This weekend we got a chance to watch several good young prospects at the 1st Annual Give Thanks Middle School Jamboree in Coral Springs, FL. This event was presented by the South Florida Elite travel basketball program. Event Directors Lou Vives and Cedric Smith did a great job in organizing the event. While they didn’t have the number of teams expected it was perfect for us because we got a chance to get a good look at those in attendance.
The following middle school teams participated in the Jamboree: Miami Belen Jesuit, Coral Springs Christian Academy, Coral Springs Middle, Forest Glen Middle, Sunrise Middle and Westminster Academy.
We have to mention that Miami Belen Jesuit and Coral Springs Christian both went undefeated on the day. Belen used the inside muscle of Daniel Romeu (8th grade) and poised guard play to outlast their opponents. On the other hand, Coral Springs Christian was led by 7th grader Jeffrey Prophete who at times was absolutely sensational. The Crusaders also sported a frontline of four players 6’3 or better. The frontcourt featured 6’6 Ray Robinson (8th), 6’3 Abule Abadi (7th) and 6’6 twins AJ and Brett Haeffner (7th).
Here are the game results from Saturday’s action:
Game 1: Sunrise defeated Westminster 46-38
Worrell Gordon led the way for Sunrise in the comeback win with 18 points. James Harris added 12 points. Twins Elisha and Elijah Daniels paced Westminster with 10 points and 6 points respectively.
Game 2: Belen defeated Coral Springs 39-36
Daniel Romeu led Belen with 19 points after falling behind 12-0 to start the game. The duo of Wicliff Fleurizard 12 points and Valentino Gifford 11 points carried Coral Springs.
Game 3: Coral Springs Christian defeated Wesminster 48-38
Coral Springs Christian jumped out early and never looked back. Jeffrey Prophete had a game high of 17 points for CSCA and Ray Robinson added 10 points. Elisha Daniels tallied 16 points and David Curlee bombed his way to 11 points with some deep three’s for Westminster.
Gm 4: Coral Springs defeated Forest Glen 42-28
Coral Springs got 14 points from Valentino Gifford 14 and 10 points from Gordon Jupiter in the win. Jonado Fils led a balanced scoring attack for Forest Glen with 12 points.
Gm 5: Coral Springs Christian defeated Sunrise 47-20
The CSCA frontcourt duo of Ray Robinson and Abule Abadi each scored 13 points in the win. Sunrise fought hard behind 10 points from Worrell Gordon.
Gm 6: Belen Jesuit defeated Westminster 51-21
Belen featured a balanced attack in the win. Daniel Romeu scored 10 points followed by Gabriel Cabrera and Steven Marin with 8 points each. Westminster’s Elisha Daniels scored 10 points in the loss.
Gm 7: Forest Glen defeated Sunrise 48-36
Forest Glen had three players in double digits. Jimmie Harper scored 12 points, Ralph Clermont 10 points and Chris Saddler 10 points. Sunrise Middle Worrell Gordon pumped in a game high 16 points. Darius Reid added 9 points in the loss.
Gm 8: Coral Springs Christian defeated Coral Springs 48-41
CSC fell behind 20-4 but came storming back to eventually get the win in a very entertaining game. Jeffrey Prophete wowed his way to a jamboree high of 26 points in the win. Valentino Gifford muscled his way to 17 points for Coral Springs before fouling out in the loss.
Gm 9: Belen Jesuit defeated Forest Glen 57-27
Belen poured it on in the finale to remain undefeated for the day. Daniel Romeu powered Belen with 15 points and Joseph Seara added 12 points. Forest Glen battled without point guard Ralph Clermont in this contest.
Our player evaluations of the standout performers at the 1st Annual Give Thanks Middle School Jamboree will be released tomorrow. Stay logged to sourcehoops.com to find out Who’s Next!
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