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HSGameTime high school boys basketball teams to watch

By in Press Enterprise on November 29, 2017

By Eric-Paul Johnson

This list was chosen from schools within the coverage area of The Press-Enterprise.

CAJON — The Cowboys won’t be at full strength until football season ends and top scorer and rebounder Jeremiah Martin hits the floor. Until then, Jarred Hyder, DeShawn Washington and Cameron Browne will be sharing the offensive load. Cajon won the Citrus Belt League title and advanced to the CIF-SS Division 2AA semifinals last season.

CARNEGIE —The Wolverines once again will be the Inland area’s biggest mystery. Carnegie won the Division 6 championship last season and held its own against large public school teams throughout the season. This year’s roster has a new cast of international players, but the team will be competing in Division 4A this season.

CENTENNIAL — Huskies coach Josh Giles will field one of the younger teams in his 15-year tenure at the school (only one senior). That does not mean there is a lack of experience, however. Jaylen Clark and D.J. Davis, two of the Inland area’s top freshmen last season, look to lead Centennial back to the top of the Big VIII League.

GREAT OAK — The Wolfpack return several players from a team that finished third in the competitive Southwestern League. C.J. Stevenson and Zach Hickey are a solid backcourt duo, and Tej Johnson is a skilled wing player. Freshman Christian Bento (6-foot-10) gives the Wolfpack size up front.

HILLCREST — The Trojans finished second in the River Valley League last season but will be the favorites to win the title this time around. Hillcrest has several players who are capable of putting up double-digit point on any given night, including 6-7 senior center Victor Ohia Obioha.

MURRIETA MESA — Are the Rams capable of making a worst-to-first turnaround in the Southwestern League? Some area coaches think so. Giovanni Sanders leads a veteran backcourt, and […]    

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