Boys' basketball: Why Redondo won't be a one-season wonder
Redondo is one of the big surprises this season, reaching Saturday's CIF state championship Division II final in Sacramento against Pleasant Hill College Park after going 10-17 last season. But the Sea Hawks are just getting started under first-year Coach Reggie Morris Jr.
In Saturday's regional final, there were a group of underclassmen making huge contributions to indicate that Redondo is going to haven an impact in Southern California basketball beyond this season.
Jeremiah Headley, a 6-foot-6 sophomore, and Leland Green, a 6-2 freshman guard, made major contributions off the bench. Ian Fox, a 6-1 junior guard, has been a key player on offense all season. And don't forget about sophomore point guard Cameron High.
Redondo's zone defense should work well at Sleep Train Arena, where long shots sometimes don't go in. And the Sea Hawks have been taught to box out for rebounds and that could be a winning strategy for this season and beyond.
-- Eric Soondheimer