REDONDO BEACH, California. – Redondo Union High School hosted the fall classic Ryse Up over the weekend as a charity event for Rise Williams The charitable foundation, which includes several talented teams from Los Angeles, is gearing up for preseason action. 247Spots were in attendance Sunday and included a Sacramento player and a budding star from the Class of 2026.
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Security guard 6’4″ in Elk Grove (California) Monterey Trail, Ben Roseborough narrowly missed out on the latest 247Sports national rankings update in the class of 2024. In the case of a physical and experienced scorer, it was more a case of not being seen enough than of talent.
He was definitely seen on Sunday, and if what he showed in Redondo is any indication of what to expect in the future, then his rating should take care of itself because he clearly has high core ability.
Roseborough is not just big and strong, he is determined to score and he can do it in many ways. He shoots from deep, uses his strength to finish near the rim, and plays well in the middle range. In addition to his ability to score, Roseborough impressed with his ability to deliver accurate, real-time passes to exposed teammates.
Roseborough told 247Sports that he was planning to travel to UCLA for an unofficial visit on Sunday, but due to the rules surrounding his game that day, he will have to get to Westwood at a different time and he is going to do so in soon. USC and Pepperdine have recently joined, while others such as Arizona, Nevada, San Francisco, San Jose State and Washington State are participating and many more are expected to join soon.
Crow is making a name for himself
Jason Crowe Jr. Haven’t even played a real high school game yet. After all, he’s just a freshman.
However, that hasn’t stopped the 6-foot point guard at Linwood High in California from building an early reputation for the work he put in before entering high school and still this fall for playing at various events around Southern California.
Crowe had just turned 14 this summer and, frankly, he looked like a sixth or seventh grader. However, don’t let his baby face fool you, because he’s a cold-blooded killer who plays with the poise of someone far beyond his years. The left-hander is highly skilled, thinks about playing at an elite level, and has a long and lean body, which suggests that he is likely to grow up quite a bit over the next few years.
His jump shot didn’t drop as much as he would have liked on Sunday and Crowe’s teammates are also young, but his ability to move the ball, change pace and score at all three levels was on display. His transmission was clear, he communicated and played with great effort.
Time will tell how Crowe develops, but he definitely starts his high school career as a very promising prospect with elite potential.
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One of the best left big men on the West Coast Xavier Edmonds from Torrance, California. Bishop Montgomery had a beautiful morning. At around 6’8″ and weighing around 225 pounds, he has soft hands, is comfortable scoring with a defender on his back in a block, and can make multiple jump shots while facing the rim. He is a smart and experienced power player who knows how to use it. Edmonds told 247Sports that he will officially visit Washington state this weekend, and he is also considering visiting East Tennessee and San Diego states, among others.
Playing in the backcourt for Bishop Montgomery, senior quarterbacks Christian Jones as well as Kelsey Phipps also impressed. At approximately 6ft 4in, Jones is of good stature, long arms and is a resilient athlete who can get to the ring or knock some jumpers down. He listed proposals from George Washington and Cal Poly. Not as tall, but no less athletically explosive, Phipps is a powerful combo defender who can also take down a few punches. He has potential as a quarterback and both he and Jones deserve more schools to be screened this fall.
Another who just missed out on the updated 2024 top 150 was the Studio City (California) wing of Harvard-Westlake. Robert Hinton. The cutting flank was active in the transition, attacking the ring after dribbling and making his energy felt on both sides of the court. As he develops his ball skills and jump shots, he has the opportunity to make a really big leap next year. Dartmouth, Harvard and a few others have suggested, but he’s the guy who should get the attention of Mountain West, Pac 12 and the WCC.
Hinton isn’t the only player at Harvard-Westlake, and it’s probably the deepest team we saw on Sunday. They got off to a slow start (but won) during their first game of the day and then seemed to get into action during their second game when we had to leave about halfway to the airport. Notre Dame recent commit Brady Dunlap ignored a very quiet start to make a couple of key dribbling jump shots in his first win and he has the opportunity to stretch the floor a bit. 2024 four stars Trent Perry has a great build for a point guard, good size, and leads his team with a skill and efficiency that shows why Oklahoma, Stanford, and so many others have offered over the summer. Also keep an eye out for the 2025 wing this winter. Nikolas Khamenia. The 6’7″ wing is due to debut nationally later this week and is a big wing with a shooting range, some toughness and recent offers from Stanford and Nebraska to keep up with the significant interest in the Pac 12.
Probably the best find of the day John Manny. A 6-foot-5 shooting guard at Beverly Hills, Calif., Money brought incredible energy to the floor. The guy was horny from the moment the tip went up, and he didn’t give up until his team had a serious fight with the much deeper Harvard-Westlake team. He threw jumpers, hitting the spot with dribbling, and his teammates fed on his energy. He has an offer from Montana and will most likely get it before the end of the season.