Lakewood Ranch (27‑3)

Bradenton, Florida

Florida FHSAA Class 8A Semifinalist

Top Players

  • 6-1 SR Damien Gordon
  • 6-3 SR Evan Spiller
  • 6-5 SR Jack Kelley
  • 6-6 JR Josh Young
  • 6-6 SOPH Christian Shaneyfelt

Mustangs At A Glance

The Mustangs have solidified themselves as SW Florida’s “program on the rise” under seventh-year head coach Jeremy Schiller, winning 71 of 87 games over a three-year span, but had a breakout season in 2016-17, holding opponents to 38-percent shooting and going undefeated against in-state competition until a 54-49 loss to eventual champion Tampa Sickles in the state semifinals. A key senior was injured early in that game, but 6-1 SR Damien Gordon responded with 20 points, after contributing 14 in a 73-68 win over St. Petersburg High for the Class 8A-Region 3 title. Two new arrivals, 6-6 JR Josh Young (Collierville, Tenn.) and 6-6 SOPH Christian Shaneyfelt (Clearwater Countryside), could make Lakewood Ranch even more dangerous this time around.