Montverde Academy Coach Kevin Boyle will lose a lot off the team that just won a national championship, but that won’t temper expectations for next season.
McDonald’s All-Americans Dakari Johnson and Kasey Hill will be among the Montverde stars heading off to college. That means expanded roles for such players as D’Angelo Russell and Ben Simmons.
Russell has been a popular kid in the past few weeks. The Louisville native played well at the National High School Invitational two weeks ago, helping lead Montverde to a national title. The effort did not go unnoticed. Last week, the 2014 shooting guard picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels reported Thursday that Florida had also offered Russell.
Boyle told the Herald-Leader earlier this week that coaches from Louisville — another program that has offered Russell — are expected to visit the Florida school next week for a meeting with the hometown star.