Blanche Ely HS (25‑6)

Pompano Beach, FL

FLORIDA FHSAA CLASS 8A STATE CHAMPIONS

Top Players

  • 5-11 SR Lamont Evans
  • 5-11 SOPH Colby King

Tigers At A Glance

The Tigers have won four state titles over the past five seasons under coach Melvin Randall, the state’s all-time winningest with nine (seven at Ely). They won their last 18 in a row, capped by a 57-52 victory over Lakewood Ranch in the Class 8A final in Lakeland, solidifying Randall’s reputation for patiently building toward playoff time. But with the unexpected departure of three key returning players, he’ll be starting anew this year around 5-11 SR Lamont Evans (10.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.2 apg) and a pair of promising young talents – 5-11 SOPH Colby King (6.2 ppg in nine games as a freshman) and 6-4 SOPH Derrick Lovett. The emergence of 6-6 SR Jaleel Patterson could be a factor in 2018-19.