Thanks to everyone who attended last weekend’s Center Court Classic at Montverde. We had a great turnout of fans, media, video and college coaches. Below is a link to read one of the reviews on Rivals Basketball home page (special thanks to Russ Allen); for great coverage also check out Sourcehoops.com, Sentinelvarsity.com, hometeamhoops.com, hoopmixtape.comand others. We look forward to seeing everyone for the games this weekend in South Florida.
Hoop Exchange announces the next stop on the 2012-13 Florida Tour with the “Southern Series” held at Sagemont School in Weston, FL
Hoop Exchange Southern Series
December 14-15, 2012
(state team rankings provided by Source Hoops)
FL back-court match-up of the season: ESPN #9 Kasey Hill vs. ESPN #53 Solomon Poole (see below)
Fri 6:30pm – #2 Providence (3A) vs. #9 Orlando Freedom (8A): Providence comes in as a clear favorite to make it to the state finals behind the play of Grayson Allen (ESPN #30, 2014). Providence is balanced on both ends with two bigs to boot (Wyatt Walker, 6’8 & David Sharpe, 6’7). Freedom will need a big game from 6’6, sophomore wing, Jonathan Laurent (ranked #11, FL). He will get help from a trio of powerful forwards to try and nullify the size of Providence.
The Thanks for Hoops event was a huge success and featured many big name players and big name coaches, including Kentucky’s John Calipari. Here is a look at some of the excellent media coverage from the event.
Hoop Exchange tips off the 2012-13 Florida Tour with the 4th Annual “Thanks for Hoops Classic” held at Orlando
Christian Prep in Orlando, FL
Saturday, November 24
3:30pm – Sarasota Riverview vs Arlington Country Day: The day will begin with perennial powerhouse, Arlington Country Day taking on Sarasota Riverview. ACD comes in ranked #7 nationally and has a perfect combination of size and athleticism led by juniors, Dante Buford and Che Bob as well as senior Nikola Jovanovic (6’11, USC signee). Jaylan Robertson and Brandon Francis will be tough to contain in the backcourt. Riverview is a frontrunner in 8A and hopes to make the trip to Lakeland from region 2. They will lean on the leadership and play of versatile big man, Nick Havener and tough guard, Austin Walker. They play intelligent basketball and have role players who can step up and knock down shots. (more…)
The All-American Availables Showcase will take place on December 22, 2012 in Orlando, FL. The exposure event will be preceded by a three day training camp that is optional to any player who is coming for the exposure event. The training camp will take place on December 19-21 and will be in Orlando, FL as well.
This event is for any player who is no longer in high school and is not currently on a college roster. If you are an unsigned prospect, a transfer or an available player who is looking for a school to transfer to in January or next fall, then this camp is for you. To find out more details please click the following link: http://www.jucoshowcase.com/?page_id=10
The Hoop Exchange Florida High School Tour schedule has been released. There are plenty of excellent match-ups this year as the best teams from around the state of Florida will go head to head. Please click the link for a downloadable schedule.