Time to wrap up our coverage of the Orlando Hoops Festival. We thank all the teams, college coaches, and support staff that made the event a great success.
Keyon Johnson, a 6’8 rising senior from Tampa East Bay, put up some solid numbers for the Apollo Beach Thunder. He averaged just over twelve points a contest with a high of 22.
Norris Taylor, Jr. of Bay Area Hoops Elite was solid. The 6’0 rising junior out of Sebring consistently tallied double figures.
The Vecchio Basketball Club out of Argentina brought four squads to the Orlando Hoops Festival.
Santiago Aguirre, a 6’0 rising junior, averaged just over ten points a game for the Condors.
Alejo Maggi, a 6’4 rising sophomore, had a pair of seventeen point games for the Jaguars.
Facundo Palmou, a 6’1 member of the 2017 Class, was the top scorer for the Lions.
Santiago Bruno, a 5’9 rising sophomore, was the Penguins top scorer.
Angel Morales of Heart ‘n Hustle 2018 Blue had a pair of double figure games. The 5’9 rising junior from Orlando Evans had a high of seventeen.
Heart ‘n Hustle 2019’s Jeffrey Watson, a 5’9 rising junior at Windermere Prep, averaged nearly fifteen points a game.
Both Angel Muniz and Heber Deronvil were leading scorers for Heart ‘n Hustle 2020. Muniz, a 6’3 rising sophomore from Tampa Catholic, had a high game of seventeen as did Deronvil, a 6’2 rising sophomore at Orlando Edgewater.
Amajeh Green, a 6’5 rising senior at Orlando Olympia, averaged in the mid-teens for Heart ‘n Hustle Elite 2018.
Graesen Meystadt of Impact Elite was one of the top three point shooters in the event. The 6’2 gunner from IMG averaged just over nineteen points a contest.
The Jupiter Jaguars, a 15U team, were led by 6’1 Larry Isaac Scott a rising sophomore at Jupiter HS, with nearly thirteen points a game.
The KT Kings out of Coral Springs played in the 16U division. They were led by 6’6 Tim Dalger out of Calvary Christian.
The MTE Diamonds got a lot out of 6’3 2017 McCleon Charles from Orlando Cypress Creek. He averaged fifteen points over the course of his three games.
On The Rise, a program out of Miami, got double figure scoring out of Sebastian Guitian, a 6’8 rising senior at Westwood Christian, and Antoine Wright, a 6’5 rising senior at South Miami.
The brother combo of Tyler Yorke and Elliot Yorke came up big for the Orlando Scorchers. Tyler, a 6’4 rising senior at Winter Garden West Orange averaged double figures to lead the team in scoring. Elliot, just a rising freshman, had a thirty point game the last day of the event.
One of the best scorers in the tournament was 6’0 rising senior Jean Derilus of Raptors Elite. The Ocoee HS product had a high game of 36 points and averaged 25.5 points over the course of four games.
Raptors Elite 15U program was led by 6’0 rising sophomore Mamush Galloway out of Winter Park Trinity Prep. He averaged just over fifteen points a game.
Reach 1 Elite out of the Tallahassee area played in the 16U division. 6’3 rising junior James Phillips out of Tally Lincoln was their main go-to scorer with games of 22 and 17 points.
Anthony Smith of Showtime Ballers 16U put up some solid scoring numbers. The 6’0 rising junior from Titusville averaged 22 points a game.
Alonzo Carter of Team 727 was a consistent double figure scorer for the team. The 6’2 rising senior from St. Pete Boca Ciega had games of 14, 11, and 21 points.
Coming in from North Carolina, Team “Are You Wasting Time?” got contributions from both Jraquan Carmichael and Felix Davis. Carmichael, a 6’1 rising senior averaged fourteen points a game while Davis, a 6’1 rising junior, averaged eighteen points.
Zahidi Robinson, a 6’0 rising senior at Largo, averaged eighteen points a game for the Warehouse Ballers.