Preview: 2nd Annual Prep Hoops Sun Bash

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Posted On: 12/31/18 3:13 PM

The 2nd annual Prep Hoops Sun Bash will tip-off at Carrollwood Day School with 26 games across four days. The opening day schedule is below along with team-by-team previews for both brackets.

All information can be found at sunbashtourney.com

Tickets are $10 daily from Jan. 2-4 and $15 (after 6 PM) for the finals day on Jan. 5 which features five games.

Day 1 Schedule (Jan. 2, 2019)

4:30 PM – Santa Fe Catholic vs. Nature Coast

6:00 PM – Canterbury vs. Carrollwood Day

7:30 PM – Choctaw vs. Booker

9:00 PM – Superior vs. Gibbs

SUN BRACKET

 

IMG (12-1 in FHSAA Independent) 

—The Ascenders come into this week ranked No.  2 overall in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Rankings behind only Montverde. IMG features 2019 6’6” guard Josh Green (Arizona commit), 2019 6’10” forward Armando Bacot (North Carolina commit), 2019 6’9” forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova commit), 2020 6’4” guard Jaden Springer (ranked No. 10 by ESPN) and 2020 6’1” guard Noah Farrakhan (ranked No. 36 by ESPN). IMG’s only loss came at the City of Palms Classic against Alabama Mountain Brook.

Choctawhatchee (9-1 in Class 7A)

—The Indians haven’t lost to a Florida team yet with their lone loss coming to Georgia Pebblebrook. Led by 2019 6’7” forward Diante Smith (TCU commit), Choctaw also has 2019 5’10” guard Joshua Williams (ranked No. 124 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2020 6’7” forward Max Keebaugh (ranked No. 74 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2020 6’0″ guard Torrion McGowan. The Indians are the Class 7A state runner-up from a season ago.

Superior Collegiate (8-5 in the SIAA)

—Playing in the SIAA, the Legion are fresh off three games from the Grind Session – Kentucky Lake Showcase. 2019 6’6” guard Robert Hardy (Eastern Florida commit), 2020 6’3” guard Khalil Shaheed, 2020 6’4” guard Godwin IIumoka, 2020 6’5” guard/forward Miguel Miranda and 2020 6’4″ guard Terrell Sanders lead the way.

Edgewater (7-2 in Class 8A)

—The Eagles enter the new year with a loss to Oak Ridge and a one-point loss to Atlantic. Outside of that, Edgewater has been playing hard behind 2020 6’5” guard Michael Eads (ranked No. 18 in the state by Florida Hoops), 2019 6’2” guard Trevon Cason (ranked No. 89 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2020 6’1” guard Shakur Poteat and 2019 6’1″ guard Dequarius Jordan.

Booker (6-3 in Class 6A)

—The Tornadoes have not lost to an FHSAA team yet. The three losses came to IMG, West Oaks and Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller. Booker is led by 2019 6’5” guard Johnnie Williams (ranked No. 61 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2019 6’3’ guard Jordan Clark (ranked No. 109 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2021 6’4” guard Curtis Butler (ranked No. 21 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2021 5’11” guard King Winkfield. The Tornadoes finished in the Class 6A state semifinal last season losing to eventual champion Leesburg 62-61.

Gibbs (6-4 in Class 6A)

—The Gladiators played its first six games without 2020 5’11” guard Frank Gilliam (ranked No. 27 in the state by Prep Hoops) and two without 2020 5’11” guard Bryce Brown (ranked No. 160 in the state by Prep Hoops). They also have 2019 5’10” guard Deonnte Brooks -(ranked No. 294 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2020 6’4” forward Marcus Lloyd. 

Miami Christian (9-5 in Class 2A)

—Fresh off their second straight Class 2A state title, the Victors feature 2019 trio, guard Diego Rivera (ranked No. 93 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2019 6’1” Algenis Quintana (ranked No. 165 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 6’3″ guard Gonzalo Gonzalvo. Also, 2020 6’9” forward Miguel Santos Torres (ranked No. 87 in the state by Prep Hoops) is a interior presence to watch.

