Posted On: 05/7/21 3:38 PM
Over the course of the next few months, I will be rolling out a group of names in the state of Florida. Much of this is through the help of player reach out so I encourage those who want exposure to contact me. That is best way for players to get their names out quickly on our network.
You can find that information below.
This group of prospects is of rising juniors and seniors.
Jovani Newton/Santana Noel – Flanagan
2022 Jovani Newton showed flashes of terrific play last season for the Falcons. The 6-foot point guard averaged six points, two assists and two rebounds last season. Against Stoneman Douglas, Newton scored a season-high 15 points on six-of-eight shooting from the field. He also performed well against Coral Springs Charter with eight points, four assists and four steals. He could be a sleeper with more playing time next year. In addition, another prospect to watch on the Falcons is Santana Noel. The 6-foot-3 guard is a lefty and is a great rebounder at his position. Against Fort Lauderdale, Noel had 10 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He also scored 11 points and grabbed ten boards against Gulf Coast. Overall, Noel collected 61 rebounds on the season. The fact he is a lefty and can rebound is nice factor.
Mercado received some playing time as a sophomore for the Pioneers. The 6-foot point guard averaged 3.7 points over 20 recorded games. Against Doral Academy, Mercado scored a season-high 12 points and knocked down four 3-pointers. Moreover, he went 14-of-34 (41 percent) from the perimeter. The evidence suggests he can shoot the ball when given an opportunity. In addition, Mercado is surrounded by a good group of Pioneer guards that should only make him better. Speaking of which, is another prospect on North Miami that could benefit from its talent system. The 5-foot-10 point guard played on the Pioneers’ junior varsity team and averaged 18 points per game. In addition, Jackson scored 20 or more points in six games and had a 32-point effort in another. The result of his work earned him a spot on the varsity team where he played in four games. Jackson could be a sneaky offensive threat next year based on his track record. He could also use last season as a building block into his junior year.
Tomas Koski Tomas Koski 6'4" | SF Mater Lakes | 2023 State FL – Mater Lakes Academy
Koski is a better shooter in my opinion than statistics show. I think its just a situation where he needs to work on his athleticism and keep putting up shots. Against Key West, he scored a season-high 11 points and went 3-of-6 from deep. Koski previously played at North Atlanta Christian in Georgia. His 6-foot-5 frame should give him an advantage around the arc. Koski at worst could be a reliable spot-up shooter on the perimeter. He should work on his consistency this spring.
Saint-Louis has the athleticism and size to be highly effective on the court. The 6-foot-5 forward grabbed 77 rebounds last season for the Bobcats. He can comfortably play the three or four and be a factor given his length. Saint-Louis grabbed a season-high 12 boards against Boynton Beach and secured ten against Pahokee. I think he just needs time to develop his offensive game.
Head coach Robert Doctor and South Miami routinely have a pretty good team. Next up in its prospect pipeline could be 2023 Anthoney Dozier Anthoney Dozier 6'2" | PG Southridge | 2023 State FL . The 6-foot-3 guard has a strong handle to run an offense right now. His length and athleticism is also a huge plus. Against Keys Gate, Dozier scored 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field. You can view his highlights by clicking here.
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