2013 Rankings Wrap-Up in Maine
After his first season at Lee Academy, six-foot-nine big man Mohamed Bah has already intrigued coaches from the highest levels of college basketball and consequently earned the title as the top ranked player in the state of Maine.
A native of Bamako, Mali, Bah traveled a tremendous distance to arrive at Lee Academy and brought with him an indisputable upside as a long and athletic big man who runs the floor, blocks shots, and finishes high above the rim.
The state’s second ranked player is another international product at Lee Academy in Canadian point guard Kiefer Douse. A big lead guard with even better length, Douse has all the physical tools to intrigue college coaches but also possesses all the winning intangibles to balance current production with future potential.
The top local product in the class of 2013 is Jonesport-Beals forward Garet Beal. The recently crowned Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Maine, Beal is coming off a tremendous junior season that saw him average over 22 points per game along with nearly 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists, and 2 blocks.
Marcelo Deschamps, a six-foot-nine big man from Brazil, holds the fourth spot on the list as a true low post player with a solid interior skill set and feel for the game. Rounding out the top five is Labson Abwoch, a six-foot-six big man who makes his debut in the rankings after helping to guide Deering to a Class A state title earlier this month.
Another big man making his rankings debut is Medomak Valley anchor John Murray, who sits in the sixth spot, followed by South Portland point guard Tanner Hyland. Washburn swingman Mitch Worcester, York big man Aaron Todd, and Nokomis forward Will Cartwright round out the top ten.