Admiral Farragut to retire Speights number
So much so, Admiral Farragut will retire Speights' number (53) Friday morning at 8 a.m. in a ceremony at the school.
Speights, a Florida freshman forward, was part of the Gators national championship team this season.
But in 2004-05, Speights was a Class A All-State selection and second-team on the Times All-County team after averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Jackets. He was also an all-county pick in 2003-04 when he played at Gibbs.
"It's not too often you have someone who wins a national championship in a program like this," Admiral Farragut coach Anthony Lawrence said. "We wanted to show how much Marreese meant to us."
-- JOE SMITH