Welcome to my Three Point Play. This is my first one since moving to Florida and I will take a look at some of the top news pertaining to recruiting, the upcoming scholastic season, and more hoops news out of the sunshine state.
Ven-Allen Lubin Trims His List to Seven
After a spectacular showing throughout the live period, Lubin emerged as one of the hottest prospects in the southeast. The 6-foot-8 PF is as productive as they come and will make a college program very happy soon. His top-7 include Florida, Auburn, Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech.
Malik Reneau Set to Commit Wednesday
The forward out of Montverde Academy will be deciding between Miami, Memphis, Florida, and Florida State on Wednesday at 2pm. I was able to see Reneau in July at the NBPA Top 100 camp and he really stood out due to his motor and versatility on the offensive end. With Memphis recently adding Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates, I would guess that one of the Florida schools will be able to keep him in the state. We don't have to wait long to find out where he chooses.
9/3 Official Visits
With college football season about to be in full swing, that means a ton of official visits. Here are where some of Florida's top players will be this coming weekend.
AJ Brown: Ohio
Jaden Bradley: Florida State
Jamar Franklin: South Alabama
Jett Howard: NC State
Ryan Jones Jr. wins Gold
One of Florida's top players in the 2024 class won a gold medal at the 2021 FIBA U16 Americas Championships. That win pushed their gold medal count up to seven and qualified them for the FIBA U17 World Cup.
Public School Honors
Dr. Philips was named as the No. 4 public school in the country by The Circuit. After winning a state championship last season, the Panthers are primed to make another run at the title as they return Ernest Udeh Jr., Denzel Aberdeen, and Riley Kugel. Dr. Philips will be playing a national schedule this season.
The @HSCircuit preseason top-25 public schools rankings coming into the 2021-2022 high school season.— Samad Hines (@Samad_Hines) August 30, 2021
FULL TOP-25: https://t.co/64aidtZTkI pic.twitter.com/buEkBkJpri
Orlando Christian Prep currently has the longest winning streak in all of high school basketball with 47, according to the circuit. This will be a fun team to watch heading into this season led by the core of Ven-Allen Lubin, AJ Brown, and Jayden Chastings.
Three highly rated programs currently hold the longest winning streaks coming into the 2021-2022 high school season.— Samad Hines (@Samad_Hines) August 28, 2021
Orlando Christian Prep (FL) and Beaumont United (TX) are the only defending state champions. Camden (NJ) had no postseason due to COVID-19 in 2020-2021. pic.twitter.com/uxbx9tuIS4