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Westfield's Tyler Scanlon, National Christian's Christian Matthews and O'Connell's Ako Adams are all nearing college decisions as college basketball's July recruiting period winds down.

With the live July recruiting period beginning Wednesday, here are some storylines and players to keep an eye on.

The latest installment of the nation's longest running high school basketball all-star game is set to take place April 24 at Catholic.

Several underclassmen, including Eleanor Roosevelt sophomore Octavia Wilson and Stonewall Jackson junior Genesis Parker played beyond their years at the loaded Title IX Holiday Invitational Classic.

Wakefield's Dominique Tham, National Christian's Sylvester Ogbonda and Maret's Luka Garza highlighted a strong field of talented forwards at the George Long Holiday Hoops Tournament.

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.

Sophomore guard Blake Francis leads the young Bulldogs into the Conference 5 playoffs.

SUMMER WORKOUTS | Maryland commit Melo Trimble works tirelessly to prep his point-guard skills

In a response to the new city title game format, a Maryland State Private School Championship has been created for the basketball postseason

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