The FHSAA boys basketball season is just around the corner. The regular season tips off on Nov. 23.
We will be looking at the top players to watch in all seven classes.
Here is a peek at the top prospects to keep an eye on in Class 2A (Districts 9-16).
Players To Watch By Class: 7A (Districts 1-8)
Players To Watch By Class: 7A (Districts 9-16)
Players To Watch By Class: 6A (Districts 1-8)
Players To Watch By Class: 6A (Districts 9-16)
Players To Watch By Class: 5A (Districts 1-8)
Players To Watch By Class: 5A (Districts 9-16)
Players To Watch By Class: 4A (Districts 1-8)
Players To Watch By Class: 4A (Districts 9-16)
Players To Watch By Class: 3A (Districts 1-8)
Players To Watch By Class: 3A (Districts 9-16)
Players To Watch By Class: 2A (Districts 1-8)
2019-20 state champion: Orlando Christian Prep
Region 3 – District 9
Christian SauriChristianSauri6'0" | CGTrinity Christian | 2021StateFL
(Deltona Trinity Christian)
Averaging a cool 18.8 PPG last season, Sauri has been a reliable scorer since his sophomore campaign. The 2021 6-1 guard reached double digits in all but two games in 2019-20. Look for him to continue to score often for Deltona Trinity Christian.
Ian Fabianski (Lake Mary Prep)
Transferring to Lake Mary Prep from Lake Mary High, Fabianski is a team favorite already. A gifted shooter, the 2021 6-0 guard is going to be the No. 1 option for this new-look program.
Other names to know: 2021 G Devonte Lindsey (Halifax), 2021 F Brandon Wilson (Ormond Beach Calvary Christian) and 2023 G Karl KnightenKarlKnighten5'8" | PGOrmond Beach Calvary Christian | 2023StateFL
(Ormond Beach Calvary Christian)
Region 3 – District 10
Clarens PierreClarensPierre6'8" | PFOcoee | 2022StateFL
(Central Florida Christian)
Central Florida Christian has a chance once again with size and talent on its side. Pierre, a 2022 6-7 forward transferred in from Ocoee and should make an instant impact around the cup as a slasher and shot blocker. 2022 6-0 guard Nicholas RodriguezNicholasRodriguez6'0" | CGCentral Florida Christian | 2022StateFL
will lead the offense as the main ballhandler and a crafty scorer. 2022 6-2 guard Jamar HoustonJamarHouston6'2" | CGCentral Florida Christian | 2022StateFL
is a bouncy athlete who has a chance to thrive further as a junior. 2021 7-0 forward Imanuel ZorgvolImanuelZorgvol6'10" | CCentral Florida Christian | 2021StateFL
is one of the most dangerous shot blockers in 2A and has a knack for hard working buckets on offense.
Rodney BryantRodneyBryant6'0" | CGMount Dora Christian | 2021StateFL
& Kaleb ThomasKalebThomas6'2" | SFMount Dora Christian | 2021StateFL
(Mount Dora Christian)
It will be the Bryant and Thomas show at Mount Dora Christian. Bryant, a 2021 6-0 guard is a high IQ point man who has very good vision and an impressive jumper. It also helps that is freaky fast. Thomas, a 2021 6-2 guard/forward transferred in from Oak Ridge and instantly brings tenacity and playmaking ability to the table. 2023 5-10 guard Isaiah BryantIsaiahBryant5'9" | PGMount Dora Christian | 2023StateFL
, Rodney’s younger brother is going to contribute with his attacking and pure downhill burstiness.
Other names to know: 2022 G Anthony CampmanAnthonyCampman5'11" | CGCentral Florida Christian | 2021StateFL
(Central Florida Christian), 2022 G Antonio ReddingAntonioRedding6'6" | SFOcoee | 2022StateFL
(Central Florida Christian), 2022 G Kennedi Berry (Leesburg First Academy), 2023 F Braden Holcomb (Foundation), 2021 F Danny Stutsman (Foundation), 2021 F Noah Velasquez (Legacy Charter) and 2022 G Grayson Bishop (Real Life Christian).
Region 3 – District 11
Ven-Allen LubinVen-AllenLubin6'7" | PFOrlando Christian Prep | 2022State#57NationFL
& AJ BrownAJBrown6'4" | CGOrlando Christian Prep | 2022StateFL
(Orlando Christian Prep)
Orlando Christian Prep is built for the state tournament. The program has won eight state titles which include three in the last four years. The defending state champs have two confident 2022 athletes in Lubin and Brown at the forefront. Lubin, a 6-7 forward holds offers from the likes of Alabama, UF, Iowa State and more. He is a long and versatile attacker and a very good defender. Brown, a 6-4 guard continues to get better and with offers from Alabama, USF, Hofstra, the sky is the limit for this talented shooter and playmaker.
