Posted: 1:37 pm Thursday, March 27th, 2014
By Jodie Wagner
Grandview Prep guard Jamal Palmer finished second in Class 2A Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the Year voting.
Palmer, a junior, averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season to lead the Pride to the Class 2A state basketball championship game.
Orlando Christian Prep senior guard Adonys Henriquez was the top Class 2A vote-getter in balloting by a statewide panel of high school boys’ basketball coaches and media members.
Henriquez finished with 111 points to Palmer’s 102. J.T. Escobar of Tallahassee-FAMU finished third with 90 points.
Henriquez’s Orlando Christian Prep team defeated Grandview Prep 53-49 Feb. 27 in the Class 2A state title game in Lakeland.
Pride coach Joe Dawson was runner-up to Orlando Christian Prep coach Reggie Kohn for Class 2A Coach of the Year.
Here’s the full list of class-by-class players of the year:
1A – Chai Baker, Malone
2A – Adonys Henriquez, Orlando Christian Prep
3A – Grayson Allen, Jacksonville Providence
4A – Joel Berry, Lake Highland Prep
5A – Drake Lamont, Plantation American Heritage
6A – Haanif Cheatham, Pembroke Pines Charter
7A – Matt Milon, Oviedo
8A – B.J. Taylor, Orlando Boone
Coaches of the year:
1A – Steve Welch, Malone
2A – Reggie Kohn, Orlando Christian Prep
3A – Adam Ross, Weston Sagemont
4A – Jason Vallery, Lake Highland Prep
5A – Charles Stephenson, Plantation American Heritage
6A – Lawton Williams, Miami Norland
7A – Ed Kershner, Oviedo
8A – Donald Blackmon, Winter Park