Posted On: 06/9/21 3:33 PM

As we move from the height of June AAU ball to the calm of high school team camps, players are using their last few June tournaments to show out and catch the attention of scouts across the country. And with one of the best tournaments in South Florida happening in Port Charlotte, Florida’s best were getting in on the action!

The 10-venue US Amateur State Championship featured some of the best AAU teams and players in South Florida, all fighting for a chance to be crowned the state champions (and get some sick bling too). Being a North Florida guy, I was super excited to see if SoFlo basketball lived up to all the hype. 

Here are the standout 17U guards from this event:

John Gamble John Gamble 6'4" | SG Charlotte | 2023 State #112 Nation FL , 6’6", 2023, Grassroots: Charlotte "Swish", High School: Charlotte

Gamble was the guy to watch all weekend. The incoming junior played up during the weekend and managed to rack up the accolades, leading his team to the tournament championship and capturing an MVP award on the way. Gamble’s skillset is well-developed, his handle is tight, and his jumper is passable, albeit a bit inconsistent. However, Gamble makes his money with his ridiculous athleticism.

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