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Boys' basketball: Loyola keeps getting more good players

October 4, 2011 |  7:48 am

As if Los Angeles Loyola wasn't loaded enough at the guard position, Coach Jamal Adams said freshman point guard Max Hazzard will be playing varsity basketball.

Hazzard, the grandson of former UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard and the younger brother of Loyola senior guard Jacob Hazzard, joins what clearly is the best group of guards in the state.

The Cubs have sophomore Parker Cartwright, who boasts a UCLA scholarship offer, plus returnee Justin Childress.

Then there's junior Trey Mason, who shoots three-pointers so well he makes them look like he's shooting free throws.

And Julian Harrell might be 6-foot-5 and committed to Pennsylvania, but he also can play guard.

So opposing coaches don't figure to play too much zone defense against the Cubs. They'll try to outmuscle them, but good luck on that.

-- Eric Sondheimer