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Christopher Columbus (16‑8)

Miami, Florida

CLASS 7A-REGION 4 RUNNER-UP

Top Players

  • 6-8 FR Cameron Boozer
  • 6-4 FR Cayden Boozer
  • 6-6 SOPH Malik Abdullahi

Explorers At A Glance

Although two starters (and seven of 12 overall) return in 2021-22, a major buzz surrounds Columbus’ prized freshmen, specifically twins 6-8 FRESH Cameron Boozer – likely the state’s top incoming ninth-grader – and 6-4 FRESH Cayden Boozer, sons of 13-year pro and two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer. They will likely join 6-0 FRESH Benny Fragella in third-year Coach Andrew Moran’s starting lineup, along with defensive force 6-6 SOPH Malik Abdullahi (8.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.7 blocks) and 6-0 JR Garyn Bess (7.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg), and top reserve 6-3 SOPH Angelo Miranda. … The Explorers avenged three earlier losses to Coral Gables, including the GMAC final, with a 67-52 win in the 7A-Region 4 semifinals, but were denied a trip to Lakeland by Western two nights later.