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Team Knight "The Warm Up" Tournament Recap April 7-8 2018

The Warm Up by Team Knight was an excellent primer for the upcoming live period, several South Florida teams took advantage of the opportunity to face quality competition in their own backyard. In its first year the event is here to stay and we can definitely expect bigger and better things in the years to come. In total 20 team participated in the 15U-17U groups. Here is a team by team breakdown of the weekend:

17U

Team Knight

This team features a mix of some of the best talent of South Florida and around the state. “The Warm Up” was another chance to get this group to mesh together and they did just that. Niven Glover led the team in scoring averaging 18 points in the two games. While Luke Anderson and BJ Greenlee each scored in double digits . PG Max Demeus did a solid job leading his team, providing vocal leadership on the court encouraging his team to keep fighting when they fell into an early deficit against Ball4Lyfe in game one, coming back from an 11-0 deficit to win 49-40. Other top performers on the day were forwards Shane Hunter and Toumani Camara. Team Knight will take next week off before heading to Washington, DC for session one of the Adidas Gauntlet Gold Series.

#1 | Cyrus Largie | Mater Lakes Academy | Guard | 6'4
#2 | Toumani Camara | Chaminade | Forward | 6'7
#3 | Bryan “BJ” Greenlee | The Rock School | Point Guard | 6'0
#4 | Niven Glover | Oak Ridge | Guard | 6'4
#5 | Maxime Demeus | Boca High | Point Guard | 6'0
#6 | Ahren Freeman | Providence | Forward | 6'6
#11 | Luke Anderson | Lakeland High School | Forward | 6'8
#15 | Josh Scott | Blanche Ely | Forward | 6'5
#21 | Wilkenson Isnord | Blanche Ely | Forward | 6'8
#22 | Shane Hunter | St. Thomas Aquinas | Forward | 6'8

Ball4Lyfe

Anytime a Ball4Lyfe team steps on the court college coaches can expect to see a discipline, high IQ team with skilled players who can not only score but play the game the right way. This team features two of top scorers in the state, Dante Moses and Ben Lubarsky, who proved this weekend they will be tough to stop. In the win against Florida Future-Arthur they were balanced, sharp shooter Charles West chipped in 9 points, 2020 big man Gian Carlo Rosado added 14 points and Westminster Academy’s Tony Atkinson added 8 points. Moses led the team with 10 points in the loss to Team Knight. Ball4Lyfe heads to Spartanburg, SC for week 1 of the NCAA Live period for the Phenom Report Challenge.

#5 | Steven Ayuso | Palm Beach Lakes | Guard |
#6 | Rodrevious Reeves | EA Academy | Guard |
#2 | Dante Moses | Inlet Grove | Point Guard | 6’ 4”
#14 | Charles West | Spanish River | Guard | 6’ 4”
#15 | Tony Atkinson | Westminster Academy | Forward | 6’ 7”
#21 | Ben Lubarsky | Benjamin | Guard | 6’ 7”
#22 | Gian Carlo Rosado | Palm Beach Lakes | Forward | 6’ 7”
#12 | Daniel Lopez | Palm Beach Gardens |
#23 | Nate Garcia | Martin County |
#8 | Dejuan Fripp | Palm Beach Lakes | Guard |

Jupiter Jaguars

In the #PBCHOOPS preview of “The Wrap Up” we stated that this Jupiter Jaguars 17U team would surprise. Kleine Alexandre led the team averaging 20 points and 6 rebounds while forward Farris Kabalaoui averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds. The group showed balance getting contributions from every player on the roster. Forwards Jake Thrift, Max Fulton stepped up with 6' 8" Josh Williams out with a sprained ankle. Guards Brayden Washington, Gracen Vecchio and Richie Maldonado all contributed. After a competitive weekend going 1-1 the Jaguars will definitely be a team college coaches need to watch this spring. The head to Dallas for session 1 of the Powerade Platform Circuit.

