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 3A (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)
2019-20 state champion: St. Andrew’s
Region 3 – District 9
Alvin TumblinAlvinTumblin6'6" | SFSanta Fe Catholic | 2021StateFL
(Santa Fe Catholic)
Santa Fe Catholic has reloaded after carrying an impressive trio of guards to lead the way the last few seasons. Tumblin, a 2021 6-6 forward is the biggest talent in place. A transfer from Sebring, he holds offers from FAU, Stetson, NJIT and East Tennessee State. He is a bursty and long athlete who has a nice shooting touch and steady attacking ability.
...The new cast in place also includes 2023 6-6 forward Harvey WilsonHarveyWilson6'7" | PFSanta Fe Catholic | 2023StateFL
(via transfer from Bayshore Christian), an emerging inside presence, 2022 6-1 guard Trey LaneTreyLane6'1" | CGSanta Fe Catholic | 2022StateFL
(via transfer from Lakeland), a dangerous shooter and ballhandler and 2021 6-3 guard Johnny TorrenceJohnnyTorrence6'3" | CGSanta Fe Catholic | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Lake Gibson) is a big bodied guard who can attack the cup.
Drew KramerDrewKramer6'6" | CGLakeland Christian | 2021StateFL
Kramer is one of the most underrated prospects in the state. The 2021 6-6 guard averaged 20.1 PPG and has earned an offer from NAIA Florida College. Kramer can get up on the rim and is a good rebounder, shooter and hard nosed defender. Other 2021 players of note at Lakeland Christian, 6-3 guard Blake Bartram (13.7 PPG) is a good shooter and 6-1 guard Dawson LeipoldDawsonLeipold5'11" | CGLakeland Christian | 2021StateFL
(9.1 PPG) another important shooter to the cause.
Other names to know: 2024 guard Daniel ThompsonDanielThompson6'1" | PGSanta Fe Catholic | 2024FL
(Santa Fe Catholic), 2023 6-2 guard Matt VaughnMattVaughn6'2" | SGSanta Fe Catholic | 2023StateFL
(Santa Fe Catholic), 2021 G Victor Romero (New Dimensions), 2022 G Victor Dones (Four Corners), 2022 G Benjamin Ramos (Four Corners), 2023 G Jay Leonard (Frostproof) and 2022 G Devontre Chaney (Frostproof).
Region 3 – District 10
Demetrius RobinsonDemetriusRobinson6'6" | SFHoly Trinity | 2021StateFL
A tweener and versatile piece at Holy Trinity, 2021 forward Robinson is a big body at 6-6 who can fight for boards and attack. He does all the things that don’t show up on the stat sheet while finding good areas inside and moving guys around. Look for Robinson to have a rock solid senior campaign over in the Melbourne area as a guard/wing.
Jay AllenJayAllen6'2" | CGJohn Carroll Catholic | 2021StateFL
(John Caroll Catholic)
Allen is the lead dog for this group. The 2021 6-3 guard also is a standout football and baseball talent who is committed to UF for baseball. Allen can score in bunches on the basketball court. Two other names to track here are in the 2023 class in 6-0 guard Aidan SingletoAidanSingleto5'11" | PGJohn Carroll Catholic | 2023FL
n, a rising point man and 6-4 forward Wilky DenauWilkyDenau6'4" | SFJohn Carroll Catholic | 2023FL
d, the best lengthy athlete for this team.
Hunter DavidsonHunterDavidson6'3" | PGMelbourne Central Catholic | 2021StateFL
(Melbourne Central Catholic)
Committed to Flagler, Davidson is a 2021 6-4 guard who can shoot it and drive with his solid skillset. He is a reliable scoring threat who plays each possession with confidence and patience. 2021 6-2 guard Josh MimsJoshMims6'1" | CGMelbourne Central Catholic | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Melbourne) is a nice pairing who can shoot and drive as well and score often. Another piece to the puzzle is 2021 5-9 guard DeAndre Pearson-Blake, an athletic ballhandler.
Other names to know: 2021 F Bennett Kent (West Shore), 2021 G James Green (West Shore), 2021 G Parker Hathaway (Cocoa Beach), 2021 G Justin Cook (Edgewood), 2021 G Buay TongBuayTong6'2" | CGEau Gallie | 2021StateFL
(Holy Trinity) and 2021 F Johnathan Bowden (Holy Trinity).
Region 3 – District 11
Josh MinottJoshMinott6'9" | PFSt. Andrew's | 2021State#135NationFL
One of the top lengthy and versatile athletes in the entire country is Minott. The 2021 6-9 forward is headed to Memphis next year. He is smart on and off the court and thrives as a shooter and driver who uses every inch of his size to get through defenses.
