Derozan dominates Ocean View Tourney

Originally Published: December 11, 2006
By Joel Francisco | Scouts Inc.
Ocean View Tournament of Champions
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Tournament winner: Compton High School
Tournament MVP: Demar Derozan, (Compton, Calif.)

What happened: In the past several years, the Tournament of Champions hasn't assembled the talent-laden teams of years past, like Verbum Dei and Long Beach Poly in the 1970s, Crenshaw and Mater Dei 80s and Long Beach Poly and Dominguez 90s. In addition, the quality of individual stars, like John Williams (Crenshaw) and more recently Paul Pierce (Inglewood), had also dwindled down. However, 6-foot-6 junior Demar Derozan (Compton) displayed the athleticism, skill and flair for the spectacular to be mentioned as one of the all-time greats at this prestigious tournament.