AAU Spotlight: Belmont Shore

Dinos Trigonis always fields a competitive AAU team and 2002 should be no different. Here's an early look at the 2002 Long Beach Belmont Shore program.

Trigonis Loading Up On Talent

The newest edition of the Belmont Shore program should be a good one. With a talented roster and stops at some of the most competitive AAU events of the year, Dinos Trigonis' bunch should be fun to watch and a major draw for college recruiters.

Highlighting the group will be Westchester forward Trevor Ariza. One of the most highly-sought after prospects in the country, Ariza's current college list reads like a "Who's Who" of college basketball programs including Florida, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse, Maryland, UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis and UConn. Ariza's father played for Florida.

Redondo Union swingman Wendell White will be a starter at the wing forward position. Forward Harrison Schaen is one of the top student-athletes on the west coast and boasts an SAT of over 1,200.

Wesley Washington of Mater Dei will play a significant role in the backcourt. Washington scored 25 points in a shocking upset of Oak Hill Academy and this junior is a keeper.

Trigonis has plenty of talented young kids as well. Freshman forward Jamaal Boykin will be a fixture at some major camps this summer. Curtis Allen, a sophomore, will also see time at both guard spots.

Jordan Wilkes is the youngest son of former NBA great Jamaal Wilkes; he's just a freshman. Wilkes is 6-9.

Trigonis' team will play in the Rockfish Summer League, Las Vegas Desert Classic, adidas Texas Classic, Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions and the Big Time to name just a few of the stops. Here's a look at the roster:

  • Harrison Schaen, 6-9, PF, 2003
  • Trevor Ariza, 6-8, PF/SF, 2003
  • Jamaal Boykin, 6-6, PF/SF, 2005
  • Ruben Boykin, 6-6, SF, 2003
  • Trayvon Williams, 6-5, SF, 2003
  • Wesley Washington, 6-3, CG, 2003
  • Curtis Allen, 6-4, CG, 2004
  • Kevin Bell, 5-10, PF, 2003
  • Wendell White, 6-5, SF, 2003
  • Edward White, 6-2, SG, 2005
  • Jordan Wilkes, 6-9, PF, 2005 

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