DISCUSSION: Broward Dominance at State
Now it seems to me if we go back and look at state title's broward has dominated for the past 20 or so years when there teams get to state (link https://www.fhsaa.org/sports/basketball-boys/archives), "They Seal the Deal".
This years state championship is going according to the same script. So why the dominance? When the other South Florida counties get there, it becomes that much harder, let's take a look:
2A. Schoolhouse Prep beat 2x state champion Miami Christian
Regional Semi's - But couldn't seal the deal
3A. Jupiter Christian beat favorite Champagnat Catholic
Regional Semi's - Couldn't seal the deal
4A. Westminster - State Champs 3 times in a row
5A. University School - State Champs 2 times in a row
6A. Stranahan - State Champs 1st in school history
7A. Final 4 Crestview vs Lehigh / Dillard
Dillard is automatic they get there they are advancing.
8A. Final 4: Fleming Island vs Lakewood Ranch / Windermere vs Ely
I can't remember the last time Ely losing in the Final 4
9A. Final 4: Orlando Evans vs Wellington / Osceola vs South Miami
A chance for either Palm Beach or Miami-Dade to bring something home after failed success of there peers in there respective county.
Now look what I mean dominant, this is disturbing, I'm going to ask this question. How is it if the South Florida area is dominant as a whole with coaching and talent, why are South Florida players so badly rated and amongst their peers in Florida?
Area's like Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Tallahassee always have higher rated players in the state compared to South Florida players. But yet, South Florida produces more college kids in all divisions. I didn't say college ready that's another topic, but overall South Florida and especially Broward County does a great job in getting kids where they need to be.
Why is that? What is missing here? We need to discuss this.
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