Report on 2017 Southern California Hoop Review
The 14th annual Southern California Hoop Review was held April 21-23 at Next Level Sports Complex and the MAP in Garden Grove. 250 teams from the western United States participated. Scouts/media in attendance included Joel Francisco- All Star Sports, Gerry Freitas- Hoop Review scouting service/Hoopreview.net, Aaron Burgin-Full Time Hoops, Devin Ugland-Hoops By Ugland, Greg Rosenberg-AZProspects.net, Dave Keefer-Californiapreps.com. Here is a report on the event.
Top Prospects: (* indicates highest consideration)
5’10” PG Jack Abunassar of Chaminade HS 2019 (Earl Watson Elite 2019 Silver)
Tough, heady and high IQ guard who exposes gaps with the dribble and looks to create for his teammates. Capable 3-point shooter off the catch and can knock down the mid-range jumper with ease. Energetic and focused perimeter defender with active hands and a good understanding of when to provide help.
6'2" SG Saad Adam of Copper Canyon HS 2017 (Arizona Hype)
Adam is a rangy scoring guard/swingman who projects well to the junior college level. He has the fame and scoring instincts to make an impact. His pull-up jump shot is solid and he can get to the rim off the dribble.
6'0" CG Jordan Adams of Vacaville HS 2018 (Bay Area Renegades)
Adams utilizes his quickness and speed to get by would-be defenders. He plays too fast at times, but his speed is an asset more often than not while attacking the rim or slashing to the basket for the score.
6’7” C Emmanuel Adeoye of Salesian College Prep 2019 (NBBA 17U Donnellan)
-Long shot blocker who rebounds well in his area. Rim runner with inconsistent motor. Needs to improve strength/post footwork. Arrived in the USA one year ago. Raw offensively. Struggles catching passes in traffic. Fluid runner with big hands. Lefty has size 17 shoe.
6’4” PF Ronald Agebsar of Sheldon HS 2018 (Lakeshow 17 Elite)
Active paint presence on both ends of the floor. Contests everything at the rim and pursues defense rebounds with at their peak and with energy. Good feel around the basket, offensively, and has the ability to finish with both hands.
5’6” PG Jordan Aguon of Corona HS 2020 (Corona Ballers Red)
Good shooter with a quick release. Solid point guard, vocal on the floor. Takes charges. Makes big plays. Changes speeds quickly. High energy.
5’7” PG Robert Aguirre of El Cerrito Middle School 2022 (Corona Ballers Red)
Gets up court in a hurry fast pace guard. Gets things done when needed on the floor.
6’9” C Emmanuel Ajanaku -Makun of Woodside Priory HS 2018 (Oakland Soldiers 17 Blue Elite)
Intriguing big man prospect who can finish with touch around the basket and also face up with touch on his set shot out to 3-point range and was especially consistent from the top of the key. Good motor and defensive instincts when contesting, altering and blocking shots.
6’3” SG Pharoh Allah of St Genevieve HS (Earl Watson Elite 2018 HA)
Great size for guard very athletic build. Will explode to the rim for dunks in traffic. Plays way above the rim. Will bully smaller defenders in the paint. Gets where he needs to consistently.
5'10" PG Ervin Allison of Centennial HS 2018 (Los Angeles Elite 17U Red)
Allison is a spark plug on the court due to his extreme quickness and speed with the ball. His motor runs high and he plays hard at both ends of the floor. He has the burst to blow by defenders and the strength to finish through contact. His vision is impressive as well, but his jump shot needs to tighten up.