Seventh Annual Florida Prospects MLK Classic

Jan 10, 2012

By: Florida Prospects Staff

The Florida Prospects staff would like to extend its warmest welcome to you and thank you for attending our Seventh Annual Florida Prospects Boys Basketball Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Orlando Jones High School.

The 2012 Boys MLK Classic hosted by Florida Prospects gives us an opportunity not only to pay tribute to the man and his beliefs, but to recognize student athletes that demonstrate leadership ideals and the coaches that commit their time and resources to nurture our young leaders. 

The event is designed to give teams the opportunity to showcase their talents to college coaches and the community.  The Florida Prospects Boys Basketball Martin Luther King Jr. Classic is designed to bring exposure to Central Florida top High School Basketball programs, by pairing Central Florida's local high school teams against top high school teams from the rest of the state.

This year's event features some of the top teams and players in the state of Florida as well as tradition rich programs.

Teams this year includes:  Sixth ranked American comes in with a record of 11-4 and is ranked sixth in the state.  Class 7A surprise team Orlando University under Head Coach Billy Owens has a record of 11-4.  State power West Orange Warriors has a record of 13-4.  Orlando Boone High School boasts a record of 12-3 and have Division One top prospect Schuyler Rimmer.  Other teams includes:  Miami Southridge 11-5, St. Petersburg Lakewood 12-3, Orlando Jones 10-6 and Pinellas Park 9-8.

With the teams involved in the event, we feel confident that this will be an event that you will enjoy.  Any questions, please contact Robert Sumpter at 321 439-7759 or by email at

Schedule for MLK Classic

3:30                Pinellas Park vs. Orlando University
5:00                Miami American vs. West Orange
6:30                Miami Southridge vs. Orlando Boone
8:00                St. Petersburg Lakewood vs. Orlando Jones

Players to watch

*Matt Williams              Orlando Jones
**Demarcus Croaker    Orlando Jones
**Schuyler Rimmer       Orlando Boone
*Erik McCree              West Orange
Branden Williams          West Orange
Corey Edwards             Pinellas Park
Javon Price                   Miami Southridge
**Imani Edwards          Miami Southridge
Prince Foster                Pinellas Park
Tanksley Efianayi          Orlando University
Dinero Mercurius         Orlando University
Jacobi Boykins             St. Petersburg Lakewood
Jarred Greggory           St. Petersburg Lakewood
Shabazz Waller             St. Petersburg Lakewood

*Denotes Top 50 Player
**Denotes Top Underclassman


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