Posted by Pali Fairfax Granada Hills on March 22, 2017 at 14:19:14:
In Reply to: Re: Early 2017 City predictions posted by Are you Serious? Mitchell on March 22, 2017 at 12:56:35:
: : : : : : : Top 5 city teams for 2017 year:
: : : : : : : 1) Fairfax (clear cut favorite)
: : : : : : : 2) Granada
: : : : : : : 3) Narbonne
: : : : : : : 4) El Camino
: : : : : : : 5) Palisades
: : : : : : Why is Fairfax the clear cut favorite?
: : : : : : They have one of the top players coming back. But they had a small roster this year and graduate four including their 1/1A player. And who is coaching?
: : : : : : Granada has most of their team back, including best player (Mitchell). They are definitely in the mix.
: : : : : : Narbonne at 3? I see them as getting better, but how can you put them at three? El Camino, for whatever reason hated here, brings back their entire team. So why would Narbonne suddenly jump them (unless you know of some super transfer?)?
: : : : : : Palisades will still be good. Someone besides Williams will have to learn to score - for that matter learn to take shots - but they still have talent.
: : : : : : My early prediction:
: : : : : : 1) Granada
: : : : : : 2) ECR
: : : : : : 3) Palisades
: : : : : : 4) Fairfax
: : : : : : 5) Narbonne
: : : : : : And this is all pure guess at this point until we see who actually is in school come September.
: : : : : Fax has their best player coming back, she will probably be city player of the year. They have the freshman that is a future d1 player and some good role players. They are clearly the fav.
: : : :
: : : : It may turn out that way, but as of now, you can't say that.
: : : : First of all, who is coaching?
: : : : Lair is great, but part of what made her so great this year (and especially in the playoffs) was driving and dishing to Semebene. Or Semebene getting offensive board off a missed drive. She won't have her next year. Also, their top shooter graduated. The frosh may be a "future D1 player" but that isn't next year.
: : : : So while Fairfax may end up on top next March, hard to predict that now when other quality teams return most/all of their players.
: : : : And again, let's see who actually is in school next September and how much they have improved over the spring/summer.
: : : I think granada is the favorite next year,El camino don't have a coach but should finish 2nd and thats if they don't have players leaving again, fairfax 3rd and pali 4th
: : Fairfax didn't lose their best shooter, she was a role player. the freshman will be one of the best players in the city next season, off the charts potential and talent. Elco has no chance of winning city, I actually think Pali will be better than el co next year. It's coming down to fax and granada.
: >>>>>>> Best player (Mitchell) Get out of here with that. There is way more better PGs than than that. Are you serious??? LOL
:: Pali, Fairfax, Granada Hills..in that order. Tired of the El Co hype. They're 4th or worse.
Pali will still be good. If Gipson was the top player in the City two years straight then Williams is #2 or #3. She's on the same trajectory that Chelsey was when she was a soph. That girl on Fairfax was a fantastic role player - who ran a couple of plays to a "T" and got off a couple of great shots to help her team win, that's for sure - but she's nowhere near Kayla Williams...plus Jane Nwaba is returning, who is going to be VERY difficult to deal with. She's just going to get better and better. Nevertheless, Fairfax proved that they are a well coached, high level and talented team - always have been.
Finally there's Granada Hills. Impeccable coaching. Fantastic fundamentals. Their coach definitely pulls out the best from his squad. They're coming in at a (very) close 3rd.
2017, it's a three-way run for the City Championship.
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