Apopka High School
Class 7A District 3 • Head Coach: scott williams
This Season: 18-9 Overall / 6-3 District
Lifetime MVFC Record: 8-7
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Season Preview

Strengths

Solid group of returnees

Leadership

Defensive toughness

Athleticism

Apopka hopes to translate regular season success (39 wins, 1 District Title, 1 Metro Title, #1 State Ranking) into playoff success in 2020. The Blue Darters will rely on the leadership and play of senior forward Zach Anderson and junior PG John Latimer III to lead an athletic, talented club. Returners Rudy Gatling, Earl Lombardi and Devin Leath are joined by newcomers Camerin James, Rodney Wenze, Brandon Johnson and Myrick Davis to give the Darters depth and athleticism. Apopka now plays in a newly formed 7 team district that will be deep and talented every year, so the journey to the playoffs grows even harder.

Returning

Zach Anderson 6'6 SR Forward: Committed to FGCU; 1st Team All-Metro Conference; 3rd Team Orlando Sentinel All-Area; Averaged 11.5 pts, 7.6 reb, 2.2 assist, 1.5 blocks

John Latimer III 6'1 JR Point Guard: Attended NCAA Basketball Academy in July; Averaged 10.8 pts, 3.2 reb, 1.7 assists

Rudy Gatling 6'2 SR Guard: Averaged 7 points per game (38% 3's)

Newcomers

Camerin James 6'4 9th Grade Forward: Ranked among Top 25 Incoming Freshmen in Florida

Rodney Wenze 6'4 Sr Post

Brandon Johnson 5'10 Soph Guard

Myrick Davis 5'11 Junior Guard

Roster
#NamePositionYearHeightWeight
1Rudy GatlingGSr.6-2180
2Zach AndersonFSr.6-6195
3John Latimer IIIPGJr.6-1170
4Isaac JosephWSr.6-2160
5Camerin JamesFFr.6-4180
10Brandon JohnsonGSo.5-10145
12Chris DanielGJr.5-8140
20Jaden ShawPGSr.5-8140
21Nikai MartinezGSo.5-10 
22Myrick DavisGJr.5-11150
23Earl LombardiCJr.6-4195
30Jackson EdwardsCJr.6-6215
33Devin LeathWJr.6-1165
Schedule
DateTimeOpponentResult
11/27/20197:00pSanta Fe Catholic (Lakeland, FL)(L) 57 - 49
11/30/20194:30pHagerty (Oviedo, FL)(W) 67 - 43
12/5/20198:30pSeminole (Sanford, FL)(L) 56 - 42
12/6/2019TBASpruce Creek (Port Orange, FL)(W) 63 - 61
12/7/2019TBAEdgewater (Orlando, FL)(W) 46 - 38
12/9/20197:30pMount Dora (Mount Dora, FL)(W) 63 - 43
12/11/20197:00p@ Jones (Orlando, FL)(W) 85 - 77
12/13/20197:00p@ Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL)(W) 65 - 55
12/14/20196:00pLakewood Ranch (Bradenton, FL)(W) 52 - 45
12/17/20197:30pWest Orange (Winter Garden, FL)(W) 54 - 42
12/20/20197:30pWekiva (Apopka, FL)(W) 63 - 42
12/27/20197:00pTri-Cities (East Point, GA)(L) 56 - 49
12/28/20193:00aCedar Shoals (Athens, GA)(L) 67 - 61
1/7/20207:00p@ Evans (Orlando, FL)(W) 64 - 55
1/8/20207:30pEdgewater (Orlando, FL)(W) 61 - 54
1/10/20207:30pDr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)(W) 50 - 48
1/14/20207:30p@ Olympia (Orlando, FL)(L) 65 - 64
1/15/20207:30p@ Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, FL)(W) 56 - 54
1/17/20207:00p@ West Orange (Winter Garden, FL)(W) 52 - 36
1/21/20207:30pOcoee (Ocoee, FL)(L) 54 - 43
1/24/20207:30pLake Nona (Orlando, FL)(W) 65 - 53
1/28/20207:30pEvans (Orlando, FL)(L) 52 - 47
1/31/20207:30p@ Wekiva (Apopka, FL)(W) 62 - 44
2/4/20207:00p@ Oak Ridge (Orlando, FL)(L) 63 - 50
2/7/20207:30pWindermere (Windermere, FL)(W) 83 - 78 (OT)
2/10/20207:30pLake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, FL)(W) 73 - 64
2/12/20207:30pDr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)(L) 58 - 56
2/20/20207:00pTimber Creek (Orlando, FL)