Posted On: 11/27/20 11:20 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.

* Will denote games that I attended

Dr. Phillips

*80-37 W over Winter Park

*83-70 W over Jones


CG Denzel AberdeenDenzelAberdeen6'1" | PGDr. Phillips | 2022StateFL  6-4  (2022)

It appears that Aberdeen has grown at least two inches since the end of last season. In addition to growing in height his game seems to be evolving as well. In the first game against Winter Park, he delegated more to teammates connecting with Ernest UdehErnestUdeh6'9" | PFDr. Phillips | 2022StateFL on a few alley-oop dunks, and was able to find cutting teammates for scoring opportunities. What really stood out however was the guard’s play in the second game in the tournament. Against a physical, scrappy Jones team that hung around for a majority of the game Aberdeen took matters into his own hands

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