Local ’25 guard set to visit Maryland this week, talks early suitors

Chance Mallory is a rising junior point guard standing at 5-foot-9 out of St Anne’s-Belfield High School (VA) whose proven himself as a scorer despite his size. Mallory has seen a barrage of high major offers across the country due to his explosive hops, his ability to apply finesse around the rim to convert crafty finishes, his elite handles and his lethal shooting, both in the midrange and from deep.

Mallory was impressive at session 2 of DMV Live, where he erupted for 30 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in a win vs St Maria Goretti. Hours later, Mallory dropped a 25-point, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steal performance in STAB’s 92-74 win over Severn. “Just as a team, we knew we had to play harder this weekend than last weekend,” Mallory told IBG. “We underperformed last weekend on a big stage, so we knew we had to pick it up this week, so that’s what we did as a team.“

Virginia became the latest school to offer on Tuesday, joining Iowa, Butler, Illinois, West Virginia and Virginia Tech while Maryland extended an offer back on April 22. “It’s been going great the past spring and this early summer. I get a lot of calls from VCU and of course Virginia Tech, Maryland; they all come to me.” With aspirations to visit Virginia Tech and VCU, Mallory has one visit set to Maryland for this Friday, June 30.

“The head coach, he talks to me a lot, he’s been at a bunch of my games. He’s been talking to me, I’m supposed to come take a visit next week up here and then, they just say they love my game so I just try to perform in front of them,” Mallory added. “They’re just a great coaching staff. It’s a great program, great people and close to home. They haven’t said anything crazy, just building the relationship but they’ve let me know they support me and have been watching a lot of me.”

With Mallory just beginning the early stages of his recruitment, the emerging guard shares what he looks for in each program. “I look for just like a family aspect and the coaches and the players, everyone is just connected, there’s no bad blood in the locker room. I’m also looking for a team that likes to push and play like my playstyle.”

Mallory will look to keep his high level of play into AAU ball this summer as he’ll suit up for Team Thrill on the UAA Circuit. “Just winning the UAA National Championship. We did it last year so we are looking forward to doing it again this year, hopefully stay undefeated.”

Mallory is not yet rated by On3.

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