Tampa, FL – The talent pool in Hillsborough County and surrounding areas has significantly grown. In this list, we have recognized some the best talent, that includes some household names and new talents. Take a look at the players and teams we like this year.
Top Players (Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas):
2022 Janiah Barker, Tampa Bay Tech HS
2022 Amiya Evans, Tampa Bay Tech HS
2022 Kailyn Gilbert, Seffner Christian Academy
2021 Nyla Jean, Plant HS
2021 Jasmine Peaks, Winter Haven
2022 Olivia Delancy, Carrollwood Day School
2023 Keyara Bromley, Armwood HS
2021 Adina Davis, Chamberlain HS
2021 Chimara Iloanya, Seffner Christian Academy
2021 Aryana Dizon, Carrollwood Day School
2021 Triniti Youngblood, Brooks-DeBartolo
2021 Amarie Godwin, Brooks-DeBartolo
2022 Jaela Davis, Brooks-DeBartolO
2021 Tajah Spaulding, Seffner Christian Academy
2021 Kendal Cheesman, Plant HS
2021 Ta’viyanna Habib, Armwood HS
2022 Emari Lewis, Wesley Chapel
2021 Trinity Hardy, Winter Haven
2021 Jayla Murray, Winter Haven
2023 Oliva Fuller, Clearwater
2023 Ace Sturdivant, Clearwater
2022 Milahnie Perry, Carrollwood Day School
Players to Watch:
2023 Tanner Strickland, Plant HS
2021 Mya Lamar, Tampa Bay Tech
2024 Jada Thompson, Tampa Bay Tech HS
2023 Arianna Mosley, Tampa Prep
2021 Courtney Logan, EastBay HS
2023 Ki’Ajanae Gordon, Strawberry Crest HS
2023 Tyra Kennedy, Hillsborough HS
2024 Beckham Hockley, Clearwater
Top Hillsborough County Teams:
Plant – Returning Kendal Cheesman (Vanderbilt commit) and Nyla Jean(Georgia State commit) from last seasons final 4 team will still make Plant the top team to beat in Hillsborough county.
Tampa Bay Tech – The number #2 player in the country for the class of 2022, Janiah Barker and Amiya Evans who’s the number #46 player in the class of 2022 gives TBT a BIG 1-2 punch. The X- Factor will be Mya Lamar who transferred in from Strawberry Crest. Plus, guard play can be an issue.
Brooks-DeBartolo – Returning the whole core of last years team has Brooks trying to make a run to Lakeland this season. Saint Leo commit Triniti Youngblood leads the way.
Seffner Christian Academy– The addition of high scoring guard Kailyn Gilbert to go along with Chimera Iloanya (Tenn.Tech commit) an Tajah Spaulding have seffner looking to make a big run at states this season.
Armwood – The Lady Hawks will return all conference player in Ta’viyanna Habib along with young players Keyara Bromley and Maraya Cheek. Look for the Hawks under Coach Ben Bromley to have a big year this season.
Carrollwood Day School –Losing multiple players to next level commitments, CDS still has a core with top players like Milahnie Perry, Aryana Dizon and with recent transfer 2021 Olivia Delancy this team may gel faster than we think.