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Tuesday night rewind: Boys basketball




Bishop McLaughlin 76, Tampa Catholic 71 (OT)

Jesuit 52, Robinson 49

Lakewood 64, Seminole 51

Tampa Prep 70, Patel 45

Alonso 58, Plant 43

Bloomingdale 60, King 33

Sickles 63, Steinbrenner 33

Tampa Bay Tech 46, East Bay 43

Hillsborough 72, Brandon 32

Sumner 58, Middleton 50

Blake 68, Jefferson 28

Spoto 57, Chamberlain 56

Wesley Chapel 67, Tampa SLAM 64

Winthrop College Prep 81, Geneva Classical Prep 24

Brooks DeBartolo 59, Bell Creek Academy 27

St. Petersburg 63, Bradenton Manatee 58

St. Petersburg Catholic 54, Cambridge Christian 45

Fivay 56, Zephyrhills 55

Land O’ Lakes 74, Cypress Creek 61

Lecanto 77, Weeki Wachee 24

CFCA 68, Seffner Christian 48

Gibbs 61, Osceola 51

Sarasota Riverview 62, Newsome 31

Clearwater Academy 56, IMG Academy Blue 48

Prime time performers

G Noah Ashe, Jr., Tampa Prep: Led the Terrapins with 12 points and five assists in a win over Patel. 

G Eddrin Bronson, So., Tampa Catholic: Finished with 18 points in an overtime loss to Bishop McLaughlin. 

F/G Anthony Davis, Jr., Jr., Bishop McLaughlin: Had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in an overtime win over Tampa Catholic. 

G Oteman Delancey, Sr., Lakewood: Led the Spartans with 30 points and nine rebounds in a win over Seminole. 

F Ezereke Dawson, Sr., Plant City: Finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Strawberry Crest. 

G Eric Howard, Sr., Fivay: Scored a team-high 18 points in a win over Zephyrhills. 

G Karter Knox, Fr., Tampa Catholic: Had 25 points and six rebounds in an overtime loss to Bishop McLaughlin.

F/G Matthew Lentz, Sr., Durant: Finished with a team-high 25 points in a win over Freedom.  

G Collis McKenzie, Sr., Gibbs: Scored a team-high 22 points in a win over Osceola. 

G/F Dillon Mitchell, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin: Led the Hurricanes with 33 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five blocked shots and four steals in an overtime win over Tampa Catholic. 

G Terrence Northcutt, Sr., Seffner Christian: Scored a team-high 13 points in a loss to Central Florida Christian Academy. 

G Percy Pederson III, Sr., Canterbury: Finished with a team-high 21 points in a win over Keswick Christian. 

G Robert Sanders, Sr., Durant: Scored 22 points in a win over Freedom. 

G Jordan Smith, Sr., Tampa SLAM: Scored a team-high 20 points, including four 3-pointers, in a loss to Wesley Chapel. 

F/G Myron Thomas, Jr., Robinson: Had a team-high 12 points in a loss to Jesuit. 

G Ryan Weir, Sr., Jesuit: Led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points, including a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining that proved to be the game winner against Robinson. 

G Peyton Williams, Sr., Cypress Creek: Scored a team-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers, in a loss to Land O’ Lakes. 

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Former St. Petersburg star Serrel Smith Jr. commits to USF



For years, the USF men’s basketball program has tried to land a prized prospect from the bay area, extending offers to local stars such as Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox and Thomas Dziagwa, Tampa Prep’s Juwan Durham and St. Petersburg’s Serrel Smith Jr..

All went elsewhere.

On Friday, one of those standouts decided to give the Bulls a chance. 

Smith Jr., who played two seasons at Maryland before transferring to East Tennessee State, announced on his Twitter page that he was committing USF.

The move comes exactly two weeks after Smith Jr. entered the transfer portal. This is Smith Jr.’s third school in as many seasons. Still, the latest stop gives the Bulls a homegrown star, something that has eluded the program for years. 

Only three other locals — Hudson’s Mark Calleja, Seminole’s Henry Beard and Oldsmar Christian’s Troy Holston, have made the USF roster in the past five seasons. Calleja and Beard were walk-ons. 

Smith Jr. was a coveted recruit who continued to receive interest from the Bulls a year ago when he transferred to East Tennessee State. 

“The way the transfer portal is now, players are constantly coming and going,” Green Devils coach Chris Blackwell Jr. said. “Their journeys are always evolving but eventually they end up playing where they should have been all along.

“I’m happy for Serrel. He’s back home, and it should be a good situation for him.”

During his two seasons at Maryland, Smith Jr. played sparingly, averaging 10 minutes and 2.6 points per game. Last season, Smith Jr. averaged seven points and 2.3 rebounds per game at East Tennessee State.   

