[MIAMI, FLA.] – 305 Sports and Hoop Familia will host its inaugural South Florida high school basketball All-Star game Saturday, May 1 at Immaculata -La Salle. The event will start at 3 p.m. ET and take place until 5 p.m. ET. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
“I am excited for what this game has to offer,” says Michael Yero, CEO and writer for 305 Sports. “We are giving the best seniors in South Florida an opportunity to compete one last time before heading to play at the collegiate level.”
The teams were selected by captains Josh Minott of St. Andrew’s and Arturo Dean of Calusa Prep. Both teams will have 10 players each, ranging with players from Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
The confirmed list of players selected to take part for Team Minott include: Donovan Draper (Forest Hill); Micah Octave (Olympic Heights); Devin Hines (St. Andrew’s); James Henderson (Westminster Christian); Gabriel Gonzalez (Southwest); Rodrick Johnson Jr. (Dwyer); Matthew Robinson (Western); Dominick Nelson (Archbishop Carroll); Jordan Hinds (Cypress Bay).
Here are the players selected to take part for Team Dean: Ryan Sanchez (Mater Academy); Chris Walker (Wellington); Reggie Luis (Miami Columbus); Dylan Canoville (Calvary Christian); Justin Neely (West Oaks); Jordan Shorter (West Oaks); Joey Brown (Florida Christian); Gary Adams (Western); Emilio Ramirez (La Salle).
Headlining the event is Josh Minott, a Memphis Tigers signee and consensus four-star prospect. The event will also feature Arkansas Little Rock signee Chris Walker, Albany commit Justin Neely, Lafayette commit Devin Hines and D’Youville College signee Rodrick Johnson Jr. 14 players, such as Arturo Dean, Jordan Shorter and James Henderson remain unsigned, but hold offers and interest from Division I programs.
Multiple state champion and state runners-up will be attendance, including: Dylan Canoville (Calvary Christian); Matthew Robinson (Western); Gary Adams (Western); Rodrick Johnson Jr., (Dwyer).
Coaching for Team Minott will be St. Andrew’s assistant coach Roosevelt Gray, who helped lead the Scots to an 11-6 record in 2020-21, which included a Class 3A District 11 championship. As for Team Minott, Eric Rodriguez, who recently accepted a head coaching position at Mater Lakes, will call the shots. He comes off a successful campaign at Mater Academy, making it as far as to the Class 6A state championship game.
“In a year where many thought South Florida basketball wasn’t at its peak, the competition was consistent and worth watching,” said Anthony Yero, CEO and Founder of 305 Sports. “This event will show exactly that.”
305 Sports and Hoop Familia cannot welcome outside fans to this event, because of COVID-19 regulations. Players are allowed two guests each, following the 48 seat limit. However, to ensure a viewing experience, there will be a YouTube live stream on the 305 Sports YouTube channel.
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For more information on the All-Star Game, please contact Michael Yero (305-934-6595) or email 305 Sports ([email protected]).