In surprising fashion, some of South Florida’s highly touted basketball recruits have chosen to depart from Northeast High School (Oakland Park, FL).
One of the area’s better teams, the Hurricanes saw seniors Wesley Cardet Jr. and Jameon Harris, along with class of 2023 brothers Matt and Ryan Bewley all announced their intentions of transferring to West Oaks Academy (Orlando, FL) on Monday.
Coming off a 21-7 season, Northeast had expectations of a thriller season in the making. In fact, they recently earned an invitation to the City of Palms Classic, held in Fort Meyers, Florida.
The invitational has held multiple powerhouse high schools and NBA talent, including Bam Adebayo and Jayson Tatum.
Still, the decision to transfer came far beyond the program and the future of it. Instead, they’re far more concerned about the stability of having winter sports in 2020-21.
“At this point in time there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the FHSAA in general and Broward County Schools in particular when it comes to athletics. As a result we feel it’s in our best interest as student athletes to transfer to SIAA member school West Oaks Academy,” all four players said via social media.
Heading to play for sixth-year head coach Kenny Gillon, their coach at Team Breakdown, there’s high expectations for those group of guys. The Flame recorded a 25-8 record last season, defeating No. 2 ranked Oak Hill Academy on the road, snapping their 23-year home win streak.
At the end of the day, their goal is straight. It’s all about “continuing on path to reach our ultimate goal.”