He was a star throughout his high school career at St. Petersburg. As a senior, Smith Jr. was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 8A state player of the year after averaging 29. 3 points per game and helping the Green Devils reach the state semifinals for the third time in his four seasons with the program. 

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Tony Livingston transfers to King



Tony Livingston, a two-sport star who committed to Florida earlier this month, has transferred from Carrollwood Day to King. 

The rising senior will play football and basketball for the Lions. 

“We’re happy to have him for his last year,” said King basketball coach Chris Senoga-Zake, who previously coached at Carrollwood Day. “He’s grown a lot from the time I had him as a freshman and has been working hard this off season. I’m hoping we can change the culture at King and give him the opportunity to showcase his true talent on the court.”

Three weeks ago, Livingston became the first area player in the 2022 class to commit to the Gators. . 

Livingston (featured photo above courtesy of JJ Battle/Battle Tested Photography) is a 6-foot-6, 250 pound offensive tackle who is athletic enough to play tight end, too. The four-star recruit is rated as the 18th-best player in the state and 19-best offensive tackle in the nation in the 2022 class according to 247 Sports’ composite list.

Though Livingston’s primary sport is football, he also played a key role in helping Carrollwood Day’s basketball team win a district title and reach the Class 3A region semifinals. Earlier this month, Florida became the first school to extend offers to Livingston in both sports. 

He could end up playing both in college, much like his former Carrollwood Day teammate Mike Trigg plans to do at Southern California this coming fall.   

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City of Hoops Classic set for today



City of Hoops Classic 

Where: Bishop McLaughlin

When: Today

Schedule: Girls rising stars game, 2; Girls senior game, 3:30; 3-point/dunk contest, 5; Boys rising stars game, 6; Boys senior game, 7:30

Livestream: Florida Athletics Network


Boys senior game

Home team

G Ray Perry, St. Petersburg

F Jayven Millien, Riverview

F Ezereke Dawson, Plant City

G Dean Gabrelcik, East Lake

G Anthony Bittar, East Lake

G Mikey Shane, East Lake

F Trae Martin, Brooks DeBartolo

G Gavin Martinez, Cambridge Christian

G Oteman Delancy, Lakewood

Away team

G/F Mike Trigg, Carrollwood Day

G Mark Mulfinger, Berkeley Prep

G Christian Rolack, Robinson

G CJ Crews, Bayshore Christian

G Deon Brown, Bayshore Christian

F Tripp Burdgess, Alonso

F Matt Lentz, Durant

F/G Jaylen Wharton, Durant

G Ryan Weir, Jesuit

Boys rising stars

Home team

G Emanuel Sharp, Bishop McLaughlin

F Dillon Mitchell, Bishop McLaughlin

F Matthew Webster, Bishop McLaughlin

F/G Josh Watkins, Bishop McLaughlin

G Trent Scott, Alonso

G AJ Wright, Clearwater

G Braylon Jackson, Riverview

G CJ Lee, Clearwater

Away team

G Jason Jackson, Sarasota Riverview

F/G Tony Livingston, Carrollwood Day

G Javohn Thomas, Sickles

G George Kimble, Bishop McLaughlin

G Karter Knox, Tampa Catholic

F CJ Hawkins, Berkeley Prep

G Tristan Gross, Calvary Christian

G Kamrin Oriol, Admiral Farragut

Girls Senior Game

Home team

G O’Mariah Gordon, Braden River

G Cheyenne Stubbs, Braden River

G/F Adina Davis, Chamberlain

F Chimera Iloanya, Seffner Christian

G Jasmine Peaks, Tampa Bay Tech

F Jayla Murray, Tampa Bay Tech

F/G Tavi’yanna Habib, Armwood

G Courtni Demorest, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic

Away team

G Nyla Jean, Plant

F Kendal Cheesman, Plant

C/F Mya Lamar, Tampa Bay Tech

G Isabella Prada, Bishop McLaughlin

G Amarie Godwin, Brooks DeBartolo

G Triniti Youngblood, Brooks DeBartolo

F/G Brionna McClinton, Brooks DeBartolo

G/F Kassidy Jones, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic

Girls rising stars

Home team

G Jade Thompson, Tampa Bay Tech

G Sydney Shaw, Miami Country Day

G E’marie Lewis, Lady Drive Nation

F Nicole Carreno, Seffner Christian

F Amiya Evans, Tampa Bay Tech

G Arianna Mosley, Tampa Prep

Away team

G Olivia Delancy, Carrollwood Day

G Tanner Strickland, Plant

G/F Jaela Davis, Brooks DeBartolo

G/F Keyara Bromley, Armwood

G/F Tyra Kennedy, Hillsborough

F Leah Barnes, Carrollwood Day

G Ja’Leah Williams, Blanche Ely

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