Florida Hoops Recruiting: Prep recap

Another week has passed in high school basketball as Florida Gators targets look to prove themselves among the nation’s elite.

GatorCountry.com takes a look at how some of the Gators’ top prospects fared last week at their respective schools.

2013 PG Kasey Hill: The Florida signee and his Montverde Academy team took part in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Mo. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard fouled out against Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI and Montverde subsequently lost an 11-point lead and gave the school its first loss of the season. All in all, Montverde finished up this past week with a 2-2 record.

2015 SG Andrew Fleming: Fleming had a quiet week with only one game on the schedule. He led Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth Academy to a victory against divisional rival Battle Ground Academy (what a school name!) with 18 points. Recruiting stepped up for Fleming this past week as he received a scholarship offer from Auburn as well as high interest from Notre Dame. He is unsure if he will visit either school.

2015 SG Malik Newman: Over the last two weeks, Newman has been averaging close to 30 points per game. On Monday, he was named the MVP of the Martin Luther King Classic after recording 30 points, six rebounds and three steals.

“He’s doing great … still facing a lot of double and triple teams, but still managing to do what it takes to help his team win,” said Horatio Webster, Newman’s father.

2014 SG Grayson Allen: Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence extended their winning streak this past week by going 3-0 against several regional rivals. The team is still undefeated and a big reason is guard Grayson Allen. In the three games, he recorded 24, 21 and 10 points, respectively. This week, Missouri became the latest school to offer Allen.

2014 PG B.J. Taylor: Within the last week, Orlando (Fla.) Boone finished 2-0 and point guard B.J. Taylor had two impressive games. Against Dr. Phillips last Thursday, Taylor finished with 22 points and five assists, but on the following day, Taylor recorded a triple-double against Timber Creek with 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

2014 PG Richard Lee: Lee, who now attends Blanche Ely in Pompano Beach, Fla., played his former school, Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast, this past week. It wasn’t even close as Lee led his current team to a 76-32 win. Lee finished with a game-high 20 points, three steals and six rebounds.

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