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Boys' basketball: It's up to the point guard at Harvard-Westlake

When opponents face North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake in basketball this season, their strategy will be simple: Dare the Wolverines' guards to make a shot or dribble the ball without making a turnover.

If the Wolverines can find a competent guard or two, they might not lose because their front line can be as good as it gets.

They have 6-foot-7 Damiene Cain, 6-8 Zena Edosomwan, 6-7 freshman Derick Newton, 6-7 Josh Hearlihy and 6-5 Danilo Dragovic.

But Coach Greg Hilliard knows his team could face lots of zone defenses unless someone steps up to make an occasional outside shot. That will be the challenge for the Wolverines in a tough Mission League where teams have exceptional guards, such as Los Angeles Loyola, Mission Hills Alemany and Encino Crespi.

Can Harvard-Westlake's bigs outplay the guards?

And one of those guards will be Los Angeles Loyola freshman Parker Cartwright.


-- Eric Sondheimer

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He's got some real talent, would probs be worth getting those hands insured...

Basketball Equipment

He's gonna be a star - has similarities to Baron Davis in my opinion.

Jim Ma

Don't forget about Lewis Dix. Missed most of last season with injuries.

james gossett

But es if the move is for athletic reason, as this obviously is, then he should be ineligible.


There's a simple reason Danilo is eligible. He sat out last season. He could have transferred to any private school in Southern California or any public school if he had moved into their attendance boundary.

james gossett

How is Danilo Dragovic even eligible? He wasn't eligible last year, moves from a public to a private school, and now is eligible? How can that be? Those are the transfer E.S. needs to complain about and investigate.


They gonna have to try and keep up with
Freshman phenom Parker Cartwright and Loyola!

Frank White

Why would you play zone against all that size?I would pick them up full court and speed them up!Let's see if there guards can handle pressure for 32 minutes.


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