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Posted On: 10/22/18 4:00 PM
Brayden Lambert, The Nation Christian Academy
The Class of 2021 prospect is one of several talented Class of 2021 prospects in a program that now includes multiple teams and 60 kids overall. With his handle and playmaking acumen, the Pensacola native has the chance to be a key figure on the high school team this season. He understands how to carve his way to the rim and has shown a knack for finishing through traffic and adjusting his shot in traffic. He’s got sneaky athleticism and uses his body well with his surges to the rim.
Khyree Taylor, The Nation Christian Academy
The Class of 2020 prospect is a quick, shifty 5-foot-11 guard with an adeptness for changing directions and getting to his spots. Taylor has grown with his pull-up game and ability to get into the nooks and crannies of the defense and score. He doesn’t shy away from a challenge and is beginning to develop into more of a scoring guard. He’s got the ability to operate offense at the one and also play off the ball. He’s additionally comfortable guarding most guard slots.
Isaiah Josue, Mater Academy
The 6-foot-2 guard has grown up fast this summer, handling meaningful varsity minutes and surfacing as a proven scorer who can hit the outside shot and knife his way to the rim and finish. He’s developed a tighter handle and keeps the ball low to the ground.
With the team squandering significant talent to the transfer market, Josue will inherit a good deal of freedom to score the ball and control the floor as a Class of 2019 prospect.
Jeremiah Eaton, Miami Beach
At 6-foot-6 and capable of getting to the rim and finishing through contact, Eaton is the embodiment of the toughness Miami Beach preaches with an iron fist. He’s emerged into a high efficiency, high percentage threat who can finish around the rim and also fly in for stickbacks.
Expect him to embrace a jack of all trades type of role defensively this season, as he’ll be tasked with guarding multiple positions both inside and outside. He brings length and shot blocking ability on the defensive end.
Eddie Ramirez, Southwest
The Westchester, Fla. native is a rugged on-ball pest who will compete night in and night out. He’s got the wealth of experience and the savvy to really spark the defense and set a tone there, playing much bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame. He’s become more of a threat in the catch-and-stick game, hitting 3-pointers and long jumpers to catalyze the backcourt. He’s a true point guard with a stabilizing game who looks to get others involved first and look for his shot second.
Gabriel Fajardo, Westwood Christian
With the program graduating four significant seniors from last year’s team, Fajardo has the opportunity to come in and offer immediate contributions as a double-double threat. At 6-foot-3 and now boasting an evolved offensive arsenal, Fajardo is a well rounded scorer who really battles on the boards and plays from the 2-4.
Marcus Montalvo, Westminster
With his ability to get free on the perimeter and stick shots, Montalvo has the potential to be one of the city’s top scoring threats this season. He’s active in finding space and has improved drastically at getting his shot off on the fly and creating for himself. Becoming more involved defensively and making vital stops has also mirrored his ascension. He’s the type of volume scorer who doesn’t need a lot of shots to get going and shares the ball throughout.
Gabe Taylor, Gulliver
The 5-foot-10 Class of 2020 prospect has steadily evolved into a heady playmaker and is now one of the best passers in Miami. What differentiates Taylor from other guards is his ability to read defenses and make timely passes and give his teammates the best opportunity to score. He will have the opportunity to really register his presence as a dual threat guard who impacts both sides of the floor.
Idrissa Bivens, The Nation Christian Academy
The 6-foot-4 guard has a defensive tenacity and a competitive nature to himself, an aspect that was most visible when he held 2018 NBA Draft selection Anfernee Simons to a meager six points during last year’s matchup against IMG Academy. Bivens’ skill set in being able to create his own shot and create space is arguably the most notable component of his game. A recent offer from Ole Miss is indicative of how far he’s come in a short period of time.