Source Hoops’ Social Media Director and Living Legend Al Arnold was able to take in the majority of last week’s state tournament in Lakeland. He shares his thoughts on the various standouts of the event with his All-State Tournament Teams in each classification.
CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM
Most Outstanding Player (MOP): C.J. Ingram, Hawthorne: In a tough, three-point semi-final loss, Ingram did everything but win the game for Hawthorne as he finished with 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Most Valuable Player (MVP): Greg Maxwell, Williston: Maxwell was quiet in the semi-final win over Franklin County with just three points but he did dole out six assists. In the title game, he stepped up as expected from a Mr. Basketball candidate as he dropped in 22 points to go along with 6 rebounds, and 8 steals.
Kyler Bryant, Chipley: Bryant paced Chipley with 20 points in the semis. In the final, he tossed in 13 points.
Antonio Lewis, Chipley: He may have only scored two points in the semis but he grabbed fourteen rebounds. In the title game, he put up a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Owen Poloranis, Franklin County: As he had all season, Poloranis paced Franklin County, scoring 18 points in the semi-final loss to Williston.
Class 1A Second Team
Quincy Parker, Williston
Jethian Merced, Williston
Daquayvius Sorey, Chipley
Javon Brown, Williston
Kyler Lame, Williston
CLASS 2A FIRST TEAM
MOP: Isaiah Brown, Orlando Christian Prep: Brown showed why he is one of the better juniors in the country and not just the state of Florida. In the semis he led the team with 18 points and 6 rebounds. In the championship game, he elevated his play to the tune of 28 points and 9 rebounds.
MVP: Tynan Becker, Weston Sagemont: Becker had a solid semi-final outing with 11 points and 5 rebounds. He took it to a much higher level in the title game, going for 25 ponts, 5 rebounds, and four assists.
Juan Barbista, Jacksonville North Florida Educational Institute: : Barbista stepped up in a big way for NFEI, scoring 27 points in the semifinals.
Ameer Ramadan, Orlando Christian Prep: The junior point guard gave the Warriors consistent production in Lakeland. He had 13 points in the semis and upped that to 16 points in the title game
Danielius Kasparas, Weston Sagemont: Kasparas only played eleven minutes in the title game, but in the semis he made his presence felt by scoring 18 points and grabbing 7 rebounds to get Sagemont past NFEI
Class 2A Second Team
Michael Jones, Tampa SLAM
Ramone Seals, Tampa SLAM
Jeremiah Kwarteng, Jacksonville NFEI
Ashton Smith, Weston Sagemont
Deontae Jean, Weston Sagemont
CLASS 3A FIRST TEAM
MOP: Gustavo Guimaraes, Miami Riviera Prep: Despite being 7’0, Guimaraes had little impact on the team’s semi-final victory. He remedied that in the championship game as he went off for 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks and 4 steals.
MVP: Dante Allen, Miami Riviera Prep: As he has all season, the sophomore led the Bulldogs. Allen delivered 19 points and 6 rebounds in the semifinals and then tossed in 14 points to go along with 3 steals in the title game.
Chandler Watts, Windermere Prep: Watts put up a double-double in the semis, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Isaiah Campbell-Finch, Tampa Catholic: Campbell-Finch led TC with 21 points in a difficult one-point semi-final loss.
Eddrin Bronson, Tampa Catholic: The senior had a very good showing in his final high school game, coming with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Class 3A Second Team
Sinan Hua, Windermere Prep
Jaylen Robinson, Jacksonville Providence
Brandon Bass, Jr., Windermere Prep
Aiden Fletcher, Windermere Prep
Karter Knox, Tampa Catholic
CLASS 4A FIRST TEAM
MOP: Michael Bradley, Hialeah Mater Lakes: The senior capped off his high school career with an impressive two-game set in Lakeland. He had 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals in the semis and 21 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the championship game.
MVP: Christian Reid, Hialeah Miami Lakes: The junior put up 15 points in the semi-finals then added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the title game.
Anthony Knowles, Hialeah Miami Lakes: Just a sophomore, Knowles served up an appetizer of 11 points and 8 rebounds in the semis. The entrée came with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in the final.
Sam Walters, The Villages Charter: The 6’9 senior and Alabama signee tossed in 19 points to advance the Buffalo to the title game, where Walters led the team with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Jacob Daniels, St. Petersburg Gibbs: Daniels did all he could with 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals in the semifinals but it wasn’t enough to get past Mater Lakes.
Class 4A Second Team
Bob Koubek, The Villages Charter
Caleb Williams, Jacksonville Ribault
Jamian Jackson, Jacksonville Ribault
Chris Washington, Jr., The Villages Charter
Marcus Calvin, St. Petersburg Gibbs