Windermere Prep star boys basketball player selected to USA Basketball minicamp

Sophomore wing Brandon Bass Jr., who led the Lakers to a second-straight state title game appearance, was one of 65 players selected to participate in the camp.

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Windermere Prep boys basketball player Brandon Bass Jr. is one of 24 sophomores in the country selected to participate in the USA Basketball minicamp at the NCAA Final Four April 4-7 in Phoenix. He is one of the 65 total players invited to the camp.  

Bass, who averaged 20.6 points per game and five rebounds for the Lakers, helped Windermere Prep reach the FHSAA Class 3A state championship game for the second consecutive season. Earlier in his sophomore sophomore season, Bass also surpassed the 1,000 career points mark. 

A four-star prospect, according to 247Sports, Bass is the eighth-ranked 2026 player in Florida and 11th-ranked shooting guard in the country. He currently holds offers from LSU, Stanford, UCF and others.



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A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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