Here’s some of last weeks South Florida high school basketball news you may have missed (June 8-14).
Kemari Brown Commits To Miami Dade College:
On Wednesday, Boyd Anderson guard Kemari Brown announced that he will be committing to Miami Dade College. Brown was previously committed to South Georgia Tech before deciding to de-commit on June 4.
The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 16.4 points a night, leading the Cobras to a 17-12 record last season. The senior guard’s impressive season earned him numerous recognitions, including a HoopMIA All-Star Game selection.
Brown will be joining an 18-11 Miami Dade College team that is looking to benefit from Brown’s energy and ability on the court.
Wesley Cardet Receives Offer From Rutgers University
Offers keep coming in for the 2021 Northeast combo guard, with Rutgers University being the latest to offer Wesley Cardet.
Averaging 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists per game last season, Cardet was a huge piece to Northeast’s 21-7 record. Wesley’s impressive junior season earned him Broward Boys’ 7A-5A first-team honors.
The 6-foot-6 guard is listed as a four-star on 247Sports. Cardet is ranked as the No. 4 player in Florida, No. 5 combo guard in the country, and No. 45 player in the nation.
The four-star guard currently holds over 10 division-one offers, including Florida, Clemson, USC, and Iowa State.
Northeast brothers Ryan and Matthew Bewley have each received a spot on the ESPN Class of 2023 Top 25 rankings.
Matthew Bewley was named the No. 9 ranked freshman in the nation, following a 2019-20 season in which he averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks per game.
Brother Ryan Bewley was ranked No. 14 in the class of 2023, averaging 10 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks alongside a loaded squad that featured eight guys that’ll be playing college ball this upcoming fall.
The Bewley brothers helped lead the Hurricanes to a 21-7 record, finishing with a second-round Class 5A state tournament exit to Pines Charter by a score of 76-69.
The newly updated ESPN 60 rankings awarded three South Florida stars a spot amongst the nations best.
The first player to land a spot is IMG transfer Jett Howard. The 6-foot-7 guard was placed as the nations 37th ranked sophomore. Howard comes off an excellent sophomore season in which he averaged 15.6 points and 3.7 rebounds for the 19-7 NSU University School Sharks.
Following Howard is his Nightrydas teammate, Greg Glenn, at the 38th spot. Glenn helped lead the Calvary Christian Eagles to a 21-8 record, averaging 14.6 points, 2.3 assists, and six rebounds a night.
Mater Academy’s Malik Reneau was the final South Florida player to be placed on the prestigious list. Being named as the 48th best sophomore. Reneau proved many to be the most talented young player in Dade-County, averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds, leading Mater to a 25-5 record and a 6A District 16 Championship.
Rising junior brothers Tyler and Tayler Hendricks announced that they will be transferring from NSU University School to Calvary Christian High School for next season.
In their sophomore campaigns, top 75 forward Taylor Hendricks averaged 14.2 points, 1.2 assists, and 8.6 rebounds a game, while brother Tyler averaged 2.1 points, 0.5 assists, and 0.6 rebounds per contest.
The brothers join the No. 38 ranked junior, Gregg Glenn, at Calvary Christian. The Eagles finished the 2019-20 campaign with a 21-8 record. They look to bring home a state championship victory with the addition of the class of 22 stars.
Osei Price Commits To South Kent
Pembroke Pines Charter guard Osei Price is reclassifying to the class of 2021 and will play a post-grad year at South-Kent.
Price averaged 15.8 points-per-game, leading the Jaguars to a 26-3 record. Pines Charter closed their season with a state championship loss to Rickards, 67-60.
Schoolhouse Prep Hires New Coach
Former Lebanese League coach Guillermo Vecchio will be coaching at Schoolhouse Prep for the upcoming basketball season.
Vecchio has quite the resume, coaching five national teams, winning three gold medals. In addition, he has two years of NBA experience.
Schoolhouse Prep will be hoping to continue their winning ways, ending last season with an overall record of 20-9.
One of South Florida’s best will be traveling upstate to play college ball at FSU. Take a look back at some of his top high school moments before he heads off to college.