The high school basketball season is approaching district tournament play and the Orlando area features some of the top prospects located in the state. Some of those top players and rising recruits in the region are in the class of…
The high school basketball season is approaching district tournament play and the Orlando area features some of the top prospects located in the state. Some of those top players and rising recruits in the region are in the class of 2024. Prep Hoops Florida will always promote everybody in hopes of them getting the opportunity of playing college basketball at the next level. Prep Hoops scout Andrew Johnson will be providing names to know with some of the top scorers in the Central Florida area.
Blount is long and athletic at a 6’5 height with the ability to score from deep range or get to his spots near the basket. He is leading Oviedo with 21.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists to add. Blount earned player of the game honors in the Lions’ previous matchup during the Kalyn High Master’s, finishing with 27 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The junior combo guard is a premier shooter that can score and rebound. He also gets in done in the classroom with a 4.3 GPA.
Queen is one of the more developed juniors in the entire state while playing at the well-known Montverde Academy. He contributes 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds, according to Max Preps. The five-star junior has demonstrated his ability to score from various ways while going on a tear this season. Queen runs the floor well, can posterize bigger defenders, and is very efficient around the rim. The 6’9, 220-pound junior finished with 29.0 and 10.0 rebounds during the La Porte Invitational to earn MVP honors. Indiana and Maryland have been really interested.
Brown has played confidently throughout the season and has clearly developed his overall game. The 6’4, 175-pound junior state champion has been a bright spot for OCP, averaging 19.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Brown is long and athletic with the talent to control the game and cause problems for opposing defenses. Brown has interest from various schools including FAU, Florida and Marshall.
I haven’t had the pleasure of watching Vincent Lee perform this season, but his numbers have to be highlighted. The junior is a stat sheet stuffer, averaging 19.6 points per game,12.9 rebounds, with 3.2 assists and 2.3 blocks for ACHS.
I’ve been really impressed with Johnson’s development in athleticism and defensive prowess. He recorded 24.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in Oak Ridge’s previous matchup against McEachern. He’s a capable ball handler and explodes above the rim to finish with acrobat type moves. Johnson is leading Oak Ridge with 17.9 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. He’s also shooting an efficient 75 % from the free throw line. Holds multiple offers from Clemson, Illinois and Texas State.
The 6’0 junior guard has found his rhythm this season while leading Edgewater with 14.7 points and 3.3 assists. Taylor can hit the mid-range jumper and shoot from behind the arc. Really good motor and high IQ needed to excel at the next level with a smaller frame. Taylor has a balanced offensive attack which can open the floor for teammates to get open shots. Has received an offer from Stetson University.
Ramadan has been an exciting guard this season while contributing 14.2 points and 4.4 assists for OCP. He plays the game with a floor general mindset with the ability to score on and off the ball. Effective footwork and slick ball handling skills in 1v1 situations makes him dangerous for opposing defenders. Has plenty of time to add additional weight to his frame.
The 6-4 junior combo guard is a dynamic playmaker that can let it fly from three-point range. Torres is an outstanding shooter from three and mid-range but also can score and create off the dribble. His overall development and recruitment will be something to keep an eye on heading into his senior season.
De Jesus is averaging 13.5 points with 3.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds to add. He’s one of the many notable juniors on The First Academy’s team, including Rylan Jean-Baptiste and Julian Anderson. Interested to catch TFA game before the season concludes to get a glimpse of the rising prospect.