By: Robert Sumpter
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The New Golden Age of Florida Basketball
Apr 21, 2008
Two years ago we did a feature on the top 25 boys basketball players over the last 25 years. At the time we had a top three of Vince Carter, Chris Corchiani and Toney Mack. All three players had very impressive high school resumes including state titles and winning the Mr. Basketball award for the state of
My oh my what a difference a couple of years make. Since that poll, the state has entered what may be called a Golden Era of Basketball. Over the past couple of years, the state has three players who not only can make a case for their spot in the top 25 but also has a case for top ten considerations. Today we take a look at three players who has set the standards for Boys Basketball for years to come.
Nick Calathes of
Brandon Knight of Ft. Lauderdale Pine Crest is another player who can be in the argument for top players. Although Knight is only a sophomore, he has already started to cement his legacy in basketball history. During his first two years, Knight has led his team to two final four appearances as well as a state title this year. Knight’s best attribute is his basketball IQ. He is often compared to former NBA legend Magic Johnson because of his complete All Around game. This past basketball season, he was voted 3A Boys Basketball Player of the Year while playing only half a season. With two years remaining in his high school career, Knight seems a virtual lock of being in the Top 25 Boys Basketball Players and could really challenge for a top three spot.
That leaves us to our final player Kenny Boynton Jr. If Knight is compared to Magic, then Boynton just may be
Of all of the candidates, I feel Boynton is the player who will make his way into the top 3. As a matter of fact, Boynton is a clear number one. With a constant target on his back, he performs day in and day out.
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