Part II: Standouts at the BKD Showcase

Standouts performers at the Breakdown Showcase.  Here is our list.

2019 6’5″ G Braxton Bartlett, OLdsmar Christian can play either guard position and be effective.  Plays with composure and handles pressure well.  Whats attractive about Bartlett his ability to run offense and still be a threat has a scorer.  On the ball improvement defensively will be need but Bartlett has potential. His recruitment will pick up this season, he’s already drawing interest for D1 programs now. Look for him this year at Oldsmar Christian.




2018 DJ Mercer 6’1″ PG, Cambridge Christian School was very explosive at the lead guard spot!  For his size he has tremendous bounce and can blow by defenders in the open floor or use a crafty dribble to freeze opponents has he gets into the lane.  With more work on his outside shooting, Mercer should have another exciting year at Cambridge this season.




2020 6’4″ SG Amari Jones, Braden River will make some waves in the State of Florida.  Jones, who is new the State has shown he’s capable of becoming a player of interest. With our second viewing in less then 2 wks, we are pleased of what we are seeing.  Athletic, good size and aggressive at his position.  A two way player with upside.  He should find a home one a nice travel team soon.







2021 5’11” PG Cortez McKenzie, Lakewood HS will outwork his opponents! Very stocky PG with a good sense of ball security.  Can play strong ball or blow past defenders.  He was one of our standout Freshman at the camp and will be on our radar.  Like most young players, working on his shooting and shot selections can improve.  Mckenzie is a no nonsense hard working player that you will hear about in the future.







2019 5’11” PG Murad Berrien, Superior Collegiate Academy was weaving through traffic, making plays and causing problems for defenses.  Berrien is quick and agile, a PG you need to keep out of the paint if your his opponent.  Berrien transferred form Robinson HS this year and we can’t wait to watch him this season!







2020 6’5″ G Kobe Gibbs, Strawberry Crest High School is a very interesting player. Gibbs is long and driving to be the best.  Very confident at all times especially against high talent.  Not a bad finisher in transition but still hasn’t cracked open all of his abilities yet.  Once he truly understands how to use the length he is gifted with, believe me he will draw more attention to himself.









2018 6’5″ DJ Henderson, Wharton HS can play 3 postions right now and is pretty comfortable at the PG spot. We have watched him grow into a player who can give a college program whats needed. Henderson can impact the game on both sides with his length but still needs to improve on his shooting mechanics.  College interest is growing for Henderson and we suspect him to be signed soon.









2018 6’5″ Ricardo Clouden, Oldsmar Christian has everything your looking for in a SG.  A complete player all around and easily can impact games with the ball.  Plays above the rim, doesn’t over think the game and makes others better. D1 Coaches better act fast!









2020 6’3″ F Levondre Carter, Cambridge Christian School made play after play on defense.  Plays over the basket, stayed active without the ball.  Carter has core strength and uses it to his advantage. 







2019 6’0″ PG Jose Romero, Oldsmar Christian

2019 6’4″ SG Brendan Maclachlan, Bloomingdale HS

2021 6’0″ G Charles Crews, Strawberry Crest HS

2020 6’3″ G Tarik Williams, Haines City HS

2021 6’3″ SG OT Delancy, Lakewood HS

2021 6’0″ G Deon Brown, Seffner Christian

2019 6’3″ G Ro Burke, Strawberry Crest HS

2018 6’0″ PG Connor Moran, Bloomingdale HS

2019 5’9″ PG Jalen Brown, Strawberry Crest HS

2020 6’0″ PG Jalen Ortiz, Oldsmar Christian

2020 5’10” PG Martin Mercedes, Ferguson

2021 5’11” PG Justin Hicks, Bishop John J. Snyder

2020 6’6″ F Lenzy Hancock Jr, University Christian

2018 6’3” F Zachary Johnson, Steinbrenner HS

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Reginald D. Burke Sr. is the Owner and Operator of Bay Area Hoops LLC. BAH provides coverage for national basketball events and has been in existence since 2010.

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