Posted On: 04/7/19 12:24 PM
Each 1 Teach 1 hosted the 2019 E1T1 Invitational this weekend in Central Florida. Here is a recap from Saturday’s action at The Big House in Tavares.
Carlos Hart‘s and-one with 4.2 seconds remaining broke a tie game and sent Team Breakdown past Team Speights, 83-80 in the 16s. Hart, a 6-foot-5 2020 guard from North Miami High, drove through the lane, hit the basket and was fouled. He also connected on the free throw to finish with 15 points. Hart said after the game he is drawing interest from mostly junior colleges. 6-6 2021 Eric Guerrier (Pompano Beach Blanche Ely) had tied the game 80-80 on a 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining. Breakdown(2-0) plays on the Under Armour Association circuit; Team Speights went 1-1.
E1T1 17s combo guard Marcus Niblack erupted for 11 field goals on the way to 28 points in a 91-70 victory over Orlando’s GPI All-Stars. Look for the Niblack’s recruitment to take off this spring and summer.
The 6-2 guard, who led Wildwood High back to the state championship game, said he currently has instate offers from USF, FIU, FAU, FGCU, Stetson and North Florida. Niblack later would have 25 points in a 91-80 loss to 1 Family. It is Niblack’s second season playing on the Nike EYBL circuit with E1T1.
Potter’s House connection
1 Family, formerly of the adidas circuit and now playing as an independent, was impressive in downing E1T1 in the 17s. 1 Family blew out to a 47-30 lead by the half. Three members of the starting lineup are 2020s who left DME Academy in Daytona for Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville: Keano Calderon, Mayoum Mayoum and DeAndre Harvey. I was especially impressed with the 6-6 Calderon, who wears No. 5. He has offers from Auburn, UNC Asheville, Stetson, Bethune-Cookman, FAU, North Florida and Canisius. The 6-4 Mayoum has offers from Auburn, Georgetown, Mississippi State and Canisius. Harvey is still looking for his first offer.
Breakdown 17s go 2-0
Team Breakdown went undefeated in the 17s, downing Nawlins Elite out of Louisiana, 67-63, and the Brevard Bulls, 77-45. Breakdown 2020 guard A.J. Staton-McCray (pictured), who helped Blanche Ely to an 8A FHSAA state championship, was impressive vs. Nawlins. Staton-McCray scored 21 points. He missed the night game with a back injury. Breakdown was also without 2020 Selton Miguel (West Oaks) because of an ankle injury and Jadrian Tracey (wrist). 2021 Wesley Cardet (Oakland Park Northeast) had 21 in the nightcap.
In the house
Nassir Little, the former Orlando Christian Prep star who went to the University of North Carolina and recently declared for the NBA Draft, was here Saturday rooting hard for 1 Family. McDonald’s All-American Tre Mann (2019) was here to support E1T1. The Villages Charter star signed with the Florida Gators. I also ran into Blanche Ely coach Melvin Randall. Randall has won a state-record nine state championships.
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