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Posted On: 09/24/18 1:41 AM
A Scout’s Take: Ron Massey FHC (Forwards/Centers/Part 2)
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.
Isaiah Johnson (Bishop Montgomery)
2019, PF, 6-foot-6, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: Johnson, who has transferred from Crean Lutheran, has improved immensely. He resembles former Southern California standout Jamal Boykin (Duke/Cal) due to his motor, long arms, and purposeful play. He has a nose for the ball and a knack to score in the paint area. In transition he attacks the rim with a vengeance and can finish with either hand. Extending the range on his jump shot will be the next step in his development.
Cade Potter (Orange Lutheran)
2019, PF, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Potter is a skilled 4-man who has a soft shooting touch our to the stripe. His broad shoulders, solid bounce, and good feet allow him to play inside and out. With improved ball skills in the half court he will add to his offensive game. Overall though, his combination of skill and frame will help him adapt to the college game.
Harrison Hornery (Mater Dei)
2021, PF, 6-foot-9, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Not surprisingly, considering where he attends school, but Hornery has definitely taken his game to a whole new level following the summer evaluation period. As a freshman he was a one-trick pony as he settled for outside jump shots. However, now he is playing with more versatility in the paint and finishing through contact. The feathery jump shot is still evident, but the added moxie has helped his growth.
JT Tan (Rolling Hills Prep)
2020, C, 6-foot-7, 240 pounds
Joel’s Take: Tan has tightend up his frame and as a result he has become more productive versus length. He has a strong lower body which allows him to carve out space and his footwork is tight. Due to his strong foundation, soft hands, and savvy in the paint he is a productive post threat.
George Ochoa (Orange Lutheran)
2022, C, 6-foot-6, 210 pounds
Joel’s Take: Ochoa is a big-bodied 5/4 who has decent length, a strong foundation, and soft hands. He is deceptively bouncy considering his thick frame, and he shows excellent timing around the basket. His touch is outstanding out to he elbow and he plays with a good motor.