#10 | Richie Maldonado | Jupiter Christian | 5'8 | PG
#12 | Gracen Vecchio | Jupiter | 6'1 | G
#14 | Max Fulton | Suncoast | 6'6 | G/F
#22 | Farris Kabaaloui | Trinity Prep | 6'7 | F
#24 | Kleine Alexandre | Oxbridge | 6'3 | G
#30 | Brayden Washington | Palm Beach Lakes | 6'3 | G
#32 | Jake Thrift | Palm Beach Gardens | 6'6 | F
#40 | Josh Williams | Jupiter | 6'8 | F

Lake Worth Pride

2018-19 #PBCHOOPS Breakout Player of the Year Avery Brookes picked up where he left off this high school season. A crafty scorer, he was able to get buckets in a variety of ways, slashing to the basket and knocking down perimeter shots. Available 2018 PG Marques Spann played solid defense and made the right play on offense, getting the ball to the right players and taking over offensively when necessary. In addition to Brookes and Spann, guards Willie Razz, Justin Jeter and Ryan O’Connor are tough defenders not afraid to mix it up. Their defensive pressure help spark easy transition baskets. Boca High’s Derrick Rabutin proved he can knock down shots hitting 3 3-pointers in a win over Florida Future-Arthur. Pride will be on the road week one of the Live period as part of the Adidas Gauntlet Silver Circuit.

#1 | Marques Spann | Lake Worth
#5 | Avery Brookes | Lake Worth
#23 | Justin Jeter | Forest Hill
#10 | Willie Razz | Lake Worth
#8 | Chanclor Hanniford | Lake Worth
#6 | Derrick Rabutin | Boca Raton
#24 | Syre Williams | Santaluces
#12 | Ariel Joseph | Palm Beach Central
#3 | Ryan O'Connor | Santaluces

Florida Future-Arthur

Squad possesses some very nice pieces and played well against tough competition. What makes the team more impressive are the five 2021/9th graders playing up and making an impact to go along with several 2019 players already receiving college interest. 2019 6’ 10” Simon Wilbar showed a very nice skillset and back to the basket game. His footwork in the post allowed for several tough baskets in traffic. Wilbar has interest from Iona, Mercer, Stetson, and University of North Florida. 6’ 3” 2019 Ahmad Watkins had a team high 16 points in a loss to Ball4Lyfe and has interest from Lehigh and College of Charleston. Other top prospects include 2020’s 7’ footer Isreal Torres, 6’ 4” Quinton Desamours and 2021’s Chase Garret and Alan Cedeno. Cedano who holds an offer from Stetson and interest from Mercer, College of Charleston and FGCU. Next they head to the Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest in Pittsburgh PA and will be in Indianapolis, IN for the second weekend at NYBL circuit event. All 17u events.

#0 | Alan Cedeno | Canterbury Schools | 9th | 5"11 | PG SG
#1 | Ahmad Johnson | Charlotte HIgh School | 11th | 6'3 | SG
#33 | Chase Garret | Canterbury Schools | 9th | 6'4 | SF SG
#5 | Tre Carrol | Charlotte High School | 9th | 6'7 | SF PF
#15 | Darron Humphries | Lehigh Senior High School | 10th | 6'3 | SF
#8 | Sean Shore | Evangelical Christian | 10th | 6'2 | SG PF
#15 | Quinton Desamours | Lehigh Senior High School | 10th | 6'4 | PG SG
#25 | Simon Wilbar | Canterbury Schools | 11th | C PF
#3 | Ethan Keller | South Fort Myers | 9th | 5'9 | PG SG
#23 | Isreal Torres | Mariner High School | 10th | 7'0 | C
#20 | Dakota Devertial | Mariner High School | 11th | 6'4 | SF SG
#6 | Javina McCollum | Fort Myers | 9th | Interest Liberty | 5'11 | PG SG

16U

Team Knight

Arguably the most impressive team at the event, Team Knight 16U has all the pieces to be considered one of the top 2020 teams in country. Dudley Blackwell is a player that can’t be truly appreciated until he is seen in person. While his athleticism may draw people in, his court vision is the most impressive part of his game, elite vision and awareness make him a threat from anywhere on the court. Ivan Reynolds came up big in a win against Wellington Wolves Gold scoring 19 points in the win. Brandon Garcia was also very impressive, the guard played under control with total confidence in his pull up jumper, always finding space to get it off. Atlantic’s DJ Tucker, the lone Palm Beach County player on the roster, impacted the game with his high energy and athleticism making plays for himself and teammates. Nate Montaque, Ian Tajalli and Nicolas Louis-Jacques all had big games Sunday in a win over Lake Worth Pride 17U. Rest assured this group will be followed closely on the Adidas Gauntlet Gold Circuit by college coaches and a fun watch a that.

