Posted On: 09/11/20 11:05 AM

This weekend I made another trip out to the Big House Sports Complex in Taveres for the Battle of the South tournament. Of all the tournaments that I have attended this summer, this was by far the most competitive I have seen. With several of Florida’s best teams in town from all over the state, the field was packed with college level talent. In the championship game Team Speights came out on top of Team Florida 63-61 avenging it’s only loss of the weekend. These are a few of the players who stood out across two action packed days of basketball:

Team Shahbaz

PG Esteban LluberesEstebanLluberes5'10" | CGRiviera Prep | 2022StateFL 5-9 Riviera Prep 2022 , F Osmar Garcia AraujoOsmarGarcia Araujo6'7" | PFRiviera Prep | 2023State#122NationFL 6-7 Riviera Prep 2023

Two years ago I watched Riviera Prep play in the state semi final held in Lakeland. I couldn’t help but notice Riviera Prep’s starting point guard was a freshmen and forward was just an 8th grader. Last Saturday, I saw the impressive duo again. Lluberes while not large in stature has a very big game. With great quickness, and a tight handle the point guard is very hard to stay in front of. Against top

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