- Joel Francisco
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The 18th annual Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School this past Saturday featured a highly anticipated lineup, but the one matchup that never materialized was in the Etiwanda vs. Loyola tilt.
Many in attendance (for months on end) were anticipating a duel between ESPN 60 point guards Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Loyola) and Jordan McLaughlin (Etiwanda). However, Jackson-Cartwright -- who had reportedly been cleared before the game to return from a foot injury that has sidelined him for a month -- never suited up.
Nonetheless, the day was filled with standout performances as well as a couple of teams that play suffocating defense in Etiwanda and Long Beach Poly. Here were some of the best players from the event.