COTC: 2019 Crème game sleeper prospects

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Posted On: 09/4/18 1:29 PM

Aaron Burgin’s Crème of the County brainchild completed its fourth installment Saturday at Army-Navy Academy in Carlsbad.

The event featured nine games over the course of the day with squads facing off from the classes of 2023 up to 2019.

The COTC has always been one of the best events to view San Diego’s top and uncovered talent and this year’s edition didn’t disappoint.

Here are some of the more under-the-radar prospects from the class of 2019 Crème game.

CJ Fisher, Rancho Cucamonga

Fisher is a smooth athlete with impressive length at 6-feet-6, pushing 6-feet-7. The senior had a number of impressive finishes in transition, both above and below the rim, and understands how to use his length on the defensive end to disrupt passing lanes.

Sam Kramer, La Costa Canyon

Kramer had one of the best highlights of the day with his sweeping one-handed dunk in traffic, but what stood out the most about the 6-foot-8 forward was his all-around offensive skill set. Kramer has impressive footwork in both face-up and back-to-the-basket situations and has soft touch with either hand in the paint.

Nagee Clowney, Rancho Verde

Clowney’s impact might go unnoticed because of the way he quietly goes about the game, but the trained eye can see what he does for his teammates. The 5-foot-8 point guard is of the “floor general” mold as he plays with good pace, rarely makes mistakes and is looking to set up teammates for offensive opportunities. Clowney is also a strong on-ball defender of the point guard spot and provides immense ball pressure down the floor.

Ricardo Hopping, Westview

Hopping was one of the best 3-point shooters in the 2019 Crème game. He has good size at 6-feet-4 and a quick release, fundamental shot mechanics and doesn’t need much time or space to get his shot off. Hopping moved well without the ball and showed a high IQ when picking his spots for shots.

Baylor Brimmer, La Costa Canyon

Brimmer was another standout perimeter shooter and floor spreader. The 6-foot-5 wing has smooth shooting mechanics and is a consistent threat from multiple spots and distances from behind-the-arc. One of the more underrated part of Brimmer’s game is his weak-side shot blocking and shot contesting ability.