Jun 7, 2012

Moving Season

Devin Williams
Florida has always been a popular travel destination, over the last few years its become a popular high school destination from top players from all over the country. Schools like Montverde Academy, Arlington Country Day, and IMG Academy have all put together basketball teams that are competitive against the top competition that the country has to offer.

Now with these coaches scouring the nation to find talent for their teams southwest Ohio has become a target area. In the last three days there have been three transfers to report between SW Ohio and Florida.

First is 2015 SG MaCio Teague, who is returning to his native Cincinnati and will be enrolling at Summit following his freshman year at IMG Academy. A lights out shooter with an all-around scoring game the 6'3 Teague should be a valuable asset on the Silver Knights team next season. Teague has early collegiate interest from DePaul, Miami (FL), and Xavier among others.

Next we have 2014 SG Justin Bibbs, formerly of Dayton Chaminade Julienne. Bibbs had a breakout season at Dayton CJ in his sophomore campaign, rising from unknown to a #2 ranking at his position in Triple Double Prospects 2014 list. Earlier this week the 6'4 Bibbs announced that he will be attending Montverde Academy for his final two years of high school ball. Bibbs is already being heavily recruited by Xavier, Dayton, Cincinnati, Michigan, and several other high major schools.

After securing the services of Bibbs coach Bales, a legendary high school coach who made his mark in the New Jersey scene, didn't stop there. On Thursday afternoon Montverde earned a commitment from 6'8 power forward Devin Williams, who just finished his junior season at Cincinnati Withrow. Williams, a consensus top 100 recruit and the #1 PF in Ohio in Triple Double Prospects rankings, cited individual academic attention and being around, "like-minded players who are focused on the same goals of playing major college basketball" as top reasons for his transfer.

With Williams and Bibbs any high school team should be successful, but Montverde doesn't stop there. They also feature one of the top 5 nationally ranked players in the 2014 class in 6'9 center Dakari Johnson, one of the top PG prospects in the nation in the 2013 class who is committed to Florida in Kasey Hill, and Louisville native D'Angelo Russell who is also ranked in the top 25 prospects nationally and plays the SG position.

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