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Posted On: 06/29/18 4:29 PM
Over in Cancun, Mexico the International Basketball Training Hoops On The Beach tournament was in full force.
At the Kuchil Baxal gym, games with international talent were played including three sets of Florida teams compiled by IBT head trainer Carlos Morales Jr.
Here is a look at the top performers from Day 2 of the event.
ICYMI: Day 1
Demoi Bradley (Inspire Prep/Team Florida 17U)
Demoi Bradley was finding his way inside and grabbing boards. He is long and takes advantage of his size against smaller defenders. The 6’3” 2020 guard/forward had a vicious block into the stands. He certainly needs to become a better true guard and ballhandler as he transitions into junior year.
Dominick De Los Santos (Mayaguez Puerto Rico 19U)
A true big man, Dominick De Los Santos has pretty quick feet. He can bully defenders with his size and isn’t afraid to lock down on defense. De Los Santos is also an underrated passer who made some sweet no-look passes through the lane.
Jonel Aponte (Team Florida 19U)
An athletic guard, Joel Aponte handles the ball with purpose. The 2018 guard is a team player and loves to catch and shoot from outside. He played at Gateway last season and is likely to suit up at a post grad school come fall.
Jeter Ramirez (Mayaguez Puerto Rico 19U)
Jeter Ramirez impressed me a lot in the game against the Spartans (Mexico). He is always active. He had a couple tip out rebounds and was rewarded with open 3’s. Ramirez was attacking often and he runs the floor for his group.
Diego Amat (Mexico Spartans)
An experienced attacker, Diego Amat has a plethora of moves including the euro step down. He is the top leader for his side and it showed throughout.
Edrian Mangual (Oviedo Master’s/Team Florida 17U)
2020 Master’s guard Edrian Mangual is a scrappy defender with good outside touch. He settles sometimes with his shot selection. However, he was a presence on most plays on the day and you can tell with more leadership and vocalness, he’ll be very solid.
Evan Vernon (Ahmadiyya Belize 15U)
One of the youngest players in the gym, 2022 Ahmadiyya Belize forward Evan Vernon. He’s a smart player who had some bright moments as an inside presence. He needs to work on his passing and court awareness on the break, but he should be a rigid player in time.