Orlando Christian Prep reached its goals this year winning the FHSAA state championship. This is the fourth championship in five years. The warriors, coached by Reggie Kohn in his fourth year epitomized the word TEAM. The team did a very good job of embracing the concept. It is evident when you look at the end of season stats. Five players averaging between 8-12 points a game. "Being selfish does not win games. They did what was needed to win; take a charge, make the extra pass, go to the glass aggresively, and play team defense. They were not interested in being the high scorer. We have plenty of guys that are capable of individually scoring 25 a night, but that does not make us a better team." said Coach Kohn The Warriors finished ranked 28th in the country by ESPN the Rise, Barely missing an invitation to the 2012 NFHSI National Basketball Tournament. The warriors were consistently ranked int he top 50 of the ESPN Rise magazone the past four years.
This years team will graduate three seniors. Dwight Thompson Jr. is currently visiting and applying to many different schools and expected to make a decision soon. Jordan Montgomery has signed a letter of intent to play at Division 1 Kinnasaw State in Georgia. Jordan is an energic wing and plays with great intensity. He does what it takes to win night in and night out. Lastly is five year varsity player Isaac Cohen. Isaac will be playing at Columbia University in the Ivy league next fall. Isaac who has 137 wins in high school and four state championships has helped define what OCP basketball is all about.
The Warriors are in line to compete for the state championship again next year as well. They return three starters as well as six players from the bench. Next years team will be anchored by two 2013 returners, Dre Clayton and Justice Montgomery. Montgomery will be a fourth year varisty player. As the OCP point guard he excels at running the offense. He puts guys in position to score. To go along with Montgomery the 6'6" PF Dre Clayton who has an offer from UCF will be a huge presence inside. Dre had a great state series this year and was a big reason for the Warriors success nationally.
Joining these two will be a quartet of 2014 prospects, Dmitri Thompson, Reggie Oliver, Adonys Henriquez, and Jonathan Joseph. Thompson a two year varsity player is a super athletic wing with offers from Purdue and UCF. He has interest from Big East and ACC schools as well. Reggie Oliver, came off the bench this year and really spread the floor for OCP. He was able to consitently knock down the 3 point shot leading OCP in 3 pointers made. Adonys Henriquez is a 6'5" guard who played the point at times this season. He has an offer from USF and interest from FSU and other ACC schools. Finally Jonathan Joseph, a high flying wing who electrified the crowd with mosterous dunks this season. Jonathan at 6'5" is very long and a good defender. He can guard both on the perimeter and inside against opposing teams big men.