With regional titles on the line, the stars stood out. A win gets you a trip to Lakeland a loss ends your season two games of a state title. We’ll cover 4 classes from FHSAA play with 1A and 5A…
With regional titles on the line, the stars stood out. A win gets you a trip to Lakeland a loss ends your season two games of a state title. We’ll cover 4 classes from FHSAA play with 1A and 5A excluded. You can find standouts from 5A here.
Dr. Phillips – 7A
has been on a tear all season. He provided three level scoring, terrific athleticism in transition, and is a solid secondary playmaker. Mississippi State is getting a rising star in the 2022 class.
The physical play of Jr. provides Dr. Phillips with two-way paint production. He mucked things up around the rim and on the block using his athletic 6’10 frame to rebound and block shots. Offensive boards, bruising finishes, and above the rim plays put Udeh Jr. in double double territory.
Windermere – 7A
was big throughout Windermere’s playoff run. Between his shotmaking, creative handle, and passing he made plays. Torres knocked down back to back threes off the dribble to keep the game within striking distance. The unsigned senior has range beyond the college three.
’ mention is more about his mindset than his production. In a quiet night, he managed to stuff the stat sheet on all the right categories. He rebounded against size, found open teammates, and made strong moves to the basket. Despite 5 turnovers, the sophomore had an impact against a team with 4 high major prospects.
will always impress thanks to live wire athleticism. It allows him to make plays above the rim on both ends. He rebounds at the ball’s apex. Stewart scored most of his 10 points shooting long twos with a smooth pull up jumper.
Gibbs – 4A
’s body provides a unique frame at the guard spot. He’s 6’4 250 with the agility and handles to create plays. Calvin advanced the offense with precise outlet passes and scored on all three level. He has a consistent catch and shoot jumper for a bigger guard.
Mathis Roberts is a consistent varsity contributor in his freshman season. A lot of his plays are made as he pushes the ball up the floor. Most of his offensive impact came in transition as a scorer and assist man.
Jacquez Day is a forceful finisher around the rim. The 6’5 220 pounds forward across below the rim with physicality but still has touch on shots. He rebounds well on both ends where his string frame can carve out space.
Jacob Daniels was a big reason for Gibb’s win over Central. The freshman guard created offense for himself and others. Daniels made several tough finishes around the rim against bigger competition. He finished the game with 5 assists as his court vision find guys in transition and out of drives.
Central – 4A
is one of the most fundamental scorers I’ve seen all season. The 6’1 senior scored two points using jump stops, pump fakes, and textbook footwork to make the most of opportunities. His stroke is automatic from the midrange and long distance. Joyner is a crafty guard that averaged 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.5 assist over the last two seasons while shooting 53% from the field and 46 from three.
DJ Brown’s ability to turn turnovers into offense kept this game close. He’s averaging a team high 4.9 steals a game and added 4 more in their season finale. He’s a solid point of attack defender that can take a steal to the hole with his speed and find guys in transition. Brown also leads the team in assists where the senior guard has the passing IQ to place the ball where only his team can get to it.
is a physical 6’4 combo guard. He creates contact on his way to the basket. The junior plays more of an off ball role thanks to the two guys above but still averaged 11.6 points per game, 6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. You have to equate for Bargetino on the boards, as a playmaker, and as a finisher.
FSU school – 3A
is a positive two contributor with a combination of length and quickness. Robinson is an active off ball defender that deflected passes and picked up 3 steals. Though he didn’t have the most efficient shooting day he created scoring opportunities for himself at the rim and midrange. The 2023 prospect’s blow by speed allowed him to find open teammates.
is ready for SEC ball right now. The Auburn commit is a three level scorer with a deep bag of moves to get his shot off. Donaldson does all the things to put himself in between the ball and shot blockers. He shows range on his jumper despite an inefficient night. He’s a floor general that sets up an as a vocal leader. Donaldson is a quick and stocky defender that took a charge and stole the ball four times in a big win.
Providence – 3A
played a well rounded game. The 6’5 guard used his size advantage to score over smaller guards. As the roll man, he sealed his man for an easy basket over him. Arias hit a deep left wing three off the catch. The sophomore beats his man for paint touches where he found his teammates for 3 assists.
is a reliable shooter with size. The 6’6 win knocked down three of his 7 shots from distance. He has range well beyond the college line. Lee is adept at attacking the closeout where his size and strength help him finish at the basket.
continues to show athletic pop around the rim. He finished above the rim out of pick and rolls. Robinson can drive from the high post where he has the strength to power through contact. The sophomore also stepped beyond the arc to hit his lone three point attempt.
OCP – 2A
is a slasher that gets to the line. Brown hunted his shot for tough finishes around the rim.
is a mobile spring loaded big. He finished plays above the rim from the dunker spot. He’s a solid offensive rebounder that can score on putbacks.
is an athletic forward that can finish above the rim and hit long twos. He runs the floor, plays hard, and rebounds on both ends.
dazzles with quickness and a near automatic pull up. The 6 foot sophomore has a tight that creates space.
Central Florida Christian Academy – 2A
Taveon Jones is an electric 5’9 guard. He has the speed to split double teams, the handle to create space, and the heart to compete against older D1 competition. Jones used his athleticism to make hustle plays early. The 2024 prospect can create offense for others with his penetration and score with his jumper.
Camron Simpson might be taller than his current 6’6 listing. The lanky sophomore has a fluid jumper with deep range. He knocked down a pair of threes in a tough game.