Photo: N/A Gary DeCesare/Gulliver Prep

Posted On: 11/17/20 3:42 PM

The latest installment of my basketball tour took me to Gulliver Preparatory in Pinecrest.  The suburban Miami private school is one of the top destinations for academics and athletics in the state of Florida. 

The Raiders basketball team perfectly exemplifies my point. Head coach Gary DeCesare brings decades of experience at the prep/college level into his second season with the program. The depth of basketball expertise extends to assistants Eric Harris (Minnesota) and Omar Antigua. The coaching staff has the exciting challenge of blending in new talent onto the court this season.

Gulliver Prep will look different than last year. Gone are players like Tony SandersTonySanders6'6" | SFGulliver Prep | 2020State#309NationFL (Notre Dame), Gabe TaylorGabeTaylor5'8" | PGGulliver Prep | 2020StateFL (Rice), Donell Harris (Texas A&M), Diego LaMonicaDiegoLaMonica6'4" | PFGulliver Prep | 2020StateFL (Vanderbilt) and Eddie Jackson (Northern Illinois). The last four are all currently establishing football careers. Sanders will look to make an impact this season in the ACC for head coach Mike Brey in South Bend. That is a lot of talent to be replaced.

The Calvary behind that unit is budding with potential. The Raiders are certainly a team that will grow and develop as the season moves along. 

Let’s get into some of the players...


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