With the high school basketball season underway in Florida, SBLive is taking a closer look at the top boys and girls players in the state.
Here are SBLive’s Top 15 juniors (Class of 2023) in Florida high school boys basketball:
TOP 15 JUNIORS IN FLORIDA BOYS BASKETBALL
1. Marvel Allen (Calvary Christian Academy- Fort Lauderdale)
In the 2020-2021 season, Allen averaged 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Eagles leading them to the school’s second state championship in school history.
2. Sean Stewart (Windermere)
Entering his junior season, Stewart currently holds 20 Division I offers from schools such as Duke, Georgetown, Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama and several others. Stewart averaged 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3 blocks per game last season for the Wolverines, leading them to a 17-6 record.
3. Kris Parker (Crossroads Academy)
Coming off a season where Parker averaged 20.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, he envisions himself to be even better as a junior. Parker currently holds 8 D-1 offers and has very high interest from Florida State and Kansas State, according to 247Sports.
4. Dylan James (Winter Haven)
James has already had several impressive games this season. He holds offers from Alabama, Appalachian State, Creighton, Florida Atlantic and others.
5. Carl Cherenfant (Calvary Christian Academy-Fort Lauderdale)
Cherenfant averaged 10 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season, leading the Eagles to a state championship.
6. Sam Walters (The Villages Charter)
The 4-star power forward is a real deal prospect for Colt McDowell and the rest of The Villages Charter squad. According to 247Sports, Walters is the eighth-ranked power forward in the nation. Walters holds offers from Florida, Georgetown, LSU, Ole Miss, Radford and South Florida.
7. Jason Jackson (Sarasota Riverview)
Jackson averaged 9.9 points, 3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game last season, leading the Rams to a 22-7 record and a regional final appearance.
8. Jayden Hastings (Orlando Christian Prep)
Entering his junior season, Hastings currently holds offers from Georgia Tech, South Florida and St. John’s. The 6-7 small forward averaged 4.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game last season for the Warriors.
9. Justin Johnson (Doral Academy)
Johnson is a key piece of a loaded Doral Academy squad this year. Last season, Johnson averaged 18.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Firebirds. Over the summer, he picked up his first offer from Georgetown.
10. Anthony Robinson II (Florida State University High- Tallahassee)
Robinson has picked up offers from high-level D-1 schools such as Auburn, South Florida and Virginia Tech. He averaged 9.8 points, 4 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.1 assists per game last season for the Seminoles.
11. Jaylen Carey (Westminster Academy)
Carey sat out last season after averaging 4.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game for University School in Fort Lauderdale as a freshman in 2019-20. This will be Carey’s first season at Westminster Academy.
12. Jacoi Hutchinson (IMG Academy)
The Maryland native enters his first season with the IMG Academy National team. Hutchinson currently holds seven D-1 offers from notable schools such as LSU, Maryland, Pittsburgh and several others. The 6-2 point guard is a 4-star prospect, according to 247Sports.
13. Nate Sasser (Suncoast)
The 3-star small forward picked up two Division I offers this past summer from Florida Gulf Coast and South Florida. This past season, Sasser averaged 9.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game for the Chargers.
14. Cheikh Sadibou (Champagnat Catholic)
Sadibou isn’t known for his scoring, but he is a prolific rebounder averaging 4.5 rebounds per game last season for the Lions. Sadibou is a 6-8 power forward who plays for E1T1 on the travel ball circuit.
15. Tyler Williams (Lakeland)
Not only is Williams a standout on the football field, but he is also a very good basketball player. Last season, Williams averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game for Winter Haven before coming over to Lakeland over the summer. Over the course of the football season, Williams picked up offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas, South Florida and several others.