#3 Montverde Academy (Florida)


Montverde Roster

Head Coach: Kevin Boyle

Michael Frazier

A transfer from Plant (FL), the 6-foot-3 shooting guard leads the team in scoring and is a leading contender to be Mr. Basketball in Florida. An ESPNHS Second Team Underclass All-American last season, Frazier is rated the No. 3 prospect in the state of Florida by ESPNU and has signed with the University of Florida. Frazier was MVP of the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament in January. He scored 16 points in the team’s 49-40 triumph over FAB 50 ranked Orlando Christian Prep in the title game. In the team’s loss to Memphis Ridgeway Frazier went for 27 points, so they'll look to him for a big scoring night against a tough La Lumiere team.

There’s little doubt that the Eagles were the best team in Florida this season, regardless of school classification. They played a number of top teams in the state and when the Florida High School Athletic Association state playoffs were complete, Montverde had wins over the following champions: Hialeah Gardens (8A), Ely (7A), Lake Wales (5A) and Orlando Christian Prep (2A). They did lose an in-state game to Hagerty of Oviedo, but were not at full strength. The squad’s only other losses were to Ridgeway of Memphis and Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas). Both of those teams were top 15 ranked in the nation at the time and Grace Prep went on to win a state title of its own. Even with those two losses, Montverde Academy had an 8-2 record against FAB 50-ranked teams and in its 24 games they outscored the competition by an average of 16.3 points.