Re: Best teams I've seen in the past few months

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Posted by Stan is The Man on October 31, 2017 at 12:40:18:

In Reply to: Re: Best teams I've seen in the past few months posted by Don't Count HW Out on October 31, 2017 at 12:23:46:

: : : I've watched most of the top teams in Southern Cal play over the past month or so. Here is my assessment (please feel free to disagree; humbly, I'm just calling it how I see it). These are in no particular order:
: : : 1. Long Beach Poly: probably one of his least talented teams, but still very deep and athletic. They are very physical, but lack coaching.
: : : 2. Etiwanda: extremely good when pressing and in transition. Struggle when forced to run sets. Coach seems to be more of a "look at me, I'm yelling and want attention" guy than coaching his team.
: : : 3. Mater Dei: this one is iffy. They are loaded, but have not looked convincing in the 6 games I've seen them play.
: : : 4. Alemany: they are loaded. They are athletic, tall and scrappy. Seem to be responding well to the new Coach.
: : : 5. Sierra Canyon: best point guard I've seen in a while. Extremely athletic, quick, makes good decisions and shoots well. Well coached team; they will be hard to beat.
: : : 6. ML King: they have a very good point guard with some talent surrounding her. They've gotten better every time I've seen them play, which is a testament to the coaching.
: : : 7. Centennial: great young point guard, surrounded by some talent. Coach seems to know what he's doing, even though I've questioned some of his decision-making toward the end of some of his recent games.
: : : 8. Mission Hills: great shooting team with good coaching and no quit. That being said, they will have a tough time in their area; way too many good teams there.
: : : 9. La Jolla C.D.: well coached, with one of the nicest players I've seen in a while. Paopao is the real deal.
: : : 10. Ribet: I included them because they have talent. However, the coaching is awful. They seem lost; it's either they blow a team out because they are playing down, or they loose because a team just as talented as them out-coaches them. Watching their 2 losses this past weekend was painful. The head coach looked confused and over-his head.

: : : I'm sure there are great teams I missed that I haven't had the pleasure of viewing. Feel free to add to the list if desired.

: : Good list to start the season - some thoughts

: : Mater Dei undeniably has the most talent, but with that mix of very young and seniors, who knows. I don't think Crocker will add to any chemistry at all, just more problems with lots of "get mine" attitudes, no matter what they say.

: : Paopao is a fantastic player, who can run the show, score, and is very heady.

: : Etiwanda won't win based on coaching, but will if they can overwhelm you with aggressive play.

: : King's PG is quite good as well, but don't think they have the firepower to compete with upper echelon.

: : Poly without transcendent player now. Let's see if coach can actually coach.

: : Nice list but I don't see HW on there so am assuming you have not had the chance to see them play. Yes, they lost to Sierra Canyon and Ribet but they were down a starter that weekend. The Twins look solid than ever and the freshman big looks promising.

: I don't think Windward has done a summer/fall games yet but they will be on the list as well.

: "Coach seems to be more of a "look at me, I'm yelling and want attention" guy than coaching his team". That cracks me up but kinda true. Why you do Stan like that, lol

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