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Posted On: 03/18/21 3:33 PM

We are a couple weeks removed from state tournament play up in Lakeland. Miami-Dade County had a good showing with two teams traveling to the state tournament. Miami Country Day reached the Class 3A semifinal before falling to eventual champion Calvary Christian Academy. Over in Class 6A, Mater Academy Charter lost in the final to a strong Bartow team.

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A few notes: I have found no information on Osmar Garcia Araujo Osmar Garcia Araujo 6'7" | PF Riviera Prep | 2023 State #122 Nation FL or Esteban Lluberes Esteban Lluberes 5'10" | CG Riviera Prep | 2022 State FL (Riviera Prep). Arturo Dean Arturo Dean 5'11" | CG South Miami | 2021 State FL transferred from South Miami to SIAA Calusa Prep.

Jimel Lane Jimel Lane 6'7" | PF Mater Academy | 2022 State FL - MVP (Mater Academy Charter)

2022 Jimel Lane Jimel Lane 6'7" | PF Mater Academy | 2022 State FL led the Lions to a 21-3 overall record and a spot in the Class 6A final. Mater Academy Charter finished as the top ranked team in Miami-Dade County and 12th overall in the state. The 6-foot-7 wing averaged 19.9 points and 5.7 rebounds across 21 recorded games. Moreover, Lane recorded 12 games with 20 or more points. He scored 35 points against Mater Lakes Academy and was one of the top scorers at the prestigious Kreul Classic tournament back in late December. Against

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