1.MATER DEI…will unpeel the final layer of the Stanley Johnson legacy this season on arguably the best player from the region in history. At least my son says he’s one and done for sure.
2.ETIWANDA (5-0)…defeated Marin Catholic in Chicago 72-68 behind another stellar performance from Jordan McLaughlin.
3.ST. JOHN BOSCO (3-2)…Daniel Hamilton nails a 3 pointer at the buzzer to defeat nationally ranked Chicago Whitney Young 62-59 in Chi-Town to erase those bitter defeats at the hands of both Mayfair and Westchester. This slot is about where they truly belong.
4.REDONDO (4-1)… That 9 point loss in Chicago does not discourage me one bit. It probably was a loss that Reggie Morris Jr. isn’t going to lose any sleep over and neither will I. Streak of 25 is gone, start another one.
5.BISHOP MONTGOMERY (4-0)… its not so much they won the Trevor Ariza Tip Off Classic at Westchester it’s the fashion in which they did it. Coach Doug Mitchell’s team only has one senior, but the 5’8 Justin Bibbins was MVP of the tourney and had a crushing 28 points and 8 assist in the title game.
6.WESTCHESTER (3-2)…lost to Bishop Montgomery 71-68 in their own tournament for second year in a row, but this senior laden team is it’s own worst enemy. Should be undefeated right now.
7.MAYFAIR (3-1)…beat St. John Bosco to advance to the Pac Shores tourney title game behind super star junior ‘Mr. Biggs’ Kendall Small and will be a load for anyone going forward.
8.COMPTON (7-1)…talent galore with Isiah Bailey and with LB Poly down has no excuses in Moore League and beyond.
9.SERRA…(3-1) Coach Dwan Hurt zeroing in on 500 victories will get players from the football team that will make them really tough. Jason Richardson is a stud. Finished behind Westchester and Bishop Montgomery in Westchester tourney.
10.EL CAMINO REAL (2-2)…I love their talent make-up, but can never play the same game twice. Few teams can beat them, but they do a pretty good number on themselves before that even takes place.