Three boys basketball gamers who cast postseason success in Palm Seashore County final winter will probably be taking their skills to Fort Lauderdale for the 2023-24 season.
After defending the championship for 3A in 2022, powerhouse Calvary Christian knew it had to return to the drafting board to return to its profitable methods. A 7-15 end competing independently final season meant redesigning a path to the FHSAA playoffs that occurs to incorporate stars from native groups Jupiter Christian, Somerset Academy-Canyons and Suncoast.
Stone Bureau, Sr., PG
Transferred from: Suncoast
This season already was going to be an adjusting interval for Suncoast after shedding the small ahead of its high-scoring trinity, Nate Sasser, to commencement. Alas, the Chargers knew they’d return three seniors: 6-foot-9 Ian Smikle, shot-blocking level guard Stone Bureau and Jeremiah Police, who will probably be counted on to take a fair greater function at ahead.
Police and Bureau each made offseason exits, Police to Westminster Academy, Bureau to Calvary.
Relaxation assured Suncoast will get the glue for its offense to place collectively one other deep run via the playoffs in Class 5A, nevertheless it’s onerous to know whether or not it’s going to be as robust as Bureau. As a junior, he completed Suncoast’s 22-6 season ranked No. 14 within the state in steals per sport, averaging 4.3, and No. 25 within the assists per sport, averaging 5.8 via 26 appearances.
The Eagles obtain a quarterback, in addition to a talented defensive rebounder in Bureau, who got here second on the roster behind Smikle with a mean 7.2 per sport.
Cayden Daughtry, Fr., G
Transferred from: Somerset Canyons
It is a miracle that Palm Seashore County was capable of hold a hidden gem like Bureau so long as it did. That being mentioned, any fan who stored up with the Cougars of Somerset Academy-Canyons final winter knew that Cayden Daughtry would not final lengthy.
He could solely be a freshman, however this winter at Calvary will probably be Daughtry’s third season on varsity, coming off of an eighth-grade season spent averaging 21 factors per sport. Daughtry led Somerset to a 20-7 document and 4A area semifinals after upsetting second-seed Cardinal Gibbons within the first-round. That sport, Daughtry dropped 28 factors with an efficient area objective proportion of .700.
Should you thought that was one of the best sport of his inexperienced profession, suppose once more. He went viral on the prime of the season with this Cardinal Newman stat line: 41 factors − seven three-pointers − seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
Backed up by the numbers, plus presents from Florida State and Arizona State, Daughtry is a big-time ball handler and a big-time get for Calvary, sure to be in management this winter with the 14 year-old phenom on the ground.
Collin Paul, So., SG
Transferred from: Jupiter Christian
Daughtry is not the one younger piece from Palm Seashore that Calvary’s rebuilding with. Sophomore taking pictures guard Collin Paul was purported to be serving to Jupiter Christian keep on its ft after graduating standout seniors Jeremiah Augustin, Matthew James and Aidan Walker.
Paul was second in scoring, averaging 11. 2 factors per sport, and the workforce’s prime passer, averaging 3.4 assists per sport as Jupiter Christian navigated a 22-4 street to 2A area semifinals.
Now, it is the Eagles who really feel protected and sound with the 6-6, 190-pound massive physique attacking the rim and the opposition whereas dominating the cross sport.
The Put up reached out to coaches at Suncoast, Somerset Canyons and Jupiter Christian for remark, however none have been obtained.
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Extra noteworthy offseason transfers
Mason Alexander, Jr., G − Palm Seashore Central to Dr. Joaquin Garcia
Ty’Rique Alty, So., G − Palm Seashore Central to Inlet Grove
Ian Astiazarain, Jr., G − North Broward Prep to Saint John Paul II
Jermaine Council, Sr., PG − King’s Academy to Cardinal Newman
Tommy Errico, Fr., G − Oxbridge to Saint Andrew’s
Decarious Jenkins, Sr., G − Boynton Seashore to Santaluces
Bryan Joseph, Sr., G − Boynton Seashore to Palm Seashore Central
Mario McDonnough, Sr., G − Forest Hill to Palm Seashore Central
Gabe Nesmith, Fr., SF/SG − Oxbridge to Montverde Academy
Lawrence Noegel, Jr., F − Wellington to Cardinal Newman
Jeremiah Police, Sr., F − Suncoast to Westminster Academy
Tamari Reed, So., G − Pine College to Dwyer
Andrew Signorelli, Sr., PG − Cardinal Newman to King’s
Sean Standifer, Jr., SG − Wellington to Lake Price
Akeim Strahan, Sr., G − Saint John Paul II to Palm Seashore Central
Emilee Smarr is a sports activities reporter for the Palm Seashore Put up. She may be reached by way of e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.