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Posted On: 10/11/18 9:27 PM
A Scout’s Take: San Diego Showcase (Best Shooters/Scorers)
SAN DIEGO, Ca.— Two of the most well-known basketball gurus in San Diego—Charlie Mercado (Gamepoint) and Anthony Boltan (Vista HS) put on a terrific event (San Diego HS Showcase) that left a plethora of fine memories. First and foremost, when you add a Southern Section powerhouse (Rancho Christian) as well LA City Section favorite Fairfax to the mix, chances are you’re going to attract a nice crowd—and it did in droves.
Bryce Pope (Torrey Pines)
2019, SG, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
Joel’s Take: The future UC San Diego commit can flat out get buckets. He has the strength to power through defenders while attacking the rim and he can finish thorugh contact. He isn’t overly explosive, but he changes speeds, keeps defenders off balance, and he is a killer in the mid-range.
Elijah Randall (San Marcos)
2020, WF, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: Randall has aways been known as a scorer rather than a pure shooter. However, he was on fire from deep at this event. He has a rangy frame with long arms and his motor runs hot at all times. His straight-line speed is solid, but he needs to get better at breaking down defenders off the dribble to continue to elevate his game.
Ronald Mitchell (Fairfax)
2020, SG, 6-foot-1, 155 pounds
Joel’s Take: Fairfax is loaded with perimeter talent and Mitchell–who were not sure is 2019 or 2020–is one of the biggest surprises this fall. He is slight-of-built, but he plays hard and is a fearless competitor. His shot is impeccable off the catch and his range extends out to 22-feet. Continuing to improve his facilitating skills and feel will improve his stock with coaches.
Mojus Mojus (Balboa Prep)
2019, SG, 6-foot-2, 160 pounds
Joel’s Take: One of the more productive scorers at this event was Mojus. The wiry scorer can nail jump shots from deep or slash his way to the rim. He has an excellent 1st step and knows how to navigate to the rim for the score.
Keith Dinwiddie (Fairfax)
2020, SG, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds
Joel’s Take: Dinwiddie exploded onto the So-Cal scene this summer due to his much-improved jump shot. He went from a player that was a jack-of-all-trade type who wasn’t great at any particular skill, but he impacted the game in many levels. However, six months later, Dinwiddie is one of the elite jump shooters in the West. He gets great lift and can drain shots off the dribble or off the catch.