Good West Coast Talent Comes to Town
Westwind Prep entered as a large unknown to many on the east coast. They have some good talent, and it was on display in a game that was better than some were giving it credit for as they held off Bridgton Academy for the win.
The talent starts with point guard Kiwi Gardner (5’7″ Jr. PG, Mante Manteca (CA)), who has actually moved back into the class of 2012. Though small, his motor is always going, he’s quick and tough, and isn’t lacking skills. He showed a touch from long range en route to 19 points to go with his passing.
Gardner’s big help came from UC Santa Barbara commit John Green (6’6″ Sr. SF, Oakland (CA)), who had 30 points and 11 boards,...
Westwind Prep – 83
Bridgton Academy – 78
Westwind forward John Green (2011, 6'6”, 3, RR-8, UC-Santa Barbara) was a force from start to finish. This high-motor forward started the game catching a lob dunk and played with the same level of intensity the 38+ minutes he was on the floor. He had 30 points and 11 rebounds, a similar performance from what I saw this summer when he played with Team 94 out of Oakland . He can get to the basket, hit the three and make the correct read in the halfcourt. He took two charges on the defensive end and contested a bunch of shots.