Monday, November 03, 2008

Preseason Top 25: No. 17 Olympia

17. Olympia (Orlando, Fla.)
Coach: Mark Griseck (24-3 in 1 year at Olympia, 178-61 in 8 years overall)
2007-08 record: 24-3, Class 6A district semifinalist
Top players: G Dexter Fields (6-2), Sr.; F William Green (6-6), Sr.; Jamel Marshall (6-4), Sr.; Jordan McCoy (6-6), Sr.; G Martell Buie (5-9), Sr.
Team strength: Experience
Question mark: Players figuring out their roles
Toughest games: Dec. 18-23 City of Palms Classic; Jan. 15-17 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
Outlook: All five starters return for the Titans, who are a favorite to win their first Class 6A championship. Four players have made commitments to Division I colleges, led by UAB recruit Fields. He averaged 19 points per game last season and is Olympia's all-time leading scorer. Green, who is headed to Western Kentucky, averaged 13 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks per game. Rounding out the front court is Florida International pledge Marshall and Florida Atlantic verbal McCoy. Running the point is Buie, the school's all-time leader in steals and assists.


Anonymous said...

Olympia is straight beast and I hope to see them at #1 in the country by the end of the year. They are the best non-prep school in the country and can't recruit like most of these other schools do, being a public school. The players know their roles, so really there are no weaknesses. Watch out for them, we expect great things.

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Anonymous said...

Olympia has a lot of talented players and if they all perform to the best of their ability they will be the team to beat. Although I think it is important for the players to know theri roles I think it is more important that these players create a team identity early in the season. That will make the difference this year.Good Luck Olympia.