SLAM Miami (10-3 in Class 4A)

—A Class 4A state semifinalist from a season ago, the young SLAM program are off too a nice start to the 2018-19 campaign. SLAM is behind 2019 5’10” guard Jordan Hamburger (Florida National commit), 2019 6’3” guard Issad Solano (ranked No. 150 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2019 5’9” guard Luis Pachecho (ranked No. 196 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2019 6’5″ guard/forward Kaleb Figueroa.

Miami Booker T. Washington (7-0 in Class 5A)

—The Tornadoes have yet to lose this season. Featured pieces include 2019 6’2” forward Edward Bailey, 2019 6’2” guard Chris Noel, 2021 6’6” forward Donnell Harris (University of Miami football commit) and 2021 6’3” forward Jacorey Brooks (offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Baylor for football).

BASH BRACKET

 

Carrollwood Day (5-3 in Class 4A)

—A Class 4A region finalist from a season ago, the Patriots are led by 2019 6’2” guard Malcolm Whitlow (ranked No. 42 in the state by Florida Hoops), 2019 6’3” guard Edgar Ziegler (ranked No. 137 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2022 6’5” forward Tony Livingston.

Canterbury (9-4 in Class 3A)

—The Crusaders have just two losses to Florida teams this season (Leesburg and Mount Dora Christian both coming early in December). Led by 2020 6’3” guard Rivers Lenholt (ranked No. 42 in the state by Prep Hoops), Canterbury also employs 2019 6’5” forward Deiondrick Harper (ranked No. 256 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 2021 5’9” guard Anthony Perkins.

Alonso (9-2 in Class 9A)

—The Ravens have one loss to a Florida team this season on Dec. 12 in overtime to Hillsborough. Featured pieces include 2019 6’5” guard/forward Kamalii Findlay (ranked No. 171 in the state by Prep Hoops and 2019 6’4” guard/forward Sager Cavalier (ranked No. 180 in the state by Prep Hoops). 2019 5’9” guard Terrionce Blalock, 2020 6’3” guard/forward Jordan Savage and 2020 6’2” guard Andrew Leftwich are all contributors as well.

Nature Coast (9-1 in Class 6A)

—The first loss for the Sharks this season came on Saturday against Land O’ Lakes. Nature Coast has 2019 6’4” guard Robert Gomez (ranked No. 145 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2020 6’4” forward Orien Adams (ranked No. 184 in the state by Prep Hoops), 2020 6’0” guard Cai Teague and 2019 6’1” guard Brandon Clarke at the forefront.

Hallandale (7-5 in Class 6A)

—The Chargers feature trio 2020 5’10” guard Tito Bethel, 2021 6’6” forward James Jackson and 2021 6’5” forward London Previlon.

Palm Glades (5-5 in Class 4A)

—Entering 2019 on a three-game winning streak, the Eagles feature two college commits in 2019 6’6″ forward Quentin Alfieri (Florida Gateway College) and 2019 5’9” guard Michael Perez-Borroto (Curry College commit). 2019 6’4″ forward Ben Smith and 2019 5’7″ guard Joshua Bell are two dangerous offensive threats as well.

Santa Fe Catholic (7-3 in Class 4A)

—Behind 2020 trio, 6’4” guard Javon Bell (ranked No. 31 in the state by Prep Hoops), 6’3” guard Joe Stubbs (ranked No. 80 in the state by Prep Hoops) and 5’11” guard Ray Davis (ranked No. 105 in the state by Prep Hoops), the Hawks have been steady so far this season. 2019 6’4″ forward Jaylon Smith is also a player to watch.

Sickles (4-4 in Class 8A)

—A new look Gryphons squad is led by three athletes in 2022 6’1” Javohn Thomas, 2020 6’10” forward Gary Jones and 2019 6’2” guard Jean Rivera.