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Posted On: 12/7/17 6:09 PM
Beach Bash: Francisco’s Finest
CORONA DEL MAR, CA.—The original plan was to head up to Beverly Hills but with tragic fires and freeway closures, I ventured south on the 405 freeway and evaluated the Beach Bash tournament hosted by Corona Del Mar High School. There were a number of sleepers and under-the-radar types that colleague Devin Ugland will report on while I’ll take on the task of hand-picking a list of the best prospects.
Max Agbonkpolo (Santa Margarita)
2019, WF/ 6-foot-8, 185 pounds
Joel’s Take: Agbonkpolo appears to a long-striding wing-type who continues to improve his all-around game. He is explosive in the open court while finishing and he has improved his 3-point shot. He can be a ball stopper at times (needs to pass ahead) and his ball handling needs polishing, especially in the half court set when defenders get into him. But overall he is an impressive looking prospect.
Amound Anderson (Leuzinger)
2020, 6-foot-3, 165 pounds
Joel’s Take: Anderson is easily one of the more promising prospects in the So-Cal region. The slick lefty has quite the bag of tricks as he slithers through an around defenders. He can pop in the 3-point shot off the catch or off the dribble with equal aplomb. His crossover is smooth and tight and his vision is high-level.
Chase Anderson (Trabuco Hills)
2018, SG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: The best shooting performance of the night would undoubtedly go to the unsigned Anderson. He drained eight 3s and his shot mechanics (quick release) and lift are impressive. He needs to improve his strength while finishing through contact, but he has some pop in his legs and overall excellent length.
Kevin Kobrine (Corona Del Mar)
2018, PF, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: This UCLA volleyball signee has the talent to walk on at UCLA for basketball. He is a high-flying (I know shocking—considering he plays volleyball) prospect with a nice dose of basketball acumen as well. He stick the 3-point shot, hammer in a few tip-dunks a game, and he is active at both ends of the floor, especially in the paint area.
Jake Kyman (Santa Margarita)
2019, WF, 6-foot-7, 215 pounds
Joel’s Take: Kyman is one of the better all-around players in So-Cal, regardless of class. He is a high IQ player who is always on balance whether it be shooting or handing out an assist. He’s an astute passer, terrific shooter out to 22-feet, and he gives you an honest effort each time out. Improving his burst off the dribble and triple threat game will take his game to another level.
Miguel Tomley (Tamanawis/British Columbia)
2018, CG, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
Joel’s Take: This was first look at Cal Baptist prospect Tomley. He’s a burly combo-guard who has a potent step back jump shot and his release is quite good. His head is always up in transition and he’s a willing passer. He doesn’t have great quickness or speed, but he does change speeds well.