Game On The Rise: Miami

High School
Florida

Posted On: 10/24/18 6:02 PM

Marc Meronne, North Miami Senior High The coaches liken the 6-foot-3 Class of 2019 guard/forward to a jack of all trades type who can handle any task asked of him. He’s a confrontational defender who scores it and can really playmake in the open court and in the half court set. He’s shown an adeptness on the glass and an ability to really battle for 50-50 balls and second chance buckets, an aspect that enables him to play bigger in the trenches. Rather than getting enamored with individual totals and his own niche, he’s one of the guys who is willing to sacrifice and do whatever it is that will result in the win. He’s open up a steady 3-point shot and shown consistency in knocking down the mid range jumper. Coaches will employ his versatility on the defensive end, where he’s capable of guarding any position on the floor. Shaamar Andrews, North Miami Senior High The Class of 2019 forward has a bouncy and explosive style to him. The coaching staff at North Miami is looking to cultivate a point forward presence this season, as he gets the ball up the floor notably well on the break. He’s a back to the rim guy who knows how to back down and post up smaller and weaker defenders. With his ability to hit the boards effectively and kick start the transition attack fresh off the defensive rebound, the 6-foot-5 forward really keeps defenders giving chase. As a bulldozing forward, Andrews has the length and athleticism that allows him to defend guards on the perimeter off switches. He runs the floor hard and creates offensive opportunities for his teammates. Brandon Monestime, North Miami Senior High A high scoring guard, Monestime has an adeptness at carving his way to the rim and finishing through traffic. He’s got a confidence and a know how in adjusting his shot based on what the defense presents. He’s got an affinity for finishing through the trees protecting the rim upfront and absorbing the contact. With his strength and toughness, he’s become a hard defender who corrals rebounds rather effectively for a 6-foot guard. Expect the Class of 2019 guard to improve incrementally with his shot and his slowly evolving outside shot. He’s devoted time and effort to incorporating this to his game. Devin Carter, Doral The son of former NBA guard Anthony Carter, the Class of 2020 has shown the type of all around talent and guard’s skill set to be one of the best players in the city. He has transferred in from Colorado and should get touches and register his imprint from the very start. He can shoot it and he scores it from all three levels effectively. He’s actively involved in all phases of the game on both sides of the court. James Henderson, Westminster With his shot-blocking and shot-altering presence down low, Henderson has the defensive acumen to really set the tone. The Class of 2019 prospect has become a monstrous presence on the glass and has the potential to be a double double threat consistently this season, as he proved during a pair of 20+ points and 10+ boards showings last season. He’s got length and at 6-foot-8 he scores with ease in the lane. He still needs to make his mid range game a livelihood, so he can boast an 18-20 footer at the next level. Julian Bernstein, Miami Beach The 6-foot-1 Class of 2019 prospect has the potential to emerge into a real flamethrower this season. With his smoothness in spotting up and knocking down corner 3-pointers, he’s evolved into a significant scoring threat capable of kick-starting spurts and breaking open games. His range and shot release and efficiency are noteworthy components of his game.