2015 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball

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Oak Ridge’s Antonio Blakeney Named Florida Mr. Basketball

GAINESVILLE (March 30) – Senior guard Antonio Blakeney of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando has been named the 2015 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school basketball coaches and media representatives.

Blakeney, a McDonald’s All-American and Louisiana State University commitment, was recently named Class 8A Player-of-the-Year after averaging 29.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in leading Oak Ridge to a 22-7 record and a spot in the regional finals.

Blakeney tallied six of 19 first-place votes and totaled 156 points with Independent POY and fellow McDonald’s All-American Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy garnering seven first-place votes and 114 points overall. Class 3A POY Ryan McMahon, a University of Louisville commitment, finished a close third with 112 points.

Class 5A POY Maverick Rowan (102) of Cardinal Gibbons was fourth, with Class 4A POY John Collins (89) of Cardinal Newman finishing fifth and Class 6A POY Dewan Huell (87) of Miami Norland in sixth place. Class 7A POY and Boston College signee Matt Milon (84) of Oviedo, Class 1A POY Trent Forrest (77) of Chipley and Class 2A POY Marquill Smith (53) of Miami Christian rounded out the voting.

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This is the 23rd year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized 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.

2015 FINAL VOTING RESULTS (Note: Points awarded on a 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)

Player 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th____Total

Antonio Blakeney 6 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 156
Ben Simmons 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 114
Ryan McMahon 1 3 4 2 4 3 2 0 0 112
Maverick Rowan 2 3 2 3 0 3 3 2 1 102
John Collins 2 0 1 2 5 1 5 3 0 89
Dewan Huell 0 0 3 4 3 2 6 0 1 87
Matt Milon 0 0 2 3 2 8 2 2 0 84
Trent Forrest 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 6 77
Marquill Smith 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 8 4 53

Past Mr. Basketball Winners (Area winners in bold)

1983 – Frank Ford, Kissimmee Osceola
1984 – Vernon Maxwell, Gainesville Buchholz
1985 – Toney Mack, Brandon
1986 – Chris Corchiani, Hialeah Miami Lakes
1987 – Chris Corchiani, Hialeah Miami Lakes
1988 – Johnny Walker, Quincy Shanks
1989 – Douglas Edwards, Miami Senior
1990 – Clifford Rozier, Bradenton Southeast
1991 – Steve Edwards, Miami Senior
1992 – Steve Edwards, Miami Senior
1993 – James Collins, Jacksonville Jackson
1994 – LeRon Williams, Bradenton Southeast
1995 – Vince Carter, Daytona Beach Mainland
1996 – Luke Barnes, South Miami
1997 – Jason Pryor, Fort Walton Beach
1998 – Teddy Dupay, Cape Coral Mariner
1999 – Casey Sanders, Tampa Prep
2000 – Orien Greene, Gainesville
2001 – Adrian McPherson, Bradenton Southeast
2002 – Amare Stoudemire, Orlando Cypress Creek
2003 – Chris Richard, Lakeland Kathleen
2004 – Darius Washington, Orlando Edgewater
2005 – Keith Brumbaugh, Deland
2006 – Nick Calathes, Winter Park Lake Howell
2007 – Nick Calathes, Winter Park Lake Howell
2008 – Ray Shipman, Monsignor Pace
2009 – Brandon Knight, Ft. Lauderdale Pine Crest
2010 – Brandon Knight, Ft. Lauderdale Pine Crest
2011 – Austin Rivers, Winter Park High School
2012 – Joel Berry, Lake Highland Preparatory
2013 – Joel Berry, Lake Highland Preparatory
2014 – Joel Berry, Lake Highland Preparatory