GBCA Live Period Session I Florida Standouts Part II
The GBCA live period team camp has been a highly anticipated event. It was the first time since the pandemic hit that DI coaches where able to get on the road and attend games in person. This event surely did not disappoint as it was filled with numerous high level prospects. The teams out of Florida had a ton of success over the weekend and a lot of the players made their presence known. Read on for part II of the standout players out of the sunshine state.
Only standing at 5-foot-8, Brown was one of the players that had the most buzz around his name after the conclusion of the event. Brown was the smallest player on the court in each of his games, but that did not stop him from standing out. In a matchup against Chase Cormier, Bruce Thornton, and Kanaan Carlyle of Milton High School, the rising freshman held his own. He displayed his tight handle and good decision making. He threw out a number of assists, including a big time lob, with minimal turnovers. This kid will surely be a problem as he grows. Auburn offered after Bruce Pearl watched him go up against Milton.
Lubin is one of those players that does a lot of different things well. He can score, distribute, and defend. Any way that he needs to impact the game to win, he can find a way to get it done. At 6-foot-7, Lubin has great size at the guard position. He has long arms that he uses to impact the game defensively, turning those turnovers into easy transition points. He runs the floor really well and looks to score the ball when he has an open look. Lubin has a number of HM offers from the likes of Virginia Tech, Florida, and Alabama. That list will grow in a hurry heading into July.
As a 6-foot-8 rising sophomore, Newell has so much upside. He is a long wing that can knock down shots on the perimeter as well has score it off the bounce. Talk about a matchup problem. Pairing his size with his ability to run the floor, he gets a lot of easy dunks and lay ups in transition after steals and rebounds. Oklahoma State and Ole Miss have already offered the young prospect.
Stewart was one of the prospects with the most upside in attendance at the event. At 6-foot-7, he plays with a very high activity level on both ends of the floor. He is a tenacious rebounder and rim protector, showing his potential to become a very good defender. Offensively, he proved his ability to score it from mid-range and inside the paint. As he continues to hone in on his perimeter shooting and expanding on his versatility, he could be a big contributor at the next level. Stewart currently holds offers from Florida, FGCU, Georgetown, Kansas, USF, and Texas A&M among others. *Stewart currently attends Windermere High School.