Riviera Prep (27‑6)
FLORIDA FHSAA CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPION
- 6-3 JR Dante Allen ... ESPN-47
- 7-0 JR Gustavo Guimaraes
Bulldogs At A Glance
MAXPREPS PRESEASON RANKING: TBA
Coach Anthony Shahbaz’s club won 10 consecutive games down the stretch to claim its first state championship, and return a high-profile player in 6-3 JR Dante Allen (21.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 3.7 apg), along with a handful of key contributors that includes 7-0 JR Gustavo Guimarees (6.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg), who had 20 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in Riviera’s 51-27 smothering of Windermere Prep in the state-title game, and 6-0 FRESH Myles Fuentes (9.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.2 rpg), whose basket with one second remaining allowed the Bulldogs to beat Tampa Catholic 68-67 in the semifinals. Myles’ older brother, 6-1 JR Mason Fuentes (6.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.8 apg), also is back. … Key additions include 6-11 JR Garang Dieng (sat out season at Calusa Prep). … Riviera Prep’s defensive clamp-down in the 3A title game represented the lowest point total for any opponent in a state final since 1950. … Allen exploded for a career-high 39 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals in a December win over Belen Jesuit. His father, Malik Allen, played 12 seasons in the NBA and is currently an assistant coach for the Miami Heat.