Top Performers: Miami

High School

Posted On: 01/15/18 8:36 PM

Neftali Alvarez, Miami Christian

One of South Florida’s most clutch performers by after hitting a pulsating game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer which propelled Miami Christian to a 51-48 2A state title victory over Florida Prep last year, Alvarez is staking his claim as one of the best passers in the state.

A heady dual threat Class of 2018 point guard, Alvarez continued his tear with a 14-point, 13-assist performance which propelled Miami Christian to an 84-67 victory over an Oldsmar team negated by a spate of costly injuries.

Alvarez, who holds offers from programs such as Wichita State, Florida International, Dayton, Arkansas State, and a bevy of others, is currently the only player in the region averaging double digits in assists.

Aaron Gedeon, Miami Christian

Against an Oldsmar team with a thinned out front line, Gedeon was superb. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward/center scored 15 points and tore down 11 rebounds, exposing the void upfront.

Though Oldsmar was forced to play with just five players, high-flying and hard dunking 6-foot-7 forward Tyrese Williams has been a steady and workmanlike leader for first year head coach Alex Arias’ program.

Jovan Debrito, Miami Palmetto

During a marquee matchup against an Alantic High School (Delray Beach, FL) team fresh off a massive upset of previously undefeated Lake Worth High School on Friday, Debrito poured in a game-high 27 points as Palmetto stamped a 59-51 win.

Matt Perez, Florida Christian School

While Florida Christian came up short during a dizzying 55-50 loss SLAM MIAMI, Perez turned in an efficient account of himself. The combination guard scored 20 points, pulled down nine boards, and added three assists.

With active hands all across the defensive end and stout on-ball pressure throughout, Perez had three steals to pace Florida Christian of Miami.

It was certainly a big stage for Perez, who has enhanced his profile with several similar stat sheet stuffing performances this season.