Nature Coast Summer Shootout Standouts: Part 2

High School

Posted On: 06/8/18 12:01 PM

On Thursday, the two day Nature Coast Summer Shootout wrapped up. Games were played at Nature Coast High, Fox Chapel Middle and Powell Middle.

Lake Minneola captured the title in a 53-38 win over East Bay to cap off the tournament.

Here is the second part of the top standouts I saw in the shootout.

ICYMI: Part 1

Daniel Nesby (Crystal River)

Transferring over from Lecanto, 2019 guard Daniel Nesby gives Crystal River a dangerous outside threat. The 6’1″ guard is a superb outside shooter especially when his feet are set. He’s an athlete who paces the floor offensively. He still needs work defensively.

Devon Anotine (Lake Minneola)

A lengthy interior player who is best when fed the ball down low, Devon Antoine is ready to emerge for a fun and team-oriented Lake Minneola unit. Antoine has a good mid-range feel at his 6’4″ frame. He’s certainly a player to watch.

Unique Torain (Springstead)

A long guard with raw athleticism, Unique Torain is coming together. Good instincts defensively and as an attacker. The 6’1″ guard is working on his jump shot and can be dangerous if he gets stronger all-around.

Cameron Wiley (Jefferson)

Playing a bigger role at forward at his 6’1″ frame, Cameron Wiley is a good energy piece off the bench for the Dragons. He’s a reliable passer with good vision and has nice awareness under the basket on lay-ins.

Jamaal Wright (Sunlake)

A rising senior for Sunlake, Jamaal Wright is noticeably strong. At 6’4″, he powers inside more often than not to draw contact. He plays a key role for the Seahawks as a ballhandler and vocal leader. His game isn’t the most polished but he’s developing.

Chris Hernandez (Faith Christian)

On a very young Faith Christian team that graduated nine seniors a year ago, the transition year is in place. However, there is a player who stood out for the Lions on the day. 2022 guard Chris Hernandez was making 3’s and mid-range jumpers and finding openings in defenses. Standing at the most 5’6″, Hernandez looks young but he plays with intelligence and patience.

Kylar Frias (Oasis)

A confident undersized guard at 5’9″, Kylar Frias is a fast and crafty player. The 2019 guard is a high-end ballhandler who runs ahead often for full court looks from teammates. He can sneak by defenders with ease when taken for granted.