Brayden Burries, Riverside Poly

Posted On: 12/30/21 4:03 PM

LA VERNE — The 5th annual Classic at Damien post-Christmas tournament is one of the best venues to watch many of the top teams and players in the state. This year’s event was no different, and despite some late and in-tournament drops, we were still able to get a good look at a ton of prospects from SoCal and beyond. In this piece we take a look at a few freshmen who are guys to watch now and to keep track of in the future.

Angelino Mark, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame - Mark has carved out an important role as a back-up point guard on a team that features three future Division 1 players, including Creighton-signee Ben Shtolzberg Ben Shtolzberg 6'3" | SG Notre Dame | 2022 State , high-major recruit Dusty Stromer Dusty Stromer 6'5" | SG Notre Dame | 2023 and highly-touted sophomore Jayden Harper. The 6-foot-1 freshman is a speedy and crafty ball-handler who is at his best when coming off of a ball screen to get downhill and into the lane where he can draw defenders and dish or score over length with floaters or body-contorting layups.

Brandon Benjamin, Anaheim Canyon - Benjamin has such a mature game for a young prospect and most of it shows in his low-post game. The

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