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Phil Helmuth takes over Booker Nation

Phil Helmuth

12/2014 DAVID GAULMAN After some much needed rest and relaxation, Phil Helmuth returns to the bench as he takes over the Booker High tornadoes as their new head coach this season. “It was nice to have some time off then sit behind Gary Clark, to see the game from a different angle as an assistant,” Helmuth said. After 17 years as the head coach and 10 years as the athletic director at Sarasota Christian, Helmuth looks to add another chapter to his polished coaching résumé. “I’m excited, I look at the situation with a little disbelief,” Helmuth said. “I would have never pictured this situation a few years ago, but

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Former Cardinal Mooney standout Blakeney taking over basketball prep scene

Antonio Blakeney

Antonio Blakeney 12/2014 By DAVID GAULMAN Sarasota Phoenix Correspondent Blakeney has captivated the nation recently with his highlight tapes and posturizing dunks, putting him on the national map. Sarasota is known for its talented basketball players, but Antonio Blakeney may go own as the best. The former Cardinal Mooney standout who transferred to Oak Ridge high school in Orlando still trains here and is a product of the 941. The 6-4 170 pound guard is ranked the number 16th player in the 247sports class of  2015 and is thought of as the best scoring guard in that class. In two seasons at Mooney, Blakeney averaged 24.8 points per game while

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