Posted On: 03/8/18 2:02 PM
Last weekends North Coast Section Championship Games did not disappoint the crowd. The Division 1 and Division 2 championships featured excellent point guard battles that brought fans out of their seats and left defenses frustrated all night.
Here are Four Pheonomenal Floor Generals that did a masterful job of elevating the play of their teammates, scoring when necessary, all while defending a difficult matchup on the other end.
Ross Williams (Bishop O’Dowd, 25-5) 2018, 5’9
The leader of the Dragons is one of the toughest Competitors you’ll ever watch. He loves playing in hostile environments and rises to the occasion with a killer instinct not easily matched. His ability to make difficult shots from the perimeter allow him to penetrate defenses with ease. He makes up for his size at 5’9 with a crafty use of change of speed and an awareness of what play will happen next.
Garrett Pascoe (Clayton Valley, 26-3) 2018, 6’1
Poised is the word that describes this point guard. Playing with a level of composure to not usually seen from players his age. This is a player that can’t easily be sped up or rushed. He is going to play at the pace that he wants. He masterfully leads the ugly eagles dribble drive attack. An absolute sniper from three magnifies his ability to blow by defenders on closeouts with excellent pace and control. His marksmanship from deep is exceeded only by his incredibly high I.Q. which he uses to get his fellow teammates open looks.
Ezra Manjon (Heritage, 28-2) 2019, 5’9
Here is a kid that is the very definition of a one man press break. The lightning speed in combination with a tight handle and change of tempo make Ezra one of the toughest covers around as he leaves defenders in the dust. A tough minded finisher at the rim who puts huge pressure on the defense. His willingness to make teammates better is his best skill matched only by his desire to pressure the ball. With one more year left of high school, look for this one to make some serious noise out in Brentwood, Ca.
Robert Prince (Las Lomas, 27-3) 2018, 6’2
Wow! That’s the word I heard the most among fans when watching this floor general live. A relentless worker who leads by example and playing every second as intensely as possible. There a lot of players that will work just as hard as Robert but it’s not possible to outwork him. His size and willingness to defend fullcourt or only outlasted by arguably the best passing vision I’ve seen in years. Using his athleticism and change of pace, he makes defenses look silly by dropping dimes almost nobody expects and this is especially so in transition where he is an absolute nightmare. The program that signs him is getting a steal to lead them for the next four years.