Posted On: 09/10/18 6:12 PM
Year 3 of the Prep Hoops Top 250 took place in Florida on Sunday.
The 2018 showcase was held at Daytona Mainland High School where a record 220 prospects competed on the day. 12 college programs were on hand with 10 video companies came out for the day.
Here is a look at the first part of the top standouts list from the older group (2019-2020).
Note: All players on the list were voted to the Top 40 All-Star Game.
Moussa Diabate (DME)
The No. 1 ranked 2021 prospect our Florida rankings, Moussa Diabate played with the upperclassmen group. The 6’10” French native performed at a high level, digging in down low, using his long arms to grab boards and he hustled in transition all day long. His upside is tremendous. Diabate has nine Division I offers already.
Malcolm Whitlow (Carrollwood Day)
For some reason, 2019 guard Malcolm Whitlow is getting overlooked by college programs. The 6’1″ Carrollwood Day leader can score at will as a smooth attacker, outside shooter and he loves to get everyone involved around him. Eckerd represents his lone offer but his vision and IQ is undeniable and it will help him prove his talent all year long.
Allan Jeanne-Rose (St. John Paul II)
Perhaps one of the biggest risers on the afternoon was Allan Jeanne-Rose. Previously at Rickards, the 6’7″ St. John Paul II forward showed off his ability to fly inside and score at will. He scored on six straight possessions in his second game of the day. His outside shot is impressive for a bigger framed guy as well. College coaches were talking endlessly about Jeanne-Rose and rightfully so.
Javon Bell (Santa Fe Catholic)
Mid-range jumpers and quick 3-pointers have always been Javon Bell’s biggest assets. But the 6’4″ Santa Fe Catholic guard has the looks of a slasher as well. He is a pure athlete who knows how to take advantage of his mixture of speed, length and quick feet. Bell is just touching the surface of his talent and I expect the 2020 guard to have a monster fall for the Hawks.
Jakob Hester (Anclote)
One of the best plays that turned heads at the Top 40 All-Star Game was from 2020 Anclote forward Jakob Hester. The 6’6″ big man is so fundamental and reliable as a rebounder and slasher. But his shot is expanding and his attack is getting stronger. He also put down a monster dunk that wowed everyone in the gym (VIDEO).
— Prep Hoops Florida (@prephoopsfl) September 10, 2018
More content to come this week from the Florida Top 250 Expo