5 Murray State (Potomac), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 5 West Virginia, 4 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 14.4 minutes per game … 3.7 points … 53.4 field goal percentage … 3.4 rebounds

Kamau Stokes, 9 Kansas State (City College), Jr.

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Up next: First-round game against 8 Creighton, 6:50 p.m., Friday on TNT

Notes: 25.8 minutes per game … 9.1 points … 34.2 percent from 3-point range … 3.5 assists … 1.1 steals

Kylia Sykes, 13 UNC Greensboro (St. John’s College), RFr.

Up next: First-round game against 4 Gonzaga, 1:30 p.m., Thursday on TNT

Notes: 10.3 minutes per game … 2.0 points … 71.8 percent from 2-point range

Zach Thomas, 14 Bucknell (Oakdale), Sr.

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Up next: First-round game against 3 Michigan State, 7:10 p.m., Friday on CBS

Notes: 2017-18 Patriot League Player of the Year … 31.9 minutes per game … 20.3 points … 51.3 percent from 2-point range … 37.3 percent from 3-point range … 9.2 rebounds … 2.2 assists

Kam Williams, 5 Ohio State (Mount St. Joseph), RSr.

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Up next: First-round game against 12 South Dakota State, 4 p.m., Thursday on TNT

Notes: 22.8 minutes per game … 8.2 points … 52.5 percent from 2-point range … 44 percent from 3-point range

Everett Winchester, 14 Wright State (Gilman), RFr.

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Up next: First-round game against 3 Tennessee, 12:40 p.m., Thursday on TruTV

Notes: 21.2 minutes per game … 7.9 points … 46 field goal percentage … 3.8 rebounds

Inactive: Corey Henson, Nevada (DeMatha Catholic), Sr.; Bruce Moore, Bucknell (McDonogh), So.; Miles Wilson, Miami (Mount St. Joseph), So.; 

About Kyle McFadden 416 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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