Re: Welcome to the 2016-2017 season Damien...

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Posted by Classic well run on December 28, 2016 at 12:44:17:

In Reply to: Re: Welcome to the 2016-2017 season Damien... posted by Solid win on December 28, 2016 at 01:22:22:

: : : : I am not the biggest fan of Leduc but he is a great coach despite beating up on cupcakes. I did want to say though whoever is running it that it is one of the best run tournaments I have seen. A lot of $ is being brought in for someone-- that's for sure. A great experience though for me. I am a fan and have been involved with high school basketball for over 30 years and can't remember a tournament as well run as this one

The best thing about this tournament is not the quality of teams playing (Mater Dei, Corona Centennial, Etiwanda, Centennial Los Vegas,
: : : : LB Poly and more). It's not the long list of highly talented players
: : : : participating in high power match ups. The best thing about this tournament is that after a 11-0 start with wins over "powerhouses" South El Monte, Don Lugo, and Kaiser by an average of 40 points--Damien finally has to play a game.
: : : : How did this happen LeDuc!

: : :
: : : I love how so much credit was given to Leduc for setting this tournament up, but in reality he had very little to do with it. This tournament was in Palm Springs hosted by Maxpreps the last few years and for some reason they couldn't host it this year. Leduc stepped in and said they could hold it at Damien. Then Leduc had Ronnie Flores or Frank Burlison (I forgot which one) do the actual scheduling of games. So they throw a "Damien Classic" title on it and give credit where it isn't due.

: : Damien got its first good W of the season. I'm happy to see the Ball refugee Cam Shelton holding his own.

: Damien beat LB Poly. I'd say that is a pretty solid win after a horrible early season schedule, no? Maybe LeDuc knows what he is doing after all. Also, Shelton doing very well since he left Ball Island. Edgar that is now at UCI didn't do too badly either once he shipped off the island!

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