Torrey Pines: Day Four

ENCINITAS, Calif. - The Torrey Pines Holiday Classic came to a close with a DeMatha title, thanks to players such as BeeJay Anya and Jerami Grant.

Grant Jerrett, PF, La Verne Lutheran: The five-star prospect didn't have his best tournament, but he had a very strong finish. In a four overtime thriller, Jerrett had a particularly dominant first half, scoring every which way for 20 points. The double teams limited Jerrett in the second half, but he played strong defense and rebounded well. Jerrett willed his way to a basket at the end of third overtime, forcing a fourth period. He finished with 35 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and four steals.

Victor Robbins, SG, Compton: It was a very good tournament for Robbins, who capped things off with a 30-point performance against La Verne Lutheran. Robbins nailed an NBA three-pointer to force overtime, marking the most impressive three points of the event for the senior wing. From a talent and athleticism perspective, Robbins is capable of contributing at the high major level and if he can improve his consistency and finish up strong academically, he could very well end up there.

Matt Shrigley, SF, La Costa Canyon: Shrigley was nursing a sprained ankle but you wouldn't know it by the way he's played. The San Diego State signee has improved his shooting and athleticism, which was evident in some impressive drives to the basket or maneuvers to free himself from the defense to get off a shot. Shrigley played hard on both ends and looks like he's come a long way over the past year.

Jerami Grant, PF, DeMatha: Grant is a versatile prospect that impacts the game in numerous ways, whether it be with his handles in the open court or athleticism around the rim or on defense. His aggressiveness made a big impact on the game against Windward, as Grant was very difficult to stop in the paint and he played tough defense on Nick Stover. Grant rightfully took home the event's MVP award.

James Robinson, PG, DeMatha: While Robinson had been solid all week, he saved his best for last. He makes good decisions with the ball, doesn't force the action, drives when it's available, passes when he should and knocks down the open shot when he has it. Robinson is crafty scoring it but his best quality is his ability to run the offense, which he did very well at Torrey Pines.

Brandon Randolph, PG, St. Bernard: Randolph is a scoring point guard and did plenty of that at will against Torrey Pines, scoring 29 points in the win. Holding a slight lead at the end of the game, Randolph came up with back to back assists, sealing the victory. Scoring was no problem for Randolph throughout the week, as he was one of the top players at Torrey Pines.

Dakarai Allen, SF, Sheldon: The shot wasn't falling for Allen, but it was another solid all-around performance for the versatile prospect, who scored 11 points with eight rebounds and three assists. Allen made some impressive passes to teammates for would-be assists that weren't converted and as always, played hard on defense, disrupting the Lake Washington offense.

Aaron Gordon, PF, Archbishop Mitty: It was a dominant performance for Gordon, scoring 35 points in a comeback victory over Mayfair. Gordon did his damage both facing up and with his back to the basket, using a combination of skill and athleticism to will his way to the hoop for baskets. Mayfair defenders tried everything to slow down Gordon, but when he was determined to score, he did it. Gordon was sick all week, but his play on the court definitely didn't reveal it.

BeeJay Anya, C, DeMatha: Anya's size, strength and athleticism were just too much for Windward to handle. When he got the ball, it was almost an automatic two points because Anya was going to bruise his way towards the basket and go up for an easy two. Anya's effort to get in better shape has been well rewarded, as he's a terrific player and prospect now.

Isaiah Bailey, SF, Compton: Bailey never really got going until late in the game against La Verne Lutheran, but he definitely make his baskets count. The wing had some huge three-pointers in the overtime periods, putting his team in position to win, even though Compton fell just short in quadruple overtime. Credit Bailey for stepping up and hitting some big threes with the game on the line, as it's not usually a strength of his. He finished with 21 points.

* Eric Cooper, Jr. had a huge third quarter for La Verne Lutheran against Compton, scoring 14 crucial points for his squad, coming both with his shooting from outside and at the free throw line.

* 2012 Stanford signee Christian Sanders capped a solid event by scoring 30 points against Seattle O'Dea on Friday.

* Torrey Pines senior Garrett Galvin put up points all week and Friday was no different, as he used his deceptive quickness and shooting ability to score 21 points for his squad.

* Sheldon wings Kyiron Thomas and D'erryl Williams had their share of impressive moments scoring the basketball throughout the week. Dakarai Allen gets the attention as a prospect, but Thomas and Williams are both capable players.

* 2012 small forward Dion Wright of Mayfair was successful scoring the ball inside and out against Archbishop Mitty, finishing the game with 23 points. He had a solid week at Torrey Pines.

* Taft senior forward Anthony January had some rough moments down the stretch, but used his length and athleticism to hit some impressive jumpers on Friday.

* DeMatha two-guard Jairus Lyles hit some big baskets in the second half in the title game against Windward, helping lead his squad to the victory. All week long, Lyles proved that shooting isn't a problem for him.

* In a losing effort, Windward's Jordan Wilson, Nick Stover and Mason Shepherd were all solid. Wilson and Stover deserve credit for putting their team on their back and leading them to the Torrey Pines title game.


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