Monarch High School was the site of Day 2 of the 2019 Kreul Showcase on Saturday. Five of the six match-ups ended up being one-shot games. Only the Dillard-Calvary Christian contest was decided by more than 3 points. Here are the top individual performances from Coconut Creek:
Malik Reneau (2022), Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy
The talented sophomore was the day’s MVP, earning a double-double in a come-from-behind victory over Oakland Park Northeast. Reneau (pictured), who is devastating when he gets position on the blocks, knocked in 12 field goals on the way to a 27-point, 11-rebound, 3-block performance. “The ultimate goal is to win a state championship,” Reneau said. “We’re playing good as a team, as a unit. They are feeding me the ball and they’re just feeding off my energy and letting me play. And when the double-teams come, I feed it out to my teammates.” The sophomore has added size since his freshman season and now stands at 6 feet 7. Reneau said he has scholarship offers from FIU, Miami and Oklahoma State. He wants to work on his mid-range and 3-point shooting in 2019-2020.
Chandler Mack (2020), Fort Lauderdale Dillard
The versatile Mack pumped in 23 of Dillard’s 55 points in a victory over Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian one night after scoring 20 vs. Stranahan. The 6-2 guard can get to the basket (where he went 5 for 6 from the line when fouled) or beat you from deep. Mack connected on four big 3-pointers against Calvary. Mack handles the ball well and gives head coach Darryl Burrows a nice one-two punch at guard along with senior Ivan Reynolds.
Ausar and Amen Thompson (2022), Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
The sophomores scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, in knocking off 6A state champion Stranahan. Ausar put home 13 big points in the second half and had a key block and rebound in the final 15 seconds. Amen went for 14 points in the first half. “We see where we are now,” said Ausar Thompson. “Now we can go get a state championship. That is the goal.” The 6-5 guards — who have offers from Iowa State, Alabama, FAU and USF — will continue to draw in college recruiters. They are long and scrappy on defense and provide strength rebounding down low. On offense, they fly around and do a nice job probing the defense.
Thaddeus Squire (2021) and Inady Legiste (2020), Fort Lauderdale Stranahan
The 6-3 Squire is long. He showed his range, knocking down two 3-pointers en route to 14 points vs. Pine Crest. The 6-6 Legiste has a nice touch off glass in the paint and will battle you on the boards. He finished with 13 points.
Tyshaun Daniels (2021), Hollywood McArthur
The 6-7 Daniels finished with 23 points to rally McArthur past Monarch. McArthur trailed 50-35 going into the fourth quarter. The Mustangs were missing several players because of testing.
Jermaine Dyges (2020), Oakland Park Northeast
The 6-3 guard connected on three 3-pointers in a 17-point performance vs. Mater Academy.
Others who stood out:
Jalen Haynes, Dillard; Wesley Cardet, Northeast; Marvel Allen, Wellington; Xavier Scott, Dwyer; Raphael Houssou, Sagemont; Noah Tovar, Calvary Christian; Marcus Laneaut, Monarch; Leonard Manuel, Stranahan; Ryan Sanchez, Mater Academy; Tyrecke Francois, Northeast; Kirt Bromley, Dillard.
Kreul Showcase Day 2 final scores:
McArthur 54, Monarch 53
Sagemont 34, Wellington 33
Dwyer 55, Deerfield Beach 53
Dillard 55, Calvary Christian 45
Pine Crest 66, Stranahan 64
Mater Academy 68, Northeast 65
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