Posted On: 04/8/22 11:12 AM

Geico Nationals: Montverde Academy vs IMG Academy (Part 1)

FORT MEYERS, FL—It’s hard to believe but Geico Nationals is in its thirteenth year of existence and its been quite a ride with a staggering amount of players that have ended up in the NBA, including Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Jaylen Brown to name a few. This year is no different as there are a plethora of highly-talented ballers in Jordan Walsh, Chris Livingston, Dariq Whitehead Dariq Whitehead 6'5" | SF Montverde Academy | 2022 State #5 Nation FL , Keyonte George Keyonte George 6'5" | SG IMG Academy | 2022 State #4 Nation FL , and Gatorade National POY Gradey Dick. In the first semi-final, IMG put together a stellar 3rd quarter to take command, but Montverde Academy showed some serious moxie as they fought back in the 4th quarter to win 62-57. 

Mr. Glue-Type

Jalen Hood-Schifino Jalen Hood-Schifino 6'4" | PG Montverde Academy | 2022 State #27 Nation FL (Montverde Academy)

2022, G, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds

Joel’s take: Every program in America needs a Hood-Schifino type on their team. He approaches every game with production in mind. He’s relentless off the bounce where he attacks the rim with a vengeance. If the lane cuts off he is quite potent at finding open shooters or cutters—as exhibited by his

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