Torrance Shellman, Mater Academy: The 6’5 senior is not going to fill up a scorebook, but his impact on the game is undeniable. His stats will come mostly from assists, rebounds, steals, and the occasional blocked shot. Defensively, he can not only guard but lock-up all five positions on the court. Shellman is more than just a “glue” guy: he defines the word “winner”.
Faheim Meran, Miramar: The 6’5 junior is very aggressive at the offensive end. He will make his fair share of open jumpers but prefers to put the ball on the floor, attack the basket, and force the referees to blow their whistle. Defensively, his long wingspan allows him to defend both smaller, quicker opponents as well as taller ones around the basket.
Eros Carpio, Pine Crest: The 6’4 senior does a lot of the little things (aka “dirty work”) that helps his team win. Physically strong, he is tough to contain when going to the basket. Carpio is also a solid perimeter shooter and an adequate ball-hander vs. pressure. A physical defender, he comes away with a lot of rebounds in traffic and grabs his fair share of 50/50 balls.
Noah Kattan, Cypress Bay: The 6’3 junior may be rail thin, but he plays hard and has a solid feel for the game. He has excellent control of the basketball, an ability to see the floor one step ahead and generally makes the right play at the right time. Kattan is a respectable shooter to the arc and plays with no fear.
David Pazo, Palmetto: The 6’3 senior played in attack mode the entire contest against Somerset. Playing with great energy, he pushed the pace and was difficult to keep from the basket. Pazo was also active on the glass at both ends of the floor. Though just 1-3 from behind the arc, the shot looks solid mechanically.
Jonathan Renois, Somerset Academy: The 6’0 senior gets to the rim and finishes creatively. Whether it’s a floater, a high-arcing lay-up off the glass, or a scoop shot under a defender’s outstretched arm, Renois finds a way to get the ball up and into the cylinder. Strong and with a crafty handle, individual defenders usually need help to keep him out of the lane. His jump shot is okay but he prefers to challenge the defense at the basket. His quick feet and physical strength allow him to play bigger than his size at the defensive end of the floor.