After a few quiet weeks of South Florida High School Basketball news, things are starting to heat up again in the 305, 954 and 561.
Jordan Johnson Transfers To University School
Former Fort Lauderdale High School guard, Jordan Johnson, will be playing his senior campaign with the Sharks at NSU University School. “Last go around,” Johnson announced via Twitter.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard’s athleticism and ability to push the ball in transition helped lead Fort Lauderdale to conquer a 19-8 record.
The former Flying L will be joining a Sharks team that finished their 2019-2020 campaign who ended their season with a heartbreaking 63-61 loss against Stranahan in the regional semi-finals.
4 South Florida Prospects Receive Offers
Highly ranked class of 2023 prospects, Ryan and Matthew Bewley joined the likes of Northeast High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL.) teammate Wesley Cardet in receiving an offer from St. John’s University.
Both brothers showed out during this year’s Showtime Roundup. Matthew Bewley posted 34 points and 10 rebounds against Team Parsons while brother Ryan added a 16 point outing against Q6 All-Stars Elite.
The rising sophomores are currently ranked in the top 15 by ESPN, placing Matthew at No. 9 and Ryan at No. 14, respectively. The highly touted twins also hold offers from Depaul, Florida, Florida State, and Alabama.
The Wellington High School rising sophomore received an offer from Virginia Tech on Thursday.
The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game, leading the Wolves to a 21-7 record.
Some other schools that are showing interest in the No. 46 ranked junior are Oklahoma State, Dayton, UCF, USF, Temple and FGCU.
Montverde Academy transfer and former Mater Academy star, Malik Reneau, received an offer from the University of Florida.
Reneau averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds in his sophomore campaign en route to a 25-5 record. The 6-foot-7 forward has racked up offers from FSU, LSU, Miami (FL) and Oklahoma State.
The final player to rack up a Division I offer was South Miami star, Arturo Dean, who was offered by Jacksonville University.
Averaging 24.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 5.1 steals, Dean led South Miami to an overall record of 22-6. The 2021 guard has proved to be one of Miami’s top prospects through his speed, craftiness and overall confidence with the ball. Dean also holds offers FGCU, Mercer and Stetson.
Former Schoolhouse Prep (FL) class of 2021 big, Jabari Williams, will transfer and play his senior season at the newly revived Calusa Prep (FL).
Williams’ ability to take control of the paint has landed him a few division-one offers and interests from Stony Brook, VCU, SMU and Illinois State.
The 6-foot-11 power forward’s ability to take control of the paint helped lead the Wolfpack to a 20-9 record, and a Class 2A State Semi-Final appearance. One of his top performances included an 11 point and six rebound outing in an 82-40 win against LaSalle.
Williams will be joined by teammate Jehu Wright and coach Anthony Concepcion at Calusa Prep.