Posted On: 12/17/21 12:13 PM

The 2021 Bosco Winter Classic hosted by St. John Bosco high school brought together some of Southern California’s top prep basketball programs. Damien, a projected CIF Southern Section Open Division playoff team, defeated the host Braves in the championship game to take home this year’s crown. We spent a couple of days checking out the action at SJB and here are the best playmakers we saw.

Ben Shtolzberg Ben Shtolzberg 6'4" | SG Notre Dame | 2022 State , 2022, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame - Shtolzberg’s size, strength and physicality, combined with his high motor and basketball IQ, make him a tough cover at the high school level. The 6-foot-4 Creighton-bound guard continues to show he’s more than a shooter and scorer with his passing ability in both transition and half-court settings.

Brandon Releford, 2022, Compton - Releford is a versatile guard who controls the action over at Compton High. The 6-foot-1 senior has a pass-first mentality and is always looking to set the table for his teammates. Releford can knock down open jumpers and drive to the rim for paint finishes, but his best trait is seeing the floor and making the right reads and plays.

Elzie Harrington, 2025, St. John Bosco - Harrington continues to trend as

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