The 2017 Hoop Exchange Fall Festival is in the books and it was certainly one for the ages. Some surprising finishes in the team bracket challenges were accompanied by some impressive in the individual exposure event portion.
BIG TEN BRACKET
Ocala Vanguard over Jacksonville Bolles
Orlando Edgewater over Montverde Post-Grad
Apopka over Orlando Jones
St. Johns Creekside over Hialeah Mater Lakes
Montverde Post-Grad over Jacksonville Bolles
Orlando Edgewater over Ocala Vanguard
Hialeah Mater Lakes over Orlando Jones
Apopka over St. Johns Creekside (championship)
Montverde Academy over Orlando West Oaks
St. Petersburg HS over Oakland Park Northeast
Pompano Beach Ely over Riviera Beach Suncoast
Oldsmar Christian over Orlando Christian Prep
Orlando West Oaks over Orlando Christian Prep
Oldsmar Christian over Montverde Academy (championship)
In a stand-alone contest, Jacksonville Providence and St. Pete Lakewood went into overtime before Providence connected on one of two free throws with seven seconds left to win by a single point.
We’ll have significant in-depth coverage of the individual exposure event but one of the more impressive performers was Iahat Thioune out of Melbourne Florida Prep. The 6’11 senior swiftly ran the floor and showed vastly improved footwork and scoring touch in the lane.