Freshman Watch: 5 Guys On The Rise (Part 1)

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Posted On: 01/10/18 3:39 PM

The 2021 class has settled in this season here in Florida.

For the most part, there are freshmen making an impact for many different schools.

Here are five 2021 athletes who have already developed their games this season.

Dallan “Deebo” Coleman (West Nassau)

Currently, the point leader in 2021 and in Jacksonville, Dallan “Deebo” Coleman is averaging 22.4 points per game for the Warriors. He’s reached double digits in all 13 games which includes two 30 point outings and seven 20 point games. At 6’4″, the freshman point guard is maturing quickly as a court leader.

Lamarious Martin (Franklin County)

Over in Class 1A, Lamarious Martin is the top scorer for the Seahawks. The 5’11” freshman is averaging 16.5 PPG for Franklin County. Even at the smallest class in the entire state, Martin is showing up in big ways and this is key for his maturing. He’s totaled double digits in all but one game so far this season.

Charles Crews (Strawberry Crest)

After scoring 25 points across his first three games, Charles Crews broke out with a 23-point performance against Plant City. Since then, the 6’0″ freshman has four 20 plus outings to his name. He netted 30 points against Lake Region on Dec. 29 and 29 points against Clearwater on Saturday. Strawberry Crest has given Crews the reigns.

John Solomon (Sarasota Christian)

Earning playing time a year ago as an 8th grader, John Solomon has grown up this season. He’s averaging 15.0 PPG and 9.9 RPG. At 6’7″, Solomon is proving to be a force as he’s scored double digits in nine of 12 games this season including a career-best 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting against the Gulf Coast Heat.

Kaleb Saintil (Sheridan Hills Christian)

In Class 2A, Sheridan Hills Christian is run by senior forward Noah Smith (31.4 PPG). However, there is a scrappy freshman in Kaleb Saintil that is making plays this season. The 5’9″ 2021 guard is averaging 14.4 points per game and has netted 10 or more points in all but two games this season. Saintil is a fast riser.

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