Posted On: 06/10/19 3:38 PM
Mater Academy defeated Coral Gables on Sunday in the championship game of the 2019 Barry University High School Team Camp.
Mater, Gables, Western and Forest Hill made up the final four teams in Miami Shores. Here is my Barry All-Tournament squad:
MVP: Malik Reneau (2022), Mater Academy
Reneau was clearly the top prospect in leading Mater Academy to a 7-0 record. The 6-foot-6 Mater big can do it all: He is close to impossible to stop when he gets the ball in the paint. Reneau can hit from outside, he passes well, he boards and he is a rim protector. Coral Gables’ Kuran Bryant, who was tasked with guarding Reneau in the title game, had this to say about him: “He’s big. When he throws his hook shot it’s kind of impossible. There’s nothing you can do. It’s either foul him or he makes it.” Reneau has an early offer from Oklahoma State and interest from Miami.
Isaiah Josue (2020), Mater Academy
Josue has good size and quickness at the guard spot. He turned up the heat vs. Coral Gables in the title game and finished with six field goals and 13 points overall. Josue is able to penetrate opposing defenses and either hit Reneau or set up Mater’s 3-point shooters. Very good defender. Getting looks from the likes of Central Michigan and Louisiana Tech.
Romulo Delgado (2022), Coral Gables
The 6-2 guard showed excellent composure for just finishing his freshman season. Delgado knocked home 16 points in the loss to Mater and helped lead Gables to a 6-1 camp. He can hit the 3 but was used best in the middle of Gables’ offense. Smart player with a soft shot.
Kuran Bryant (2022), Coral Gables
The 6-4 Bryant did an excellent job down low for Gables. He is a travel teammate of Reneau’s. Stepped up big in a semifinal victory over Western. Bryant shoots it at a high percentage. Like Delgado, he started as a freshman for Gables.
Dominick Denny (2020), North Broward Prep
The 5-10 guard continued his excellent play this spring and summer along with 6-7 2022 big Justin Abson. The quick, shifty Denny causes problems getting into the teeth of defenses. But make no mistake, he can also drill the 3. Makes his free throws.
D’ante Daniels (2020), Forest Hill
The 5-10/5-11 point guard is cat-quick. Daniels handles the ball very well and distributes to his teammates. Excellent driver. He averaged double-digit points as a junior at Forest Hill. Also gets lots of steals in Forest Hill’s pressure defense.
Donovan Draper (2021), Forest Hill
The 6-4 Draper is a versatile athlete that plays well at shooting guard or small forward. Excellent hops … Draper plays above the rim. He makes plays.
Gavin Ostrow (2021), Western
The point guard did a nice job in leading Western to a 4-2 camp. Ostrow & Co. got the job done by playing tough defense and getting out on the break. Ostrow will be looked to for more scoring with the graduation of Damari Monsanto and Lavar Miller.
Demetrise Patterson (2021), Miami Beach
The 6-3 guard teams with fellow rising junior 6-7 Craig Starks to give Beach HC Jacob Shaw a nice one-two punch. Patterson’s defense is ahead of his offense at this stage. He received a scholarship offer from FNU over the weekend.
Elrod Taylor (2020), Cardinal Gibbons
Coach Devin Barta singled out the guard’s play at the Barry Camp. Taylor helped Gibbons go 4-1 before falling to Forest Hill in a tiebreaker to get to the semifinals.
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