Team Preview: Victory Christian Academy Storm
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The Prep Hoops staff is taking a closer look inside the elite Florida high school basketball programs, as they gear up for the 2023-2024 season. Our next team feature is the Victory Christian Academy Storm, out of the Lakeland area.…
The Prep Hoops staff is taking a closer look inside the elite Florida high school basketball programs, as they gear up for the 2023-2024 season. Our next team feature is the Victory Christian Academy Storm, out of the Lakeland area.
Head Coach: Steve Fitzgerald, 31st Season (8th at Victory Christian Academy)
2022-2023 Record: 24-6
Key Returners: Lorenzo “LJ” Cason 6-3 PG (2024). The Florida Atlantic commit is a versatile scorer who can create space with his athleticism and his ability to score on all three levels. Cason is also considered to be a great passer who gets his teammates involved early and often. He plays with a high IQ when it comes to his decision making on when to shoot versus pass the ball to an open teammate. On the defensive end, Cason is very active in the passing lanes as well as guarding on the ball where he can get steals and strips turning into baskets on the other end.
Key Returners: Mike Andino 6-0 SG (2024). The senior guard is at his absolute best when it comes to scoring from beyond the arc. Andino is the true definition of a playmaker where he has the clutch gene in knocking down some tough shots when his team needs it most. On the defensive side, he is quick when it comes to moving on and off the ball where he plays with a ton of activity. Andino averaged 16.2 points per game and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc as a junior last season.
Key Returners: Jordan Lanier 6-3 CG (2024). The senior guard plays with a ton of length and athleticism on both ends of the floor displaying a great feel for the game. On the offensive end, Lanier can score off the bounce as well as off the catch at a premier level. On the defensive side, he can defend multiple positions at a high level whether it’s blocking shots in the paint or defending out at the 3-point line. He plays with a ton of aggressiveness and doesn’t take any possessions off.
Key Addition: Quinton Wilson 6-3 CG (2028). Wilson is one of the top tier perimeter shooters in the country for the Class of 2028, as his potential is sky high. He uses a ton of athleticism in his game where he can also score while attacking downhill and is unafraid to get to the free throw line. Wilson is also very active on the defensive end where he jumps passing lanes and forcing turnovers. Look for college coaches to start contacting him once he enters his freshman season.
Sleeper Prospect: Jalen Dorsey 6-3 SG (2024). Dorsey has grown six inches since the start of his junior season and is one of the most underrated prospects in the senior class. Dorsey has a knack for being a knockdown shooter across all three levels and has been playing with a ton of confidence this fall. On the defensive end, he is very versatile where he has a knack for taking advantage of mismatches and contesting shots at a high level. He uses his length and athleticism to his advantage on the glass whether it’s getting a rebound or finishing a put-back. Expect Dorsey to have a solid senior season and gain some interest from college coaches in the near future.