Posted On: 07/30/21 10:15 PM

A full day of basketball was on tap at The Draft Sports Complex, as teams played two games to punch their ticket to Sunday’s championship games. 

Here’s a summary of the Saturday session:

Hoop Nation, Compton Magic advance to 17u Finals

After three rounds of hard fought games, Compton Magic and Hoop Nation (primarily comprised of Inland Empire talent), advanced to Sunday’s title game. 

The Magic dispatched of Coastal Elite, San Diego All-Stars and Team Inland on their side of the bracket, while Hoop Nation defeated Elev8, Team Lavine and Gamepoint to advance. 

The latter game, Hoop Nation’s 49-45 semifinal win over Gamepoint, was arguably the most tightly contested game of the day in the 17u field. 

2022 G Devon Arlington Devon Arlington 6'3" | PG San Marcos | 2022 State (San Marcos) and 6-5 W Malachi Murrell Malachi Murrell 6'2" | SF Shadow Hills | 2022 State (La Quinta) got Gamepoint to a hot start, racing out to 10-point lead before 2023 F Devin Williams Devin Williams 6'8" | C Corona Centennial | 2023 and G Donovan Dent Donovan Dent 6'1" | CG Corona Centennial | 2022 State (Corona Centennial) took over the game. The 6-9 Williams, especially, was unstoppable scoring out of the pick-and-roll and knocking down shots with his back to the basket and from the perimeter. 

Isaac Peralta Isaac Peralta 6'2" | PG JSerra | 2022 State (6-2 2022 G, JSerra Catholic), who joined

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