The Tampa Bay area had plenty of players on the all-state boys basketball teams put together by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops. Players were selected based on evaluations, reviews of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the FABC. In all, there 12 players from the area who made all-state in their respective classifications, including five who were first-team selections.
G Dionte Bostick, Sr., East Lake
The Murray State signee averaged 24.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while leading the Eagles to the state semifinals for the first time.
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F Cantia Rahming, Sr., Hillsborough
The Saint Leo signee finished first in the state and seventh in the nation in rebounds with an average of 17.3 per game. He also was second in the state in double-doubles with 27.
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G Max Jones, Sr., Clearwater
The versatile star averaged 22 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists to lead the Tornadoes to their first region final appearance since 2010.
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G Emanuel Sharp, So., Blake
A dynamic scorer, Sharp finished fourth in the state with an average of 31.9 points per game and helped the Yellow Jackets make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
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G Mekhi Perry, Sr., Land O’ Lakes
The Eckerd signee averaged 21 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a senior and helped the Gators reach the playoffs every year of his high school career.
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F Johni Broome, Sr., Tampa Catholic
The Morehead State signee averaged 19.6 points and 10. 9 rebounds per game. Those numbers were a big reason the Crusaders advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth straight season and reached the final for the second time during that span.
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G Jalen Cooper, Sr., Anclote
The Palm Beach Atlantic signee averaged 22.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while leading the Sharks to their first playoff win in school history.
F Jamille Reynolds, Sr., Lakewood
The UCF signee was dominant inside, averaging 15.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He also led the Spartans to a conference title and a region semifinal appearance.
G Mike Trigg, Jr., Seffner Christian
The two-sport star, who is one of the country’s top recruits in football, played a role in getting the Crusaders to the region final for the third time in the past four seasons.
G Kegan Karnes, Sr., Berkeley Prep
One of the area’s top shooters, Karnes averaged 15.8 points per game and connected on 40 percent of his 3-pointers and 78 percent of his free throws.
G CJ Crews, Jr., Bayshore Christian
The long-range specialist averaged 22.2 points per game. In the 2A state semifinals, Crews scored a team-high 20 points, including six 3-pointers.
G Percy Pederson, Jr., Canterbury
A prolific scorer, Pederson ranked 13th in the state with an average of 25.5 points per game. He also finished the season with three 40-point games.
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