Way Too Early Top 25 Preseason Team Rankings (21-25)
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As the 2023-2024 High School Basketball season is just a few months away and Fall Leagues taking place beginning in just a few weeks. Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the way too early Top 25 teams…
As the 2023-2024 High School Basketball season is just a few months away and Fall Leagues taking place beginning in just a few weeks. Prep Hoops Florida is taking a deeper dive at the way too early Top 25 teams in the state of Florida, regardless of classification. Next up, We will be headlining the next five teams on our list who are ranked 21 through 25. A lot of new faces are in new places as well this upcoming season.
#21 Sports Leadership & Management (Tampa)
The SLAM Tampa Spartans are coming off a 2022-2023 season where they reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Spartans return their top leading scorer in 6-5 senior guardwho averaged 18.8 points per game as a junior last season. Other names to keep an eye on for the Spartans will be 6-5 sophomore guard Willie Piggott and 6-0 junior guard Derrick Doe who are expected to play big roles this upcoming season. The Spartans also landed a key transfer in 6-2 senior combo guard who played at Largo last season.
#22 Windermere Prep
The Windermere Prep Lakers are coming off a 2022-2023 season, where they reached the Class 3A Championship Game before falling short to Riviera Prep. The Lakers are destined to be among the favorites to get back to Lakeland for the Final Four as they return a dynamic backcourt featuring 6-2 junior guardand 6-3 sophomore shooting guard . Another name to keep an eye on this upcoming season will be 7-0 sophomore center who has gained offers from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State and others during the off-season.
The Edgewater Eagles are coming off a 2022-2023 season, where they finished with a 17-11 record and reached the Regional Semifinals. The Eagles will look to turn into 6-3 junior guardand 6-7 junior forward to help lead the offense this season. The key addition for the Eagles this off-season was 6-2 senior combo guard who transferred from Master’s Academy over the summer.
#24 Victory Christian Academy
The Victory Christian Academy Storm are coming off their best season in school history reaching the Class 2A Regional Semifinals and finishing with a 24-6 record. The Storm will return their trio guard play featuring 6-3 senior guard(Florida Atlantic commit), 6-3 senior guard and 6-0 senior guard . Also keep an eye on 5-7 freshman guard who plays with a ton of energy on both ends of the floor, where he can use his quickness and versatility at a high level. 5-10 sophomore guard can absolutely light it up from beyond the arc as well so don’t be surprised if Victory Christian Academy can score a lot of points this upcoming season.
#25 Gateway Charter
The Gateway Charter Griffins have the potential to make a lot of noise in Class 3A this season, after reaching the Regional Semifinals for the first time in school history. The Griffins return a loaded core in 6-1 junior guard, 5-10 senior guard Gabriel Timmons and 6-7 junior forward . The Griffins also landed a transfer in 5-10 senior guard , who played at Charlotte High School last season. Also keep an eye on 6-0 freshman guard as he is one of the most efficient perimeter shooters in the upcoming freshman class.