Happy Monday to all South Florida high school basketball fans.
Here is an update on some of the top stories from the final week of May.
Jordan Lopez Reclassifies And Will Attend Miami Triple Threat
Last Monday Palmetto High School guard Jordan Lopez reclassified to class of 2021 and will attend Miami Prep. Lopez announced his decision to stay home on social media.
Lopez is going to bring his desire to get better and work ethic to the Miami Triple Threat program.
The 6-2 guard averaged 14 points-per-game, 3 assists, and 2 steals leading the Panthers to a 14-11 record, losing in the district final to Braddock High School.
Waldemar Watts Commits to Park University
Another player out of Miami made their college decision on Monday. Miami Southridge guard, Waldemar Watt, signed his letter of intent to play for Park University.
During his senior season for Miami Southridge, Watt averaged ten points, seven assists, three steals, and three rebounds per contest.
The Park University Pirates had a successful season with a 21-7 record. Watt is looking to bring ball handling and lock up defense to the NAIA program.
Ryan Ramirez Signs LOI With Clarks Summit University
The Florida Christian guard is looking to bring some hope to a division three school that finished the season with a 3-22 record.
Ramirez, listed at 6-foot-3, averaged 11.3 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.9 rebounds his senior year, leading the Patriots to a 19-7 record.
The guard will be looking to add his 41 percent shooting to the defenders this season. Ramirez really liked the university and told 305Sports that they made him “feel at home”.
South Florida Stars Receive Division One Offers
A couple of South Florida Basketball players received division one offers last week.
The first player to receive division one offers last week was James Henderson Jr. The 2021 big received offers from Hampton University and University of Northern Arizona last week. Henderson Jr was an absolute beast this season at Westminster Christian averaging 14 points, ten rebounds, four blocks, and 2.5 assists per contest.
Following Henderson Jr’s offers was St Andrew’s Josh Minott.
High major offers are nothing new to Minott as he received his 13th offer from West Virginia University. Some of his other offers include University of Maryland, Florida State University, and Baylor University.
Minott has been averaging big time numbers for the state champions putting up 17.2 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Scotts. It looks like the recruitment process will not be slowing down for these two South Florida bigs.
Mater Lakes Adds Size To Their Roster
Following a 16-12 season and a loss to University School in the regional quarterfinal, Mater Lakes Academy adds size to their roster. Joining the Bears is 6-4 incoming sophomore Tomas Koski and 6-6 incoming senior Max Moratinos.
Moratinos previously came from American High School in Hialeah averaging nine points, four rebounds, and one point per contest on the 9-10 Patriots team.
Tomas Koski will be coming to the Bears from Cypress Bay High School and is looking to make an immediate impact for the 16-12 team. In his freshman year at Cypress Bay, Tomas played on the JV team allowing his size and shooting to lead the Lightning to a 18-4 record. Coach Tejada of the Mater Academy Bears believes that Koski will end up 6-6 with a great shooting ability.
Northeast Point Guard Jermaine Dyges Commits To TLAP Sports Academy
On Thursday, Northeast High School Point Guard Jermaine Dyges announced his commitment to TLAP Sports Academy on social media.
Dyges led Northeast to a successful 21-7 season averaging 12 points-per-game, six assists, and three steals for the Hurricanes.
Dyges is looking to bring his scoring ability, passing, and defense to TLAP Sports Academy.
Jahvon Smith Commits To Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University
It was a very eventful week for the Miami Norland Star. On Friday Jahvon Smith decided to decommit from Moberly Area Community College the #17 JUCO in the nation and the following day he announced that he will be committing to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M).
Smith put up 12.6 points, 4.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and two steals per contest for the 18-10 Vikings. The Rattlers finished the season 12-18 (overall) and 10-6 (conference).
2020 Nike EYBL Season Has Been Cancelled
What is arguably the best recruitment circuit in the nation will be cancelled for 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19.
The South Florida EYBL team Nightrydas Elite will be unable to defend their 15U Peach Jam title from last season due to this cancellation.
South Florida stars such as Mater Academy’s Malik Reanu, University School’s Jett Howard, and Calvary Christian’s Greg Glenn III were all supposed to be on the 16U Nightrydas team this season.
EYBL players across the nation will have to wait till next season to play in the nations top circuit.