Baltimore’s Best

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) are no strangers to elite talent. When it comes to basketball, each league has had many prominent players grace the court. There has been a span of talent ranging from NBA players such as Immanuel Quickley, Jalen Smith, and Damion Lee, to accomplished college players like Phil Booth, Darryl Morsell, and Ace Baldwin.

This year is no different. Headlining the MIAA is Archbishop Spalding forward, Cam Whitmore, who was recently named a 2022 McDonald’s All-American. Cam is committed to play for Jay Wright at Villanova next year and is ESPN’s 29th ranked player in the country.

Mount Saint Joseph High School has hosted a plethora of talent throughout its history and has continued their commitment to excellence. Bryson Tucker, ESPN’s #9 player in the Class of 2024, has been a thorn in the side of opposing MIAA and BCL teams alike. Bryson has offers from top schools including Maryland, Illinois, Penn State, Indiana, LSU, and Notre Dame. The 6-foot-6 guard played for Team USA’s U-16 team and led them to a 6-0 record and a gold medal.

Saint Frances Academy guard Bryce Lindsay is a 6-foot-3 game controller who possesses a lethal shot. His offers include George Mason, Georgetown, Marquette, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina.

Many players within the leagues have Division I offers and are taking their talents to the next level. The amazing talent of the MIAA and BCL, along with the competitive nature of the member schools, have made for some extremely entertaining games. Basketball in Baltimore has a bright future ahead.

Ty Hepting '22

Ty is currently a senior at Loyola Blakefield.