Sophomore Stars of Tomorrow
As previously noted, the Class of 2025 is strong in the state of Florida. Its mix of strong guards and athletic forwards provide a lot of parody and depth. Today, I would like to take a deeper dive into this group. More so, the following prospects are names not as well-known.
Romari Robinson - Miami High
Romari Robinson is an athletic scoring guard for Miami High. The 6-foot-4 point guard is currently averaging 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 4.3 steals per game while shooting 69 percent from the field. Robinson can also play shooting guard given his efficiency. Against Mater Lakes Academy, Robinson had 20 points and dished out 11 assists. His athleticism downhill and ability to create off the dribble makes him one of the top guards in Miami-Dade County.
Louis Stoitchkov - Somerset Academy-Canyons
Louis Stoitchkov is a guard with upside for the Cougars. The 5-foot-10 point guard is currently averaging 6.9 points, 2.4 assists and two rebounds per game. Moreover, Stoitchkov has three double-figure outings, including an 18-point performance against FAU High. His perimeter shooting has also resulted in a make in 13 of 17 contests. With seniors graduating, Stoitchkov could take on a bigger role.
Rowan Linder - St. John Paul II Academy
Rowan Linder is a prospect with some length for St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton. The 6-foot-1 shooting guard is currently averaging 11.2 points per game for the Eagles. Linder posted a season-high of 19 points against North Broward Prep back in early December. While a strong shooter, he will only become better off the dribble with more athleticism. Linder also plays with good court awareness for an underclassmen.
Ladanian Brooks - Elite Academy
Ladanian Brooks has as much upside as any sophomore in his region. The 6-foot-7 wing is currently averaging 10.2 points per game for the Fort Lauderdale based school. Brooks is a long prospect that can attack off the dribble from the perimeter. He also has plenty of length and leaping ability to score around the rim and grab rebounds for put-backs. On defense, Brooks can guard backcourt players to paint bigs. He could become a D-1 player in short time as he continues to develop his game. Brooks could become a more efficient mid-range shooter to help make that happen.
Jason Morris - Miami SLAM
Jason Morris is an all-around prospect in the backcourt. The 5-foot-9 point guard is currently averaging 12.9 points per game for Miami SLAM. Morris is a smooth ball handler that can finish with either hand at the rim. He also does a solid job moving downhill and can score or facilitate to teammates in motion. Morris also averaged 12 points per game as a freshman. His solid base of experience should only help him moving forward.