Posted On: 11/6/20 2:51 PM

This will be my first installment of my school tour as we get underway with high school basketball practices.

My first stop was Mater Lakes Academy over in Hialeah. I will say that the Bears have a state of the art basketball gymnasium and weight room. Moreover, virtually all of the facilities are brand new. 

The school can be a nice destination for basketball events in the future.

Let’s get right into the player breakdown...

2022 combo guard Kareem Barnett Kareem Barnett 6'2" | CG Hallandale Highschool | 2022 State FL is the real deal. The 6-foot-4 transfer from North Miami Beach jumped off the page during layup drills with his athleticism. Barnett was throwing down dunks and has an extra step on his ladder you cannot teach. While being an athletic specimen, Barnett showed adequate ball skills and a steady consistency to hit from outside. As Barnett is coached into the program, his dual-threat capability will be a nightmare to defend. On defense, Barnett showed he has quick hands as he took steals back the other way for layups. My advice for him would be to stay aggressive and realize very few opponents can match his natural gifts. Barnett could be the most dynamic player in the area

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