Mustangs recognized for basketball success

Zach Fenimore-Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Boys varsity basketball players Andres Junge, Jay’Den Clarke-Jones, Chad Anderson and Ian Rodriguez all worked hard last season and earned spots in the Prep Hoops top 250 rankings based on their class.

The Mustangs finished a successful 2019-2020 season with a record of 18-8.  

Junior forward Junge showed substantial improvements in his game beyond his knock down jump shot and earned him a number 84 in the state for forwards and his lrst Division 1 offer from Eastern Washington University.

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Junge stated, “I am blessed to receive my first offer and to be ranked 84 in the state. I am still not satisfied though and will continue to work hard to help my team and I reach our goals each season.”

Junior guard Clarke-Jones ranked at number 80 in the state for guards. Clarke-Jones was an important piece to the success of the 2019-2020 team and looks to continue the success.

Clarke-Jones said, “It is an amazing accomplishment to be ranked 80 in the state for juniors. I hope to improve on all I learned this year and help lead my team have another successful season.”

Sophomores’ Anderson and Rodriguez also earned spots in the top 250. Anderson earned number 80 while Rodriguez earned number 229. Both sophomores displayed their talents on the varsity and junior varsity (JV) level and proved to have an upside in their development.

Rodriguez stated “I am really proud of myself; I have worked really hard and will continue to keep working hard and keep achieving my goals. This is just the beginning.”

Anderson added, “I’m overly excited and proud of what I have accomplished in the past two years, there is still so much work to do and I am excited for the future.”

Head LRHS varsity basketball coach Jeremy Schiller stated, “I am really proud of all of them for working hard to give themselves an opportunity to be ranked and recognized by the basketball community. I am also proud of the program we have built that helps kids who perform at a high-level gain exposure.”