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

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Posted On: 09/25/18 1:21 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 second set of players who proved they are on the rise.

Chris Nickelberry, Damien

Nickelberry is your prototypical point guard with his unselfish nature, natural passing ability and  speed and quickness in transition and half-court settings. The 5-foot-10 sophomore showed his basketball IQ by making multiple high level reads on the break and is difficult to keep out of the paint.

Tai Rutledge, El Camino Real

Rutledge does a lot of the dirty work that most players are unwilling to do. The 6-foot-6 forward is a stout post defender with his combination of upper and lower body strength, but also has the mobility to hedge and recover in ball screen situations. Rutledge still has a ways to go offensively, but he does have a good set of hands and can finish with touch around the basket.

Jeremiah Atkinson, Long Beach Poly

The Long Beach Poly senior stood out because of his motor and intensity throughout. Atkinson got out and pushed the break every opportunity he could, using his burst in the open floor to get into space where he created shots for himself and teammates. Atkinson was one of the better on ball defenders in the event with his ball-hawking energy and quick hands.

Kamaury Washington, Millikan

Washington, just a freshman, has good size and strength for a young prospect. The Long Beach Millikan product is a slasher and finisher in both the transition and half-court settings. He moves well without the ball, finding weak spots in the defense and finishing through contact in the paint.

Jack Norrbohm, La Costa Canyon

Norrbohm made his mark on the camp with his 3-point shooting ability. The rangy 6-foot-4 wing knocked down numerous triples when trailing the break and also stretched the floor with consistency in the half-court setting. Norrbohm, a sophomore, has smooth and fundamental shooting mechanics.

Trevor Frisbee, Burroughs (Ridgecrest)

Frisbee made one of the furthest drives to the event and it paid off. The 6-footer played with a high motor and basketball IQ, and most importantly, knocked down a ton of 3-point shots with range. Frisbee displayed good rebounding ability for his size and made plays for teammates in the half-court setting.