With one player committing, two players transferring and three top prospects earning Division I offers, 305Sports made it easy for you to get your weekly South Florida high school basketball fix.
Last week’s top story comes out of Miami, FL, as former South Miami center, Brandon Sanders announced his commitment to Temple University.
Sanders, 6-foot-10, chose Temple over offers from Florida Gulf Coast and Illinois State. He was the county’s top defender this past season at South Miami, averaging 11.1 rebounds and a remarkable 8.0 blocks per game.
A 305Sports All-Dade Third Team selection, Sanders is an exceptional defender at the rim and moves well for somebody at his size. Offensively, he’s still raw and struggles to score but provides spacing and presents himself as a force to be reckoned with on the P&R.
Before heading out to the Philadelphia, PA. campus, Sanders will be playing a post grad year at The Potter’s House Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL).
Former Wellington guard, Marvel Allen, will be making the move to Calvary Christian High School.
Along with the Hendricks brothers transferring about a month back, the 2023 guard will also be joining the No. 38 ranked junior, Gregg Glenn, along with standouts Dylan Canoville and Carl Chefenant.
Allen, who holds offers from LSU, Virginia Tech and USF, will be competing on an Eagles team that concluded its 2019-20 season with over 20 wins.
Three Players Receive Division 1 Offers
Four of South Florida’s top high school basketball prospects received Division 1 offers in a jam-packed week.
Northeast combo guard, Wesley Cardet, collected two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) offers in Howard and Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (Florida A&M) last Monday.
The 6-foot-5 rising senior put up 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists per contest en route to a 21-7 record.
Cardet has heard from many powerful Division I programs including Miami (FL), Florida, Maryland and St. John’s, among others.
Clemson University is the latest to offer Westminster Academy (FL) forward Ben Middlebrooks.
“Clemson’s an awesome offer because it’s an ACC school which is almost as close as it can be to a pro league,” Middlebrooks told 305Sports. “Also it’s where my sister goes to school which is cool.”
Averaging 17.8 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 1.4 rebounds per game, the class of 2022 forward led the Lions to another district title while also earning a spot on the 2020 Broward 1A-5A First-Team.
Both Calvary Christian rising sophomores received an offer from Louisiana State University (LSU) on Friday.
Allen is coming off an impressive freshman with 18.2 points, 4.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds per night carrying his former team, the Wellington Wolverines, to a 21-7 season.
Teammate Chefenant added 6.8 points, 1.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds to the stat sheet for the 21-8 Eagles last season.
Marvel Allen has quite the offer list already with schools such as Virginia Tech, UCF, and Temple showing interest in the nations No. 46 class of 2023 recruit, according to Prep Hoops.
As for Chefenant, he currently maintains an offer from Western Kentucky and has stayed in contact with Miami (FL), Florida and Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Chanston Weatherspoon Transfers To TLAP Sports Academy
Village Academy forward, Chanston Weatherspoon, will be transferring to Train Like A Pro (TLAP) Sports Academy for his sophomore season.
“Same Beast, New Mindset, New Habit,” the rising sophomore stated via Twitter.
In his freshman year, Weatherspoon and the Tigers made it to the 2A District 14 finals, falling to Grandview Prep, 73-56, before reaching the state title but losing to Lake Worth Christian, 67-58, to conclude their 2019-2020 campaign.
Standing at 6-foot-5, Weatherspoon’s athleticism and length has the ability to shapren his overall skill during his tenure at TLAP Sports Academy.