Atlantic High School-Delray Beach, FL

High School

Posted On: 01/13/18 1:23 PM

Rodwens Albert

The 6-foot, Class of 2018 point guard is one of the best scorer’s in the County. That much was evident during Atlantic’s 41-40 upset of previously undefeated Lake Worth. Albert scored 16 points, providing timely buckets and sparking them after a dismal first half. An adept scorer at all three levels, Albert reeled off a personal 7-0 run during an 11-3 spurt that enabled Atlantic to takeĀ a 29-23 third quarter lead.

Albert is a shifty, gear-changing point guard who also kicks in pivotal assists. The key for Albert and his progression as one of Palm Beach County’s elite players is to get better defensively.

When he’s engaged defensively for four quarters and enables his defense to create offense (as he did in the win over Lake Worth), Albert has the potential to be a very special player.

Kadeem Wilks

Hard-driving left handed guard is constantly moving and creating opportunities offensively. A left handed scorer who can knife to the rim and knockdown a feathery mid-range jumper, Wilks plays a major role for this Atlantic team. It was Wilks who got free for a baseline drive and drew a critical foul with 6.8 seconds left to play.

After misfiring on the first free throw, Wilks calmly sank the game-winner for a pulsating 41-40 victory. Atlantic’s coaching staff emphasized a rigorous non-conference schedule, which included a Kreul Classic berth and other significant tournaments. The higher level of competition has been a major factor in Wilks elevating his game in the backcourt.

RJ Duhart

A go-to scorer inside who plays tough in the trenches, Duhart will play an ultra significant role when he returns from suspension next week. He’s got a sound back to the basket game and has shown the toolset to be a steady interior banger and monster on the glass at times.

At 6-foot-8, he’s the biggest and most skilled frontcourt player Atlantic has to offer. Duhart has the length and shot-blocking ability to spearhead Atlantic’s rim protection.

Justin Brown

The guard/forward brings a toughness and active presence on the glass that has been much needed with Duhart’s recent absence. In a game of last night’s magnitude, Brown was a key source who got to the rim and drew fouls. He also hustled and allowed for Atlantic to get second opportunity buckets.