In its inaugural year, the Florida Getdown Holiday Showcase hosted by Dan Cross was a huge success. The event featured teams from multiple areas of Florida which produced great match-ups and memorable performances.
Sharp continues to get buckets
I think it’s safe to say that 6’3 ‘22 Emmanuel Sharp from Tampa Blake is a “walking bucket”. Sharp went off for 49 points as the Yellow Jackets narrowly defeated Lake Worth on Saturday morning. His ability to score at all three levels makes Sharp a coveted recruit for college coaches looking for a guard who can put the ball in the basket at a high level. He is strong enough to finish through contact at the rim and has a lethal jump shot from the perimeter. Sharp has offers from Florida, South Florida and Texas Tech with interest from many more.
Mayoum goes on another scoring spree
Potters House senior guard Mayoum Mayoum poured in 43 points as the Lions fell to Jacksonville Oak Leaf Academy Post Grad. The explosive 6’4 guard has dropped 30+ in several games this season. Things are starting to heat up for Mayoum who is receiving interest from a plethora of MM schools. Boise State, Wyoming and College of Charleston have made him a priority.
Tallahassee John Paul II 73, Strawberry Crest 51
JPII’s stifling defense held Strawberry Crest in check as the Panthers rolled in this contest. JPII has a core of guards that can heat up quickly.
Tampa Blake 73, Lake Worth 72
Ocoee 70, Hillsborough 51
It was all Ocoee from start to finish as the Knights jumped out to a 18-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Knights are led by 6’7 Hofstra commit David Green and 6’9 Alston Andrews who committed to Illinois State.
Stranahan 63, Tampa Bay Tech 44
Unsigned 6’6 senior forward Inady Legiste continues to give Stranahan a dependable interior presence. He paced the Dragons with 18 points. He finishes well around the rim and has a knack for rebounding on both ends of the floor without being ultra-athletic. Legiste has interest from a few D1 schools with an offer from Albany State (GA).
Oldsmar Christian 72, Boyd Anderson 61
The Eagles halted the Cobras seven game win streak behind three players in double figures. Mike Malagies ‘22 led the way with 18pts, Jerry Vaughn ‘20 added 14pts 7assists and Murad Berrien ‘20 tallied 10pts 5 assists. The Eagles are on a four-game win streak. 6’4 senior wing Kemari Brown led Boyd Anderson with 24 points.
Central Pointe Christian 59, Oak Leaf Academy (PG) 56
The No. 4 team in our Florida Power Rankings defeated Oak Leaf Academy post grad behind 6’4 ’21 guard Ali Dibba. Highly touted junior Ramses Melendez added 18 points including an impressive backdoor two hand slam.
Potter’s House 73, Oak Leaf Academy (PG) 76
The Rock 74, Clearwater Academy International 59
The 3X SIAA State Champion Lions used a balanced attack to defeat CAI with 4 players scoring in double digits. 2021 guard Kyle Duke led the way with 18 points, ’20 guard Kendall Latney 13 points, ’20 forward LJ Hancock chipped in 12 and junior guard Atraiel Washington added 10 points. Duke is a player mid majors should be tracking now. HC Justin Harden has a track record of churning out D1 prospects and will find value on this squad.