Standouts: St. Pete Shootout (Day 2)

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – The annual 2-day St. Pete Shootout wrapped up on Thursday with a three-game slate.


  • Game 1: Jesuit 77, Palm Harbor 38
  • Game 2: Clearwater 58, Gaither 48
  • Game 3: Tampa Catholic 101, St. Pete 97

Here is a look at the top performers from the preseason event.

2023 6-4 G Eddrin Bronson – Tampa Catholic

It is hard to fully put in words how good 2023 6-4 G Eddrin Bronson was against St. Pete. The Furman commit simply couldn’t miss from anywhere on the floor. He has taken his game to the next level with ball fakes and true assertiveness. Bronson dropped 37 points and didn’t stop attacking or hitting smooth jumpers. Furman got an absolute steal.

…2025 5-11 G Isaiah Campbell-Finch played hard all night on both sides of the court as he added 16 points and contributed off the ball with good feeds and high-energy defense. 2024 6-6 G Karter Knox came alive in the second half with 12 of his 22 points as he got inside and finished often (the video link shows the final play – an empathic dunk from Knox).

2023 6-6 G Tristan Gross – St. Pete

Playing hard from the opening whistle, 2023 6-6 G Tristan Gross scored 23 points in a loss to Tampa Catholic. His 3-pointer and mid-range pull-up were both working well and he got his teammates involved throughout. Gross is in for a major senior season.

…2023 5-11 G Quez Curry (23 points) was equally as good, pulling up from just about anywhere on the floor, adding six 3’s (including one from the volleyball line).

…2023 6-3 G Sam Duckworth (17 points) came up with key buckets down the stretch, beating the press and finishing inside. He’s a big-bodied guard with a lot of strength. 2023 6-6 F Dylan Kramer (11 points) was a major factor on the boards and created havoc inside before leaving with an injury midway through the third quarter.

2024 6-2 G Nathan Boakye – Jesuit

It is clear who the main ballhandler is for Jesuit. 2024 6-2 G Nathan Boakye set the tone from the jump and made it very tough defensively to slow him down. He recorded 26 points and routinely got to the rim and finished with crafty lay-ins. Boakye is a bursty athlete.

—2023 5-10 G Angelo Cabalan (19 points) has a quick release on his jumper that hurts defenses. It was on full display with five 3’s in the win over Palm Harbor.

2024 5-10 G Nicho Simes – Clearwater

Settling in after a long football season, 2024 5-10 G Nicho Simes was in complete control of the tempo for Clearwater on both ends of the floor. He looks very locked in and his downhill quickness is hard to contain. He netted 13 points and made high IQ decisions all game long against Gaither.

—2024 5-9 G Brooks Duncan caught fire in the second half scoring 12 of his team-high 18 points which feature a corner 3 to put his team ahead by seven points late.

2024 6-4 G/F Marc Fransberg – Gaither

The length and toughness that Marc Fransberg plays with are fun to watch. He has room to fill out his body, but he knows how to attack inside and it often worked with a game-high 21 points against Clearwater. He finished with a few powerful one-handed dunks in transition late in the second half.

2023 6-5 F Jake Sandberg – Palm Harbor

The final score didn’t reflect how hard Palm Harbor hustled against Jesuit. The Hurricanes cut the deficit to nine points midway through the third quarter and pressured in transition with steals and good defense. It was 2023 6-5 F Jake Sandberg (7 points) who was the top prospect on the night, fighting inside for buckets and boards. He is a sneaky-good athlete.

—2023 6-1 G Jeremy Perlin (6 points) used his impressive speed to get inside a few times while 2024 6-1 G Wesley Bartlett (5 points) was a sparkplug as a passer and shooter.

Jake Perper has covered sports as a writer since 2010 and a basketball scout since 2015. He was the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years. You can follow him on Twitter @thehoopvibe.