...2023 6-10 big man Jayden HastingsJaydenHastings6'9" | PFOrlando Christian Prep | 2023State#142NationFL
is the next true big from this program that will flourish. He showed flashes as a freshman, but he will be put in a bigger role and should thrive on both ends of the floor. He has offers from USF, St. John’s and Iowa State already. 2021 6-0 guard Omar FigueroaOmarFigueroa6'0" | PGOrlando Christian Prep | 2021StateFL
is the type of lead ballhandler any team wants controlling the tempo. He is quick and can shoot it well. He has an offer out from Toledo. 2021 5-10 guard Joshua BlazquezJoshuaBlazquez6'0" | CGOsceola | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Kissimmee Osceola) is in the zone right now with his vision and pure playmaking talent. He has an offer from Division II Converse College. Also, 2021 6-6 forward Ocypher OwensOcypherOwens6'4" | CGOrlando Christian Prep | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Orlando University) is a versatile threat who will get plenty of scoring chances.
Josiah SarastyJosiahSarasty6'2" | SGFaith Christian | 2021StateFL
Averaging 19.1 PPG as a junior, Sarasty continues to be a double-digit scorer nightly. He had four games with 30 plus points and is a very talented outside shooter that Faith Christian runs through.
Other names to know: 2021 G Jeremiah Burton (Victory Christian), 2021 G Dylan Bolar (International Community), 2021 G X’zaveious MathisX’zaveiousMathis5'7" | CGAll Saints | 2021StateFL
(All Saints’ Academy), 2022 G Drew KnuppelDrewKnuppel5'9" | CGFaith Christian | 2022StateFL
(Faith Christian), 2022 G Anfernee Bonano (City of Life Christian), 2023 G KJ RobinsonKJRobinson5'11" | CGOrlando Christian Prep | 2023StateFL
(Orlando Christian Prep), 2021 F Camden EasleyCamdenEasley6'8" | PFOrlando Christian Prep | 2021StateFL
(Orlando Christian Prep), 2023 F Isaiah SutherlandIsaiahSutherland6'4" | SFOrlando Christian Prep | 2023StateFL
(Orlando Christian Prep) and 2024 G Isaiah BrownIsaiahBrown6'2" | PGOrlando Christian Prep | 2024FL
(Orlando Christian Prep).
Region 3 – District 12
Suki VomgveeranonchaiSukiVomgveeranonchai6'4" | PFMorningside Academy | 2023FL
As a freshman, Vomgveeranonchai flourished for Morningside. The 2023 6-4 forward averaged 12.0 PPG and was effective as an attacker. He should be even better this season.
Connor WolfeConnorWolfe5'11" | SGSt. Edward's | 2022StateFL
& AJ JenningsAJJennings6'0" | CGVero Beach | 2021StateFL
St. Edward’s has a nice duo of guards out of Vero Beach. Jennings, a 2021 6-0 guard averaged 12.9 PPG and was leaned on for his stretch shooting. Wolfe, a 2022 5-11 guard can do more of the same after averaging 11.1 PPG as a sophomore.
Other names to know: 2021 G James HetzelJamesHetzel6'1" | CGMorningside Academy | 2021StateFL
(Morningside), Christopher Torres (Covenant Christian), 2022 F Christopher Lajza (Covenant Christian), 2021 F Ryan Hennessy (Vero Beach Master’s) and 2021 G Ricardo Decius (Florida Prep).
Region 4 – District 13
Matthew JamesMatthewJames6'7" | SFAtlantic Christian | 2023StateFL
One of the most underrated talents in the entire 2023 class is James. The 6-7 forward is a really sound post player with endless length and nice footwork. At the Nightrydas workout earlier this summer, I watched his play get better as the day went on. James is in for a banner year at Atlantic Christian down south. 2021 6-1 guard Justin Wiggins transferred in from Lake Worth Trinity Christian and will score in bunches alongside James.
Tristan GeeTristanGee6'5" | SFLake Worth Trinity Christian | 2021StateFL
(Lake Worth Trinity Christian)
Averaging 17.9 PPG and 9.5 RPG in 2019-20, Gee fills up the stat sheet. The 2021 6-5 forward doesn’t back down on the attack and he flourishes in doing that. 2021 6-5 forward Jovonte AllenJovonteAllen6'4" | CGLake Worth Trinity Christian | 2021StateFL
does more of the same down low as he averaged 15.1 PPG and 9.7 RPG as a junior for Lake Worth Trinity Christian.
Other names to know: 2021 G Andrew Kruppenbacher (Berean Christian), 2021 F Caedmon Uhren (Berean Christian), 2023 G Prescott LimagPrescottLimag5'6" | SGLake Worth Christian | 2023FL
e (Lake Worth Christian) and 2022 G Nathaniel Barrow (Lake Worth Christian).
