Posted On: 11/25/18 9:31 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Ryse Williams Pac Shores: (Scouting takes/Part 1)

REDONDO BEACH, CA—The 67th Annual Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament has come and gone with perrenial city power house Fairfax taking down CIFSS stalwart Bishop Montgomery in the championship game. UNLV-bound Ethan Anderson would take home MVP honors heading into the holidays while the Knights of Bishop Montgomery try to heal up with Oregon State-bound Gianni Hunt and Nick Schrader suffering nagging injuries. 

Ronald Mitchell (Fairfax)

2020, CG, 6-foot-1, 155 pounds

Mitchell is a major sleeper in SoCal

Joel’s Take: Mitchell came on strong during the fall season and looks to have an outstanding junior campaign. He has the quickness and bounce to blow by defenders or rebound in traffic over length. His jump shot is quite potent and his range extends out to 22-feet. Polishing up his playmaking for others will elevate his stock with college coaches. 

Benny Gaeler (Rolling Hills Prep)

2022, PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds

Joel’s Take: Fearless is the fist word comes immediately to mind when describing Gaeler. The flashy point guard prospect plays at a relentless pace and is as confident as any freshman guard I’ve seen. He can score at all three levels and he can deliver the nifty assist as well. Changing speeds and making more efficient decisions while running the offense will help his overall game. 

Bradley Ezewiro (Bishop Montgomery)

2020, C, 6-foot-8, 230 pounds

sofa Ezewiro has the strength, bounce, and motor to play at the Division 1 level. He needs to improve his balance (bend knees) while establishing position and fundamentals (keeping the ball high) to improve his stock. Playing for Doug Mitchell should benefit him at both ends of the floor. 

Daylen Williams (Fairfax)

2019, 6-foot-5, 180 pounds

Joel’s Take: Williams, who is the son of LA hoops legend and Crenshaw great John Williams, is best described as a diamond in the rough. The length, budding skill, and IQ are evident. However, and improved physical approach would take his game to a new level. 

JT Tan (Rolling Hills Prep)

2020, C, 6-foot-7, 240 pounds

Tan has a strong body and good footwork

Joel’s Take: One of the more fundamentally sound players in So-Cal is burly 5-man, Mr. Tan. He uses his thick frame to seal on the block and he knows how to convert over either shoulder due to his soft hands. His motor is solid at both ends of the floor and he knows how to carve out space while rebounding. Finishing over length can be an issue, but with improved quickness, his efficiency should improve.