The Washington Post

Grant (DeMatha) was the No. 19 selection for the New York Knicks, Anderson (Montrose Christian) went two picks later to Dallas and Marcus Thornton II (McNamara) was picked 45th by Boston.

WCAC playmakers are two of six local standouts among the nation's top 150 boys' basketball players, according to Rivals.

The start of college basketball's April recruiting period will likely bring increased attention to some of the Washington area's top prospects.

Wisconsin, not unbeaten Kentucky, is the NCAA championship favorite among a sample of local high school basketball players.

More than 20 players with D.C. area ties are featured on the rosters of the 68 teams in this year's men's NCAA Tournament field.

Coolidge junior Justin Route has picked up 'six or seven' scholarship offers after emerging as one of the area's top scorers this year.

With three years of growing pains behind them, Eastern boys' basketball is again a contender in the DCIAA.

Led by former DeMatha guard Alani Moore, the Mustangs extended their win streak to six games with a gritty win against national power St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) on Saturday.

St. John's junior Anthony Cowan Jr. and DeMatha's Markelle Fultz were among the area prospects who improved their stock with strong showings at DeMatha's weekend showcase.

Several of the nation's top boys' basketball prospects and many of the area's top teams will take the court at DeMatha this weekend for the annual National High School Hoops Festival.

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