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Five Final Thoughts from the Metro vs. Florida Challenge

Featured Photo Courtesy Ormond Beach Observer Three full days of hoops will give you a lot to ponder.  Even though we were not able to attend the entire event, we still came away with a...

Day Three at the Metro vs. Florida Challenge

Photo courtesy Orlando Sentinel We returned to Apopka High School for the final day of the Metro vs. Florida Challenge on Saturday.  Here’s a recap of what took place. Winter Park vs. Lake Highland Prep Lake Highland...

Prospect Combine Announced

This event is for 7th and 8th graders who want to get their name out early to college coaches, be introduced to the recruiting process and showcase their basketball skills to our media team...

Day One at The Metro vs. Florida Challenge

Hard to believe that this is the tenth annual Metro vs. Florida Challenge.  First started by Scott Williams at the then brand new Wekiva High School in Orlando, the event matches up the public...

Andrew Jackson Pre-Season Classic

We ventured up to Jacksonville last night to check out the second day of the Andrew Jackson Pre-Season Classic.  This event is usually a starting point for us to cover the high school season,...

Montverde Academy Tip-Off

We took in the first night of the Montverde Academy Tip-Off.  The first game of the evening featured 2A power North Florida Educational Institute out of Jacksonville against a resurgent Orlando Dr. Phillips program. ...

2019-20 Inside-Outside Combos

Balance.  The legendary John Wooden stated this is one of the most important factors for basketball success.  With the right mix of interior scoring and outside shooting, teams can make it a long night...

2019 Montverde Purple vs. Gold Scrimmage

Last night’s Montverde Academy Purple vs. Gold scrimmage was a closely contested affair from start to finish.  The Purple squad led at the half by a single point, 38-37. Neither team was able to...

2019-20 Best of the Backcourts

Without solid guard play, success on the basketball court is hard to come by.  It becomes much more difficult to advance the ball, score, or contain the other team on the perimeter without it. ...

2019-20 Formative Frontcourts

The game becomes much easier if a team has size.  Offensively it can get you easy baskets close to the rim.  On the defensive end, it makes it harder for the other team to...

2019-20 Independents Preview

Top Team: Montverde Last season’s GEICO’s semi-final loss to IMG Academy, with a double-digit lead evaporated in the final quarter, will be all the motivation the Eagles will need for the season.  As usual, talent...

2019-20 Class 7A Preview

Favorite: Miramar Class 7A, the state’s biggest classification, is seemingly wide open this year.  Any one of a number of teams have the talent to rise up and take the crown come March.  We are...

2019-20 Class 6A Preview

Favorite: Fort Lauderdale Dillard For big schools, this may be the toughest of the classifications.  For Dillard, it starts with long time Head Coach Darryl Burrows.  He’s seen it all in his time with the...

2019-20 Class 5A Preview

Favorite: Oakland Park Northeast In a re-structured Class 5A, picking Northeast out of Oakland Park came down to two factors: (1) The best teams in 5A are located in South Florida (region four) and (2)...

2019-20 Class 4A Preview

Favorite: Fort Lauderdale University School A two-time champion in Class 5A, the Sharks may have lost a lot to graduation (Vernon Carey, now at Duke) and transfer (Scottie Barnes, now at Montverde Academy), but still...

SIAA Game Night: Potter’s House at West Oaks

The Sunshine Independent Athletic Association (SIAA) gets started a few weeks before its FHSAA brethren.  This year, the SIAA schedule is set up as each team plays one another on a home-and-home basis.  Potter’s...

2019-20 Class 3A Preview

This “revised” version of Class 3A is arguably the most challenging classification in the state. Favorite: Boca Raton St. Andrew’s St. Andrew’s has a great chance to finish on top once March rolls around.  It starts...

2019-20 Class 2A Preview

Favorite: Orlando Christian Prep Last year’s OCP squad finished as the runner-up in 3A.  With the new classification line-up, the Warriors are back in 2A and while it is a beefed-up classification, OCP still has...

2019-20 Class 1A Preview

Favorite: Paxton Paxton rolled into last season’s Class 1A semi-finals last year with only a single defeat and put up a heck of a challenge to eventual champion Madison County.  Five of the top six...

South Florida Region Preview

We finalize our regional previews with a look into South Florida. TOP FIVE “BIG” SCHOOLS (CLASS 7A thru 5A) Miramar (Class 7A, Region 4, District 14) This team from South Broward has a very good chance to...

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2019-20 Class 2A Preview

Favorite: Orlando Christian Prep Last year’s OCP squad finished as the runner-up in 3A.  With the new classification line-up, the Warriors are back in 2A...

Summer Hoops Festival Live

  Presented By: Source Hoops & Hoop Exchange The Summer Hoops Festival is THE place to be for the second July NCAA recruiting period.  The event...

2019-20 Class 4A Preview

Favorite: Fort Lauderdale University School A two-time champion in Class 5A, the Sharks may have lost a lot to graduation (Vernon Carey, now at Duke)...