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Posted On: 09/8/18 7:46 AM
Florida has endless prospects that can score the rock. Shooters are all over the big state and we are always looking for top notch players with a seasoned jumper.
Here’s a look at six underappreciated shooters from the Class of 2020 across Florida.
Most Underappreciated Shooters (2019)
Most Underappreciated Shooters (2020)
Jalen Smith (Oak Ridge)
It has been a steady rise for Jalen Smith. The 5’11” guard is a gifted shooter who has been a playmaker from deep. Smith moved from Faith Christian to Oak Ridge and that will help his game develop further. He dropped 33 on 9-of-15 shooting from deep in a win over Trinity Christian last January.
Kanye Jones (First Academy)
All summer long, Team Knight 15U allowed Kanye Jones to do his thing. His best attribute is his grittiness and clutch factor. The 6’1″ guard hit timely shots during AAU season and now he’ll look to bring his outside touch to First Academy this fall.
John Latimer (Apopka)
John Latimer was sprinkled into the lineup a year ago as a freshman and it benefited him from deep ball shooting. The 5’9 guard can score in bunches and I expect him to grow this season at Apopka.
Rickey Lovette (Avon Park)
At 6’6″, Rickey Lovette is a guard/forward versatile player and he’s been able to shoot well. I think his chances are pretty solid to expand his game and be the top piece for the Red Devils.
Ryan Weir (Jesuit)
The younger brother of 2018 graduate Nick Weir, a reliable mid-range and 3-point shooter, Ryan Weir does more of the same. Ryan Weir is a smaller framed guard at 5’9″, but he can hold his own and he did this summer with Team Tampa.
Caleb Yann (Academy at The Lakes)
A quiet and natural leader for a young Academy at The Lakes, Caleb Yann has produced. The 5’11” guard doubles as an athlete for the football team and was slowly brought into varsity basketball as a freshman. However, he looked poised this summer in team camps and should shoot more frequently.
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