Last winter, Chris Winn proved an easy sidekick on the basketball court for Prince George’s County’s most celebrated recruit, Roddy Peters. Before academic issues cut short Winn’s junior season at Suitland, the 6-foot-1 guard’s toughness and hard-nosed defense complemented the flashy game of the eventual University of Maryland commit.
Now at Potomac (Md.), Winn has once again found his niche in a similar role, supporting the county’s latest, greatest player. Junior guard Dion Wiley has generated the buzz and Division I scholarship offers, while Winn continues to specialize in fundamentals.
Wiley scored 14 points and Winn added 11 points in Saturday’s 62-54 nonleague victory over No. 11 Coolidge at the DMV Super Showcase in Oxon Hill as the 13th-ranked Wolverines continue to state their case as one of the area’s top squads.
“I’m so happy to be here for my senior year,” said Winn, who grew up in the same neighborhood as Wiley. “This is probably the most talented team I’ve played on in high school. Some people thought there wouldn’t be enough [shots] to go around, but it’s a real unselfish team that’s got one goal: becoming a state champion.”