Posted On: 01/17/18 1:53 PM
Jaiden Lee, Palm Glades
With Palm Glades a bit shorthanded with the absence of key personnel, Lee knew he had to elevate his game in all phases in order to beat Coral Shores.
The 6-foot-3, Class of 2018 guard did just that. With blurring quickness and electrifying displays of athleticism, Lee scored a game best 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. His steely resolve and timely buckets resulted in a 65-58 victory.
The rugged guard flew all over the court and crashed the boards with a ferocity many at 6-foot-3 simply are not capable of. Lee has been one of the area’s premier presences on the glass.
With his bouncy athleticism and nose for the ball, he’s able to out-duel forwards and centers with significant height advantages for rebounds. He’s said multiple times he wants a 20-rebound game and the more he competes, the more his words may eventually prove prophetic.
Charlie Osceola, South Ridge
South Ridge made a statement with its recent 71-57 win over a reputable Killian team. Osceola, a high-motored 5-foot-8 guard, scored 26 points in leading the way.
Quick, crafty, and proficient at getting to the rim and finessing a finish, Osceola is one of the most entertaining guards to watch in the Class of 2018. Constantly playing at full throttle mode and in attack mode, he’s the type of point guard who is engaged throughout all 94 feet.
Gabriel Francisco, Miami High
Though Miami High suffered a tough 76-73 loss to Miami Beach, Francisco showed out and simultaneously added value to his NCAA profile with a 24-point performance.
The senior, who is coming off a 28-point performance, has incorporated a unique floater into his arsenal. At 6-foot-4, he can knock down perimeter shots and score around the rim with efficiency. It certainly helps that he boasts a 3.2 GPA.
Franky Garcia, St. Brendan
In St. Brendan’s 68-51 victory over Terra, Garcia turned in a near triple double with 25 points, 10 boards, and eight steals. The pesky 5-foot-8 guard has been the team’s defensive stalwart all season, with a recent eight steal game during a recent 11-point victory over LaSalle.
While he’s known for his harassing defense first and foremost, the gutsy little guard has been a consistent double digit scorer.