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Posted On: 06/16/18 10:53 PM
The USF team camp rolled along Saturday for Day 2 on campus between seven courts including the recently renovated Sun Dome.
Here are the top performers.
Lance Erving (Leesburg)
Continuing his impressive play from Day 1, Lance Erving was in control of the Leesburg offense on Saturday. The 6’1″ 2019 guard is used to leading at times for the back to back state champions, but now he is the guy in the Yellow Jackets backcourt. He is super athletic and agile. Erving is a special talent.
Nathan Montaque (Somerset Prep)
Nathan Montaque is a tough minded player. The 2020 6’5” forward can shoot from the mid-range with ease. He doesn’t have the prettiest form on his jumper but it gets the job done. He can score in bunches and he did just that on Saturday.
Kenny Anderson Jr. (Boyd Anderson)
Transferring over from Cypress Bay, Kenny Anderson Jr. is already fitting in well with Boyd Anderson. The 6’2″ 2019 guard plays with a good tempo, paces the floor and keeps everything in check for his team. He can get to the rack often and stroke it when needed. Fellow 2019 starters Todd Johnson and Floyd Rideau flashed for the Cobras as well.
Max Jones (Clearwater)
The spring and summer have been a good one for 2020 Clearwater guard Max Jones. A polished shooter, the 6’2″ guard hit a game-winning mid-range jumper in overtime to beat Boyd Anderson 47-45. It was an awfully tough shot with a man draped all over him. Jones is an experienced shooter who doesn’t back down from pressure.
Kentron Poitier (Palmetto)
Coming over from SLAM Miami, 6’4″ 2020 forward Kentron Poitier displayed his overall game. He made numerous passes that slipped by defenders and wowed everyone on the floor. Poitier can dunk and create space. He’s a talented mid-range guy who is always energized. A freakish athlete with long arms, the sky is the limit for Poitier.
Javon Bell (Santa Fe Catholic)
Literally on fire on Saturday night, Javon Bell was killing the Oldsmar Christian defense. Time and time again, he found his way into his spots and elevated for jumpers. The 6’3″ 2020 guard was hitting everything for Santa Fe Catholic in both halves and he made it look easy.
Johnnie Williams (Booker)
Dishing out passes constantly, Johnnie Williams is athletic and looking more seasoned than ever as a court leader. The 6’4″ 2019 forward is someone who plays with a true purpose. He looked smart on the floor in a win over SSL Elite and it opened a lot up for his offense in sets and in transition.
Rodney Rhoden (Mainland)
Rodney Rhoden can work inside at will, hit from outside or the mid-range with his jumper. The 6’5″ 2019 forward is naturally athletic. He loves to attack, track down guys for blocks and is always looking to make a play. Rhoden gets better every time I see him.
Jordan Preaster (Central Florida Christian)
Reliable and sound overall, Jordan Preaster was the best player for the Eagles on Saturday. The 6’5″ 2019 forward helped in a large way a year ago and continues to do so heading into his senior campaign. With his length and instincts, Preaster will carry the brunt of the load this fall.
Marcus Montalvo (Westminster Christian)
Marcus Montalvo is a pure knockdown outside shooter. The 6’2″ 2019 Westminster Christian point guard has the ability to handle the rock and get the job done up the floor. He’s a steady presence for a young team.
Klajd Kiri (Gulf Coast)
Gulf Coast has a solid big man in 6’9″ 2019 forward Klajd Kiri. He digs in and does all the things you want from an inside presence. He can also shoot a little bit. Kiri isn’t overly athletic or powerful defensively but plays the game the right way.