With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Florida.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent. Keep in mind, these preseason selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Florida, click here.
G: Michael Frazier, Montverde Academy, 6-5/195, Senior
Florida-bound SG is one of the nation’s best shooters.
G: Kasey Hill, Montverde Academy, 6-1/175, Junior
The state’s best point guard has been playing varsity since sixth grade.
F: Malik Price-Martin, Monsignor Pace, 6-8/187, Junior
Versatile All-State PF is state’s No. 4 junior is the ESPNU 60.
F: Chris Walker, Holmes County, 6-10/195, Junior
Hyper-athletic combo forward is nation’s No. 5 junior in the ESPNU 60.
C: Joel James, Dwyer, 6-10/260, Senior
UNC-bound big helped Panthers win state last year.
G: Torian Graham, Arlington Country Day, 6-4/200, Senior
North Carolina native is nation’s No. 38 senior in ESPNU 100.
G: Solomon Poole, Terry Parker, 6-0/180, Junior
Nation’s No. 22 junior in ESPNU 60; brother Stacey plays for Kentucky.
G: Shawn Smith, Faith Baptist, 6-4/180, Senior
Florida’s No. 3 senior in the ESPNU 100 is committed to Mizzou.
F: Jordan Goodman, Arlington Country Day, 6-9/210, Senior
Independent schools Player of the Year has committed to Texas Tech.
F: Demetrius Henry, Northeast, 6-8/200, Senior
State’s No. 5 senior in ESPNU 100 has offers from Clemson and Va. Tech.
G: Trey Boykin, Arlington Country Day, 6-5/200, Junior
Says one rival coach: “That boy can shoot it and can fly through the air.”
G: Dillon Graham, First Academy, 6-4/180, Senior
Florida commit led First Academy to state title game last year.
G: Mitchell Wilbekin, The Rock School, 6-0/165, Sophomore
Dynamic combo guard is brother of Florida sophomore Scottie.
F: Stephon Blair, Dillard, 6-9/240, Senior
A beast in the paint, Blair has offers from USF and UCF, among others.
C: Dakari Johnson, Montverde Academy, 6-10/250, Sophomore
Nation’s No. 4 sophomore is likely ineligible due to transfer rules.
G: Farad Cobb, Summit Christian, 6-1/165, Senior
Committed to Chattanooga; led Summit Christian to state title last year.
G: Traveon Henry, Pine Crest, 6-1/200, Senior
Committed to Northwestern for football, may be even better at hoops.
G: Devontae Morgan, Tampa Prep, 6-3/175, Senior
A three-year starter, Morgan looks to lead Prep to a state crown.
F: Junior Etou, Arlington Country Day, 6-7/210, Junior
Rated the nation’s No. 51 junior in the ESPNU 60.
F: Landry Nnoko, Montverde Academy, 6-11/220, Senior
Cameroon native “runs like a deer,” according to coach.