Montverde Academy (22‑3)

Montverde, FL

GEICO NATIONALS SEMIFINALIST

Top Players

  • 6-7 SR Cade Cunningham (OKLAHOMA STATE) … #2 (ESPN) … #2 (Rivals) … #2 (247 Sports)
  • 6-7 SR Scottie Barnes (FLORIDA STATE) … #9 (Rivals) … #9 (247 Sports) … #11 (ESPN)
  • 6-9 SR Day’Ron Sharpe (NORTH CAROLINA) … #13 (Rivals) … #17 (247 Sports) … #19 (ESPN)
  • 6-6 SR Moses Moody (ARKANSAS) … #28 (ESPN) … #42 (247 Sports) … #50 (Rivals)
  • 6-3 SR Zeb Jackson (MICHIGAN) ... #58 (Rivals) … #62 (247 Sports) … #74 (ESPN)
  • 6-4 JR Langston Love … #17 (ESPN) … #18 (247 Sports) … #28 (Rivals)
  • 6-1 JR Ryan Nembhard ... #57 (Rivals) … #60 (247 Sports)
  • 6-6 SOPH Caleb Houston ... #4 (ESPN) … #21 (Rivals)
  • 6-4 SOPH Dariq Whitehead ... #5 (Rivals) … #7 (ESPN)

Eagles At A Glance

The dynasty that Kevin Boyle has presided over for eight-plus seasons shows no signs of slowing down, as the Eagles make their first appearance in three years at the City of Palms. Montverde might begin the season at No. 1 nationally and will be looking to avenge a 74-73 semifinal loss to IMG Academy at the GEICO Nationals – which the Eagles won four times in a six-year stretch. Four of ESPN’s top 30 seniors – Oklahoma State commit 6-7 SR Cade Cunningham (11.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.5 apg at MVA), Florida State-bound 6-7 SR Scottie Barnes (13.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.8 apg at University School), North Carolina pledge 6-9 SR Day’Ron Sharpe (17.4 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg at Winterville South Central NC) and Arkansas-bound 6-6 SR Moses Moody – lead the way, but there are others like 6-4 JR Langston Love (23.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.5 apg at Cibolo Steele TX) and Michigan commit 6-3 SR Zeb Jackson (24.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.4 apg at Maumee Valley OH), plus a talented trio of returning youngsters — 6-1 SOPH Ryan Nembhard, 6-4 SOPH Dariq Whitehead and 6-6 SOPH Caleb Houston. Since 2011, the Eagles are 20-3 at the City of Palms, with three titles (2012, ’13 and ’16), two runner-up finishes (’14-’15) and third place in 2011.