Posted On: 09/18/18 12:00 PM
Garden Grove, Ca. — The Pangos Best of SoCal Fall Showcase at Santiago High brought together many of the area’s top prospects for a class vs. class style event.
Here are some breakout performers from the Top 40 game for the junior class:
Mason Machado, Corona Centennial
Machado is is your prototypical high school “stretch four.” At 6-feet-7 with a nice wingspan and mobility, he can effectively operate on the perimeter as a face-up shooter from 15-feet out to the 3-point line. Machado plays with good energy on both ends of the floor, is an instinctive shot blocker, and throws quick and accurate outlet passes to guards to start the break.
Malachi Jones, Santa Monica
Jones is lightning quick and active in transition. He got downhill multiple times throughout the game and finished transition opportunities with good body control and a fierce mindset. Jones has good size and length at 6-feet-4 and used that to his advantage on the offensive and defensive glass.
Marcus Reedy, Ribet Academy
Reedy, formerly of Rancho Verde in Moreno Valley, used his strength and desire for physical play to overpower the opposing defense. The 6-foot-7 wing is an adept transition finisher with good athleticism, balance and body control for his size. Reedy is still working on his perimeter shooting, but his high motor, rebounding ability for his size and defensive versatility make him an intriguing prospect.
Freddie Dybala, Corona Centennial
Dybala stood out because of his steady approach to the game. The 6-foot-3 combo guard makes good decisions with the ball in his hands, understands how to play off the ball and is an active defender who sits and slides in a defensive stance.