PASADENA – Two guards who will play their college hoops on the opposite sides of the country put all of their skills – notably, their jump shots – on display Monday during the first day of the Rose City…
PASADENA – Two guards who will play their college hoops on the opposite sides of the country put all of their skills – notably, their jump shots – on display Monday during the first day of the Rose City Classic at Maranatha High.
Keith Dinwiddie (pictured) knocked in seven 3s while going 12 of 18 from the field and hitting all eight of his free throws and scoring 39 points as Fairfax pulled away from Sylmar, 99-55.
Dinwiddie, in his second stint under Coach Reggie Morris Jr. (Morris, in his first season at Fairfax, coached him at Culver City in 2017-18), signed a National Letter of Intent with San Diego State last month.
And another Southland standout, Lamont Butler (Riverside Poly), could get significant playing time a year from now as the Aztecs have a senior-dominated backcourt that has helped them to an 8-0 start.
Dinwiddie and his teammates will face Providence of Burbank – which is also led by a superb senior guard in Jordan Shelley, who scored 15 points his team’s 66-63 win over Loyola Monday – in a Wednesday quarterfinal.
And University of Pennsylvania-bound Clark Slajchert scored 24 points as Oak Park toppled Muir in the first game of the day, 62-44.
Slajchert used a wide variety of mid-range pull-up jumpers and “floaters” to go along with shots from well behind the arc.
Oak Park will take on Maranatha in another quarterfinal Wednesday.
In the other four first-round games that will be played Tuesday, Oaks Christian takes on Alemany at 3:30; King-Drew plays another L.A. City Section program, El Camino Real, at 5; Brentwood faces Culver City at 6:30 and Palisades meets Pasadena at 8.