Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, Calif., is always one of the best schools in the West Coast. As one would expect, it is also home to some of the top talent for Pac-10 programs. Coaches are finding Chace Stanback at the school this year.
At the Academy National Invitational, the junior is knocking down big shots for Harvey Kitani in the opening round of the tournament in Houston, Texas.
Stanback knocked home four big three-pointers in an early morning win over against LeFlore (Ala.) High School. His hot hand from deep helped the Lions pick up a close 55-54 victory. Fairfax had to fight back to pick up the win after being down by as many as 14 points in the first half.
"We weren't focused coming out to start the game," Stanback said. "But we came out in the seond half and did what we had to do to pick up the 'W.' We can't take thing for granted, that's for sure."
On the recruiting front, Stanback has been a favorite for a number of Pac-10 schools early this season.
Stanback, a 6-foot-7, 173-pound wing, said UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and North Carolina are on his short list. The No. 73 ranked player from the class of 2007 said UCLA and Oregon have offered him.
The Tar Heels, the lone East Coast program, are on his list because of his family's roots in the South.