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Posted On: 05/18/18 4:57 PM
A Scout’s Take: The League (Part 4)
WESTMINSTER, CA—Compton Magic put on another worthwhile event as they presented another nice addition of “The League.” With the exception of recent USC commitment Onyeka Okongwu sitting out due to an injury, the rest of Compton Magic Elite were on display as well as number of up-and-coming prospects from the San Diego-based Gamepoint program.
Blazing a trail
Kimo Ferrari (Francis Parker) Club Team: Gamepoint 16s
2020, 5-foot-11, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Arguably the most dynamic point guard in The League last weekend was Ferrari. Zipping past defenders and dazzling on-lookers with his slick handle and ability to change speeds was a sight to see. He got into the lane at will and made plays for himself as well as others. In addition, he knocked down a number of deep 3s and pull-ups. Will definitely be playing somewhere at the college level in a couple of years.
On the Rise
Dalen Terry (Corona Del Sol/AZ) Club Team: Compton Magic 16s
2020, SG, 6-foot-5, 165 pounds
Joel’s Take: First witnessed his act at the Pangos All Frosh/Soph Camp and came away impressed with his length and skill set. Well, after six months, Terry continues to evolve as a player. He is an aberration in this world where it is common to see one and two year holdbacks. The 15-year old can maneuver to the rim with his slashing style and he can hit the jump shot, although it’s streaky. Overall, he is one of the elite players in his class.
PG with moxie
Yassine Gharram (Foothills Christian) Club Team: Compton Magic 16s
2020, PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: The one thing that clearly stands out with Gharram is his production. He plays both ends with assertiveness and moxie. He is always in attack mode in transition and he gets to the rim at will. He has the strength and dexterity to finish through contact, but he can also stop on a dime and hit the pull-up jump shot. Defensively, he plays the lanes and he has active hands.
To the rim young man
Nick Herrmann (Torrey Pines) Club Team: Gamepoint 16s
2020, WF, 6-foot-3, 175 pounds
Joel’s Take: The club basketball season is upon us and that fits Hermann’s game to a tee—at least that is what I observed last weekend. The strong wing-type attacked the rim showing a solid burst and he finished well through contact. His jump shot needs polishing (odd release), but he plays hard and is active at both ends.
Wilhelm Breidenbach-Dorsz (Mater Dei) Club Team: Compton Magic 16s
2021, PF, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Breidenback-Dorsz is a skilled 4-man who has a game that translates well beyond high school. He has long arms, strong shoulders, good hands, and can score inside-and-out. Pick and pop sets are his “thing”, and he has range to the 3-point stripe. Although he is right-handed he snaps left-handed passes in the half court set with precision. However, the most consistent aspect of his game is his consistency.
All Winner Team
Nick Bowden Jr. (St. Bernard) Club Team: Compton Magic 16s
2020, SG, 5-foot-11, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: One of the better competitors in So-Cal is Mr. Bowden Jr. When ever Compton Magic needed a big bucket, Bowden Jr. delivered. This kid is chock full of winning plays, including a potent jump shot with range that extends to 22-feet.