Posted On: 11/28/20 11:51 AM


This past Monday through Wednesday, I made the drive out to Apopka for the Metro Hoops Fest. With so many of the Orlando area’s top teams, I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the 2020-2021 high school basketball season. Although the tournament was cut short due to Covid-19 issues, I was still able to get a good read on a lot of the areas top teams and talent.

Oak Ridge

65-62 W over Olympia*

85-69 W over West Orange

SG Jalen SmithJalenSmith6'5" | PGOak Ridge | 2021State#230NationFL 6-5 (2021)

The SMU commit was Oak Ridge’s most consistent player in this tournament averaging 17.0 PPG. The long athletic guard always seemed to have an answer when Oak Ridge needed a basket especially in a narrow win over Olympia. In the fourth quarter Smith hit a corner 3 when his team needed it the most and knocked down some timely free throws to help seal the victory. With a 6-9 wingspan and quick feet Smith’s potential as a defender at the next level is especially intriguing.

...6-6 2021 PF Jeremiah BannisterJeremiahBannister6'5" | PFOak Ridge | 2021StateFL dominated the first half against Olympia using his defensive end like build to score in close.

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