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Prime Prep dismisses Balboa

SAN DIEGO -- The tournament action in Southern California took a break from the action on Sunday. However, clever organizers from Under Armour put together a showcase game at the San Diego Jewish Academy featuring the nation's No. 1 player in the class of 2017 DeAndre Ayton and San Diego (Calif.) Balboa City taking on 2016's No. 8 player Terrance Ferguson and Dallas (Texas) Prime Prep.
In the class of 2017, there is no question that DeAndre AytonClick A hotly contested and up and down affair on both ends where Ayton dominated early before running into foul trouble, Prime Prep emerged with a hard fought four-point win thanks to a balanced team effort. Ayton and Ferguson were certainly the headliners, but plenty of other guys did work. Here's a quick recap.Here to view this Link. is the No. 1 prospect in the country. Post players like him simply don't come along all that often. A seven-footer with a graceful stride, superb quickness and elite level all-around athleticism it would be unfair to simply label him an athlete.
Like Ayton, 6-foot-3 combo guard Renathan Ona EmboClick Ayton -- who was not available to speak with after the game -- showed that he has good hands, he is a monster competitor and he is also a very vocal teammate. Though he can certainly overpower high schoolers around the rim for dunks or simply jump over them, he does have decent skills and touch for a sophomore with his size and athletic ability. Ayton passes well out of double teams, has a good enough looking shot from 12 feet and the free throw line and though strong, his body is still lean with plenty of room to fill out. Sometimes he gets going a little fast for his own good and like most young big men he is prone to silly fouls but make no mistake, Ayton is as elite a prospect as there is in high school basketball and he'll be able to play anywhere that he wants.Here to view this Link. is a sophomore with loads of potential. An off the dribble attacker, Ona Embo has an extra gear in the open floor and he is fearless when attacking the paint. His jump shot is a bit hit and miss at this juncture but he doesn't lack confidence and watching him it is apparent that he is working hard to be conscious of involving others while getting his own on the offensive end. Because of his energy level, quickness and length, Ona Embo also has the tools to develop into an outstanding defender.
While Prime Prep relies quite a bit on Ferguson and Vital to carry the offensive load. They continue to get help from other players. On Sunday, Rivals.com liked what we saw from senior Corinthian RamseyClick Prime Prep's biggest attraction is Terrance FergusonClick This year's edition of Prime Prep doesn't have a true big man who is quite ready to impact the game so BaylorClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. pledge Mark VitalClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. has taken the challenge to play big. A muscular 6-foot-5 junior, Vital uses his strength, energy and athleticism to play bigger than his size and set the tone for his teammates with his physicality. The No. 51 player in the class of of 2016, Vital didn't back down one inch from Ayton in the post and even jawed at him after plays showing his extreme confidence. The way he's being utilized, he's similar to Iowa StateClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. senior Dustin Hogue.Here to view this Link.. The No. 8 player in the class of 2016, Ferguson is a shooting guard who is pushing 6-foot-7 and rounding out his game by the day. A big time shooter with legitimate NBA range, his jumper is as pure as they come on the high school level. However, it's what he is starting to do handling the ball that suggests Ferguson could push for the national top five and be as good as he decides he wants to be. He is finding and attacking holes in defenses, making good passes and becoming more and more assertive by the day. An elite level athlete on top of everything else, Ferguson has definitely stepped his game up and made Prime Prep his squad with the departure of all-everything point guard Emmanuel MudiayClick This year's edition of Prime Prep doesn't have a true big man who is quite ready to impact the game so BaylorClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. pledge Mark VitalClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. has taken the challenge to play big. A muscular 6-foot-5 junior, Vital uses his strength, energy and athleticism to play bigger than his size and set the tone for his teammates with his physicality. The No. 51 player in the class of of 2016, Vital didn't back down one inch from Ayton in the post and even jawed at him after plays showing his extreme confidence. The way he's being utilized, he's similar to Iowa StateClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. senior Dustin Hogue.Here to view this Link..Here to view this Link. and freshman Devion DunbarClick Prime Prep's biggest attraction is Terrance FergusonClick This year's edition of Prime Prep doesn't have a true big man who is quite ready to impact the game so BaylorClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. pledge Mark VitalClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. has taken the challenge to play big. A muscular 6-foot-5 junior, Vital uses his strength, energy and athleticism to play bigger than his size and set the tone for his teammates with his physicality. The No. 51 player in the class of of 2016, Vital didn't back down one inch from Ayton in the post and even jawed at him after plays showing his extreme confidence. The way he's being utilized, he's similar to Iowa StateClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. senior Dustin Hogue.Here to view this Link.. The No. 8 player in the class of 2016, Ferguson is a shooting guard who is pushing 6-foot-7 and rounding out his game by the day. A big time shooter with legitimate NBA range, his jumper is as pure as they come on the high school level. However, it's what he is starting to do handling the ball that suggests Ferguson could push for the national top five and be as good as he decides he wants to be. He is finding and attacking holes in defenses, making good passes and becoming more and more assertive by the day. An elite level athlete on top of everything else, Ferguson has definitely stepped his game up and made Prime Prep his squad with the departure of all-everything point guard Emmanuel MudiayClick This year's edition of Prime Prep doesn't have a true big man who is quite ready to impact the game so BaylorClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. pledge Mark VitalClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. has taken the challenge to play big. A muscular 6-foot-5 junior, Vital uses his strength, energy and athleticism to play bigger than his size and set the tone for his teammates with his physicality. The No. 51 player in the class of of 2016, Vital didn't back down one inch from Ayton in the post and even jawed at him after plays showing his extreme confidence. The way he's being utilized, he's similar to Iowa StateClick A native of Paris who has only in the States for a few years, Ona Embo said that he doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing a lot from programs like Arizona, USC, California and UCLA.Here to view this Link. senior Dustin Hogue.Here to view this Link..Here to view this Link..
At 5-foot-10, Ramsey isn't the biggest guy around but he plays with tenacity and isn't afraid to take and hit a big jump shot. He has good quickness, is strong and doesn't get rattled all that much by pressure. There are a lot of mid major programs in the state of Texas who would do well to extend him a scholarship offer during the spring.
A native of Louisiana, Dunbar is a lean and sleek 6-foot-2 combo guard. Right now, Dunbar's calling card is his jump shooting from deep but there looks to be many more layers to his game. Because he's so young, he can be inconsistent and currently picks his spots but it's a pretty safe bet that he is one we will be hearing from quite a bit down the road.
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