By: Matt Rothman
The North Broward Prep boys basketball team is back and picked up two dominating wins in their first two games.
The Eagles defeated Oxbridge Academy 70-40 in their first one. Raul Perez-Ruiz had a career-high 31 points tonight with eight rebounds and two steals. Emin Kara had a double-double with 10 points, 18 rebounds, and two blocks in his first game, while Jayden Smith also added eight points, eight rebounds, and two steals. NBP then won 58-48 against Providence School, led by Enrico Borio with 18 points. Pavel Djeric and Raul Perez-Ruiz combined for 25.
“Happy to open up the season and get a win at home,” Head Coach Casey Wohlleb said. “We are really excited about this team and their potential.”
The Eagles previously played in the seventh annual Sunshine State Classic but fell by four points to Coral Springs High School 55-51. NBP had a terrific 2022-23 season, going 22-8, winning a District Championship, and advancing to the Regional Final.
The rest of the team teams this year consist of Max Gressle, Dylan Hoffman, Ryan Baxley, Lucas Brandao, Enrico Borio, Francesco Borio, Dean Swerdel, Junxi Yang, Jayden Smith, Hudson Samuels, Samuel Cano, Sam Swerdel and Colin Croke.
The Eagles will play their next game on Thursday, November 30, against Blanche Ely High School. The Tigers are 1-1 this year, recording a win against Central High School and falling to Somerset Academy after winning nine games last year.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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