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Northeast Receives 2020 City Of Palms Invitation

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Following a successful 21-7 season, the Northeast Hurricanes are expected to make some noise at the national level next fall. 

Out of Oakland Park, Florida, Northeast had an opportunity to face top tier talent at last seasons Tarkanian Classic, matching up against the No. 2 nationally-ranked Sierra Canyon Blazers and the Mayfair Monsoons. The Hurricanes topped Mayfair at the Classic, 72-70.

Under former head coach Darrance Gillion, who recently accepted a role on the Samford University staff, Northeast’s talent varies from all classes. Led by four-star 2021 combo guard Wesley Cardet and 2023 forwards Matthew and Ryan Bewley, the Hurricanes are on pace to remain a powerful program for years to come.

Their impressive resume earned them 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.

“We were very excited,” Wesley Cardet told 305Sports.

“It’ll make us realize that we all got something to prove and it’s going to make us play harder throughout the school year since we are now on that national stage.”

Expectations are high, Northeast will be representing Broward County, once led by Vernon Carey Jr and Scottie Barnes’ University School. The Sharks won the City of Palms title back in 2017, defeating Memphis East, 77-72.

“Things are going to be very exciting for us since we got a lot of top prospects,” Cardet continued. “We will definitely try to win our region and states, but most importantly get our guys to college, I think our school is good at that.”

High School Basketball writer for 305Sports. Isaac loves all aspects of basketball and is so excited to be the High School Basketball writer.

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