SoCal: Updated Top 10 teams, plus 10

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Posted On: 12/25/17 2:55 PM

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Half of my updated Prep Hoops/SoCal Top 10 team ratings will be taking part in the second The Classic at Damien that gets underway Tuesday morning.

No.’s 4 Rancho Christian (which will open vs. Cajon), 7 Damien (vs. St. Bernard), 8 St. John Bosco (vs. Alemany), 9 Taft (vs. Etiwanda) and 10 Santa Margarita (vs. Birmingham) are all part of the tournament’s “Platinum Bracket”.

Also participating in the tournament are Second 10 squads Corona Centennial, Culver City, Etiwanda, Oak Park, Pasadena, Long Beach Poly and Eastvale Roosevelt.

Among the players are who were part of last years The Classic at Damien were all-tournament selections Kihei Clark (Taft/PICTURED), Riley Battin (Oak Park), Isaiah Mobley (Rancho Christian), Kessler Edwards (Etiwanda), Jarod Lucas (Los Altos), Jules Bernard (St. Bernard) and Cameron Shelton (Damien).

Games in the Gold Division begin at 9:30 a.m. in the school’s Event Center, with the Platinum Division games tipping at 10 a.m. in Damien’s Athletic Center.


The Top 10

(Records as of Dec. 23)

  1. Torrance Bishop Montgomery (Southern Section/8-0)
  2. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (Southern Section/5-1)
  3. Santa Ana Mater Dei (Southern Section/6-2)
  4. Temecula Rancho Christian (Southern Section/9-1)
  5. A. Westchester (L.A. City Section/10-2)
  6. A. Fairfax (L.A. City Section/8-2)
  7. La Verne Damien (Southern Section/9-1)
  8. Bellflower St. John Bosco (Southern Section/9-0)
  9. Woodland Hills Taft (L.A. City Section/12-2)
  10. Santa Margarita (Southern Section/8-2)

Next 10 (alphabetical): Corona Centennial (SS/6-4); Encino Crespi (SS/9-1); Culver City (SS/5-4); Etiwanda (SS/9-1); Studio City Harvard-Westlake (SS/9-1); Lakewood Mayfair (SS/9-2); Oak Park (SS/7-3); Pasadena (SS/5-3); Long Beach Poly (SS/7-2) and Eastvale Roosevelt (SS/7-0