Basketball season is right around the corner as we hit the month of October. That also means its time to hand out some superlatives. My first rollout will be for the freshman in Miami-Dade County. There is a bit of…
Basketball season is right around the corner as we hit the month of October. That also means its time to hand out some superlatives. My first rollout will be for the freshman in Miami-Dade County. There is a bit of unknown with these kids as they have yet to play a high school game. Regardless, the following names have talent and will show it in due time.
Let’s give it a shot…
Anthony Knowles – Mater Lakes Academy
I will roll with Knowles based on his playing time last season at SLAM Miami. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound guard averaged 11.2 points and 2.6 assists across nine games. Moreover, he shot 37 percent (13-of-35) from the perimeter. He essentially has high school experience as he enters his true freshman year. I think that could give Knowles an edge with the Bears. He’s also playing with a talented player in 2024 Christian Reid Christian Reid 6'5" | SF Mater Lakes | 2024 State FL . Knowles has a ton of bounce and athleticism. He will only get better as he grows into his body. I look forward to watching him play.
Cameron Boozer – Columbus
Cameron Boozer is already a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward for the Explorers. He has power, length, and athleticism you rarely see from a freshman. Boozer can score with his back to the basket and finish with either hand. He continues to improve and show his range as a shooter. He’ll be a tough guard at the four as he continues to fill out. Boozer already holds an offer from Florida International.
Cayden Boozer – Columbus
Cayden Boozer will likely play point guard for the Explorers. The 6-foot-5 Boozer has a strong handle and can slash his way to the rim with his length. I think he’ll be very tough to defend given his dimensions. Boozer already has ideal size in the backcourt before he steps foot onto a high school court. Along with his brother, Cameron Boozer, he is the son of former Duke and NBA veteran Carlos Boozer. Columbus basketball is going to be fun to watch with these two in the mix.
Shon Abaev – Miami Country Day
Shon Abaev is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard for the Spartans. This kid can really shoot with unlimited range from anywhere on the floor. He will be a tough match up at the two given his size and length. Abaev will have open looks that defenders can’t obstruct given the rise on his shot. The Spartans should be very good with Abaev and 2023 Jasai Miles Jasai Miles 6'5" | CG Miami Country Day | 2023 State #241 Nation FL . He holds an offer from Florida Gulf Coast.
Romari Robinson – Miami High
I’ll take Romari Robinson here as a 6-foot-5 shooting guard. I think the Stingarees will have plenty of talent and Robinson should be a part of it. He’s got athleticism and length you’d want at the two spot. Dante Allen (Riviera Prep) is another name I would consider here. The Bulldogs are going to be a very good team under Anthony Shabazz.
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