Frank Says: St. Augustine knocked off Foothills Christian in a Torrey Pines Holiday Classic “Showcase game” on Dec. 26. Two of the best players in San Diego, Jaylen Hands of Foothills Christian and Taeshon Cherry of St. Augustine, will be on display.
This Season: 24-5/Coastal League co-champion
Coach: Brad Leaf
Vs. The Field: 4-1 (beat Torrey Pines, 74-63; Mission Hills, 83-63; La Jolla Country Day, 70-57; Mater Dei Catholic, 64-57; lost to St. Augustine, 85-75)
Seniors To Watch: McDonald’s All-American guard Jaylen Hands to UCLA
This Season: 25-4/Western League champion
Coach: Mike Haupt
Vs. The Field: 3-0 (beat Foothills Christian, 85-75; La Jolla Country Day, 78-68; and La Costa Canyon, 68-45)
Seniors To Watch: 6-2 Otto Taylor could get some offers in the spring.
Frank Says: Both teams have solid backcourts. But Jake Gilliam’s inside prowess could prove the difference for Torrey Pines in the teams’ second meeting.
This Season: 27-3/Avocado East League champion
Coach: Anthony Bolton
Vs. The Field: 2-3 (won two of three games with Mission Hills, losing 70-66, and winning, 66-63, and 70-63; lost to Torrey Pines, 59-51; La Jolla Country Day, 54-52)
Seniors To Watch: None but there are several juniors, including Taurus Samuels, who could sign next fall.
This Season: 27-3/Avocado League-West champion
Coach: John Olive
Vs. The Field: 6-1 (beat La Costa Canyon twice, 73-53 and 73-62; Mater Dei Catholic, 69-52; Vista, 59-51; La Jolla Country Day, twice, 71-61, and 60-53; lost to Foothills Christian, 74-63)
Seniors To Watch: 6-9 Jake Gilliam is likely to sign in the spring