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Posted On: 06/28/18 2:00 PM
Los Angeles, Ca. — After a day-long cancellation that halted game action Tuesday, the 32nd annual Fairfax Summer Classic resumed Wednesday with seven games featuring many of Southern California’s top high school programs. Here is the second set of top performers on the day.
Javon Jones, St. Francis
Jones, a rangy 6-foot-4 wing, filled up the stat sheet for St. Francis in its win over Santa Monica. The senior finished with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals on the night and his versatility is what makes him such an intriguing prospect. Jones can spread the floor with the catch-and-shoot 3-point shot, but also serves as one of the Golden Knights’ most effective playmakers with his ability to slither into the paint and make proper reads with timely passes.
James Keefe, Loyola
Keefe was the model of efficiency in a 42-25 win over Pasadena, a game that ended with 12:20 left on the clock after Pasadena’s coach was tossed and decided to take his team with him. The 6-foot-7 senior forward finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, showing off his high motor and rim-running abilities in the process.
Quincy McGriff, Santa Monica
McGriff is simply wired to score. The 6-foot-5 rising junior put up 18 points in a loss to St. Francis, displaying impressive shot creating and shot making abilities off the bounce. McGriff is light on his feet and extremely elusive for a player of his size and stature. He uses the dribble and slight changes of speeds and direction to get to his spots where he’s most comfortable.
Julian Rishwain, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Though the Notre Dame-Sierra Canyon tilt turned into a sloppy track meet toward the end of the big SC victory, Rishwain’s 29 points couldn’t go unmentioned. The 6-foot-4 wing is a lights’ out 3-point shooter when he’s got it going, and the key for him is to stick to what he does best. The senior did that on Wednesday and it paid off from an individual performance standpoint.
Ziaire Williams, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Williams and his Notre Dame squad kept things close through the first 10 minutes of the first half, trailing 35-30 after a big poster dunk from the highly-regarded junior over Sierra Canyon’s high flying KJ Martin. After that moment, the Trailblazers began to double and triple team Williams every time he touched it, forcing other Notre Dame players to try and beat them. Williams was a willing passer and still finished with 24 points and added 10 rebounds.