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Posted On: 05/31/18 6:31 PM
Orange, Ca. — The four-day Compton Magic Memorial Day Festival featured more than 100 teams which competed among 11 divisions across the 17u, 16u and 15u levels.
The majority of our time was spent at Orange Lutheran high school where all four courts turned out game after game over the course of each day.
The host Compton Magic program dominated its way to the 17u BattleZONE championship over Team Bradley, while Dream Vision took home the 16u title over Compton Magic and Team Lillard earned the 15u championship with a win over Coastal Elite.
Here are the 17u players who stood out on the weekend.
Jakob Alamudun, Cali Rebels
Alamudun is an absolute walking double-double. The 6-foot-5 Huntington Beach Marina-product might be of the undersized variety of forward, but there’s no questioning his motor and productivity each and every game. Alamudun rebounds well in and out of his area, finishes well among the trees despite a slight height disadvantage and is extending his shooting range to the 3-point line.
MarJon Beauchamp, Team Bradley
Beauchamp is part of a star-studded club team and goes about his business much more quietly than other players of his caliber. The 6-foot-5 sophomore wing has proven his worth as a scorer, especially with his smooth pull-up jump shot, but used this event to show he can create for others, as well. Beauchamp made a number of good reads and crafty passes in the half-court setting over the course of the weekend.
Mysta Goodloe, Team Winston
Goodloe and his squad traveled the furthest for the event and he didn’t leave any game behind in North Carolina. The 6-foot-3 junior guard is as shift as they come, gets downhill quickly in transition, and keeps defenders guessing as to which way he’s going to attack the basket. Goodloe is a superb vertical athlete who can get into the body of defenders, contort his body, and still manage to finish through contact.
Evan Mobley, Compton Magic
Mobley’s emergence as perhaps the top 2020 prospect in the country comes as no surprise. The 6-foot-11 forward is as versatile as they come as he looks to dunk everything in the paint, but can also step out to 3-point range and drain a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer. The biggest strides in Mobley’s game over the course of the high school season and into spring club ball is on the defensive end. He’s quick off the floor and has impeccable timing when contesting, blocking, or changing shots around the basket.
Quinton Morton-Robertson, Team Winston
Morton-Robinson was one of the more crafty and high IQ point guards in the building over the weekend. The 5-foot-7 Radford (VA) High-product is a menace on the defensive end, using his lateral speed and active hands to create turnovers. Offensively, Morton-Robertson is more of a pass-first type of player, probing the paint and drawing defenses in, then kicking to an open 3-point shooter or finding a slasher and setting him up for an easy finish.
Jonathan Salazar, Dream Vision
Salazar is the embodiment of a “high motor” guy. He outworks just about everybody on both ends of the floor in every game he takes part in. What separates the 6-foot-5 forward is the way he gets out in transition and runs the floor. Salazar is in constant motion, gets downill in a hurry, and uses his strength and athleticism to overpower backpedaling defenders.