Posted by Mission $$$ on September 07, 2018 at 08:18:28:
In Reply to: Re: Not a lot of early faith in the mission posted by Justin Credible on September 07, 2018 at 00:49:05:
: : : The Mission league will be a bunch of dingleberry teams fighting each other in league play. Except for Harvard Westlake.
: : : Dave Rebibo is playing chess; He built something and has a team with 3 D1 players and possibly 4-5 college basketball players.
: : : Crespi, Loyola is playing checkers. They'll be mediocre at best. Crespi has guys transferring in as juniors & seniors who transferred out of Crespi after playing jv & freshman. Loyola is eh.
: : : Alemany is playing Connect Four and Coach Meeks isn't taking the corners.
: : : Norte Dame is either going to win at chess and just start playing jenga. My guess is that they'll end up playing jenga and destroy the framework that they built. I'm still shocked that Zaire Williams is still there.
: : : Chaminade has 2 future college guards. Yet it still feels like they're not playing chess and doing the right things. We'll see.
: : I like Coach White at Crespi though so I wouldn�t be surprised if they are better than people think. And since these are mostly private schools, I wouldn�t be surprised if some more transfers show up before season starts.
: I like Coach White to. His teams always plays better than what they should. But there's only so much that a coach can do depending on the players that he/she has.
: Coach Rebibo is consistently looking at kids to bring in that fits HW. I was told that every 2-3 years he can get guys in and he chooses good ones. Remember that he had Cassius Stanley and Terren Frank to. Both future high major D1 players.
: The rest of the mission league coaches are either not able to bring in players - told this about Loyola, Norte Dame - or they're bringing in kids, if we're being honest, based on friendships, not basketball abilities, and the families ability to pay full tuition.
: Private schools in the mission are clutching their purses. The good thing is that the public schools are getting better. Grant should be solid. Taft is another story. Fairfax is back. Etc
All the schools in the Mission League are private.
Based on the "word on the street" here are trends in $$$ to athletes:
HW - will give lots of money every year if you have the grades/test scores. And as mentioned every couple of years there are very limited "exceptions" to the stringent academic requirements.
Crespi - been cutting back more and more every year. If Coach White wasn't there, they would be in trouble in hoops.
ND - need based FA only. Been that way for years; no change on the horizon with current President/Principal/AD.
Chaminade - basically only need based FA (except FB of course). Some leeway for basketball, but they seem to be trying build the program back up the right way and not with the quick-fix of transfers.
Alemany - gives out lots of aid. Able to do it because they are supported by LA Archdiocese.
Loyola - mostly need based FA, but money can be had. But grades/test scores are a must.
St. Francis - can't speak on their trends as I don't know anyone who has/is trying to go there.
BTW, regarding the comment by JC about the public schools. There does seem to be a lot more talent the last couple of years at the public schools in LA.
What will be interesting is how the new recruiting rules will impact high school choice. I can see this whole "high school viewing events" causing super teams to form. The question will be how hard will that be to do at some of the privates. Could be there will be more of switch to better public schools.
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