Smith has added a consistent jump shot to his terrific all around game.

Posted On: 01/2/20 11:57 AM

Francisco’s Finest: The Classic at Damien (On the Rise)

LA VERNE, CA—Each and every season The Classic at Damien continues to build it’s reputation and as it stands now, it’s the “must-see” tournament on the West Coast. With an eighty team field broken up into five divisions, quality and quantity are at your doorstep. With that being said here is the breakdown of our observations throughout the final day at the top two divisions: Platinum and Gold. 

RJ Smith (Damien)

2022, WF/SG, 6-foot-3, 175 pounds

Smith has added a consistent jump shot to his terrific all around game.

Joel’s Take: Overall, Smith is a solid all-around basketball player for someone so young. He has a solid frame with good length and is pretty bouncy. His jump shot has improved immensely since the summer and he has range to the 3-point stripe. Despite being 6-foot-3, he is a terrific rebounder with a nose for the ball. Defensively, he needs to improve his lateral quickness, but he’s a basketball player with a good feel for the game. 

Kylan Boswell (Colony)

2023, PG,

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