Posted On: 05/11/21 8:45 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Etiwanda vs Damien (Part 2)

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA-When league rivals Etiwanda and Damien clash, you know it’s going to be a doozy—and that is exactly what transpired as Etiwanda pulled out a stunning victory to 56-53. USC-bound Malik Thomas Malik Thomas 6'3" | SG Damien | 2021 State #99 Nation , who dropped in a game-high 34-points, nailed a clutch 3-pointer for the Spartans to knot things up at 53. However, after nice pass from Jahmai Mashack Jahmai Mashack 6'3" | SG Etiwanda | 2021 State #68 Nation , Darvelle Wyatt Darvelle Wyatt 6'4" | PF Etiwanda | 2021 State hit the game-winner for the Eagles.

Mr. Motor

Jahmai Mashack Jahmai Mashack 6'3" | SG Etiwanda | 2021 State #68 Nation (Etiwanda)

2021, SF, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds

Joel’s Take: Mashack, who is headed to Tennessee, ran into some foul trouble in the 1st half due to some over-zealous play. He needs to utilize the jump stop and play more on balance when attacking the rim. However, his motor is one of the traits that I love about his game. He is a high-level defender who can guard multiple positions and he is one of the better rebounders at his position on the West Coast.

Inside-Out

Malik Thomas Malik Thomas 6'3" | SG Damien | 2021 State #99 Nation , who dropped in a game-high 34-points, nailed a clutch 3-pointer for the Spartans to knot things up at 53. However, after nice pass from Jahmai Mashack Jahmai Mashack 6'3" | SG Etiwanda | 2021 State #68 Nation , Darvelle Wyatt Darvelle Wyatt 6'4" | PF Etiwanda | 2021 State hit the game-winner for the Eagles. Mr. Motor Jahmai Mashack Jahmai Mashack 6'3" | SG Etiwanda | 2021 State #68 Nation (Etiwanda) 2021, SF, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds Joel’s Take: Mashack, who is headed to Tennessee, ran into some foul trouble in the 1st half due to some over-zealous play. He needs to utilize the jump stop and play more on balance when attacking the rim. However, his motor is one of the traits that I love about his game. He is a high-level defender who can guard multiple positions and he is one of the better rebounders at his position on the West Coast. Inside-Out RJ Smith RJ Smith 6'4" | SF Damien | 2022 State #225 Nation (Damien) 2022, SF, 6-foot-4, 180 pounds Smith has added a consistent jump shot to his terrific all-around game. Joel’s Take: One of the better juniors in Southern California is Smith. The rangy wing-type impacts the game in multiple ways. He has a terrific demeanor who never gets to up or down during the game. He can nail the 3-point shot, deliver the look ahead pas, and finish in the post over length. On the rise Jimmy Oladokun (Damien) 2023, PF, 6-foot-8, 190 pounds Joel’s take: One of the fastest rising sophomores in the Southern California region is Oladokun. The lengthy 3-man has a willowy frame with very good length. He has excellent timing as a rim protector and rebounder and he can get out in transition and finish. He showed an improved touch from the elbow, had a nice post-finish, and showed some ball skills as well. Speed Kills Jimmy Baker Jimmy Baker 6'2" | PG Etiwanda | 2023 (Etiwanda) 2023, PG, 6-foot-1, 155 pounds Joel’s Take: Baker looks to be one of the better sophomore point guard prospects in Southern California. His speed is high-level as he blew by multiple defenders in the open court as well as off the dribble. One of his better moves was a slick crossover where he got into the teeth of the defense for the finish. Not to mention he displayed a solid pull-up at the elbow in transition.

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