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Posted On: 01/6/18 4:58 PM
Santaluces entered the first day of the 2018 Charger Classic as one of the more underappreciated, unknown teams of a star-spangled tournament featuring Fort Lauderdale’s University School and reigning state champion Westminster. In a 61-58 win over Wekiva, the Palm Beach County program showed grit and featured several under the radar prospects who ooze of promise.
The 6-foot-4 guard brings the type of bouncy athletic ability that mirrors Santaluces hard, high flying, rim-to-rim attack. Miller had 16 points to lead Santaluces in Friday’s win against Wekiva. It was his ability to finish and also his at the rim defense that enabled him to stand out amongst the crowd. Miller has shouldered the leadership role for this Santaluces team and the boundless energy he plays with makes him a two-way threat.
Sagesse had 11 points and displayed a hard attacking style on Friday’s win over Wekiva. His ability to fight for a good shot and make plays offensively displayed the awareness his brings.
The Class of 2020 guard is a deadeye 3-point shooter who has the type of high-level shooting acumen to kick-star and cap big, game-altering runs. Dixon is clearly the team’s best shooter as a sophomore. In day-to-day progression, he must expand his offensive repertoire so that he’s not ultra reliant on his behind the arc game.
On a team that loves to play small ball and a rather thin frontline, Bentley is a big body who is constantly tasked with applying ramped up defensive pressure on bigger players. Plays a prominent role as a key rebounder.
The 6-foot-1 guard has potential to be a knockdown shooter if he continues to progress. As a lefty, he’s got upside as a supplementary scorer. Should continue to provide quality minutes as a role player and guy who can be a key figure in the pick-and-pop and perimeter attack.