2011-2012 Boys’ Basketball Preview!

December 23, 2011 by  

TOP 10 TEAMS

1. Harvard-Westlake

2. Crespi

3. Alemany

4. Taft

5. Calabasas

6. Royal

7. Crescenta Valley

8. El Camino Real

9. Oaks Christian

10. Village Christian

OTHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON: Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Valencia, West Ranch, La Canada, Campbell Hall, Sierra Canyon, Chaminade, Notre Dame, Burbank, Chatsworth, Renaissance Academy, Cleveland, Oak Park, Canyon, Moorpark

TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH

Chass Bryan, Oaks Christian, Sr., Guard

Has offers from UC Davis and Cal Poly

Marqueze Coleman, Alemany, Sr., Guard

Headed to Nevada

Zena Edosomwan, Harvard-Westlake, Sr., Forward

Has multiple Pac-12 offers

Kennedy Edwards, Notre Dame, Sr., Forward

Much-improved post threat for Knights

Max Guercy, Alemany, Sr., Guard

Speedy, quick on perimeter with good range

Josh Hearlihy, Harvard-Westlake, Sr., Guard

Versatile threat on his way to Utah

Cole Huff, Campbell Hall, Sr., Forward

Signed with Nevada

Ron Lee, Oak Park, Jr., Guard

Eagles floor leader also an underrated scorer

Jaron Martin, Chaminade, Jr., Guard

A diminutive scoring machine

Christian Misi, Crescenta Valley, Sr., Forward

A load to deal with for Falcons

London Perrantes, Crespi, Jr., Guard

Has offer from San Francisco

Brandon Perry, Taft, Sr., Forward

Committed to Cal State Northridge

Gor Plavchyan, Grant, Sr., Forward

Hard-charging, bruising post player

Jahmel Taylor, Sierra Canyon, Jr., Guard

Can score in bunches

Ryan Wright, Palmdale, Sr., Guard

Exceptional athlete from Golden League

GAMES TO WATCH

Monday-Saturday: Burbank tournament, Campbell Hall tournament, Pasadena tournament, Redondo Union tournament

Tuesday-Saturday: Simi Valley tournament

Dec. 5-10: Beverly Hills tournament, Canyon tournament, Crescenta Valley tournament, Moorpark tournament, Santa Monica tournament, Westchester tournament

Dec. 13: Calabasas at Royal

Dec. 16-22: San Fernando Valley Invitational

Dec. 26-29: Chaminade tournament, La Salle tournament

Dec. 26-30: Torrey Pines tournament

Dec. 27-30: Hart tournament, Oaks Christian tournament

Jan. 6: Loyola at Alemany

Jan. 7: El Camino Real showcase, Providence showcase

Jan. 11: Taft at El Camino Real, Crespi at Alemany

Jan. 13: Harvard-Westlake vs. Loyola at Roybal Learning Center, Crescenta Valley at Pasadena, Valencia at Canyon

Jan. 14: Oaks Christian vs. Village Christian at Taft

Jan. 20: Harvard-Westlake at Crespi

Jan. 21: Alemany at Harvard-Westlake, Providence showcase

Jan. 23: Crespi at Loyola

Jan. 28: Fairfax showcase, Oaks Christian showcase

Feb. 3: Harvard-Westlake vs. Loyola at Valley College

Feb. 4: Alemany showcase, Mater Dei showcase

OTHERS TO WATCH

SENIORS

Coley Apsay, Canyon, Guard

Michael Avery, Crespi, Guard

Jonathan Bell, Notre Dame, Guard

Jack Borenstein, Viewpoint, Guard

Julian Brooks, Sierra Canyon, Forward

Jessy Cantinol, Renaissance Academy, Forward

Emerson Castaneda, St. Francis, Guard

Josh Caton, West Ranch, Forward

Josh Cohan, Calabasas, Forward

Michael Coleman, Alemany, Guard

Darrell Dansby, La Cañada, Guard

Zach Davis, Valencia, Guard

Amonte Dees, Cleveland, Guard

Davis Dragovich, Crescenta Valley, Forward

Andrew Estes, Birmingham, Guard

Terrell Funchess, Chatsworth, Guard

Zack Gardea, St. Francis, Guard

Jeremy Gatewood, Saugus, Guard

Jason Ghilarducci, Oaks Christian, Forward

James Glass, Valencia, Forward

Patrick Gonzalez, Providence, Guard

Kory Hamane, Flintridge Prep, Guard

Troy Hammel, Valencia, Guard

Austin Hawk, Simi Valley, Guard

Josh Horosny, Granada Hills, Guard

Jesse Howell, Sierra Canyon, Forward

Chase Isaacs, Agoura, Guard

Steven Jones, Taft, Guard

Clay Kasdorf, Canyon, Guard

Spencer Levy, Calabasas, Guard

Teddy Linn, Reseda, Guard

Jake Maulhardt, Camarillo, Forward

Zach Miller, Chaminade, Guard

Jason Moore, Cleveland, Guard

Steven Mopsikoff, Highland, Guard

Austin Pope, Burbank, Forward

J.R. Powell, Royal, Guard

Elijah Reed, Bell-Jeff, Guard


Wade Rodriguez, Golden Valley, Guard

Michael Roletti, Oaks Christian, Guard

Justin Rubia, Crespi, Guard

Jordan Russell, Moorpark, Guard

Mitchell Sagely, Moorpark, Guard

Marquis Salmon, Village Christian, Forward

D.J. Saul, Simi Valley, Guard

Montel Shirley, Chatsworth, Guard

Jay Srinivasan, La Cañada, Guard

T.C. Toomey, Hart, Center

J.R. Williams, Cleveland, Guard

By Jacob H. Pollon, Special to the Daily News

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