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Posted On: 08/29/18 6:31 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 is the first set of class of 2021 standouts from Sunday’s high school portion of the event.
Nick Davidson, Santa Margarita
The 6-foot-8 forward had his full scoring repertoire on display. Davidson, who saw some minutes as a freshman for the Eagles last season, was knocking down face-up 15 footers and also spreading the floor to the 3-point line. Where Davidson will make his biggest impact this season, however, is on the block as he showed impressive post presence and a jump hook shot that is tough to guard.
Wilhelm Breidenbach, Mater Dei
Breidenbach will stand out in every setting because of how hard he plays and how skilled he is. The 6-foot-8 forward is much like his Trinity League foe mentioned above in his ability to score inside with power and touch and outside with 3-point shooting ability. There are few players who play with a high motor or more toughness than Breidenbach.
Nathan Bittle, Crater (OR)
Bittle is young for his grade, and while he’s not as physically developed as some other top west coast freshmen, the 6-foot-10 forward is one of the more skilled prospects in the country. Right now, Bittle prefers to operate on the perimeter with his smooth shooting stroke out to the 3-point line. As he adds some strength to his long, wiry frame and begins to work on his post skill set, Bittle will become one of the more highly-recruited players out west.
Scotty Washington, St. John Bosco
Washington continues to get more confident as a scorer. The 6-foot-3 wing is crafty and elusive with the ball in his hands and got by defenders at-will with his ability to change pace, speed and direction on a dime. Washington is a crafty finisher around the basket, but needs to work on his perimeter shooting to complete his offensive skill set.
Malik Thomas, Damien
Thomas continues to show why he’s considered one of the best pure scorers in SoCal. The 6-foot-3 wing is known for his physical downhill driving ability, but he’s now showing the 3-point shooting ability we’ve been waiting for, especially off-the-catch with no dribbles. Thomas is a better passer than he’s given credit for and if he can dig into that part of his game and cut down on forced offensive actions, he could see his recruitment rise.
Harry Hornery, Mater Dei
When Hornery gets going from 3-point range he created match-up problems all over the court. At 6-feet-9, the native of Australia has picture perfect shooting form and deep range beyond the arc. What the sophomore needs to do is find other ways to impact the game when his shot isn’t falling, whether that’s using his size on the offensive and defensive glass or adding some paint scoring skills to his arsenal.