Posted On: 09/18/18 10:36 PM
A Scout’s Take: Ron Massey FHC (Best Wing Forwards)
NORWALK, Ca.—Dinos Trigonis, one of the pronounced Grassroots pioneers, orchestrated yet another epic Fall Hoops Classic—now named after former Long Beach Jordan Head Coach Ron Massey.
In a field that was loaded with much of Southern California’s elite programs, it would be Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) that would bag the championship with impressive wins over Harvard-Westlake, Mater Dei, and Bishop Montgomery. Bishop Gorman’s electrifying junior Noah Taitz would bring home the MVP as he lit up the score board in a variety of ways.
Jake Kyman (Santa Margarita)
2019, WF, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Although the national rankings say otherwise, at this stage, Kyman is the best player on a talented Eagle squad. His jump shot is feathery out to 25-feet and his passing acumen is very underrated. He is getting more consistent finishing in the lane, but that is still an area that needs attention. Overall he is primed for a sensational senior season.
Max Agbonkpolo (Santa Margarita)
2019, WF, 6-foot-9, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: All the physical tools are coming together for Agbonkpolo. However, his skill set and savvy (decision making) need improvement as he enters his senior campaign. In transition he utilizes his length, athleticism, and improved ball skills to get to the basket at will. However, at the rim he needs to be more assertive and physical while finishing. In addition, his jump shot is a bit erratic as it appears he doesn’t have a consistent release point on his shot. The physical improvement is well noted, but now his skill set needs to go to a new level.
Luke Turner (Rancho Christian)
2021, WF, 6-foot-5, 180 pounds
Joel’s Take: Turner showed signs of his potential last season due to his ideal lengthy frame and smooth jump shot. His forte is launching jump shots along the base line and he was lights out at this event. He gets great lift on his shot, has an impeccable release, and he is becoming more bouncy by the day. As he matures and continues to hone his ball skills, his stock will continue to rise.
Christian Moore (Brentwood)
2022, WF, 6-foot-6, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: One of the more promisng freshman entering the So-Cal basketball scene is Moore. The rangy wing-type has a point guard feel, superb length, and advanced ball skills. He’s an innate passer, can slash his way to the rim in transition, and can knock down mid-range jump shots. His brother Payton will be suiting up for the Rice Owls this up-and-coming season.
Darius Mason (Pasadena)
2019, WF, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds
Joel’s Take: Mason is a prime JUCO special due to his strength, bounce, and relentless energy. He can score in transition using his athleticism, body control, and strength. He can knock in shots outside of the elbow, but he is much more a bully-ball scorer who brings you an honest effort at al times.
Anton Mozga (Riverside Notre Dame)
2019, WF, 6-foot-5, 180 pounds
Joel’s Take: Mozga is a positionless perimeter player who is a bit of a ‘tweener. The jack-of-all-trades wing is a shot maker-especially in the paint area. He has good length, solid quickness and bounce, and can impact the game in the areas of scoring, defending, and playmaking as well. If he continues to become more consistent in those areas he should receive college interest on some level.
Anthony Holland (Riverside Notre Dame)
2019, WF, 6-foot-5, 205 pounds
Joel’s Take: Holland is the catalyst to one of the more underrated teams in So-Cal. He is a burly wing-type that can knock in the 3-point shot from deep, rebound in traffic, and finish through contact in transition. He is a catch and shoot type, but his ability to attack the rim off the dribble has improved.