Take a look at our first annual 305Sports High School Boys Basketball All-Dade Teams.
Our selections are based on team success and individual production from the recently-completed season. We did not prioritize anyone’s future at the collegiate level.
All-Dade First Team:
Ga’Khari Lacount (Coral Park)
Coral Park’s Ga’Khari Lacount had undeniably one of the most impressive seasons in Miami-Dade. Averaging 31 points-per-game, 5.7 assists, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.8 steals, Lacount led Coral Park to an 18-8 record.
Big games against Coral Gables, recording 39 points, Miami Beach, dropping 43, and Miami High with 41 solidified a spot for the 6’2 guard in 305Sports’ All-Dade First Team.
Justin Neely (Miami High)
Miami High’s Justin Neely was arguably unguardable, averaging 27.2 points while racking up 12.3 boards a night. Neely led Miami High to a 14-10 record, claiming the 7A District 15 Championship against Columbus, 68-62.
The 6’6 Junior notched the most memorable performance of the season, recording a 60-point triple-double in a 104-99 win against Coral Park. His ability to score and find an open player along with his defensive skills earned Neely a spot on the First Team.
Devin Carter (Doral Academy)
Doral’s Devin Carter was one of the toughest players to guard in Dade County this season, averaging 28.8 points a night along with 8.7 rebounds. Carter led Doral to a 17-8 record, sadly, an injury cut the 6’4 guards season short.
In his 17 games played, Carter totaled 489 points on 50% shooting. His athleticism and overall ability to be successful offensively earned Carter a spot on the First Team.
Malik Reneau (Mater Academy)
Mater Academy’s Malik Reneau proved many to be without a doubt, the most talented young player in Dade-County. Reneau averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds, leading Mater to a 25-5 record, winning the 6A District 16 Championship past South Miami, 85-62.
Despite having their season cut short by Dillard in the Regional Finals, Reneau and Mater were the most impressive squad out of Miami in the 2019-20 season. The 6’7 sophomore provided more than an enough to earn a spot on the First Team.
Gabe Taylor (Gulliver Prep)
In his senior campaign, Gulliver Prep’s Gabe Taylor showed out all season long, averaging 22 points-per-game and 4.6 assists. Taylor lead Gulliver to a 23-7 record, claiming the 4A District 16 Championship against Key West, 75-47.
Despite falling to Stranahan in Regional Finals, a strong showing for Taylor throughout the season along with his teams success earned him a spot on the First Team.
All-Dade Second Team
Arturo Dean (South Miami)
If we could expand our First Team to 6 players, South Miami PG Arturo Dean would quickly fill that missing spot. The 5’11 junior guard averaged 24.6 points and 5.5 assists, leading South Miami to a 22-6 record.
Although Dean’s numbers being remarkably impressive to say the least, his team’s success in District and Regional playoffs were a key factor to him falling to our Second Team.
Anthony Lopez Jr (Schoolhouse Prep)
Schoolhouse Prep’s Anthony Lopez Jr. was one of Dade County’s most gifted players, using his athleticism in the paint along with his standout shooting ability.
Averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 rebounds, Lopez Jr. and Schoolhouse finished with a 20-9 record, claiming their District and Regional Championship but falling in State Semi-Finals. The 6’4 Senior was special enough to earn himself a spot on the Second Team.
Osmar Garcia-Araujo (Riviera Prep)
As a freshmen, Osmar Garcia-Araujo turned many heads with his toughness on the floor, averaging 17 points-per-game and an impressive 13.7 rebounds for Riviera Prep. Garcia-Araujo and Riviera went onto finish with a 24-7 record, claiming a 3A District 15 Championship but falling in Regional Finals.
The 6’6 big-man was also extremely efficient defensively, adding 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks a night. These numbers at such a young stage in his career earned Garcia-Araujo a spot on the Second Team.
