This is our weekly series of underrated prospects in the 2020 recruiting class in South Florida. Each week we will profile three prospects in need of more attention and recognition.
Justin Allen, 6’3 Guard, Chaminade Madonna
The transfer from Coral Springs Charter is having a big season for a very talented Lions’ group. Allen is a superb athlete that excels in transition. He is one of the better players at driving to the basket in South Florida and is a great finisher thanks to his strength and athleticism. Chaminade is a team with all the parts and the addition of Allen has helped them to become one of the favorites to capture a state championship in 3a. The senior is a great defender that guards multiple positions, rebounds well, and is good at pressuring the ball. More local colleges should be inquiring about Allen as the spring approaches.
Josh Cecol, 6’9 Center, Belen Jesuit
Cecol has improved tremendously throughout his career at Belen. He uses his size to duck in and get easy baskets for the Wolverines offense. The senior is an adept passer and is capable of knocking down shots on the perimeter. He is a load in the post for opposing defenders and has developed a consistent hook shot to complement his drop step. He is a defensive presence and good rebounder thanks to his size and basketball IQ. Cecol is an outstanding student as well and will be a great fit at several Division 3 programs.
Cedrick Saint Jean, 6’0 Guard, Schoolhouse Prep
Saint Jean may be the fastest player in South Florida. He is an absolute blur that uses his speed to get out in transition and collect a ton of easy baskets for the Wolfpack. He plays with a great motor and has improved as a defender tremendously over the past year. The senior has phenomenal lateral movement and is a cog to Schoolhouse’s pressure defense. He provides a consistent scoring punch and is a solid shooter when he plays with good shot selection. Saint Jean’s speed and energy will be key to Schoolhouse’s quest to capture its school’s first state title.