The R.A.W.E. Five: SWFL Hoops Showcase - Championship Day
By Jerome Reed:
Day Two saw some hardware get handed out to teams who outlasted the rest. On each one of those teams was a hooper who made the engine GO. Take a look at five hoopers who really helped their team earn a championship trophy on Sunday.
Hunter Haverkamp - Orlando Bad Boys 2024: One of the best passers of the entire event, “Double H” proved that he can be just as elite of a scorer on Sunday. The sophomore guard, who appears around 5’11” & medium build, put up 15 points in the first half of the Boys J.V. Championship vs. the Florida Aces. In the second half, he dropped SEVENTEEN more en route to 32 points and a win. He boasts an extremely quick first-step off the dribble. Sank four threes in the game. Haverkamp did an awesome job of involving his teammates and notching assists. The court-vision is present.
Jeremy Willmore - Powerhouse 2027: This young gun was active on both sides of the floor during his squad’s 7th Grade Boys Championship win over the Port Charlotte Pirates. Posting 21 points in the dub, Willmore did it by-way of the floater, the deep-three, and tough buckets at the rim. On defense, he was great at trapping the ball in the corners on inbounds plays, and at half court. Willmore definitely has a bright future ahead if he keeps this type of energy.
Adriana Lorfida - Charlotte Wolfpack 2023: Still only a junior, Lorfida was able to make an impact on the rebounding glass all tournament. Although, her light shined brightest during the Girls Varsity Championship where she led her Wolfpack in scoring with 10 points (including three treys). During the win, the 5’7” wing played solid defense and made hustle plays to help secure the dub over the Northport Bobcats.
John Gamble - Charlotte Swish 2023: For a cool 10 minutes to start the Boys Varsity Championship, it looked like the long-limbed, 6’6” Gamble was the only one looking to score. He posted the first 12 points for the Swish using the trey-ball (three in-total) and aggressively attacking the paint for short-range buckets. Definitely liked seeing him step out and hit the midrange jumper, as well. When he hit the foul line, he was PERFECT—went 6-of-6 in the win over Team Fuego. Finished with 23 points. Without question, Gamble will be one of the hoopers to watch throughout the entire state.
Kelisia - Florida Aces 2026: This girl was nearly unstoppable when it came to finishing around the rim. She’s not necessarily the tallest or biggest in stature, but when the ball is in her hands, she knows how to fight for a bucket. She can take contact on the way to the cup, as well as fight for offensive rebounds leading into putback lays. She finished with 15 points on the way to a Girls J.V. Title win.