Posted On: 12/23/20 3:13 PM

12 state football championships.

That is the number of titles the Raiders now hold, a record in the Florida High School Athletic Association. St. Thomas Aquinas has won nine state titles since 2007 and five of the last seven. The Raiders are a brand that produces NFL level talent year after year.

However, this is about basketball. The Raiders lone championship on the hardwood was way back in 2001. The great Ed Nelson was the man on that team back in the day. 

I am by no means comparing the two sports, but you gotta start somewhere. Head Coach Julius Sandi is looking to build and develop that mindset onto the court. The Raiders have talented pieces to march in that direction, albeit slowly.

Note: St. Thomas Aquinas has started 1-0 after a win over Brito.

Let’s get into the breakdown...

2022 Andrew AkuchieAndrewAkuchie6'8" | PFSt. Thomas Aquinas | 2022StateFL has been developing at a fast pace ever since I saw him last year. The 6-foot-8 wing has the size and athleticism to be a disturbance on both ends of the floor. I expect Akuchie to take more of a lead role on this year’s team. Specifically, I trust him to score away from the

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