Posted On: 12/28/18 10:05 AM

Francisco’s Finest: The Classic at Damien (Day 2 Standouts/Part 1)

LA VERNE, CA.—There were a number of highlights from Day 2 at The Classic at Damien including the one-two punch of Ziaire Williams and Julian Rishwain to Ethan Anderson’s scintilating performance against host Damien in the quarter-finals. In between you had Onyeka Okongwu’s masterful performance against Riverside Notre Dame to Jaylen Clark’s dominance against Riverside Poly. 

Ethan Anderson (Fairfax)

2019, WF, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds

Joel’s Take: After a quiet 1st half, Anderson went crazy good in the 2nd half as he took over the game in all facets. This UNLV signee hit a pull-up 3 off a crossover, smashed on a would-be defender in transition, and converted another acrobatic lay-up in a matter of minutes. Whether it was converting buckets or defending at a high-level, Anderson did it all. 

Jaylen Clark (Corona Centennial)

2020, CG, 6-foot-5, 175 pounds

Corona Centennial guard Jaylen Clark was the catalyst in his team’s victory against Riverside Poly.

Joel’s Take: When Clark’s 3-point shot is falling, he is tough to deal with. He has imposing size for a playmaking guard and has a knack of getting to the rim as well. He is more scorer than facilitator, but he can pass as well—both in transition as well as in the half court set. 

Otis Frazier (Buckeye Union/AZ)

2019, SG, 6-foot-5, 180 pounds

Joel’s Take: Frazier is one of the better unsigned shooters in the West for his class. The rangy lefty has a terrific stroke from deep and can bang on his opponents while in transition. He needs to clean up his triple threat game and ball skills, but he is a legitimate D1 scorer. 

Jarod Lucas (Los Altos)

2019, SG, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds

Joel’s Take: Lucas started off the game in a bit erratic fashion, but his undenialble will keeps him engaged to the end. He pushes the ball at a relentless pace, uses his strength to get into the lane and has a knack of getting to the free throw line. He’ll rebound for a guard at a high level, but to take his game to a new level he needs to learn how to change speeds, utilize the jump stop, and score more efficiently in the mid-range area. 

Anthony Holland (Riverside/Notre Dame)

2019, WF, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds

Riverside Notre Dame wing Anthony Holland was dominant against Chino Hills

Joel’s Take: Holland hasn’t been in rhythm with his 3-point shot this season (30%ish) after shooting around 48% last season, but he was cooking against Chino Hills. He hit shots at all three levels and looked more like the prospect that we all witnessed last season as well as the summer. Fresno State have themselves a college-ready wing in Holland