Four area boys basketball standouts and UCF signee Steven Haney of Fort Lauderdale Aquinas are on the state roster for the Friday, March 29, Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic at the Amway Center.
The Central Florida seniors are RaShawn Powell (Memphis) of Dr. Phillips, Schuyler Rimmer (Stanford) of Boone, Devin Williams (West Virginia) of Montverde Academy and Demarcus Croaker (Murray State commit) of Jones.
The rest of the Florida squad is: Joel Embid (Kansas) of Gainesville The Rock, Sam Singer (California) of Miami Ransom Everglades, Antravious Simmons (VCU) of South Miami, Egor Koulechov (Arizona State) of Weston Sagemont School, and Chris Perry (USF) of Bartow.
Team USA has 10 high-major commits, including ESPN’s No. 23 ranked Anthony Barber (N.C. State) of Hampton, Va.
No. 26 rated JaJuan Johnson (Marquette) and No. 54 Johnathan Williams III (Missouri) are high school teammates at Tennessee state title contender Memphis Southwind (30-6).
The rest of the USA lineup: Timothy Quarterman (LSU) of Johnson, Ga.; Jordan Bell (Oregon) of Belleville, Ill., EastBeach Poly; Bee Jay Anya (N.C. State) of DeMatha Catholic, Md.; Malcolm Hill (Illinois) of Belleville, Ill., East; Kris Jenkins (Villanova) of Washington, D.C., Gonzaga; Reggie Cameron (Georgetown) of Hudson, N.J., Catholic; Kendrick Nunn (Illinois) of Chicago Simeon.
The classic is the centerpiece of Orlando’s 15th annual Senior Showcase All-Star Weekend. It will be played at 2 p.m. ahead of an Orlando Magic game vs. the Washington Wizards. Online details and ticket information: SeniorShowcase.net.
Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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