Unsigned seniors: Peyton Urbancic


(Photo courtesy Peyton Urbancic)

First Baptist Academy’s Peyton Urbancic is one of the top 2020 unsigned prospects in Southwest Florida.

The 6-foot-5 point guard was selected to play in the SFABC All-Star Game and is a Mr. Basketball finalist for the region.

Urbancic, who averages 17.7 points a game, has a scholarship offer from Army and interest from Navy and VMI. However, the two-year starter said he is locked in on getting First Baptist back to the Boys State Basketball Tournament in Lakeland.

“I’m still waiting to see what happens [recruiting-wise], so maybe after the season I’ll take a few visits,” Urbancic said. “But right now I’m just focused on school and making it back to the tournament.”

First Baptist, out of Naples, made it to the final four a season ago before falling to Tallahassee St. John Paul II. The Lions (21-7) will host Evangelical Christian on Tuesday night for the right to go back to the regional final.

“We’re looking pretty good,” said Urbancic. “We definitely have a shot to make it back [to Lakeland]. Two more games right now. We’ve got a few transfers, which have helped, [6-4 senior] Trace Darby and [6-3 senior] Jamal Norris.”

Urbancic is an athletic, long, big guard. Last year coach Scott Stewart played him at the 4 before moving him to the 1 this year.

Asked what college coaches have said they like about his play, he said: “They like that I can handle the ball. I’m pretty big for my position and can shoot it pretty well. All-around good passer.”

Peyton’s brother, Preston Urbancic, is a freshman on the St. Anselm College basketball team.

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