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  1. Tampa Prep SG Jaren Phillips rises fast in ESPN basketball rankings

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    Tampa Prep SG Jaren Phillips has rocketed up the rankings, vaulting to No. 6 overall in the state in ESPN's latest list of top basketball recruits in the 2019 class.

    Tampa Prep junior basketball player Jaren Phillips
  2. New NBA mock draft has Kevin Knox going sixth overall

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    One of Kevin Knox's lifelong goals is to be a one-and-done, a player who leaves after his freshman season of college to enter the NBA draft. It is even written on a chalkboard on his bedroom wall.

    Expectations are high for Kentucky basketball player and former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox. (Loren Elliott, Times)
  3. Kentucky recruit, former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox among top prospects for 2018 NBA Draft

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    Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft, analysts have already begun looking ahead to 2018.

    Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox finishes a layup during the McDonald's All-American game in March at the United Center in Chicago. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. Wharton High shortstop Drew Ehrhard wins 47th Saladino Award

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    BRANDON — It was a hot topic in the Ehrhard home during the high school baseball season.

    Who would win the Saladino Award?

    Wharton High shortstop Drew Ehrhard, receiving his trophy from Tony Saladino, batted .422 with four homers,
24 RBIs and a .505 on-base percentage for the Wildcats.
  5. King's Michael Weaving takes over as Sickles boys basketball coach

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    Sickles announced Thursday that it has hired King coach Michael Weaving to take over the boys basketball program.

  6. Kevin Knox: Kentucky will make me better

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    Since tweeting his college announcement to Kentucky two days ago, Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox has received plenty of praise from local celebrities in the sports world.

    Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox dribbles up the court during the McDonald's All-American game at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Knox, a five-star recruit, is expected to commit in April to either Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina or Florida State.
  7. Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay boys basketball teams

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    Hillsborough County Player of the Year

    F Kevin Knox, Sr., Tampa Catholic

    Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox, a McDonald's All-American (Courtesy of McDonald's)
  8. Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox ends suspense, commits to Kentucky

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    In less than 40 characters, while sitting on the living room couch Saturday, Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox typed out a declaration that ended the whirlwind courtship, the endless phone calls and the constant questions.

    Kentucky gets the nod from Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox over North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Missouri.
  9. Tampa Bay Times' all-Pinellas County boys basketball

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    Player of the Year: G Serrel Smith, Jr., St. Petersburg

    St. Pete's Serrel Smith (10, left) goes up for a shot during the Class 8A- District 10 boys basketball final,  Countryside vs. St. Petersburg at Seminole High School on Friday, 2/10/17.
  10. Tampa Bay Times' all-Hillsborough County boys basketball

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    Player of the Year: F Kevin Knox, Sr., Tampa Catholic

    Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox (23) drives into the paint past Calvary Christian guard Angel Lebron Jr. (3) during the first half. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]