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By Zach Smart, 09/08/20, 2:15PM EDT


Kedrick Green , CPCA—The 6-foot guard is deceptively quick and strong, playing in a high octane style that will allow a high powered offense of Central Pointe’s to thrive. He’s a heady, high IQ passer. This will bode well for highly courted recruit RJ Melendez, a 6-foot-7 wing who averaged 18 PPG last year to spearhead a balanced offense that included three other Division 1 players. Green is an active on ball pest and plays with a ferocity, taking practice as seriously as he would an SIAA championship.

Jose Amat II, Florida Christian 

An absolute gym rat, Amat III has added range to a reliable outside shot. A dish first facilitator, Amat III is a traditional point guard who knows how to make his teammates beneficiaries of his presence. The 5-foot-9 Class of 2022 guard is very battle tested, having played legitimate varsity minutes since he was a middle schooler. With his tight handle, ball control, ability to trigger the high low game and hit cutters, he’s the type of kid you always want with the ball in his hands.

A grinder with a blackout work ethic, Amat III has improved with his pull-up game and ability to knock down elbow jumpers. A high academic prospect, Amat III possesses a 4.0 GPA.

David Hermes, Miami Prep

The 6-foot-10 international prospect has the tool to attract many potential Division 1 suitors with his ability to spread the floor out as a consistent shot-maker.

He possesses the type of footwork which is translatable to the Division-1 level. How well he performs under legendary Miami head coach Art “Pilot” Alvarez will ultimately determine if the high majors come calling. How well he sees the floor and passes it at his size is another noteworthy factor of his game. 

Makye Bowles, Grandview Prep

The seasoned 6-foot-6 bulldozer has gone from being an interior scorer to a one dribble, attack the rim threat who can hit the outside shot. He’s equally adept with stepbacks, fade aways, and continues to take bigs away from the post with his short range jumper.

With his big hands and mobility, he’s got the potential to be a high percentage small forward in college. Also a high academic prospect, Boles boasts a 3.98 GPA.

Malik Reneau, Montverde Academy

Miami, Oklahoma State, Florida State, and LSU are among the recent high majors to offer the powerful 6-foot-8 lefty. The Class of 2022 Reneau has come a long way in a short period of time, proving he can overpower defenders in the post and weave through traffic to score. 
He’s become a crafty finisher and is starting to put the ball on the deck more and create his own shot. With his high efficiency scoring, finishing, and ability to defend the rim, he’s got as much potential as anyone in the state. He’s grown so quickly, both physicality-wise and with his still developing skill set, his upside is jarringly evident. 

AJ Neal, West Oaks Academy

The veteran 6-foot-1 guard pieced together an eye opening 35-point performance during Showtime Ballers’ win over SOH Elite. With his deep 3-pointers and ability to pull it from way, beyond the confines of the arc, Neal was a handful to stay in front of.

Neal has transformed his body, appearing more dieseled up. He’s reaped the rewards of intensified training through Covid, as he finishes hard through the lane and through contact and in traffic. He knows when to go and get a crucial bucket and call his own number. 
He had several go ahead buckets during the event in tight games and piloted his team to a win over SOH Elite.

A high academic kid, Neal possessed a 3.8 GPA. TCU, Ole Miss, and countless others are in pursuit of Neal, who has played varsity basketball at the national power that is West Oaks since he was a seventh grader.

Jaylen Martin, Florida State University School
The 6-foot-6 Class of 2022 prospect got to whatever spot he wanted and scored the ball at a relentless pace for Showtime this weekend. He put together three games of 30-plus points on Sunday, hitting the outside shot and finishing above the rim with relative ease. He was able to really knife his way to the rim and finish through contact.

He erupted for 36 points during a 69-53 win over CPCA Blue at West Oaks Academy’s gym this weekend.

He is currently hearing from Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Princeton, Georgetown, Yale and others. He holds a 4.1 GPA at the Florida State University School, where he is coached by former FSU quarterback and New York Knicks guard Charlie Ward. 

Perry Robinson VI, CPCA Post Grad

The 6-foot-7 Robinson is a smooth attacker who gets to the rim with relative ease. He’s got bouncy athleticism and is a tremendous mid range shooter.

Robinson VI erupted out of nowhere to register his presence at the Showtime Ballers Roundup Session II. At 6-7 and 205 pounds, Robinson VI has the college ready body and ability to be a mismatch with his interior banging and outside shooting. Florida Atlantic and UCF have already reached out about the Georgia native. 

JJ Harris, West Oaks

After a brief hiatus from the Flame, Harris re-registered his presence with a bang. The well built guard hit a clutch transition three-pointer with 3.8 seconds left to close the door on a dizzying battle between Team Breakdown and CPCA Gold.

Harris played stout on ball defense and provided timely supplementary scoring for Wesley Cardet, who authored a monstrous performance of 37 points, six assists, five blocks, four rebounds and two steals.

Joshua Blazquez, Orlando Christian Prep

The 5-foot-11 guard is shifty, gritty, and knows how to deal out the right assist as an ambidextrous passer. Blazquez proved himself as a shot-maker this weekend at West Oaks Academy, hitting 3-pointers and creating space and connecting on stepback jumpers. With how hard he plays and his IQ level and toughness, the Class of 2021 guard has the potential to be a sleeper.

RJ Melendez, Central Pointe Christian Academy

The fact that Melendez is top-80 and not top-50 or top-30 in his Class of 2021 is quite debatable. Beyond his super explosive athleticism and high IQ playmaking acumen, Melendez has become a knockdown 3-point shooter.

Given his length, versatility, and ability to guard the 1-4, the hotly pursued high major recruit should definitely make his way to the Top-50 soon. He has shown an adeptness for corner 3-pointers and his form and quick release are factors translatable to the highest level of Division 1 basketball.