Posted On: 03/13/20 12:22 PM

The Prep Hoops Circuit is just around the corner!  It is time for us to start previewing the teams participating in the circuit!

We caught up with Ricky Baldwin of Orlando Dream 2023 to discuss their upcoming season!  Check out what he had to say!

The History: Formed in December 2015 with a 12u team. In 2017 that same team has captured two USSSA state titles and a National runner-up Title in 2018. After the two successful seasons from those teams, we grew to four teams in 2019. We have won numerous major AAU tournaments as the program has grown.  

2020 Goals: Our goal for the upcoming travel season is to get better as a unit and to expose the kids to other big-time programs throughout the country. 

The Mission: The Orlando Dream mission focuses on developing skills and abilities through learning the fundamentals of basketball and how to work as a team to be successful. 

Why Prep Hoops: We decided to Join the Prep Hoops Circuit to get our youth exposure on the National scene, maybe College coaches would start to notice our kid’s talents on the court. 

Team Strengths: Athletic ability and top-end speed

X-Factor Players: Our point guard is the X-Factor on this particular team. Why? I chose him is because he is great at getting players into their correct sets on the court in order for them to succeed. Very focal and passionate about succeeding, and have the heart of a champion. 

Players to Watch:

| Javaris Walker | has been with this team since it formed. A very smooth player who attacks downhill at all times and loves to attack the rim with a nice and tight cross over dribble. Good outside shooter. 
| Trey Cantlow | quite an assassin who rarely talk, but is a bully down low. Very nice inside game with great post moves and can step out all the way to the three-point line when needed. 
| Octavius Hunt | very smart leader on the court, crafty, with a very high IQ. Hunt is a very good athlete who is very willing to get into your face defender who isn’t afraid to back down for the other team’s best Guard. 

Circuit Schedule:

Passion SZN Kick-Off, Myrtle Beach, SC
Gauntlet On the Gulf, Tampa Florida 
Passion Region Finals, Atlanta