Montverde Academy (25‑0)

Montverde, FL

City Of Palms & Consensus National Champion ... GEICO Quarterfinalist

Top Players

  • 6-9 JR Jalen Duren #2 (Rivals, ESPN, 247 Sports, NBN)
  • 6-8 SR Caleb Houstan #8 (247 Sports) … #9 (Rivals) … #10 (ESPN)
  • 6-5 JR Dariq Whitehead #9 (ESPN, NBN) … #12 (Rivals) … #14 (247 Sports) … #2FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-4 SR Langston Love (BAYLOR) #21 (NBN) … #22 (ESPN) … #23 (247 Sports) … #2FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-3 JR Justice Williams #23 (Rivals) … #25 (247 Sports) … #39 (ESPN)
  • 6-5 JR Jalen Hood-Schifino #24 (ESPN) … #27 (NBN) … #29 (247 Sports)
  • 6-9 SR DaRon Holmes #29 (Rivals) … #40 (247 Sports) … #45 (ESPN)
  • 6-7 JR Malik Reneau #48 (ESPN) ... #57 (24 Sports) ... #83 (Rivals) ... #13FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-1 SR Ryan Nembhard (CREIGHTON) #78 (Rivals) … #81 (NBN) … #8FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-9 SR Yonghao "Michael" Wu (EASTERN WASHINGTON)

Eagles At A Glance

Many in the high school hoops community called Coach Kevin Boyle’s unbeaten national champions “the greatest team ever assembled” after the Eagles beat opponents from 13 different states, seven of them nationally-ranked, by an average margin of 39 points (the only single-digit game was a 63-55, title-clinching victory at the City of Palms). It won’t take much for Montverde to be right back at the top in 2020-21, with five high-impact transfers already joining the strong returning core of reclassified 6-8 SR Caleb Houstan (10 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 53.1 percent from 3-point range), 6-5 JR Dariq Whitehead (8.3 ppg), 6-4 SR Langston Love (9.1 ppg) and 6-1 SR Ryan Nembhard. Potentially, all of the new arrivals are high-major talents – 6-9 JR Jalen Duren (18.1 ppg, 12.5 rpg) and his former Roman Catholic PA teammate 6-3 JR Justice Williams (19 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.1 apg), 6-5 JR Jalen Hood-Schifino (15.6 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.9 rpg at Combine Academy NC), 6-9 SR DaRon Holmes (23.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.8 bpg, 3.1 apg at Goodyear Millennium AZ) and 6-7 JR Malik Reneau (20.5 ppg at Mater Academy FL). … The ever-growing list of prominent MVA alumni in the NBA includes Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid (76ers), D’Angelo Russell (Timberwolves) and R.J. Barrett (Knicks). … Boyle’s St. Patrick teams won five New Jersey state titles and one City of Palms crown. Since his 2011 arrival in central Florida, the Eagles are 241-17 (with only one loss at home) and are 24-3 at the City of Palms, with four titles in seven tries.