Thursday, March 13, 2014

Palmetto's Rhodes; Southeast's Mays selected for FACA All-Star hoops game

Palmetto High’s Jarrid Rhodes and Bevin Mays from girls state champion Southeast have been selected to represent the area in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star basketball game Saturday at Indian River College in Ft. Pierce.

They will represent FACA District 16, which is comprised of schools from Manatee and Sarasota County. Nick Havener from Riverview is also representing the district.

A four year starter, Mays was a vital cog in sparking Southeast to the Class 5A State title and a 31-1 record. Rhodes was the leading scorer on a Palmetto team that reached the 7A-Region 3 final.

Mays averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 steals, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. She topped the Seminoles from the free throw line shooting a team high 76 percent from the charity stripe while dropping in a team leading 116 foul shots.

Rhodes led the Tigers in scoring averaging 14.8 points per game. The 6-7 swingman displayed an uncanny range from beyond the arc for a big man converting 33 percent of his attempts from 3-point land.

DeAngela Mathis, another four year starter and top scorer for Southeast during her four year career, was named the MVP of her White team in last week’s Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Association FABC all star game. She scored 17 points, had four assists and six rebounds in her team’s 83-81 victory.

Mathis played against her Southeast teammate Kewshana Robinson, who had four points and six rebounds.

Southeast head coach John Harder said Mathis received inquiries from at least six college coaches after the game. She has not signed a scholarship yet and is looking to play at Division I school.

The girls game Saturday begins at 11 am and the boys follow.

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