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Posted On: 05/2/18 2:30 PM
Cerritos, Ca. — There was no Dinos Trigonis in sight as his attention, and being, were firmly planted in Indianapolis for his Terrific 24 event, but the Pangos Spring Live event went off without a hitch at Cerritos College.
Below is the first set of top sophomore performers from the weekend:
Brase Dottin, Team Why Not 16s
Dottin capped his weekend with a filthy one-handed dunk on a hopeless defender in transition. The 6-foot-5 Harvard-Westlake wing used is physicality to overpower opponents on the break and finish through and over contact. Dottin also knocked in a handful of mid-range pull-up jump shots.
Ky-mani Pollard, Team Why Not 16s
Pollard is of the athletic, slashing, defensive stalwart combo guard mold and he does a nice job of sticking to what he does best. The Westchester High product worked well off the ball, finding open space with backdoor cuts on the baseline for easy finishes. Defensively, Pollard can check both guard spots.
Elijah Randall, Coastal Elite 16s
Randall has bounced back nicely from a foot injury and is starting to look more like his old self. The 6-foot-4 forward is an adept finisher through and around contact in the painted area. He utilizes all the fundamentals needed to be a successful paint finisher: two-footed jump stops in the paint, shot fakes, and powering up through contact.
Adam Sevier, Coastal Elite 16s
Sevier is one of those guys you file under the old cliche: “A guy you love to play with, but hate to play against.” The 5-foot-9 shooting guard plays with an unmatched motor on both ends of the floor, which makes up for any disadvantage he has in the size and athleticism departments. He knocks down open 3-point shots with regularity and finishes much better than his frame leads one to believe.
Jabari Steward, Team Compton 16s
Steward is an intriguing young big out of Compton high school. The 6-foot-7 forward/center has soft hands, fundamental footwork, consistency from the 3-point line, and has gotten more aggressive since we saw him back in December at the Corona del Mar Beach Bash.