Conference Preview

Posted On: 08/4/19 9:36 PM

Mater Academy kept it rolling this weekend, winning its fifth team championship of the summer.

The Hialeah Gardens program ran the table (8-0) to win the Jeremy Ballard/FIU Basketball Camp in Miami. Here are 5 takeaways from Championship Sunday:

Mater's 5th title this summer

Mater Academy earned the title with a 60-43 victory over Fort Lauderdale High in the championship game. Mater won all three of its bracket games Sunday by double-digits. The Lions took down Coral Gables, 78-63, in the semifinals and Miami Triple Threat, 54-36, in the quarterfinals. "We lost one game all summer -- to [Miami] Riviera Prep," said Mater Academy assistant coach Eric Rodriguez. The Lions' five championships came at Barry University (twice), Florida National University, FIU and HoopMIA's event in Miami Springs.

MVP: 2022 Malik Reneau

The 6-foot-6 left-hander, who had 16 points in the championship game, put on a clinic vs. Coral Gables in the semifinals. The rising sophomore posted a double-double with 34 points and 10 rebounds. He can do it all: He runs the court, has excellent footwork, has a hook shot that is almost impossible to block, he rebounds and is a rim protector. Reneau landed an early offer from Oklahoma

Florida All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Florida to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!