Four area athletes were among the state's top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A.
Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title game by averaging a team-high 22 points per game. He was the Tampa Bay Times' Pinellas County player of the year.
Nature Coast senior guard Carlos Clemente earned second-team honors. The North Suncoast player of the year averaged almost 17 points per game to carry the Sharks to the region final.
River Ridge center John Childs and Gibbs guard Barry Brown were both third-team picks. Childs, a 6-foot-10 Saint Leo recruit, averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks a game. Brown, a 6-foot-2 junior, was Gibbs' top player, averaging 20 points, five rebounds and three steals.
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Springstead guard Hailey Enjeneski signed to play basketball at the NAIA's Division II University of Saint Mary (Kan). Enjeneski made her decision formal at a recent ceremony at Springstead.
As a senior, she averaged 15.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She earned second-team all-North Suncoast honors.
- Weeki Wachee lineman Frank Schooley signed with Division III Adrian College (Mich.), Hornets coach Mark Lee announced. Schooley, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior, was a two-way lineman and helped pave the way for a ground game that averaged almost 4 yards per carry.
Hornets teammate, Hiram Matos, signed with the NAIA's Faulkner University (Ala.). Matos, a 6-foot-1 tight end/defensive end, finished with 61 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries.