Although it was a quiet week in terms of South Florida High School Basketball, some big-time names made headlines in last week’s (June 22-June 28) news and updates.
Dillard forward Jalen Haynes announced that he’ll attend Montverde Academy for a post-grad year and reclassify to the Class of 2021.
In his 2020 campaign, Haynes averaged 18.4 points, ten rebounds, and two blocks a night for the 24-8 Panthers. Hayne’s dominant style of play helped lead the Panthers to a State Championship where they came up just short against Bartow in a 66-61 overtime loss.
Before deciding to attend Montverde Academy, the 6-foot-8 big collected offers from VCU, USF, UCF, FAU, Mississippi State, and Depaul.
The Pine Crest High School twins received another division-one offer, this week from Oklahoma State.
The highly sought after brothers led Pine Crest to a 20-7 record. In their sophomore campaigns, Amen averaged 16.9 points, 3.7 assists, and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Ausar averaged 17.3 points, 2.6 steals, and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Besides Oklahoma State, the rising juniors also hold offers from Syracuse, Memphis, Iowa State, Baylor, DePaul, and Vanderbilt, among others.
305Sports’s Anthony Yero caught up with Miami native Tavian Percy and discussed his transition from high school to college basketball, in addition to giving advice for incoming college freshman student-athletes.