...The defending state champion St. Andrew’s bunch has plenty of other players to like in 2021 6-3 guard Devin HinesDevinHines6'4" | CGSt. Andrew's | 2021StateFL
, a volume scorer, 2021 6-7 forward Kenny TurnerKennyTurner6'6" | PFSt. Andrew's | 2021StateFL
, a late bloomer and taltented athlete, 2021 6-8 forward Bobby StewartBobbyStewart6'8" | CSt. Andrew's | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Boca Raton), a ballhandling big who can shoot it and drive and 2022 6-3 guard Anquan Boldin Jr.AnquanBoldin Jr.6'2" | CGSt. Andrew's | 2022StateFL
, a lightning bolt ballhandler who is just hitting his stride.
Mark CuetoMarkCueto6'3" | CGBenjamin | 2022StateFL
Benjamin certainly has a good unit in place. Cueto is the feature piece. The 2022 6-3 guard averaged 15.1 PPG and 6.8 RPG a season ago and should continue to flourish again here.
Jonathan JosephJonathanJoseph6'1" | PGKing's Academy | 2021StateFL
& Bijan HunterBijanHunter6'0" | PGKing's Academy | 2021StateFL
High academic players, Joseph and Huner are a very skilled 2021 guard pairing at West Palm Beach King’s Academy. Joseph, a 6-1 guard can hurt defenses with his quick twitch handles and jumper while Hunter, 6-0 guard is more of the same and can score early and often.
RJ MorrisRJMorris6'0" | CGJupiter Christian | 2021StateFL
Jupiter Christian has a clear leader in Morris. The 2021 6-2 guard/forward averaged 15.0 PPG as a junior and should carry that momentum into his final high school season.
Other names to know: 2021 G Sean LouisaintSeanLouisaint5'9" | CGTrinity Christian | 2021StateFL
(Jupiter Christian), 2023 F Jeremiah AugustinJeremiahAugustin6'5" | SFJupiter Christian | 2023StateFL
(Jupiter Christian), 2023 G Jermaine HunterJermaineHunter5'10" | PGJupiter Christian | 2023StateFL
(Jupiter Christian), 2022 G Jarard MosleyJarardMosley6'2" | CGCardinal Newman | 2022StateFL
(Cardinal Newman), 2022 F Kevin Eutsey (Cardinal Newman), 2023 G Darrell SweetingDarrellSweeting5'11" | PGBenjamin | 2023StateFL
(Benjamin), 2022 G Isaiah NesmithIsaiahNesmith6'4" | CGBenjamin | 2022StateFL
(Benjamin), 2023 F Gavin AydelotteGavinAydelotte6'9" | CBenjamin | 2023StateFL
(Benjamin), 2023 G Parker LanosaParkerLanosa5'8" | PGOxbridge | 2023StateFL
(Oxbridge), 2023 G Squitieri (Oxbridge), 2021 G Matt AnsahMattAnsah5'11" | CGBoca Raton St. John Paul II | 2021StateFL
(Boca Raton St. John Paul II), 2022 G Charlie May (St. Andrew’s), 2022 F Dylan Rogers (St. Andrew’s), 2021 G Thompson Hyland (St. Andrew's) and 2021 G Landon BrodyLandonBrody6'2" | CGBoca Raton | 2021StateFL
Region 3 – District 12
Gregg GlennGreggGlenn6'7" | PFFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2022State#26NationFL
(Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian)
Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian is one of the favorites to win 3A with a deep cast of skilled players in the fold. Glenn, a 2022 6-8 guard/forward is a highly skilled player who can handle the rock and get to the bucket with ease. He has offers from the likes of LSU, FSU, UF, Georgia Tech and plenty more.
...2023 6-5 guard Marvel AllenMarvelAllen6'4" | SGFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2023State#46NationFL
(via transfer from Wellington) holds offers from LSU, Virginia Tech and USF and is a truly athletic point man. 2022 brothers Taylor HendricksTaylorHendricks6'7" | PFFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2022State#222NationFL
(offers from the likes of Yale, Miami, FSU and LSU) is a 6-10 forward who is a really good inside weapon and Tyler HendricksTylerHendricks6'4" | PGFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2022StateFL
, a 6-5 guard who can shoot and distribute. The two came in from NSU University School. 2021 6-5 guard Dylan CanovilleDylanCanoville6'5" | SFFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2021StateFL
has a body of a linebacker, runs fast and can hurt you in a variety of ways.
