Posted On: 02/16/21 3:15 PM

Roughly 116 games will kick off regional play on Thursday as we begin the road to Lakeland. Approximately ten or so will be played tonight across the Sunshine State.

In South Florida, I have seen about 75 percent of the teams in the region. Moreover, I have been sent tape and notes from area coaches and players. I would like to breakdown some of the matchups across the area.

McArthur (10-9) vs. Mater Academy Charter (17-2) - Class 6A

The Lions have plowed through much of their schedule behind 2022 Jimel Lane. The 6-foot-7 wing is averaging 20.7 points per game and is one of the best players in the region. Furthermore, Lane has scored 20 or more points in 12 games. The only blemishes on the schedule were to Calvary Christian Academy (76-67) and Westminster Christian (57-50). Lane scored 21 points against the nationally ranked Eagles back in January. He is one of the more athletic players in this bracket and can go wire-to-wire with great explosion at the rim. 2021 combo guard Ryan Sanchez also creates a problem with his shooting ability. The 5-foot-10 Sanchez is averaging over 15 points per game. The Mustangs are a

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