Posted On: 11/20/18 12:26 AM
The six-day Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament brought together many of the Southland’s top teams and players for an impressive season-opening field.
Fairfax took home the title with a 64-56 victory over a Bishop Montgomery team littered with injuries, while Washington Prep took home third with a win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Santa Margarita finished fifth with a victory over host Redondo Union. Rolling Hills Prep beat Birmingham for the consolation championship.
Here are the Second Five performers from the tournament:
Julian Rishwain, G, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Rishwain was scorching from 3-point range for most of the Knights’ tournament games and he exploded in a semifinal loss to eventual champion Fairfax with a 34-point, eight 3-pointer effort. The Boston College-bound shooting guard showed an improved ability to create shots for himself off the dribble.
Hansen Clarke, G, Washington Prep
Clarke might be one of the more unassuming impact players we’ve ever come across. At 5-feet-9 and 140 (or so) pounds, the senior looks like a freshman, but his game is as poised as his class would suggest. Clarke is
the Generals’ best perimeter shooter and the role he fills for Washington Prep is of the utmost importance.
Ronald Mitchell, G, Fairfax
Like McRae in the First Five, Mitchell is another Fairfax guy that doesn’t get his fair shake. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard is the point man of the Lions’ pressure defense, using his length to disrupt passing lanes, and he’s their best floor spreader from 3-point range with his ability to knock down catch-and-shoot jumpers.
Nick Schrader, F, Bishop Montgomery
Schrader went down with a knee injury in the second quarter of the championship game and up to that point he was the Knights’ most productive player. What Schrader does isn’t pretty or flashy by any means, but his productivity in multiple stat categories shows that he gets the job done. Schrader is one of the best paint finishers, regardless of position, in the Southland.
Max Agbonkpolo, F, Santa Margarita
Agbonkpolo’s smooth offensive game speaks for itself, especially in transition. At 6-feet-8 with fluidity and explosiveness, Agbonkpolo is a tough cover for forwards because of that athleticism and for guards, as well, because of his size. The USC-signee had multiple 20-point outings on the week, including a double-digit rebounding effort Saturday in the fifth-place game.