TOP BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER AND COACH

TOP BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER AND COACH

Each year, the Florida Dairy Farmers sponsor the best of the state of Florida. Here are the finalists for player and coach of the year.

GAINESVILLE – The six finalists for the 2004 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball and Boys' Basketball Coach-of-the-Year awards have been announced following balloting by a statewide panel of coaches and media representatives.

Each of the six finalists was the leading vote-getter in their classification, making them Player-of-the-Year or Coach-of-the-Year in that class. The awards are sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, Inc., and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) to honor the top high school boys' basketball player and boys' basketball coach for the 2003-04 season.

The two winners will be announced next week following a final round of balloting by FACA district chairmen and state media representatives..

The six finalists for Mr. Basketball include:
Class 1A:Dennis Clemente, junior guard, Calusa Prep;

Class 2A: Cornelius Ingram, senior guard-forward, Hawthorne;

Class 3A: Taurean Green, senior guard, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons:

Class 4A: Alex Gordon, senior guard, Pensacola;

Class 5A: Leemire Goldwire, senior guard, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer;

Class 6A: Darius Washington, senior guard, Orlando Edgewater

The six finalists for Coach-of-the-Year include:
1A: Joe Hayes, Apalachicola;

2A: Mike Wells, St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut:

3A: Mike Gaudy, Cocoa Beach;

4A: Don Grant, Winter Haven:

5A: Jack Coit, Clearwater:

6A: Travis Jones, Orlando Edgewater

The Florida Dairy Farmers Sports Awards Program exemplifies Dairy Farmers Inc.'s commitment to the state's youth. While honoring the state's top athletes, coaches and scholars in all 24 FHSAA-sanctioned sports, the program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

Here is the breakdown on the balloting results for boys' basketball Player-of-the-Year and Coach-of-the-Year:
Class 6A

Darius Washington Orlando Edgewater 101
Jason Rich Orlando Dr. Phillips 54
Anthomy Marshall Lake Worth 17
Adrian Thomas Pembroke Pines Flanagan 16
Pat Kiscaden Oviedo 5

COACH:
Travis Jones Orlando Edgewater 74
Lorenzo Hands Palm Beach Lakes 41
Greg Samuel Pembroke Pines Flanagan 19
Baronton Terry Miami Northwestern 19
John Zeoli Deland 13

Class 5A
Leemire Goldwire Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 58
Pat Calathes Winter Park Lake Howell 26
Yavney Neptune Port Charlotte 22
Robinson Louisme Ft. Myers 17
Tyrone Evans Tampa Hillsborough 11

COACH:
Jack Coit Clearwater 42
Fred Ross Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 38
Scott Williams Lake Region 26
Reggie Kohn Winter Park Lake Howell 26
Ed O'Brien Ft. Myers 19

Class 4A
Alex Gordon Pensacola 63
Ron Larris Gainesville 24
Tavarres Wiliams Palatka 18
A.J. Jones Winter Haven 16
Sean Morrison St. Pete Lakewood 11

COACH:
Don Grant Winter Haven 44
Tony Wise Gainesville 31
Dan Wright St. Pete Lakewood 26
David Williams Pensacola 22
Rob Williams Panama City Bay 18

Class 3A
Taurean Green Cardinal Gibbons 78
Antonio Wilson Pahokee 44
Cedric Toombs Marianna 19
Aaron Holmes St. Pete Catholic 16
Timmy Mallory Pensacola Catholic 9

COACH:
Mike Gaudy Cocoa Beach 62
Mike Moran St. Pete Catholic 30
Rob Gordon Eustis 28
Buddy Pressly Cardinal Gibbons 15
Matt Hertig Ft. Myers Bishop Verot 13

Class 2A
Cornelius Ingram Hawthorne 80
Brandon McThay Delray American Heritage 18
Spiros Ferderigos Tampa Berkeley Prep 18
Tyler Fritz Ft. Myers Canterbury 17
Lorenzo Pleas Moore Haven 15

COACH:
Mike Wells St. Pete Admiral Farragut 33
Bobby Reinhart Tampa Berkeley Prep 27
Al Carpenter Port St. Joe 26
Mike Williams Hawthorne 25
Bob Graham Jax University Christian 20

Class 1A
Dennis Clemente Calusa Prep 45
Bryan Wilson W.P.B. Summit Christian 34
Josh Williams Malone 32
Delius Ramirez Miami Northwest Christian 23
P.J. Abbott Lake Worth Trinity 21

COACH:
Joe Hayes Apalachicola 52
Tony Pujol Miami Northwest Christian 46
Mark Rickman Pine Castle Christian 39
Phil Helmuth Sarasota Christian 11
Shane Simmons Evangel Christian 7

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