Posted: 1:27 pm Monday, June 24th, 2013

Hoops: Ex-Atlantic star Jamal Palmer transfers to Grandview Prep 

By Jeff Greer

He entered the 2012-13 season as the area’s most-talked-about swingman among big-schools players. He’ll do the same again this coming season, only this time it’ll be with a small-school state champ.

Jamal Palmer, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound shooting guard with loads of potential, has transferred from Atlantic to Grandview Prep, confirming rumors that had spread like wildfire over the past three months. ESPN 106.3 FM first reported the transfer.

Palmer, a rising junior, has several Division I programs tracking his progress, including Miami. He averaged 19.7 points a game as a sophomore at Atlantic, but the Eagles lost in the Class 7A regional quarterfinals to Royal Palm Beach. Grandview Prep, a Class 2A power that just won its first state title, graduated its three top swingmen, leaving room for Palmer to step in.