Mater Academy (26‑7)

Hialeah Gardens, FL

FLORIDA FHSAA CLASS 8A-REGION 4 RUNNER-UP

Top Players

  • 6-7 SOPH Malik Reneau
  • 6-4 SR Isaiah Josue

Lions At A Glance

Legendary coach Marcos “Shakey” Rodriguez, whose Miami High teams won five state titles (and the 1991 City of Palms Classic) from 1987-93, finds himself back in the spotlight with possibly the best player in Dade County. Left-handed 6-7 SOPH Malik Reneau (24 ppg) brought the Lions back from a 20-point deficit in a 57-54 loss to eventual state champion Blanche Ely in the regional final. Do-it-all 6-4 SR guard Isaiah Josue (14 ppg, 7 rpg, 6 apg) heads a strong supporting cast that includes 5-6 FR Michael Bradley (12 ppg as an eighth grader) and 5-9 JR Ryan Sanchez.