Tony Sanders (Gulliver Prep)
Tony Sanders continued to solidify a name for himself in his senior year at Gulliver Prep, averaging 20.6 points and 7.2 rebounds.
The 6’7 forward used his mid-range jumper to his advantage, taking over periods of games with scoring runs that made Sanders at times unstoppable. Sanders’ ability to contribute on the floor along with his teams success earned him a spot on the Second Team.
Esteban Lluberes (Riviera Prep)
Following a memorable freshman campaign for Esteban Lluberes, his sophomore season offered more to his game, averaging 20 points and 6 assists a night. Lluberes was crafty around the rim and was capable of hitting shots and finding his teammates throughout every moment of the game.
The 5’9 PG concluded another successful season with Riviera Prep, finishing 24-7, conquering a District Championship. As he develops throughout his high school career, Lluberes will undoubtedly be back on our list as one of Dade County’s top prospects.
All-Dade Third Team:
Brandon Sanders (South Miami)
No explanation for this 6’10 big-man, Brandon Sanders out of South Miami is the county’s top defender, averaging 11.1 rebounds and a remarkable 8.0 blocks. Sanders was special throughout the entire season for South Miami, helping them finish with a 22-6 record.
Nonetheless, Sanders’ average has of 3.9 points-per-game kept him from reaching the First or Second Team.
Jahvon Smith (Norland)
Norland’s Jahvon Smith was one of Dade County’s most impressive prospects. Averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 assists, Smith led Norland to a 18-10 record, claiming the 5A District 15 Championship.
An impressive season from the 6’0 was definitely worth regarding, putting him on the Third Team.
Carlos Hart (North Miami)
North Miami’s Carlos Hart was conceivably Dade County’s top all-around player. Averaging 17.8 points, 4.8 assists and 6.7 rebounds, Hart stepped up huge for North Miami, being one of the key factors to a 15-7 season.
The 6’5 shooting guard was out extremely dynamic during the HoopMIA practice run. However, a disappointing end result in District and Regional playoffs caused Hart to fall on the Third Team.
Justin Reid (Dr. Krop)
Krop’s Justin Reid was dynamic all season long, averaging 16.1 points and 8.5 rebounds-per-game. His height of 6-foot-5-inches made Reid difficult to defend at all times.
Despite leading Krop to a 16-5 record, a disappointing District and Regional run had Reid fall to the Third Team.
Jimel Cofer Jr. (Schoolhouse Prep)
Schoolhouse Prep’s Jimel Cofer Jr. was one of the quickest and most athletic guards in Dade County this season. Averaging 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, Cofer Jr. was a big part of Schoolhouse’s State Semifinal run.
Although Cofer Jr. preferred to drive and use his athleticism, he could pull up and drain shots every night. His teams success along with impact on the squad earned him a spot on the Third Team.
Desmond Romer (Coral Gables)
Melvin Diaz (Champagnat)
Nick Louis-Jacques (South Miami)
Jimel Lane (Coral Gables)
Scottie Middleton (Columbus)
James Henderson (Westminster Christian)
Anthony Floyd (Mater Lakes)
Deshaun Joseph (Krop)
Jose-Luis Benitez (Schoolhouse Prep)
Demetrius Patterson (Miami Beach)
David Perez (Riviera Prep)
Isaiah Josue (Mater Academy)
Vee’lesk Avin (North Miami)
Jordan Cooke (Miami Country Day)
Diego Lamonica (Gulliver Prep)
Ryan Sanchez (Mater Academy)
Reggie Luis (Columbus)
Frankie Idlett (Westminster Christian)
Marcus Frazier (Pace)
Jasai Miles (Miami Country Day)
Emilio Ramirez (Immaculata LaSalle)
Ryan Ramirez (Florida Christian)
Luis Young (Miami Springs)
Craig Starks (Miami Beach)
Jason Don (Coral Park)
David Fernandez (Belen)
Jacoby Brown (Palmetto)
Jordan Lopez (Palmetto)
Romelu Delgado (Coral Gables)