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Posted On: 08/28/18 2:30 PM
Santa Ana, Ca. — The West Coast Elite End of Summer Camp at Mater Dei high school featured more than 120 prospects from the classes of 2019-2022.
Here are the class of 2019 standouts from Sunday’s high school portion of the event.
Elijah Seales, Bakersfield Foothill
Seales is a bouncy, aggressive and physical athlete in transition. The 6-foot-4 wing covers a ton of ground on the break and looks to finish everything above the rim in the paint. Seales also showed good rebounding ability for his position.
Roxroy Davis, Jr., El Camino
The best way to describe Davis is that he’s a guy who just makes things happen. The 6-foot-1 guard is as physical as they come and thrives off of contact on both ends of the floor. Davis is difficult to keep in front on the break as he lowers his shoulder into defenders and finishes through contact. Defensively, Davis checked three positions with success.
Christian James, St. John Bosco
The methodical rate of recruitment for James is mind boggling. The 6-foot-3 guard has his hands in every aspect of the game. He’s a high IQ decision maker, improved shot maker and creator, and shows leadership skills well beyond his years. St. John Bosco is expected to have a big season in 2018-19 and James will be the catalyst and glue for the Braves.
Elijah Carter, Independence
Carter was one of the bigger surprises in the camp due to his size, length and playmaking ability. The 6-foot-4 wing created shots for himself and others at-will, using his long first step and ability to change direction to get into the paint and finish with power. Carter showed impressive rebound-and-push skills, as well.
Jamal Briscoe, Riverside Poly
The Gardena Serra transfer was perhaps the most explosive athlete in the building. Briscoe elevates quickly and explosively, looking to dunk on any defender who dares to get in his way. The 6-foot-3 wing is best in transition settings where he can close space quickly and use his leaping ability, body control, and ability to change direction to score in the paint.
Will Mathews, Rancho Christian
Mathews is a smooth operator on the perimeter. He has good size and length at 6-feet-3 and is a crafty ball handler which he uses to his advantage when creating space for his shot. Mathews did a nice job of getting into the paint and finishing craftily around rim protectors.