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Boys' basketball: When they were sixth graders . . .

March 7, 2013 |  3:01 pm

There's a group of high school basketball players who came within one point of winning an AAU national championship when many of them were sixth graders in 2008 and traveled to Hampton, Va.

Lee Garson (left) was the coach of the Gorillas team that included Parker Jackson-Cartwright of Loyola, Tyler Dorsey of St. John Bosco, Robert Cartwright of Flintridge Prep and Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly. That's a lineup of guards that are off the charts. All figure to be playing college basketball.

Garson has a photo of the team (see above).

Back row (left to right): Kenneth Koffi (Agoura), Sam Weintraub (Harvard-Westlake), Marsalis Johnson (Village Christian), Tyler Dorsey (St. John Bosco), Bryan Polan (Harvard-Westlake). Front row (left to right): Darrell Stewart (moved to Georgia and plays for former Campbell Hall Coach Terry Kelly), Dylan Joseph (St. Bernard), Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Loyola), Robert Cartwright (Flintridge Prep), Cesar Reyes (Poly).

-- Eric Sondheimer