#0 | Brandon Garcia | Guard | 6'0 160 | Weston | Cypress Bay
#1 | Ivan Reynolds | Forward-Guard | 6'5 195 | Pompano Beach | Coral Springs Charter
#2 | Frank “Tre” Gilliam | Point Guard | 5'11 160 | St. Petersburg | St. Pete Gibbs
#5 | Isaiah Quinteros | Point Guard | 6'0170 | Weston | Cypress Bay
#4 | Dudley Blackwell | Guard | 6'6 205 | Miramar, FL | Westminster Academy
#3 | Damian “DJ” Tucker | Guard | 6'3 178 | Boynton Beach | Atlantic
#11 | Nicolas Louis-Jacques | Guard | 6'3 185 | Miami | Miami Killian
#13 | Eric Brown | Forward | 6'5 185 | Sebring | Avon Park
#14 | Ian Tajalli | Forward-Guard | 6'5 165 | Parkland | Coral Springs Charter
#15 | Nate Montaque | Forward | 6'5 195 | Sunrise | Somerset Academy Pembroke Pines

Wellington Wolves Gold

Gold had a big time battle with Team Knight and proved they can go toe to toe with the best. PG Sam Rolle IV is the ultimate floor general providing whatever his team needs at the time whether it be scoring, defense an assist it doesn't matter he has shown he can deliver. His running mate in the backcourt Courtney Grant, plays lockdown defense and also provides scoring punch. Sharp shooter Chance Dixon, King Meetlius and Bryson Clark all are prospects to watch on a team that has had much success these last several years.

Samuel Rolle IV | Sunocast
Chance Dixon | Santaluces
Bryson Clark | Park Vista
Courtney Grant | Dwyer
Trenton Bacon | Palm Beach Lakes
King Metelus | Santaluces
Jeffery Rozier
Jealen Francois
Ckianu Perez | Wellington

Click here to check out highlights from Wellington Wolves Gold and Team Knight 16U game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxQD4J2iLE

Jupiter Jaguars

2020 Jaguars proved they have a team for college coaches to take notice of this spring. Similar to the 17U squad this group has a very nice mix of size and athleticism that make them an intriguing team to follow. 6’ 2” guard Larry Scott has nice size and build at the position, averaged 17 points. 6’ 7” Josh Glesil played big averaging 12 and 8 rebounds in both wins. 16U will join the 17U in Dallas for session 1 of the Powerade Platform Circuit and should draw some looks.

#2 | Jaquel Stroman | Jupiter HS | 10 | 5'10 G
#10 | Vernarius Johnson | Jupiter HS | 10 10 | 6'4 G/F
#12 | Sean Gormley | Jupiter HS | 10 | 5'9 G
#14 | Larry Scott | Jupiter HS |10 | 6'2 G
#20 | Amarey Rodriguez | Centenniel HS |10 | 5'8 G
#22 | Kyle Feldman | Jupiter HS |10 | 5'10 G
#24 | Josh Glesil | Jupiter HS |10 | 6'7 F
#30 | Matt Mullins | Dwyer HS |10 | 5'9 G
#40 | Christian Lee | Dwyer HS |10 | 6'4 F

Ball4Lyfe

16U Ball4Lyfe has plenty of talent and meshed well in two games at “The Warm Up”. Iron Man Gian Carlo Rosado played with both with 16U and 17U in Back to back games and was tough to stop inside. Rosado’s stock has risen quickly over the last month and he continues to improve each time out, which will make for an interesting NCAA Live period as college coaches begin to take notice. 6’ 2” G KJ Brown exploded for 17 points in a win early Saturday, using strong build and tight handle to get to the basket. Brown is also a willing passer who sets up teammates for eas basket, this is another player who’s stock will continue to ride. D’ ante Daniels is a shifty guard who can light up offensively, hard to guard breaking down defenses with his handle. This team is well balanced with quality up and down the roster as Crisnel Francios, Ladarian Variance, Vladimir Vilbert and Keri Oasis each making contributions. 16U will travel as well to South Carolina.

