Conference Preview

Posted On: 03/7/20 2:37 PM

O’Dea and Garfield have met on two occasions this season, and O’Dea has come out on top in both cases, but we all know the third win is the hardest, and it will be even more difficult considering the strides that Garfield has made since the start of their season. This matchup features marquee talent: Tari EasonTariEason6'8" | PFGarfield | 2020State#99NationWA is the top senior in the state, Jaylin StewartJaylinStewart6'6" | SFGarfield | 2023#71NationWA is the presumptive number-one freshman, and Kendall MunsonKendallMunson6'8" | SFGarfield | 2020State#252NationWA and Koren JohnsonKorenJohnson6'2" | SGGarfield | 2022State#192NationWA both rank in the top five for the 2020 and 2022 classes respectively. O’Dea has a squad of juniors who are all ranked in the top twenty for their class: Jermaine DavisJermaineDavis6'3" | SFO'Dea | 2021StateWA, John ChristofilisJohnChristofilis6'3" | SGO'Dea | 2021StateWA, and phenom Paolo BancheroPaoloBanchero6'10" | PFO'Dea | 2021State#3NationWA. Point guard Dezjay PerkinsDezjayPerkins6'0" | PGO'Dea | 2021StateWA is a top-50 recruit, and he has improved steadily throughout this season. I was able to attend the first matchup between these teams in January, and if there was one takeaway it was Banchero’s physical dominance. Kendall MunsonKendallMunson6'8" | SFGarfield | 2020State#252NationWA is a strong 6’8", and Banchero had a block on him that made Munson look like he was 5’10". If there is one thing you

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