Region 4 – District 14
Micah OctaveMicahOctave6'4" | CGGrandview Prep | 2021StateFL
Grandview Prep is set up for success like always. Octave, a 2021 6-4 guard is filled with pure athleticism. He gets to the cup with ease and can score in a variety of ways, evident by his 15.8 PPG average as a junior. 2021 6-5 forward Makye BolesMakyeBoles6'5" | PFGrandview Prep | 2021StateFL
is equally as important to this team (15.5 PPG and 7.3 RPG in 2019-20) as he battles on the glass early and often. Two other names to remember here are 2022 6-0 guard Gunner Walters (via transfer from North Carolina Mount Tabor), a dangerous touch shooter and 2021 6-7 forward Pedro Brown, an effective slasher.
Shane AllenShaneAllen6'1" | CGVillage Academy | 2021StateFL
Allen is the lead guard for Village Academy. The 2021 6-0 guard averaged 15.9 PPG last season and was a very good finisher and a quick one at that. 2021 6-4 forward Thompson AugusteThompsonAuguste6'4" | SFVillage Academy | 2021StateFL
showed well alongside him averaging 11.7 PPG as a junior while 2021 5-7 guard Zech Bennett is a quick-twitch ballhandler who averaged 10.6 PPG a year ago.
Other names to know: 2021 G Zeph Bennett (Village Academy), 2021 G Malik Jeanlouis (Boca Raton Christian), 2021 G Jimmy Good (Boca Raton Christian), 2021 G Cameron JohnsonCameronJohnson6'5" | SFNorland | 2022StateFL
(Boca Raton Christian), 2022 G Sammy Siemens (Donna Klein), 2023 G Marcus Weiss (Donna Klein), 2023 F Kendy Obas (Highlands Christian), 2022 F Butchiny Lordeus (Somerset Academy Key), 2022 G Reilly Berg (Grandview Prep) and 2021 G AJ Giles (Grandview Prep).
Region 4 – District 15
Kaleb SaintilKalebSaintil5'9" | CGHollywood Hills | 2021StateFL
(Sheridan Hills Christian)
At Sheridan Hills Christian, Saintil has quietly been making a name for himself. The 2021 5-10 guard has been on the varsity squad since his 8th grade season and has averaged double digits over the last three seasons which includes 17.1 PPG as a junior.
Chris WilliamsChrisWilliams6'5" | CGAvant Garde | 2021StateFL
Avant Garde is a newer program but it is having success out of the gates. Williams, a 2021 6-5 forward averaged 18.0 PPG last season and does a lot as a passer (6.1 APG) and gritty rebounder (9.0 RPG). Brothers Waldin FevrierWaldinFevrier6'0" | CGAvant Garde | 2021StateFL
(17.4 PPG) and Wallace Fevrier (12.0 PPG) are 2021 and 2022 prospects respectively who can score in a variety of ways alongside Williams.
Other names to know: 2021 F Oneil Young (Avant Garde), 2021 F Khylan Louiny (Sheridan Hills Christian), 2021 G Brandon WilliamsBrandonWilliams6'3" | CGChampagnat Catholic | 2021StateFL
(Champagnat Catholic) and 2021 F Yeuri De Leon (Champagnat Catholic).
Region 4 – District 16
Jesus RivasJesusRivas6'9" | PFBrito | 2022StateFL
& Brandon GarciaBrandonGarcia6'0" | SGBrito | 2022StateFL
Brito has two really good 2022 talents in place with Rivas and Garcia. Rivas, a 6-9 big man with an offer out from Stetson averaged just shy of 18.0 PPG and 11.0 RPG as a sophomore. He has tons of power at the point of attack. Garcia, a 6-0 guard averaged 13.2 PPG and 8.6 APG as a crafty finisher.
Joachim AmetepeJoachimAmetepe6'7" | PFWestwood Christian | 2023StateFL
Joachim AmetepeJoachimAmetepe6'7" | PFWestwood Christian | 2023StateFL
is following in the footsteps of his older brother of James Ametepe, a current junior at FIU. Joachim is a 2023 6-7 forward who averaged 14.1 PPG and 12.9 RPG as a freshman for Westwood Christian. He is a prospect to keep a close eye on this season and beyond.
Other names to know: 2022 G Sutton Thomson (Westwood Christian), 2021 G Brian Henao (Westwood Christian), 2021 F Oscar Martinez (Brito), 2021 G Jose VargasJoseVargas6'3" | SGMiami Christian | 2022StateFL
(Miami Christian) and 2022 G Jaden TretoJadenTreto5'11" | PGMiami Christian | 2022StateFL