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Montverde Academy (24‑1)

Montverde, Florida

GEICO/CONSENSUS NATIONAL CHAMPION … 2019 CITY OF PALMS CHAMPION

Top Players

  • 6-8 SR Dariq Whitehead (DUKE) … #3 (PrepHoops) … #5 (ESPN, 247Sports) … #9 (Rivals)
  • 6-2 SR Skyy Clark (KENTUCKY) … #11 (PrepHoops) … #16 (ESPN) … #17 (247 Sports)
  • 7-0 SR Vincent Iwuchukwu (USC) … #11 (ESPN) … #12 (247 Sports) … #15 (Rivals)
  • 6-5 SR Jalen Hood-Schifino (INDIANA) … #20 (Rivals, 247 Sports) … #24 (ESPN)
  • 6-7 SR Dillon Mitchell (TEXAS) … #18 (ESPN) … #28 (Rivals, 247 Sports)
  • 6-7 SR Malik Reneau (FLORIDA) … #23 (ESPN) … #24 (Rivals) … #26 (247 Sports)
  • 6-9 JR Kwame Evans … #2 (247 Sports) … #3 (ESPN) … #4 (Rivals) … #12 (PrepHoops)
  • 6-8 JR Sam Walters … #26 (Rivals) … #32 (PrepHoops) … #62 (247 Sports)
  • 6-10 SOPH Derik Queen … #2 (ESPN) … #4 (Rivals)
  • 6-6 SOPH Amier Ali … #14 (Rivals) … #22 (ESPN)

Eagles At A Glance

BALLISLIFE PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKING: 1
MAXPREPS RANKING (independents): 2

It might be time to call Coach Kevin Boyle’s five-time GEICO and two-time defending national champs a “dynasty,” and that dominance – both nationally and at the City of Palms – appears unlikely to end anytime soon, as the Eagles have assembled an embarrassment of riches. There are returning stars like Duke commit 6-8 SR Dariq Whitehead (10.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.9 apg), Indiana-bound 6-5 SR Jalen Hood-Schifino, Florida pledge 6-7 SR Malik Reneau and 6-8 JR Sam Walters. But new arrivals 6-9 JR Kwame Evans (Baltimore Poly MD), USC commit 7-0 SR Vincent Iwuchukwu (15.0 ppg, 11 rpg, 2.4 blocks at La Lumiere IN), Texas-bound 6-7 SR Dillon Mitchell (17.6 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.2 apg, 2.1 blocks at Bishop McLaughlin FL), injured Kentucky pledge 6-2 SR Skyy Clark (26.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.5 apg in 11 games at Ensworth TN), and 6-10 SOPH Derik Queen (14 ppg, 8 rpg, 4 apg, 2 blocks at Baltimore St. Frances MD) might have even higher profiles. … Whitehead is an elite defender, and also averaged 17.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists at this summer’s Nike EYBL Peach Jam. … Mitchell’s strong spring catapulted him almost 80 spots up Rivals’ rankings and Queen’s 56-point, 12-rebound night against Annapolis Area on March 12 made him the talk of Baltimore as a freshman. … The ever-growing list of MVA alumni in the NBA includes Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid (76ers), D’Angelo Russell (Timberwolves) and R.J. Barrett (Knicks), and a historic seven players chosen in the 2021 NBA Draft, including No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham (Pistons) and two-time City of Palms MVP Scottie Barnes (Raptors) at No. 4. … Boyle (777-150 career record) won five New Jersey state titles and one City of Palms crown while at Elizabeth St. Patrick. Since his 2011 arrival in central Florida, the Eagles are 265-18 (with only two losses at home) and are 24-3 at the City of Palms, with four titles in seven tries.