Posted On: 01/4/22 6:06 PM

Classic at Damien: Senior Standouts 

LA VERNE, CA—Despite a surge of Covid over the Southland, the Classic at Damien persevered with some outstanding games and talent galore—especially the underclassmen. There were some senior standouts like Colorado State-bound Jack Payne (Owyhee/ID) and Fresno State-bound Joseph Hunter Joseph Hunter 6'3" | PG San Joaquin Memorial | 2022 #80 Nation (Damien) as well as some scintillating underclassmen like 2024 Vyctorius Miller (Crean Lutheran) and 2025 Jovani Ruff (LB Poly). 

Donovan Dent Donovan Dent 6'1" | PG Corona Centennial | 2022 State (Corona Centennial)

2022, PG, 6-foot-2, 160 pounds

Joel’s Take: Dent is not only one of the best point guards in the West, he is also one of the most improved. New Mexico got a stud game manager who can also create his own offense. His handle is tight, he changes pace really well, and he can get into the teeth of the defense to either finish in the lane or drop off a nifty assist. Overall, he just has winner written all over him. 

RJ Smith RJ Smith 6'4" | CG Damien | 2022 State (Damien)

2022, SG, 6-foot-4, 175 pounds

Joel’s Take: The Colorado signee continues to

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