Top Seniors To Watch In Final Four
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The 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Final Four has arrived and Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the top prospects in each class on who to watch for during state championship week. We are…
The 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Final Four has arrived and Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the top prospects in each class on who to watch for during state championship week. We are starting with the seniors and will be making our way down towards the freshman. Let’s get started:
The 6-9 University of Georgia commit is a double-double machine and can impact a game in a variety of ways. On the defensive end he also can control the paint and apply pressure on perimeter shooters with his length. This season, he is averaging 12.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game to lead Winter Haven to their second consecutive Final Four appearance.
The 6-9 University of Alabama commit is very creative on the offensive end who can score either in the paint or out on the perimeter. In the regional final against Santa Fe, Walters finished with a game-high 27 points and went 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. On the defensive end, he is a huge presence around the rim blocking nearly two shots per game. During the regular season, Walters averaged 23.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
The 6-4 wing forward can play multiple positions and score in a variety of ways. The Furman University signee finished with a near double-double (18 points and 9 rebounds) in their 84-48 win over Brooks-DeBartolo in the region final. On the defensive end he can see the floor really well and is very active in the passing lanes.
The 6-5 senior forward is one of the highest unsigned senior prospects in the state and has the ability to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. His strength and high basketball IQ knows he makes the right play. His size and length create shot-making abilities from many levels. Branch is a known winner and is now in the Final Four for the second consecutive season after leading Tampa Catholic to the promised land last season.
The 6-5 guard can impact the game in a variety of ways, as well as play multiple positions. His size and strength make him hard to guard when he has the ball in his hands. During the regular season, he averaged 12.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game and has led Dwyer to the Final Four for the first time since 2011.
The 6-7 University of North Florida signee is a limitless shooter and can score at all three levels. Lee shot from beyond the arc at nearly 40 percent this season, as well as averaging 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. On the defensive end, he can guard multiple positions as well as read passing lanes.
The 6-7 small forward brings a huge presence on both ends of the floor as he has a high basketball IQ. With his size and length he has the ability to play multiple positions whether he is posting up or scoring in the mid-range. During the regular season, Becker averaged 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game leading the Lions to their second straight Final Four appearance.