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Posted On: 11/20/18 9:32 PM
I drove up to Palm Beach County on Monday and caught the final three games of a quadruple-header at the Boynton Beach Preseason Classic. Monday’s four final scores were:
Suncoast 61, Park Vista 53
(Fort Lauderdale) Calvary Christian 66, Santaluces 39
Dwyer 64, Wellington 57
Boynton Beach 58, Grandview Prep 49
Here are the top 10 performers from Monday’s action:
— 2022 6-7 G Gregg Glenn (pictured below), put on a display showing why he is one of the top freshmen in the state. Glenn scored 19 points as the Eagles pulled away from a 27-20 halftime advantage. At 6-7, Glenn can run the point. He will be even more of a handful as he gains valuable varsity experience. Glenn led Class of 2022 prospects in rebounding at the USA Basketball Junior National Team mini-camp.
— 2020 6-4 Matt Khoury has a chance to be considered among the top 3-point shooters in the state by the time his junior campagin ends. Leave him space and Khoury will bury the 3. Four of his seven field goals (19 points) Monday were 3-pointers. Very accurate shooter and a good passer.
— 2019 6-3 Brandon Williams is a handful. Williams can hit the outside shot but is at his best driving it to the hole. Very good finisher. Williams lit Wellington up for 22 points — nine of his points coming from the free-throw line. “It was real tough,” Williams said of perennial-power Wellington. “They challenged all of our young players like to pick it up off the bench. We’ve got a lot of new players … a lot of people off JV and everything … but we got it together. A lot of communication. We stuck together all the way through the end.”
— 2019 6-0 Mikey Ingraham can no doubt be found sprawled out all over the floor any number of times during a game … hustler. Dwyer just keeps coming at you. Ingraham is a very heady player who can beat you in a number of ways. He had 19 points vs. Wellington, including four 3-pointers and getting to the line for seven made free throws.
— 2019 6-4 Linton Brown will be counted on heavily by veteran coach Matt Colin. Very young squad. Brown averaged in double-digits in 2017-18 on the Wolverines’ 31-1 state runner-up squad. Monday, he did his damage by getting to the foul line where he scored 10 of his team-high 12 points. Wellington is glad to have him back. Brown had left for West Oaks but decided to come back.
— 2020 6-2 Caleb Gordon is one of the juniors Colin is looking at to help carry the load. No. 24 is very athletic … good slasher to the hoop. Gordon was key in Wellington rallying from a double-digit deficit to trail Dwyer just, 51-49, going to the fourth quarter. “It was a great way to start the season by playing a team as good as Dwyer and getting punched in the mouth so all of these new guys can kind of start figuring out what it takes to play varsity,” coach Colin said.
— What 2019 5-11 Jason Gutierrez lacks in size, he makes up for in heart. The senior is deadly from long range … Grandview Prep found that out first half Monday. Gutierrez scored 25 points, canning four 3-pointers, in the W. He is deceptively quick and plays good defense.
2020 6-3 Charles Bryant is Boynton Beach’s most athletic prospect. Bryant scored 13 points vs. Grandview Prep. At his best driving to the basket.
2019 5-11 Cam Miller and 2021 6-6 Pedro Brown both made their returns from sitting out 2017-18 with ACLs. Coach Joe Dawson is counting heavily on the duo on both ends of the court. Miller does a nice job probing what is open and can hit from outside. Brown has nice size and showed the ability to dominate on both ends. Miller finished with 14 points and Brown had 10.
If you have high school basketball news in the state of Florida, you can reach Pat Lammer via e-mail at PatALammer@Gmail.com or via text at 954-661-9671.