Posted by Justin Credible on October 23, 2018 at 11:15:52:
Iverson Molinar, who was screwed by Oaks Chr and Village Chr, went to Georgia to not get jerked around. There he was recognized as a D1 player. He received more offers after this summer for his play in aau and he recently committed to Mississippi State to play basketball.
For the past 3 years I've been saying that Kihei Clark, a 5'9" 145lbs pg, was the best pg in his class in SoCal. Not many wanted to recognize this fact. Yes, Fact. UC Davis was smart to offer him but not many other schools did. UCLA offered Tiger Campbell because of name not game. I don't know what USC, who needs a pg, was thinking. Well Xavier and Virginia wasn't shy. So now Clark is at Virginia and I'll bet that he starts there for 3 years.
We need real basketball guys covering high school basketball here. You've probably heard more about Gelo Ball and Spencer Freedman from Sondheimer than you did about Jemarl Baker (Kentucky) or Brandon Williams (Arizona). We definitely didn't hear enough about Clark (Virginia) because of size queens, who don't know what they're looking at, covering hoops. Oh, Fairfax alum Jamal Hartwell is at George Mason. So when George Mason is in the NCAA tournament or NIT and Long Beach State's players are prepping for the Drew League remember that we didn't give our local guys the shine that they deserve because the people that we put in the position to do so can't. I don't think that they're purposefully doing wrong. I think that they don't know basketball (Except for Jack Pollon. He's not only inept, he's a conman and scammer.)
Yes, we're Southern California. But we don't have to be Hollywood. Meaning, we don't have to be fake. Stop hyping up these fake players and do a better job acknowledging real players. Stop pumping up a 17 year old sophomore at a D12 school. (Hi Santa Clarita Chr.) Askew at Mater Dei is top tier sophomore. AJ Burgin is a real high level kid.
It just seems like we lose more of our talent than those that stay. Maybe if we give hometown love to actual players we'd create the environment for them to stay.
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