Posted On: 01/3/19 9:39 PM

Francisco’s Finest: The Classic at Damien (Sleepers)

LA VERNE, CA.—Frank Burlison and the Damien staff did an outstanding job of gathering the best collection of talent in the West for this holiday season. In the previous reports we focused on the standouts. However, these next reports wel focus on the stock raisers (Liam Woodrum), sleepers (Evan Oliver), and Biggest Revelations (Brenton Knapper). 

Pierce Sterling (Riverside/Notre Dame)

2019, PG, 6-foot-1, 160 pounds

Joel’s Take: Notre Dame out of Riverside has a senior-laden team and much of the praise goes to Anthony Holland, Dondre Bausley, and Anton Mozga—and rightfully so. However, the catalyst to many of their victories has been the adjustment Sterling has made while manning the point guard position. The slick lefty was known as just a spot-up shooter last season, but this season he is doing an outstanding job of exhibiting his combination guard skills—most notabley his improved playmaking ability. 

Evan Oliver (Riverside Poly)

2020, SG, 6-foot-2, 165 pounds

Oliver can score from all three levels and is fearless.

Joel’s Take: “Fearless” is the first

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