Top 5: Regional Final Games To Watch
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The 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association boys basketball playoffs are well underway and Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the top five regional final games to watch on Friday night. Lakeland at Wekiva- Friday at 7:00pm:…
The 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association boys basketball playoffs are well underway and Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the top five regional final games to watch on Friday night.
Lakeland at Wekiva- Friday at 7:00pm: The Class 6A, Region 2 Final features two teams ranked inside the top 5 in their respective classifications, as the No. 4 Lakeland Dreadnaughts (24-4) make the trip east to the No. 1 ranked Wekiva Mustangs (25-4). The Dreadnaughts have been led by senior point guardand his younger brother, junior shooting guard having combined to average 25 points per game. On the other side, for the Wekiva Mustangs keep an eye on 6’6 senior small forward and 6’3 point guard . Another name to keep an eye on is speedy and athletic sophomore combo guard .
Victory Christian Academy at Orlando Christian Prep- Friday at 7:00pm: The Class 2A, Region 2 Final features another Top 5 matchup in their respective classifications, as the Victory Christian Academy Storm (24-5) travel to take on the 3-time defending state champion Orlando Christian Prep Warriors (23-3). For the Storm keep your eye on the trio featuring 6’3 junior guards, and 6’0 junior who have created havoc for many opponents this season. On the other side, the Warriors have been in this stage and have played really well when the bright lights come on. Keep an eye on 6’4 junior forward and 6’0 junior guard .
Florida State University High at Providence School (Jacksonville)- Friday at 7:00pm: The Class 3A, Region 1 Final has a star-studded matchup in the making featuring 6’3 senior point guardII (Missouri commit) and 6’6 junior shooting guard Chris Arias (Jacksonville University commit). Other names to watch for the Seminoles are 6’6 junior small forward and 6’3 junior wing Ashton Hampton. Other names to keep an eye on for the Stallions are 6’7 junior forward and 6’6 senior guard (North Florida commit).
Windermere at Oak Ridge- Friday at 7:00pm: The Class 7A, Region 2 Final features two Central Florida powerhouses, as the Windermere Wolverines (21-7) are coming off a 66-51 upset win over top-seeded Olympia in the regional semifinals. Keep an eye on the 5’7 junior guardas well as 6’4 junior guard , 6’1 senior guard Isaiah Dorceus and 6’2 senior shooting guard . On the other side, the Oak Ridge Pioneers (18-9) are looking to get back to the Final Four for the second time in the last 3 seasons. Keep an eye on their 3-headed monster that features 6’5 junior forwards and , as well as 6’0 sophomore point guard .
Westminster Academy at Riviera Prep- Friday at 7:00pm: I think we can all agree that the Class 3A, Region 4 Final features the best game of the night when it comes to talent on the floor… Both teams come in as the Top 20 across all classifications in the state of Florida, as the No. 15 ranked Westminster Academy Lions (21-7) are led by 6’8 senior forward(James Madison University commit), 6’6 sophomore wing Jr., 6’7 freshman forward Alex Constanza and 6’4 sophomore combo guard Alex Lloyd. The Lions are looking to get back into the Final Four for the first time since 2018. On the other side, the No. 10 ranked Riviera Prep Bulldogs (24-6) are led by a youth backcourt featuring 8th grader Myles Fuentes and his older brother Mason, who is just a freshman. Other names to keep an eye on are 6’4 sophomore wing and 6’3 senior shooting guard Cooper Josefsburg. The Bulldogs are looking to get to the Final Four for the second consecutive year.