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  1. Tristan Braverman's autism doesn't stop him on the court

    Lucas O'Neill

    Tristan Braverman, a junior basketball player at Lawrence Woodmere (N.Y.) who was diagnosed with autism as a baby, has become a starter on his high school team.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  2. With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

    Lucas O'Neill

    Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson's name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide. "Benji," which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature f...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  3. Spit Your Game with OCP's Isaac Cohen

    Lucas O'Neill

    Orlando Christian Prep recently stormed through the Class 2A tournament en route to its fourth state title in five years. The elder statesman on the club - more than even coach Reggie Kohn - was senior Isaac Cohen, who played for all four of those ch...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  4. Flashback: Elena Delle Donne's senior season

    Lucas O'Neill

    Today Elena Delle Donne is a superstar junior forward/guard at Delaware. In the fall of 2007, she was preparing for her senior season at the Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, Del.) and was the most highly touted recruit in the nation.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  5. Hoop Rankings: Three kings crowned

    Lucas O'Neill

    Click here to see the POWERADE Florida Weekly Hoop Rankings, including capsules on the state's top 25 teams. Chipley (Class 1A) and Orlando Christian Prep (2A) became Florida's first basketball state champs in 2011-12 on Wednesday, while Tampa Pre...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  6. Weekly Hoop Rankings: Lay of the land

    Lucas O'Neill

    As expected, there are some major shakeups in this week's rankings due to the fact that several of the state's top 25 teams played one another during the first two rounds of regional tournaments. Let's jump right in. Though it might not qualify as...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  7. Spit Your Game with Jensen Beach junior Alex Thompson

    Lucas O'Neill

    After I soaked in the crowd's reaction, that's when I looked up at the scoreboard and said to myself, "Wow, we just beat Dillard." Alex Thompson was understandably excited after Jensen Beach knocked off Dillard in the regional quarterfinals last w...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Regional semis tip off tonight

    Lucas O'Neill

    We'll have the updated POWERADE Florida Weekly Basketball Rankings tomorrow, but for now here's a preview of some of the most intriguing matchups in tonight's regional semifinal round: In 8A, No. 8 Dr. Phillips faces No. 20 West Orange. Both team...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  9. Weekly Hoop Rankings: Districts done, regionals ready

    Lucas O'Neill

    The district champs have been crowned, and while independent schools await postseason tourneys, FHSAA member schools jump into regional action this week. Two games to watch on Thursday: Dr. Phillips vs. Olympia and Summit Christian vs. Sagemont. Whil...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  10. Florida Weekly Hoop Rankings: Montverde Academy holds court

    Lucas O'Neill

    Now that the madness of the post-holiday and MLK tournaments have subsided, the landscape is beginning to come into focus. Few of the state's top teams shifted position dramatically this week, though there are some newcomers - like Lake Brantley and ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  11. Weekly hoop rankings: Ely, OCP surging

    Lucas O'Neill

    More movement than usual this week, as four new teams make an appearance in the top 25. Lake Highland Prep and University School both dropped a few slots after surprising losses, while Lake Wales and Miami Norland are on the rise after big wins. Ely ...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  12. Montverde back atop Florida hoop rankings

    Lucas O'Neill

    After a week at No. 2, Montverde Academy is back in the top spot with Arlington Country Day losing its first game of the season. Florida now has five teams ranked nationally in the POWERADE FAB 50, with Montverde leading the way at No. 14. Elsewhe...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  13. Spit Your Game with Joel Berry

    Lucas O'Neill

    Combo guard Joel Berry of Lake Highland Prep is one of the state's best basketball players, and this season the sophomore sensation wasted no time in proving it. He helped LHP jump out to an 11-0 start and currently has the Highlanders (15-2) ranked ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. New No. 1 in Florida Weekly Hoop Rankings

    Lucas O'Neill

    For the first time this season, a team other than Montverde Academy is ranked No. 1 in the state. Following the Eagles' loss to Hagerty at Saturday's Showdown in O-Town, undefeated Arlington Country Day assumes the mantle of Florida's top squad. The ...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  15. Four years can alter recruiting process

    Lucas O'Neill

    How the recruiting process changes over time for elite boys' basketball recruits.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  16. Notes from O-Town

    Lucas O'Neill

    Saturday's Showdown in O-Town at Orlando Christian Prep featured eight of the state's top hoop teams and three squads (Montverde Academy, Lake Highland Prep and Orlando Christian Prep) that entered the day ranked nationally in the POWERADE FAB 50. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2012