Ron Massey Memorial: A don’t-miss-it event

High School
Southern California

Posted On: 09/7/18 1:27 PM

NORWALK, Ca. – The fifth annual Ron Massey Memorial Fall Hoops Classic will provide a nifty preview of the best of what the 2018-19 has to offer on the boys’ scene in Southern California.

  Thirty games are set to be played over Saturday and Sunday at Cerritos College, 12 of those via the eight-team Challenge of Champions Bracket and the others coming in showcase matchups.

   Games (played on three courts in the school’s spacious gymnasium) are scheduled for 5, 6:10, 7:20 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and resume at 9 o’clock Sunday morning and conclude with three 2:50 games.

   Four of the programs in the Challenge of Champions competition played in the 2018 CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs: Mater Dei (which faces Corona Centennial at 5), Rancho Christian and Santa Margarita (which hook up at 6:10) and Bishop Montgomery (which will be challenged by Henderson, NV, Coronado at 8:30).

   The other first-round C of C game on Saturday pits Harvard-Westlake against Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman at 7:20.

   All of the C of C games are scheduled to be played on the center (main) court.

   The C of C championship semifinals will be played at 10:10 and 11:20 Sunday morning, with the final set for 2:50.

  Five players among the eight C of C programs are already committed to sign national letters of intent in November: Max Agbonkpolo (USC) and Jake Kyman (UCLA) of Santa Margarita; Gianni Hunt (Oregon State) and Josh Vazquez (Montana) of Bishop Montgomery and Isaiah Mobley (USC/PICTURED) of Rancho Christian.

  The event also includes the No. 1 junior in the country – 6-11 Evan Mobley – as well as many other outstanding prospects from the Class of 2020 including Johnny Juzang and Mason Hooks (Harvard-Westlake), Ryan Evans and Aidan Prukop (Mater Dei), Isaiah Cottrell and Noah Taitz (Bishop Gorman) and Jaylen Clark, D.J. Davis and Paris Dawson (Centennial).

  All of the games will be live-streamed by BallerTV.

  Admission is $12 or $20 for a two-day pass.

  Parking is $2.