Impact Transfers in Orlando (Part II)
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The 2023-2024 Florida High School Basketball season officially gets underway next month. There are a lot of new faces in new places across the greater Orlando area. Prep Hoops Florida scout Ross Van De Griek is taking a deep dive…
The 2023-2024 Florida High School Basketball season officially gets underway next month. There are a lot of new faces in new places across the greater Orlando area. Prep Hoops Florida scout Ross Van De Griek is taking a deep dive and providing a list of impact transfers who could be on the watch list this season.
Robert Wright IIIrnA 6-1 senior point guard transferred from Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) to Montverde Academy back in the spring where he was the reigning Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year. Wright has an incredible build for a point guard where he continues to develop his game every time he steps out onto the floor. Wright plays with a ton of patience and under control where he makes the right plays. On the defensive end, Wright is a disruptor in the passing lanes utilizing his quickness and energy. He is also considered to be an above-average rebounder where he can quickly push the basketball up the floor as well as have a quick step finishing at the rim. Wright is currently committed to Baylor University.
Jaylen RobinsonrnA 6-6 senior forward who transferred from Providence to DME Academy has a strong knack for making hustle plays on both ends of the floor. Robinson can find ways to score whether it’s beating the opposition off the dribble or scoring off the catch. On the defensive end, Robinson is a bouncy athlete where he can challenge shots at the front of the rim as well as out on the perimeter playing with a ton of length. Over the course of the off-season, Robinson has continued to improve as a ball-handler and perimeter scoring threat.
Willie SheppardrnSchool: West Oaks Academy
A 6-0 senior point guard is lightning quick when he has the basketball in his hands as he plays with a head full of a steam. Sheppard transferred from Oldsmar Christian to West Oaks Academy where he is one of plenty new faces for their program heading into the season. His offensive skillset is nearly flawless as he plays under control where he makes the right reads and has continued to improve his outside shooting and playmaking. On the defensive side, Sheppard plays with a ton of energy where he hustles after loose balls and applies great on-the-ball pressure. I’m really excited to see Sheppard take the floor this season and it shouldn’t take long for him to get acclimated to his new teammates.
Jayden Joseph rnA 6-2 sophomore guard who transferred from Chaminade-Madonna to West Oaks Academy during the offseason. On the offensive end, Joseph is unafraid when it comes to scoring at the front of the rim through crowds. His jump shot is still continuing to develop but has drastically improved since the beginning of his freshman season. On the defensive side, he plays with a ton of activity where he applies great pressure around the rim and rebounds well for his size. Joseph is already receiving interest from several mid-major schools as well as holding offers from Florida State, Mississippi State, Oregon, UCF and USC.
Rylan KellyrnSchool: Southeastern Prep Academy
A 6-3 sophomore guard who has a great feel and understanding for the game at a young age. Kelly plays with a ton of activity whether he has the ball in his hands or not. On the offensive side, Kelly is a primary pass-first guard where he gets his teammates involved early and often. He plays around the rim with great length as he is an above-average rebounder where he’s battling bigger players for positioning. On the defensive side, Kelly shows a ton of quickness on opposing guards keeping them away from getting easy looks at the basket. Keep an eye on Kelly as he continues to get better every time he steps onto the floor.
Kayden AllenrnSchool: Montverde Academy
A 6-6 sophomore guard who can score well off the dribble as well as off the catch. He has a crafty game on the offensive end when he has the ball in his hands where he can make plays happen. He plays with a ton of size and physicality around the rim where he uses his strength finishing above the rim. On the defensive end, Allen can guard positions 1 through 4 with his length and is unafraid to challenge bigger opponents when it comes to guarding the rim. Allen is looking to have a stellar sophomore season, where he averaged 24.3 points per game during the EYBL Circuit playing for Georgia Stars.