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Miami-Dade BB: Top Unsigned Seniors In 2020

The class of 2020 holds a lot of talent in Miami-Dade County, predominantly at the Guard position. We decided to look deeper into the top unsigned seniors in the Class of 2020.

Devin Carter (Doral Academy)

GPA: 3.0, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @stolenwonders

Since transferring from Cherry Creek in Colorado, Devin Carter led Doral Academy to a 44-6 record in two seasons with the Firebirds. The 6-foot-5 guard was enjoying a monster senior campaign that was cut short due to injury. In 17 games, Carter averaged 29.2ppg, 8.5reb, and 2.5ast. His size and length make him a prolific scorer, and a threat from all over the court, most notably from deep.

It is unsure when Carter will commit, but the three-star recruit holds offers from South Carolina, Richmond, Northern Arizona, Georgia Tech, FAU, FIU, East Carolina, DePaul, and College of Charleston.

Tony Sanders (Gulliver Prep)

GPA: 3.1, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @tony_1k

Sanders is a 6-7, 190-pound forward. His four-year tenure playing at Gulliver Prep was nothing short of a success. Just 34 points away from the 2 thousand point mark, Sanders averaged 20.6 ppg, 7.2reb, and 1.5stl his Senior season. The sky is the limit for Sanders, who is ranked as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.

In my 3 years of watching Sanders, his mid-range jumper has been his best attribute, similar to his former teammate and now Minnesota Commit Jamal Mashburn Jr. Give him the ball at the top of the key and he’ll knock down a jump shot from the free-throw line every time.

Sanders holds offers from Dayton, FSU, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wyoming, Yale, and FGCU. However, the Flyers have emerged as the earlier favorite for the forward after he took a visit in February.

Ga’Khari Lacount (Coral Park)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @holytoledophoto

After a historic scoring season for the 6-2 guard, LaCount de-committed from D2 Lynn University. LaCount earned Florida Dairy Farmers Class 7A Player of the Year after averaging 31.5ppg, 8reb, and 6ast while leading Coral Park to an 18-8 record.

The score-first guard can shoot from anywhere on the floor and has the confidence of a lion. He’s what I like to call a silent killer.

LaCount could take the prep school/post-graduate route in order to field better offers, but it’s clear he has what it takes to score and perform at the next level.

Anthony Lopez Jr (SchoolHouse Prep)

GPA: 3.4, SAT: 1010

Via Twitter: @Hoop_Mia

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Anthony Lopez led SchoolHouse Prep averaging 20.8ppg, 3.6rpg, and 2.0ast. The 6-4 guard took the Wolfpack to their second consecutive State Final Four in Lakeland.

Lopez is one of the best athletes in Miami, and he uses his athleticism to score at the basket, in addition to being a solid mid-range and three-point shooter.

His scoring abilities earned him an offer from D1 McNeese State back in January. He’s one of the few scorers with D1 height and length in Miami-Dade, and it should earn him a spot on a Division 1 Team this fall.

Carlos Hart (North Miami)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via: Bryan Cereijo/ Miami Herald

At 6-6, Carlos Hart was the leader of the pack for the North Miami Pioneers, averaging 17.8ppg, 6.7reb, and 4.8ast. He’s been a starter since his sophomore year, and his improved drastically since. Hart has the size and ball-handling skills to play point guard at the Division 1 level.

Hart has received mid-major college recruitment interest from Ball State, Stetson, and others.

Nicolas Louis-Jacques (South Miami)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @nick.lj_

At 6-5, Louis-Jacques is a combo guard who scores at ease. He is deemed unbearable by many with his lights out shooting; as he shot 62% (79-128) from beyond the arc this season. Louis-Jacques averaged 16.6 ppg and grabbed 4.1reb while shooting 69% from the field.

Louis-Jacques will find the most success at the Division 1 early because of his length and shooting abilities. He’s picked up offers from Stetson, Mercer, and New Hampshire.

Brandon Sanders (South Miami)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @holytoledophoto

Sanders is an elite level defensive recruit. He is an active defender and defends at the rim exceptionally. The 6-10 forward moves very well for somebody his size. As a senior, Sanders averaged 11 rebounds and 8 blocks per game.

Offensively, he struggles to score but provides spacing and presents himself as a force to be reckoned with on the P&R.

Sanders has been under-recruited heavily, with just 2 offers: Florida Gulf Coast and Ilinois State.

Jose-Luis Benitez (SchoolHouse Prep)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @holytoldedophoto

Jose-Luis averaged 11.4ppg, 4.5ast, and 4.3reb on a stacked SchoolHouse prep squad. The 6-1 guard may be undersized, but his athleticism and IQ make up for it. Benitez is a high flyer who comes down big-time dunks and also finds his teammates consistently.

A native of the Dominican Republic, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty in the paint, diving for loose balls. His heart and knowledge of the game should land him a scholarship this spring/summer.

Isaiah Josue (Mater Academy)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @torohoops

At 6-3, Josue is an athletic and lanky combo guard who can dribble and score the ball very well. He averaged 10.1ppg for the best team in Miami.

I got the pleasure of watching Josue at the Hoop MIA All-Star Game practice and he was flying all over the place, most notably an alley-oop from his AAU teammate and Moberly Area Community College commit Jahvon Smith.

Josue holds a Division 1 offer from Southeast Missouri State, but should see more come his way this spring.

David Perez Jr (Riviera Prep)

GPA: 3.66, SAT: 1280

Via Instagram: @torohoops

As a Junior, Perez was a solid role player for University School as they captured the Class 5A State Championship and made an appearance at Geico Nationals.

Perez rejoined his home-roots at Riviera Prep and dominate from the beginning, averaging 15ppg, 8reb, 4ast, 4stl, and 2blk for the 24-7 Riviera Prep Bulldogs.

My favorite player to watch in Miami, at just 6-2, Perez jumps out the roof every night with big-time dunks. He controls the ball very well and has a great mid-range and 3-point jump shot.

Perez has been under-recruited heavily; he holds offers from Ave Maria, Brandeis, and Stevenson and interests from Stony Brook, Marietta, Albion, and St. Thomas. He received an invitation to this summers Venezuelan 19U National Team camp.

Perez has the heart, athleticism, and skill to be on a Division 1 roster this fall.

Walter Daniels (Coral Gables)

GPA: 3.7, SAT: N/A

Via Twitter: @CGWalt3

At 6-6, 175lb, Daniels is the best defender in Miami. Daniels used his suffocating defense to shut down Doral Academy’s Devin Carter to 9-21 shooting (43%) back in January.

He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and slashes to the basket with force, averaging 10.4ppg, 4.9reb, 2.0ast, and 1.3stl.

Walter is an extremely hard worker and does not back down from a fight. I expect to see him at the next level this fall.

Justin Reid (Dr Krop)

GPA: N/A, SAT: N/A

Via Instagram: @justinr._

Reid is a 6-7 high flying forward. He averaged 16.1ppg and 8.5reb while leading the Dr.Krop Lightning to a 16-5 record. Reid has the size and length to excel at the next level.

He holds an offer from Albany State University but the Prep School/Post-Graduate route could be an option for Reid.

Vee’Lesk Avin (North Miami)

GPA: 4.0, SAT: 1280, ACT: 22

via Instagram: @305sportss

Avin is a 6-4 shooting guard that can score from all around the court. In addition to being an excellent student, Avin also has a strong knowledge of the game, as the North Miami senior averaged 20.2ppg, 6reb, and 5ast.

Avin is another one of those grit and grind players that will help any team at the next level.

He holds offers from Holy Family and Labette Community College.

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