KJ Brown (Wellington)
Jalen Holman (Palm Beach Lakes)
CJ Johnson (Palm Beach Lakes)
Ladarian Variance (Atlantic)
Crisnel Francios (Suncoast)
D'ante Daniels (Forest Hill)
Vladimir Vilbert (Cardinal Newman)
Keri Oasis (Lake Worth)

Wellington Wolves White

Good weekend all in all for the White team. Wilfred Bureau stepped up with a big 22 point performance and ended averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds. 6’ 4” forward Zach Stefansson also played well averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds. 2021 Trey Perry will be a prospect to watch closely he averaged double figure on the weekend and will be a big contributor moving forward. Next up the Great American Shoot in Dallas on April 20-22 followed by the HoopSeen ATLJam in in Atlanta, GA April 27-29, 2018.

#2 | Caleb Gordon | Wellington |
#3 | Trey Perry | Wellington |
#4 | Leonty Frazier | Wellington |
#8 | Nazay Williams |
#11 | Deante Perez |
#13 | Zachary Stefansson | Wellington |
#21 | Erik Pratt | Park Vista |
#24 | Jagger Ruiz | Wellington |
#35 | Wilfred Bureau | Wellington |

Stampede

An upcoming program made up primarily of players from the West Palm Beach area, Stampede has a group of nice prospects. The Palm Beach Lakes trion PG Jaheim Franklin, SG Jesus Moreno and F Steve Thomas were the stand out performers. Franklin averaged 14.5 points per game, playing lock defense and pushes the ball up the floor offensively and getting to the basket. Moreno is an offensive minded guard and Thomas is long, active player on both the offense and defensive boards who fished with 20 points in a loss to Wellington Wolves White.

Nevell Brown | Palm Beach Lakes
Shane Watras | Jupiter
Berlitz Saintilus | Palm Beach Lakes
D'ontae Strawter
Rachard Glinton
Anthony Laroone
Jesus Moreno | Palm Beach Lakes
Jaheim Franklin | Palm Beach Lakes
Joel Whittock
Stephen Thomas | Palm Beach Lakes
Christopher Williams
BJ Pierre | Palm Beach Gardens

Florida Gold Coast

Florida Gold Coast brought a very good squad to “The Warm Up” and knocked off a talented Wellington Wolves White squad and Team Knight 15U squad. Top Performers on the weekend were Jeffrey Bujan and Gary Bess. Bujan averaged 18 points on the weekend including a 19 point, 7 rebound, 5 assist game that included five 3-pointers. Bess was solid all weekend finishing with 14 points in a win over Team Knight.

15U

Team Knight

Of the three Team Knight teams at “The Warm Up” the 15U group by far is the most intriguing and one we wanted to see close up. As with the 16U and 17U this squad is extrenely talented has a chance to make serious noise on the Gauntlet circuit. 2017-18 #PBCHOOPS Rookie of the Year Makye Boles showed why he will be a coveted prospect in the very near future. A big who can score, rebound, control the paint, defend, plays tough and makes the smart play every time down the floor. He checks off every box. 6’ 6” Kameron Johnson displayed a very nice skillset as well while 6’ 3” Kanye Jones showed he can get up the floor and score in bunches. Pacing the team at the guard position are the explosive duo of Frankie Idlett and Jonathan Renois, two tough guards that make the game easier for teammates. Donovan Draper, Troy Boynton and Mikael Ashmore, who did not play Sunday but led the team with 12 points in a loss to Flash Elite are long and make this team very deep. They will join the 16U and 17U on the Adidas Gauntlet Gold Circuit this spring and summer.

