Posted On: 03/26/19 1:47 PM

  LAGUNA NIGUEL – A couple of players who were key elements on teams that won CIF Southern Section championships are among those selected among the third-, fourth-, and fifth-teams for my All-Southern California Freshman choices for the 2018-19 season.

   Benny Gealer (pictured) – one of the better jump shooters in the California Class of 2022 – helped lead Coach Harvey Kitani’s Rolling Hills Prep squad knock off Santa Clarita Christian in the 3AA finale.

   Barrington Hargress – who has a chance to end up as one of the best point guards in the class – was instrumental in propelling Coach Reggie Howard’s Ribet Academy team to the Southern Section 4A and state D-IV crown.

   Each was a third-team selection.

   Players were chosen based upon their on-court accomplishments, not necessarily just “college potential”.

   My first- and second-team selections – and choice for SoCal Freshman of the Year – will follow shortly.


2018-19 All-Southern California Freshmen



Benny Gealer                     6-0                         San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep

Devon Arlington               6-2                         San Marcos (San Diego)

Barrington Hargress        6-1                         L.A. Ribet Academy

Nathan Perez                     6-2                          Saugus

Quinton Webb                  6-4                          Loma Linda Academy


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