The Compton Magic (Memorial Day) Tournament was held at various High Schools in the Los Angeles & Orange County Areas and was filled with some of the best High School Basketball talent in the Country. While the majority of National Media was focused on The Top 17U Program on the West Coast (Compton Magic // Adidas) – We covered some of the up & coming talent from all throughout California.
1: 2019 Boogie Ellis (SDA All Stars) of Mission Bay High School in San Diego displayed why he is picking up offers from Division 1 Basketball Programs like San Diego State and Eastern Washington. Ellis shot the ball at a high percentage for SDA while displaying versatility in his range and shot selection. The 6’3 shooting guard has a big summer ahead of him as he looks to keep emerging as one of the top 2019’s in CA.
2: Speaking of shooters, Wrenn Robinson, another 2019 from San Francisco, CA who plays for Dream Vision 16U filled the stat sheet. Despite playing through back spasms and being a new addition to the Dream Vision program, Robinson impressed his coaches and media with his high percentage three point shooting. See our interview and highlights of Wrenn below:
3: De La Salle’s Justin Pratt (Lakeshow) from the class of 2018 was a top performer in the games we covered. Pratt can put it on the floor and attack the basket, plays physical, and can hit consistently from three. Pratt also has a solid mid range game which seems to be a shot most high schoolers aren’t focused on practicing and more importantly defending. We also saw Justin with his Lakeshow 17’s at Jamtown where they won the Championship in late April. Check out some highlights of Justin below:
4: Jonah Crumpton-Murray – Team Arsenal 16U – of Buchanan in Fresno shot lights out. We saw Jonah for 2 games at Westminster High School. Jonah couldn’t miss from three – One game he hit 5 (three’s) in the 1st half. The 2019 Crumpton-Murray displayed confidence and rhythm at the Battle Zone and his stock will rise in July. Check out Jonah from Compton Magic Memorial Day Tourney:
5: Elijah Hardy + Naseem Gaskin (both from Bishop O’Dowd High School). Team Arsenal solidified their invitation to South Carolina for the Gauntlet Championship in July. Hardy showed confidence in his ability to shoot as well as he passes. Naseem Gaskin showcased why he is considered one of the most dangerous slashers on the West Coast attacking the basket and playing above the rim. Check out our 2 game coverage of Arsenal 17’s below:
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