Boys' basketball: Max Hoetzel shows why he's a little unique [Video]
There aren't many 6-foot-8 high school basketball players who can shoot and dribble like a guard. That makes Max Hoetzel of Calabasas a little unique.
He had 20 points on Thursday night, including two free throws with 4.9 seconds left, to give Calabasas a 68-65 victory over Beverly Hills in the Crespi tournament.
He has eight colleges paying close attention to his progress this summer, and his offers should reach beyond 10 by summer's end. As he gets stronger, he's going to become even more in demand.
Beverly Hills came close to pulling off a major comeback after trailing by 15 points at halftime. The Normas got as close as one point in the final seconds thanks to senior guard Siavash Yektafar, who finished with 25 points, including a 10-point surge in a minute's time when he made two three-pointers and a four-point play.
Action continues Friday at Crespi, with El Camino Real taking on the Celts at 12:30 p.m. and Loyola playing El Camino Real at 3:30 p.m. among the highlight games.
-- Eric Sondheimer