Posted On: 09/17/18 7:39 PM

A Scout’s Take: Ron Massey FHC (Shooting Guards/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. 

Roy Clarke (Fremont)

2019, SG, 6-foot-4, 175 pounds

Clarke Jr. has point guard skills and feel

Joel’s Take: One of the more least-known prospects in So-Cal is Clarke. The multi-skilled guard can play all 3 perimeter positions due to his skill set, quickness, and overall feel for the game. He has a great 1st step, can finish in a variety of ways in the paint, and is a cabable shooter. He does force it a bit, but the talent is there to play D1 at some level. 

Dominick Harris (Rancho Christian)

2020, SG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds

Joel’s Take: Harris, a Gonzaga commit, has the physical tools to be a Division 1 player, but his perimeter skills and savvy need to improve. He has the frame, quickness, and bounce to convert plays on the offensive end. He has deep range on his jump shot and can explode to the rim for the finish. The key in his development will be his approach. The ball sticks too much with him and his shot selection can be erratic. He can be a quality scorer with maturation, but at this stage he is more scorer than a facilitator. 

Tory San Antonio (Rancho Verde)

2019, SG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds

San Antonio plays with urgency and has improved skill

Joel’s Take: San Antonio is a jack-of-trades guard who can impact the game with his competive spirit and developing skill. He is more shot maker than shooter, but he can score at all three levels. He’s a chiseled athlete who is a quality athlete, but needs to work on his mid-range skills to take his game to another level. Hitting spot-up 3s or attacking the rim are his forte, but consistency and refining his skill set will elevate his game. 

Ryan Evans (Mater Dei)

2020, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds

Joel’s Take: If you’re looking for the best shooter in Orange County, look no further than Evans. HOF’er Frank Burlison compares him to a young Bryce Alford (former UCLA guard). Evans jump shot is impeccable off the catch and he is developing more speed with the ball in his hands. 

Will McClendon (Bishop Gorman/NV)

2021, SG, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds

McClendon is a multi-positional perimeter talent.

Joel’s Take: One of the more physical 2-guards in the west coast class of 2021 is McClendon. He is a relentless player at both ends and has an above average skill set. He has the ball skills to lead the break, the physicality to rebound, the vision to snap passes to open teammates, and the shooting touch (low release) to keep defenders honest. 

Jamal Briscoe (Riverside Poly)

2019, SG, 6-foot-2, 160 pounds

Joel’s Take: Briscoe is one of the better looking sleepers in So-Cal. The physical tools are evident (long arms and bouncy) as is his motor. He has the length and lateral quickness to be a lock down defender and his offense is on the come. In transition he has that innate ability and explosiveness to finish at the rim while his jump shot has improved out to the 3-point stripe.