Fleeing From Obscurity: Florida

High School
Florida

Posted On: 10/20/18 8:33 AM

Ralph Rodriguez, Westwood Christian

The lone returning Class of 2019 senior on a program which will foster a youth movement, Rodriguez steps into a role as a calming influence with the ball in his hands. His game may not be predicated on flashy style and his numbers may not be gaudy, albeit Rodriguez is an adequate game manager who rarely turns the ball over.

Beyond being a tempo changer who brings unbridled relentlessness, Rodriguez is an outside shooter capable of stretching out defenses. With his poise and heady decision making, he’ll play a prominent role on a program rife with fresh faces.

Gabrial Fajardo, Westwood Christian

The 6-foot-3 Class of 2020 prospect has improved by leaps and bounds at establishing his offensive game. He’s become more reliable shooting the ball with consistency and has developed a beyond the arc touch. Expect ramped up productivity from the guard/forward as a scorer and a rebounder, as he will be tasked to play a bit bigger than he is on the frontline.

Joachim Awetepe, Westwood Christian

At 6-foot-5 and possessing rarified bouncy athleticism and an athletic aptitude, the Class of 2023 prospect has the potential to be a prodigious young talent. The coaching staff expects him to ultimately catapult to the top of the Class of 2023 rankings in the state by the end of the season. With his motor and his ability to make instinctive plays, he serves an immediate need on a guard-laden team lacking a significant post presence.

Diego Rivera, Westwood Christian

Similar to Fajardo, Rivera has improved incrementally with his outside shooting and ability to stretch out defenses. He’s a smooth, cerebral, and deliberate point guard who knows how to control the game and initiate on offense. He’s got a tightened handle and a know-how in seeing the floor and understanding the tendencies of his teammates, which helps the Class of 2020 prospect orchestrate the system well. He sets the tempo offensively and defensively and brings energy and consistency on both sides of the floor.

Dylan Andrews, NTSI Orlando

The 6-foot-3, hard-driving guard is bullish in his style. He knows how to attack the driving lanes and score in the open space provided for him. He’s also got the potential to be an interior banger at his size and muscle his way for rebounds while simultaneously igniting the break.

The Class of 2019 prospect must continue to develop a sturdy handle and play under control, so that he’s not barreling his way to the rim with his head down. With his physical ability and the manpower he possesses at this level, he’s able to really manufacture points with his powerful forays to the rim.

Yaw Obeng, RDA

The 6-foot-7 Canadian brings athletic explosiveness and a wide ranging offensive game. He can pop out and hit the 3-pointer with consistency and additionally has shown length and defensive versatility. The Class of 2019 prospect possesses the build and make up of a sleeper style of a prospect who could really blossom late in the game or become a steal from a lesser acclaimed program at the Division-I level.

Indrek Sunelik, The Nation Christian Academy

A fundamentally skilled 6-foot-7 guard/forward, Sunelik has elite level shooting ability. The confidence in his shot and the quickness with which he gets it off are noteworthy components of his game. With his length and ability to guard the 1-4 and also contain guards on the switch, he’s got unique potential as a multi-layered threat at the next level. He’s able to stretch out defenses with his deft long range shooting.