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Posted On: 08/28/18 10:46 PM
Francisco’s Finest: So Cal Clash (2020 Standouts)
PLAYA DEL REY, Ca.— Alex Carmon and Devin Ugland—two of the up-and-coming Grassroots figures in the West—put together a terrific collection of some of the best prospects in Southern California. The first annual So Cal Clash would pit the Class of 2019 against their 2020 counterparts at St. Bernard High School. The game was an offensive affair where the Class of 2019 would defeat the Class of 2020, 161 to 143, where jump-jack senior KJ Martin bagged the MVP hardware.
Keith Dinwiddie (Culver City)
SG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: One of the fastest rising juniors in the West is Dinwiddie. Rumored to be heading to Fairfax after the departure of Reggie Morris Jr to Pepperdine, gives the Lions another viable perimeter option. Dinwiddie gets great lift on his shot, has an impeccable quick release, and he is equally adept at shooting off the dribble as he is off the catch. Look for him to be one of the more highly coveted juniors this up-and-coming season.
Under the radar
Justin Williams (JSerra)
PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Williams, who transferred from Anaheim/Canyon, is poised for a breakout season. As a sophomore he showed glimpses of his potential due to his good length, excellent speed and quickness, and an ability to finish with either hand int he paint. His jump shot has improved exponentially in the past year as has his half court point guard skills.
Both Ends !
Paris Dawson (Corona Centennial)
SG, 5-foot-11, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Dawson isn’t particularly great at any aspect of the game, but he is solid in just about every aspect. He plays very hard and with purpose at both ends of the floor. His tenacious defense is contagious and it causes numerous turnovers while he is a relentless slasher going to the basket. His jump shot is playable, especially in the mid-range area, and he overall he’s an innate scorer.
Biggest Stock Raiser
Quincy McGriff (Santa Monica)
SG, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: The burly wing-type shot out of a cannon this spring and summer as he is now considered one of the better scorers in the class. He shows a good burst, can finish through contact, and he can hit jump shots from all over the court. Yet another 2020 prospect that will heavily watched during the regular season by many Division 1 schools.
Javhy Medearis (Veritas Prep)
PG, 6-foot-2, 160 pounds
Joel’s Take: Blessed with good size, solid quickness, and a natural feel for the game, Medearis is taking his game to a new level. His length and burst allows him to penetrate tough defenders and he is quite effective as a drive and kick passer or mid-range scorer. He can pull-up on a dime and nail the mid-range shot or snap a pass to an open teammate. Developing a consistent 3-point shot and honing his point guard skills will enhance his stock.
Atin Wright (Fairmont Prep)
CG, 5-foot-10, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Yes, he’s undersized, but he can go. The chiseled combo-guard can score from all three levels and he plays a manaical pace. Polishing his point guard skills (pick and roll, etc.) will improve his stock, but he is a willing passer.
Bradley Ezewiro (Bishop Montgomery)
PF, 6-foot-8, 240 pounds
Joel’s Take: Ezewiro has the frame, bounce, and strength to be a force to be reckoned with this up-and-coming season. His hands are solid and he finishes through contact. His footwork and fundamentals (keeping the ball high) need work, but he’s a definite D1 prospect.