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Posted On: 08/10/18 5:35 PM
University School has yet another legitimate scoring threat.
2020 guard David Perez-Miralles announced last months that he’ll be joining the Class 5A powerhouse Sharks for his junior campaign.
“What led me to transfer was mainly coaching. Head coach Jim Carr is a great coach, I’d say one of the best, if not the best here in Florida,” Perez-Miralles told Prep Hoops. “My family and I have a great relationship with him and strongly believe he can take my game to the next level. Also being around guys like Vernon [Carey Jr.], Scottie [Barnes] and Logan [Alters] over the spring and summer, I could kind of tell It was just a great fit for me.”
As a sophomore, Perez-Miralles accomplished big things averaging 21.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 5.9 APG, 3.9 SPG and 2.0 BPG. He reached the double digit in every single game including 12 performances with 20 plus points.
“My sophomore season individually was great. It helped me develop my game in a lot of areas mainly being a leader,” Perez-Miralles said. “We were a very young team, so I had to step up and set the example for everyone. As a team, I feel like we could have done better but like I said we were a very young.”
The 6’1″, 188-pounder says the game changed a lot for him this past season.
“I had the ball in my hands a lot through the season so my ball handling and ability to get by defenders and find the open guys got so much better along with my over all scoring,” he said. “I’ve been working hard this summer and now I’m confident in all aspects of my game.”
Perez-Miralles holds three offers currently from Stetson, Ave Maria and Canisius.
He also has generated interest from Boston College, UMass, Tulane, Rice, Lehigh, FIU, USF and FGCU. He says college programs like his athleticism and offensive skillset.
This summer, Perez-Miralles played with both Nike Team Florida 17U and Wade Elite.
He pointed to his biggest strengths as his leadership during games and practice, his court vision, passing, offensive skill set, defense and rebounding. Perez-Miralles says he wants to improve his activity off the ball for example setting screens and keeping the court moving instead of standing still.
Alongside Cal Berkeley walk-on guard Alters, Perez-Miralles will be a nice 1-2 punch in the backcourt as University continues to lean heavily on ballhandling forwards Carey Jr. and Barnes. Perez-Miralles is a fine addition to his program and even though his scoring averages will most certainly drop, his skills should only mature as he is an all-around contributor.