Power Rankings Profile: Oak Hill Academy
As usual, the Warriors' roster is loaded with D-I prospects
As one of the most legendary high school programs in the nation, Oak Hill is once again primed for a big year. The proof? Just take a look at what college coaches must think of its players. Guard Tyler Lewis is headed to N.C. State, guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera will play at Georgetown, center A.J. Hammons has committed to Purdue, wing Jordan Adams will head across the country to UCLA, and forward Damien Wilson will play at Memphis.
Fans have already gotten a taste of what Oak Hill can do, as the Warriors have dominated their early season schedule against cupcakes. But the competition heats up soon, with a Dec. 3 matchup against No. 25 La Lumiere looming.
Smith-Rivera and Lewis are the two key newcomers this year and will combine to form a frightening backcourt. Lewis is a quick and competitive point guard who should have no problem running the offense, while Smith-Rivera is physical for his position and is already an above-average scorer. Throw in junior Ikenna Iroegbu, a four-star recruit by ESPN who is looking at schools like USC and Arizona, and it will be tough to find a team with better guard play than Oak Hill.
Weakness: Frontcourt depth
Make no mistake about it: The 7-foot Hammons is going to be a huge factor this year. But after him, the Warriors do not have a player taller than Montarius Hall and Darion Clark at 6’7’’. Hall is a power forward getting looks from lower-level D-I schools, and the small-but-powerful Clark will help as well. But overall, Oak Hill’s frontcourt lacks the star-power that its backcourt certainly provides.
Schedule: As mentioned above, Oak Hill has not played anyone of note yet. But that will change soon. After the game with La Lumiere, Oak Hill faces No. 15 Grace Prep on Dec. 10 and No. 10 Miller Grove on the 15th.
Next up: Tonight vs. Harrison County