Varsity news includes Blake Hinson departing Deltona

Rising sophomore two-sport prospect Blake Hinson is departing Deltona High School and won't be playing football this fall according to his father.

Denny Hinson said he is still Deltona's boys basketball coach, but his 6-foot-7, 240-pound son will be enrolling at another school that is not yet decided.


Blake Hinson is Florida's No. 3 rated Class of 2019 basketball player, behind Montverde Academy wing R.J. Barrett, who hails from Canada; and 7-footer Balsa Koprivica, a native of Serbia who plays for University School of Broward County.

Hinson scored 49 points in a game for D3 Team M.O.A.M. in the recent AAU 17U nationals tournament at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports.

He is also jumbo-sized wide receiver who started as an eighth grader for Warner Christian and as a freshman for Deltona.

According to 247Sports, Hinson already has scholarship offers from numerous schools, including offers from UCF, FSU and Florida for football; and UCF, FSU and Miami for basketball.

Matt Milon moves on to William & Mary

Former Oviedo All-State basketball player Matt Milon transferred from Boston College to William & Mary following his freshman year. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will sit out 2016-17 as a transfer and have three years of remaining eligibility.

Milon, always renowned as a pure shooter, made all of his free throw attempts (14-of-14) and 49-percent of his 3-point shot attempts (39-of-79) at BC while averaging 5.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He had a high of 25 points vs. Syracuse.

Logan Allen switches allegiance to FIU

Orange City University rising senior lefthander Logan Allen has switched his college baseball commitment from Alabama State to FIU. That followed FIU's hiring of former Alabama State coach Mervyl Melendez, who was head coach for Bethune-Cookman University of Daytona Beach from 2000-2011.

Allen has a 20-1 pitching record with a 0.43 ERA and a .315 batting average in two seasons of varsity play.

Master's Academy adds shooting guard

For the second consecutive season, Master's Academy boys basketball has gained the leading scorer from International Community School.

Joe French, who scored 39 points in a game and set ICS records for 3-points shots made with nine in a game and 63 for the season, transferred to Master's, which has been a magnet for talent since former Lake Howell and Orlando Christian Prep coach Reggie Kohn arrived.

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at bcollings@orlandosentinel.com.