Top Performers: South Florida

High School

Posted On: 01/12/18 11:32 AM

Damian Miller, Miramar

A highly-skilled guard known for his spurt-ability, Miller was the stabilizing force behind Miramar’s 71-52 thrashing of Dillard this week.

While Miramar’s smothering perimeter defense was a major component in the win, Miller scored a game-best 30 points. He connected on six 3-point field goals and triggered a wild, back breaking 26-4 power surge which Miramar closed out the first half on.

The 6-foot-5 guard cemented his status as a Division-I prospect with a performance of this caliber.

Kentron Poitier, SLAM MIAMI

The bouncy forward has been a consistent threat all season, a factor that has run parallel with SLAM Miami’s emergence as a reputable South Florida program.

With an impressive vertical, a knack for hustle points, and an adeptness at boxing out and securing key rebounds, Poitier has been one of the area’s most under the radar prospects this winter.

Poitier scored 20 points, ripped down 15 boards, and added three blocks in a 64-58 win over Booker T. While he comes with lesser acclaim than some of the city’s more known prospects, Poitier has been a reliable and athletic piece. His high-flying game and proficiency around the rim has mirrored Slam’s ascension.

Chris Murray, Southwest

At 6-foot-6 with a face-up game and interior toughness, Murray (pictured) is often tasked with playing bigger than he is. He’s savored the true big man role by scoring inside and effectively attacking the rim while exploiting mismatches in the half-court set.

Murray scored 21 points in leading the 10-4 Eagles to a 51-43 victory over Braddock on Jan.9.

Leonardo Martinez, Ferguson

Heading into this season, Martinez was cognizant that stepping into a leadership role would entail scoring at will and shouldering the onus of go-to guy more than ever before.

The underrated Class of 2019 guard continued his offensive tear with a 22-point performance against Coral Gables on Jan. 9. In leading by example, the 5-foot-11 guard has turned in several 20+ point performances this season.