Jemel Davila has a shot at an auspicious future. As a ninth-grader at Miami Senior High, this Latino teenager was practicing basketball for four hours a day, and his mailbox was already stuffed with recruitment letters from colleges. By the end of his sophomore year his team had won the Florida State Championship, and Davila exclaimed, "I'm excited to see what the future holds in store for me." His ultimate aspiration: to play hoops for the Lakers.
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FIRST TEAM: Marquis Daniels, Orlando Edgewater, 6-6, Jr.; Keyon Dooling, Dillard, 6-3, Sr.; Ted Dupay, Cape Coral Mariner, 5-10, Sr.; Udonis Haslem, Miami Senior, 6-8, Sr.; Altron Jackson, Sarasota Riverview, 6-6, Sr. SECOND TEAM: Steven Blake, Miami Senior, 6-3, Jr.; Clarence Gilbert, Dillard, 6-2, Sr.; Antonio Latimer, Miami Senior, 6-8, Sr.; Ricky McConnell, Tampa Leto, 6-7, Sr.; Preston Shumpert, Fort Walton Beach, 6-6, Sr. THIRD TEAM: Travis Garvin, Bradenton Southeast, 6-2, Sr.; Reggie Kohn, Lake Howell, 6-1, Jr.; Quinton McCleod, Deerfield Beach, 6-6, Sr.; Sylbrin Robinson, Miami Senior, 6-10, Sr.; Calvin Warner, Jacksonville Sandalwood, 6-6, Sr. HONORABLE MENTION: Bosley Allen, Bradenton Southeast, 6-3, Sr.; Steve Bynes, Boyd Anderson, 6-9, Sr.; Norman Cain, Melbourne, 6-5, Sr.; Casey Craig, Fort Walton Beach, 6-0, Sr.; Jemel Davila, Miami Senior, 6-3, So.; Eddie Davis, Stuart Martin County, 6-5, Sr.; Sarath Degalla, Tallahassee Lincoln, 6-4, Sr.; Daryl Dingle, Miami Central, 6-5, Sr.; Al Harris, Miramar, 6-7, Sr.; Larry Hendricks, Eau Gallie, 5-11, Sr.; Duane Jackson, Tampa Gaither, 6-2, Sr.; James Jones, Hialeah American, 6-7, Jr.; Daryl Kelly, Bradenton Manatee, 6-4, Jr.; Calvin McCall, Orlando Dr. Phillips, 6-3, Sr.; Anton Paige, Wellington, 6-5, Sr.; Sredrick Powe, Brandon, 6-6, So.; Marquis Shead, Ely, 6-4, Jr.; Mike Shipp, Orlando Dr Phillips, 6-1, Sr.; James Gilchrist, Orlando Dr. Phillips, 6-5, Sr.; Leonard Wallery, DeLand, 6-4, So.; Noel West, Cape Coral Mariner, 5-11, Sr.
Miami made nine 3-pointers _ five by sophomore guard Jemel Davila _ and made 33 of 69 from the field for the game. The Stingarees had 12 3-point plays as they tied the large-school record for margin of victory in a championship game.