Despite the departure of some of their finest prospects, South Florida high school basketball is determined to bounce back from its disappointing playoff run.
Here are a few players that are looking to make a statement in their final year of secondary school.
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Micah Bell – Archbishop Caroll
After previously attending Chapel Hill High School (Douglasville, GA), Micah Bell will soon become a household name in the South Florida basketball scene. Before transferring, Bell was a 4A Region 5 Georgia First Team All-State selection. The 6-foot-4 point guard averaged 19.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.4 steals in his junior campaign, leading his team to a 19-9 record.
While not much has been put on display (COVID-19), Bell showed tremendous upside in recent private runs.
Micah’s athleticism and scoring ability landed him a Division I offer from VCU back in May. He planned on participating in the EYBL circuit with the Georgia Stars.
David Fernandez – Belen Jesuit
The ability to facilitate and make his teammates better is a given for Belen Jesuit’s David Fernandez. Fernandez notched 12.9 points, 5.2 assists, and five rebounds a night, leading Belen to a 17-11 record.
Fernadez’s impressive play was in full effect against Archbishop, scoring up 31 points, four assists, and two rebounds in a 68-56 victory. McCarthy. Injuries did get the best of the 5-foot-8 guard, keeping him out of the district playoffs.
Alongside his brother, rising sophomore Daniel Fernandez, Belen should remain on the radar as a team to keep your eye on in 2020.
Dylan Canoville – Calvary Christian
There’s no denying Dylan Canoville’s grit and grind to consistently improve and make his team successful on all ends of the court. The 2021 guard did just that as a junior, averaging 11.3 points and 5.9 rebounds on a 21-8 Eagles squad.
Canoville was a standout performer at the Florida Legacy invitational, proving himself on the court through his “high flyer, nonstop motor.”
Canoville has heard from numerous Division I schools, including Towson University and College of Charleston. Teaming up with top rising juniors Gregg Glenn and Taylor Hendricks, Dylan Canoville will for sure be the final piece of the Calvary Christian big three en route for a state title.
Kameron Johnson – Doral Academy
With the departure of South Carolina commit Devin Carter, it’s Kameron Johnson’s time to shine at Doral Academy. The 6-foot-6 forward flashed great potential with the Firebirds, notching 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Johnson’s post presence makes him such a hard player to stop, considering the size advantage he has from other schools. He proved just that against Southridge, posting 25 points and 12 rebounds in a 61-37 victory.
Pedro Brown – Grandview Prep
At 6-foot-8, 205 pounds, there aren’t many players like Pedro Brown in South Florida. Brown, 18, was dynamic last season, averaging 10.3 points and six rebounds a night on a young 20-8 Grandview Prep squad.
Brown was able to showcase his talents against one of the better teams in Palm Beach County, Wellington High School. In a 91-71 win against the Wolverines, the small forward put his scoring ability on full display, adding 20 points to the teams total.
Brown recently collected an offer from Southeastern Louisiana State University.