Quentin Judd may not have been a household name to casual city basketball followers last winter, but that's sure to change after the summer.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound rising junior had a 13-performance in April's Super 60 Showcase, and followed that up with a 14-point game Saturday at the I-95 Elite Challenge at Baltimore City Community College. Judd's play helped the Class of 2012 Baltimore All-Stars to an 81-70 win over Washington's team.


"[I felt] good. Great. Unbelievable," Judd said Saturday. "I was working on my bounce, working on my game. It paid off on the floor."

A high-flyer who can play the 1, 2 and 3, Judd is fresh off a standout sophomore season at Institute of Business & Entrepreneurship (formerly known as Walbrook). He said he averaged about 17 points, five rebounds and five assists, teaming with freshman forward Anton Waters to form a potent 1-2 punch for the Warriors.

"I'm still under the radar," he said. "That's why I come out here and play hard, so I can build up."Judd said he and Waters complement each other on the court, and they'll continue developing their chemistry at Forest Park this fall. For now, both are spending the summer with Team Melo on the AAU circuit. Judd said Maryland, Xavier, South Florida and Clemson have already expressed interest.

"It's going great. A lot of changes, though, but it's great," Judd said. "[I'm trying to] get stronger, rebound more, work on my defense and work on my speed."

Jamel Artis knew exactly what he was signing up for by enrolling at Dunbar.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward wanted to add to the Poets' illustrious basketball history. As a sophomore, Artis did just that.

"We won the [Class 1A] state title, [and will] try to get another one next year," said Artis, who scored nine points Saturday. "[Cyrus Jones], he's a good coach for us. We've gotta win it. Trying to put up two more up there."

Artis was an integral part of the Poets' regular-season success, but by the time postseason play arrived, he was forced to take a seat on Dunbar's bench.

"At the end of the year, I couldn't play because my grades were rough," Artis said. "But I averaged like 10. We had a lot of seniors, though. Next year's my year though."

Artis is playing for Nike Baltimore Elite this summer and said he has received letters from LSU, Syracuse, Xavier and a few other schools. But his No. 1 priority for the moment is off the court.

"My grades," Artis said. "I've gotta get the grades up."

• Sophomore year had its pluses and minuses for City's Lionel Greene.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard saw the Knights win their second straight Class 2A state championship, but he witnessed the title from the sidelines. Greene, who started his high school career at John Carroll, was forced to sit out the season because of transfer rules.

"I couldn't do any activities with the team," said Greene, who scored five points Saturday. "I wanted to play bad, but I'm going to get a chance next year."


Greene and his teammates have one major goal for the 2010-11 season: three-peat. With a potential starting five of Greene, senior guard Mike Cheatham, senior small forward Nick Faust, junior forward Charles Tapper and senior forward Rashaun Rasheed, another state title for City seems a reasonable goal.

"It's pretty loaded," Greene said. "I think I fit in pretty well. Playing my position, we got a lot of guards."

The ambidextrous Greene is playing for Team Melo this summer. He has already heard from West Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Florida and St. Joseph's, and hopes to draw interest from childhood favorite Syracuse eventually.

"That's what I'm working on," he said.

Other notes: Glenelg Country forward Isaiah Miles continues to state his case as Baltimore's top prospect for the class of 2012. Miles, 6 feet 7, showed off his point-forward skills en route to a team-high 17 points. ... Princeton Day Academy coach Van Whitfield has said before that Storm point guard Chris Thomas was one of the best players in the country for his class. Whitfield wasn't kidding. Thomas, playing up a grade, scored a game-high 21 points for Washington. ... Archbishop Curley guard Evan Singletary had a strong outing for Baltimore, scoring 14 points. Singletary led the Friars to a runner-up finish in the MIAA B Conference tournament this year.