Ben MiddlebrooksBenMiddlebrooks6'10" | PFWestminster | 2022StateFL
Middlebrooks had two very good seasons as an underclassman but now he is the lead man for this team as a junior. The 2022 6-9 forward holds offers from Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Notre Dame and more. He is a gritty rebounder, shot blocker and talented mid-range/inside finisher.
2021 6-5 guard Aidan AbellAidanAbell6'5" | CGWestminster | 2022StateFL
is a jack of all trades athlete who can shoot and get to the glass. 2023 6-8 forward Jaylen CareyJaylenCarey6'8" | PFWestminster Academy | 2023State#105NationFL
(via transfer from NSU University) has slimmed down and looked quicker and stronger down low and 2021 6-4 guard James Nichols IIIJamesNichols III6'4" | PFWestminster Academy | 2021StateFL
(via transfer from Highlands Christian) is a high volume scorer who fits right in here.
Raphael HoussouRaphaelHoussou6'1" | CGSagemont | 2021StateFL
& Rickey BallardRickeyBallard6'6" | CGSagemont | 2022StateFL
Sagemont has talent in the mix with Houssou, a 2021 6-1 guard who is a confident lead point man and crafty scorer. Ballard, a 2022 6-6 forward is a long shooter who is a gifted athlete. 2021 6-7 forward Sergey GrishaevSergeyGrishaev6'10" | CSagemont | 2021StateFL
earned an offer from Rollins College this past week and has the looks of a chess piece.
Other names to know: 2023 F Sami ElkamelSamiElkamel6'8" | PFFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2023StateFL
(Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian), 2021 F Logan LordLoganLord6'10" | PFFt. Lauderdale Calvary Christian | 2021StateFL
(Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian), 2022 G Jonathan LevyJonathanLevy6'2" | SGKatz Yeshiva | 2022StateFL
(Katz Yeshiva), 2021 F Adi RotensteinAdiRotenstein6'4" | SFKatz Yashiva | 2021StateFL
(Katz Yeshiva), 2021 F Brendan Lasko (Katz Yeshiva), 2022 G Jaiden Miller (Somerset Prep), 2022 F Deshayne Montgomery (Somerset Prep), 2021 F Javaris RolleJavarisRolle6'4" | PFWestminster Academy | 2021StateFL
(Westminster) and 2022 G Kamren RamsarranKamrenRamsarran6'1" | CGWestminster | 2022StateFL
Region 4 – District 13
Thad FranklinThadFranklin6'0" | CGChaminade-Madonna | 2021StateFL
Headed to Miami for football next season, 2021 6-2 guard Franklin is a very muscular point man who will be in charge of running the show at this rebuilding Chaminade-Madonna program. A prospect to watch here is 2021 6-5 forward Roger SmithRogerSmith6'4" | PFChaminade-Madonna | 2021StateFL
who will have a major role as a rebounder and scorer down low.
Other names to know: 2022 F Paris Reedy (Chaminade-Madonna), 2021 F Isaac Almkies (Scheck Hillel) and 2022 G Abie Bonkovski (David Posnack).
Region 4 – District 14
Jordan CookeJordanCooke6'0" | CGMiami Country Day | 2021StateFL
& Jasai MilesJasaiMiles6'5" | CGMiami Country Day | 2023StateFL
(Miami Country Day)
Miami Country Day has young talent in the fold. Cooke, a 2021 5-10 guard shot a ridicilous 49 percent from long range while he averaged 21.5 PPG last season. He is a crafty shooter and driver, who sets the tone for this team. Miles, a 2023 6-5 guard averaged 16.2 PPG and 9.3 RPG and should continue his emergence as an all-around athlete. 2022 6-3 guard Ryan RichardsonRyanRichardson6'3" | CGMiami Country Day | 2022StateFL
(12.2 PPG in 2019-20) thrives when he puts his down and gets inside.
Other names to know: 2021 G Orlando PowellOrlandoPowell6'1" | SFSLAM Miami | 2021StateFL
(SLAM Miami), 2024 F Christian Reid (SLAM Miami), 2022 G Isidore KohenIsidoreKohen6'1" | CGMiami Country Day | 2022StateFL
(Miami Country Day), 2021 G Ryan MendelsonRyanMendelson5'9" | CGMiami Country Day | 2021StateFL
(Miami Country Day), 2023 G Marc WendrowMarcWendrow6'1" | CGMiami Country Day | 2023StateFL
(Miami Country Day), 2021 G Jason RousseauJasonRousseau6'2" | CGDoctor's Charter | 2021StateFL
(Doctor’s Charter) and 2021 G Gabriel GonzalezGabrielGonzalez6'0" | CGDivine Savior Academy | 2021StateFL
Region 4 – District 15
Micah BellMicahBell6'4" | CGArchbishop Carroll | 2021StateFL
Archbishop Carroll earned an impressive talent via transfer from Georgia Chapel Hill in Bell. The 2021 6-4 guard is a dangerous athlete in transition and he can get up on the rim for dunks and lay-ins. Holding an offer from VCU, he should draw plenty more attention this season. Another new piece is 2022 6-3 guard Anthony SalazarAnthonySalazar6'4" | SFArchbishop Carroll | 2022StateFL
(via transfer from Champagnat Catholic), a skilled finisher and shooter.
