Posted On: 01/19/22 10:17 PM

Hoophall Classic: IMG Academy (FL) vs Montverde Academy (FL): (The Next Step)

SPRINGFIELD, MA— The two premier prep schools met for the 2nd time this season and again it was chock full of highlight-reel plays and high-level skill. IMG would hold on for a 57-53 win over Montverde Academy—which will probably be a dress rehearsal for another showdown at the Geico Nationals later this season. Keyonte George Keyonte George 6'5" | SG IMG Academy | 2022 State #4 Nation FL , a Baylor signee, was arguably the most impressive performer for IMG as he dropped in an efficient 17-points. Indiana signee, Jalen Hood-Schifino Jalen Hood-Schifino 6'4" | PG Montverde Academy | 2022 State #27 Nation FL put together the best all-around performance as he led Montverde with Nineteen points, seven rebounds, and four assists. 

Dariq Whitehead Dariq Whitehead 6'5" | SF Montverde Academy | 2022 State #5 Nation FL (Montverde Academy, FL)

2022, G, 6-foot-6, 190 pounds

Joel’s Take: I’ve been witnessing Whitehead’s act since his freshman campaign and he has taken his game to a new level. He has always been a high-flying athlete who excelled at slashing to the rim. Now he has added a consistent jump shot. His pull-up game has evolved and he gets an excellent lift on his shot. Although his game has improved, in this game he

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