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Posted On: 04/16/18 4:39 PM
A name down south that needs to be known is Makye Boles.
The 2021 Suncoast forward not only made the varsity team as a freshman, but he started right away and became one of the top scorers for a Chargers squad that went 17-8 and finished its season in a Class 6A region semifinal.
Boles, a 6’5″, 195-pounder called his freshman season amazing.
“I’ve always known that basketball is a game of fundamentals and teamwork. Coming to a new team as a freshman is bound to present challenges,” Boles told Prep Hoops Florida. “I didn’t want to let my new teammates down, so I worked twice as hard during practice to show that they could trust me with the ball. I learned to trust myself which increased my confidence as a new member of an already solid basketball team.”
A shy kid, Boles isn’t the biggest fan of taking pictures after games or events but he knows what comes with being a territory of being an athlete.
“After winning the 8th grade Palm Beach County Middle School Championship, being named the 2016-2017 Roosevelt Middle School MVP and receiving the 2017 Palm Beach County Boys Middle School Most Outstanding Player my confidence received a little boost,” he said.
No offers or interest have come yet for Boles. He has spent the last six years playing travel ball with the Wellington Wolves. This summer, he’s running with Team Knight on the Adidas circuit.
Boles broke down his strengths and what he needs to improve on.
“I have a high basketball IQ and play with high energy. I am a strong rebounder, I run the floor extremely well and I can shoot the mid-range and long-range shot efficiently. I am also able to play inside and outside.”
“I am working on becoming a stronger ball handler. I am constantly conditioning to increase my vertical. I am working on learning the one and two basketball positions which will increase my chances of becoming a great basketball player like Lebron James.”
The dedication and mindset that Boles has instilled will take him a long way. He’s been a successful player since his middle school days and he proved that his talent was no fluke this past season for Suncoast. Playing for Team Knight this summer will give him the fast track to college attention and more confidence to his game.