Posted On: 11/10/21 2:21 PM

I stopped by Stranahan High School to watch the Mighty Dragons’ practice. The team is looking for a big season after a Covid-19 shortened year in which they went 5-5.

Projected starters:

2022 Jaylen Black

2022 Tamarrien Thorpe

2022 Darrin Garrett

2022 Houston Culpepper Houston Culpepper 6'3" | CG Stranahan | 2022 State FL

2022 Deandre Williams

As you can see, the Mighty Dragons will run out five seniors this season. Williams is a 6-foot-6 center that moves well for his size. He will be a problem with his length around the basket on both offense and defense. Williams represents a number of players on this roster that are athletic and have length. I think Stranahan can and will run the floor with anyone.

Culpepper appears to be in great shape and has good footwork. I expect him to play multiple roles (guard/forward) for this team. Not to mention, he will be a team leader. He has plenty of muscle to play with his back to the basket or execute off the perimeter. In particular, I like their speed at guard. (see below).

Black is a transfer from Blanche Ely and will be running the point. The 5-foot-9 prospect has a good handle and vision. I think Black

Florida All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Florida to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!