#0 | Craig Starks | Forward-Center | 6'6 195 | Miami | Mater Lakes Academy
#1 | Kameron Johnson | Forward | 6'6 190 | Miami | Dr Krop Sr. High
#2 | Frankie Idlett | Point Guard | 5'10 155 | Miami | Gulliver Prep
#3 | Jonathan Renois | Guard | 5'11 165 | Miramar | Somerset Academy | Pembroke Pines
#4 | Troy Boynton | Guard | 6'3 155 | Fort Lauderdale | Westminster Academy
#5 | Kanye Jones | Guard | 6'3 165 | Apopka | Apopka High
#11 | Donovan Draper | Guard | 6'2 170 | Royal Palm Beach | Forest Hill
#15 | Makye Boles | Forward-Guard | 6'5 195 | Riviera Beach | Suncoast
#21 | Rashad Parms | Forward | 6'5 185 | Miami Gardens | Carol City High
#24 | Mikael Ashmore | Forward | 6'5 175 | Boynton Beach | Oxbridge Academy

Flash Elite

A surprise to some in the 15U division was Flash Elite, in reality it's surprise only to those that may not be familiar with the group. Coach Gray has had this core group together for several years, making steady development from year to year to where they are now a solid team with several prospects on the roster. Joshua Minot averaged 15 points, including a team high 22 points. While Olympic Heights freshman Micah Octave averaged 13.5 points and Boca high big man Robert Stewart averaged 9.5 points in the two wins. One player to watch is 2022/8th grader Jarard Mosley, playing up, Mosley racked up 14 points in a close victory over Ball4Lyfe and needs to be considered as one of the top prospects in the 2022 class. This is a very talented group overall and will be one to watch over the next few years. Flash Elite will next be in action AAU Pan American Classic in Ft Lauderdale April 13-15 and the USBA Conquer the Creek in Coconut Creek April 28-29.

#0 | Jake Ross
#8 | Joshua Minott
#11 | Micah-Vens Octave
#14 | Jonathan Williams
#22 | Landon Brody
#45 | Robert Stewart
#1 | Jarard Mosely
#34 | E Rodriguez

Ball4Lyfe

Although going 0-2 on Saturday the 15U team played solid and showed progress from game to game. Lefty guard Camaron Allen plays in attack mode and has a nice jumper that keeps defenses off balance. Yohance Smith, a is long and lanky and plays with a nice pace who performed well. The combination of Allen and Smith along with forwards Carlos Franco, Chase Springs, Johnny Ransom and Marc Steig all were top performers on the weekend. 15U will join the older team in SC for week 1 of the Live period.

Camaron Allen (Dwyer)
Carlos Franco (Lake Worth)
Chase Springs (Palm Beach Lakes)
Art Frigo (Oxbridge)
Marion Ratliff (Palm Beach Gardens)
Yohance Smith (Dwyer)
Zaaye Powell (Dwyer)
Marc Steig (Olympic Heights)
Johnny Ransom

Lake Worth Pride

Although the 15U Lake Worth Pride went 0-2 Sunday they played really good competition in Team Knight and playing up against 16U Miami Select. 6' 3" Evan Stinson is a under the radar prospect in the class of 2021 everyone needs to know about. He has developed a consistent jump shot that extends out beyond the 3 point line and emerged as the go to guy. Add to that strong ball handling skills, it makes him a tough guard, at his size he is able to get by smaller defenders and has strong enough build to finish against bigger defenders in the paint. His stock will only continue to rise as more people lay eyes on him. PG Jalen Jeter is an explosive athlete at the position, he's a blur in the open court, excelling in transition. Jump shot wasn't falling in game 1 but found his rhythm in game 2. Another player that impressed is 6'1 SG Tyrell Bouie, we had a chance to see him before the high school season at the Dynasty Drills/Rangeman Films where he demonstrated his improved ball handling skills. This time around he showcased his shooting ability where he was consistent knocking down shots from behind the arc. Pride will attend the Big House College Showcase during the week 1 of the Live period, as well as the HoopSeem Florida Jam at IMG Academy on May 11-13 and the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Atlanta on May 18-20.

#1 | Will Smith | PB Gardens HS
#3 | Jalen Jeter | Forest Hill HS |
#5 | Tyell Bouie | Atlantic HS | 6'1
#10 | Darius Johson | Roosevelt MS | 8th
#11 | Canute Cummings | PB Gardens HS
#15 | Maurice Campbell | Lake Worth HS |
#21 | Jon Dor | Wellington HS |
#22 | Evan Stinson | Suncoast HS | 6'3
#24 | Keyshawn Ilus | Lake Worth HS |

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