Osmar Garcia AraujoOsmarGarcia Araujo6'7" | PFRiviera Prep | 2023State#122NationFL
& Esteban LluberesEstebanLluberes5'10" | CGRiviera Prep | 2022StateFL
Riviera Prep has been building this thing up. Garcia Araujo, a 2023 6-7 forward is a special player who is strong, long and not afraid to take on the alpha role. He averaged 17.0 PPG and 13.7 RPG as a freshman. Lluberes, a 2022 5-9 guard is blazing fast and a highly skilled scorer. He averaged 18.0 PPG a season ago. Another prospect to know here is 2022 6-8 forward Edward NnamokoEdwardNnamoko6'10" | PFSchoolhouse Prep | 2022StateFL
(via transfer from Schoolhouse Prep), a big who is just scratching the surface. He has an offer from Samford.
Neil SchiffNeilSchiff6'1" | CGRansom Everglades | 2021StateFL
& Lucas Ortiz (Ransom Everglades)
Schiff, a 2021 6-1 guard led Ransom Everglades with 17.5 PPG a season ago. He shot an effective 39 percent and will be counted on to knock down jumpers often as a senior. Ortiz, a 2021 6-1 guard is a nice combo piece who averaged 12.9 PPG and 5.0 RPG in 2019-20.
Davin HernandezDavinHernandez6'1" | CGFlorida Christian | 2021StateFL
Florida Christian has shooters all over the court and Hernandez is the main scorer here. The 2021 6-1 guard averaged 11.1 PPG as a junior and will look to improve further in his final high school season.
Other names to know: 2021 G Wander Vicente (Archbishop Carroll), 2021 G Georden RogersGeordenRogers6'3" | CGRansom Everglades | 2021StateFL
(Ransom Everglades), 2021 G Nick Lampert (Ransom Everglades), 2021 G Jordan Guerrero (Florida Christian), 2022 G Nicholas MateNicholasMate5'10" | CGFlorida Christian | 2022StateFL
(Florida Christian), 2022 G Fabian Quintana (Florida Christian), 2021 G Alex Viera (Florida Christian) and 2022 G Jose AmatJoseAmat5'9" | CGFlorida Christian | 2022StateFL
Region 4 – District 16
James HendersonJamesHenderson6'8" | PFWestminster Christian | 2021State#237NationFL
A rebounder and power player inside, Henderson is the heart and soul of this team. The 2021 6-8 forward has offers from Hampton and Northern Arizona to his name and should have a banner season, scoring down low, grabbing boards and blocking shots for Westminster Christian. He is a strong underrated big.
Gabriel Fajardo IIIGabrielFajardo III6'3" | SGSomerset Silver Palms | 2023FL
(Somerset Academy Silver Palms)
Averaging 13.4 PPG as a freshman, Fajardo III shot 62 percent from the field and 45 percent from long range at Somerset Academy Silver Palms. The 2023 6-4 guard is an emerging talent down south.
Other names to know: 2021 G David FernandezDavidFernandez5'10" | SGWestminster Christian | 2021StateFL
(Westminster Christian), 2023 G Daniel FernandezDanielFernandez6'0" | PGWestminster Christian | 2023StateFL
(Westminster Christian), 2023 F Sebastian Reimondo (Everglades Prep), 2021 F Angelo DelaTorre (Everglades Prep), 2022 G Anthony RossAnthonyRoss6'0" | SGMarathon | 2022StateFL
(Marathon), 2021 F Enoc Campos (Marathon), 2021 F Andrew WaldmanAndrewWaldman6'0" | CGPalmer Trinity | 2021StateFL
(Palmer Trinity), 2021 F David Fumagalli (Palmer Trinity), 2021 G Will Ehlen (Somerset Academy Silver Palms), 2022 G Jimmy Brown (Somerset Academy South Homestead) and 2022 G Daytron Davis (Somerset Academy South Homestead).