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Boys' basketball: Weathers shows Fairfax still has talent

July 22, 2009 |  2:43 pm

 At this time last year, Renardo Sidney was the big player from Los Angeles Fairfax colleges were scouting here. With Sidney gone, Fairfax supposedly is lacking in talent, but don't tell that to senior guard Jordan Weathers.

Weathers scored 22 points in the first half Wednesday and finished with 24 points to help the California Supreme Black team score a one point victory over the New York Panthers in a one-day event sponsored by Grassroots Basketball of America.

It was typical Weathers. He has always had the ability to explode on the court. But he also sometimes disappears, and it's that lack of consistency he continues to work on.

Weathers, though, knows how to turn it on at the right time. He had 23 points last season in a state playoff upset of Santa Ana Mater Dei. And for him to score 22 points in a half in front of dozens of college recruiters ought to help his scholarship chances.

Gardena Serra's Keith Shamburger hit the game-winning shot with eight seconds left.

-- Eric Sondheimer in Las Vegas