SoCal Top 250 Expo: On The Rise (Part I)

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Posted On: 09/24/18 2:58 PM

Seal Beach, Ca. — The annual Prep Hoops SoCal Top 250 Showcase was held Sunday at AIM Sportsplex and featured a strong mix of the Southland’s best hoops prospects and those looking to make a name for themselves.

Here is the first set of players who proved they are on the rise.

Drew Yezbak, Crean Lutheran

With so much emphasis on point guard play and “lead guard” play in this age of basketball, Yezbak has the innate ability to move without the basketball and find his scoring spots. The 5-foot-11 guard is an impressive mid-range jump shooter and has a knack for finding the weak spot in the defense and exposing it with a 15 to 17 foot jump shot.

Gum Majak, Crean Lutheran

Majak continues to peel back layers in his game and the latest aspect of that is his dedication to getting on the block and using his size and his length to his advantage. The 6-foot-8 senior forward has made strides with his post footwork, which has opened up plenty of scoring opportunities for him in the paint. Majak can finish with touch with either hand around the basket.

Compton Centennial senior forward Kevyn Scott has a nice combination of size, length and scoring ability in transition.

Kevyn Scott, Compton Centennial

Scott was very active in transition on Sunday, using his long and rangy 6-foot-4 frame to get to the rim and finish over length. Scott, a senior, is a good athlete and has solid ball skills which allowed him to break down defenders on the perimeter and put pressure on the rim with paint scoring opportunities.

Albert Matute, Etiwanda

Matute proved to be a dynamic playmaker in transition. The 6-foot-4 junior guard has both speed and strength in his arsenal and he balances that with the ability to change speed and direction on a dime to elude defenders. Matute has good court vision and is a timely and accurate passer.

Jordan Fuller, Village Christian

Fuller is a hard-nosed guard who gives good energy every possession on both sides of the floor. The 5-foot-11 junior is an active and fiery on-ball defender who has quick hands and moves well laterally, keeping opposing guards in front and limiting paint opportunities. Fuller has been a front of the rim scorer, but has shown improved touch from 3-point range.