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Sheldon, Monterey Trail Showcase Hoops at Classic

Jun 13, 2024 11:06AM ● By Alejandro Barron

The announcement for the Nor Cal High-School Summer Classic for Sheldon and Monterey Trail high schools. Photo courtesy of @DaveKeefer on X

ELK GROVE, CA (MPG) - Hoopers from Sheldon and Monterey Trail high school boys basketball teams kicked off their summer schedule by showcasing themselves at the Nor Cal High-School Summer Classic at Diablo Valley College. 
At the event, held June 1 and 2, the Huskies went undefeated in four games while the Mustangs split their four games going 2-2. 
The Huskies are coming off a quarterfinal finish in the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoffs with an overall record of 20-10 and a runner-up finish in the Delta League. 
They first matched up against the Lincoln Trojans on June 1 for a 68-48 win and later in the day a 57-43 win over University (Bay City Warriors). 
On June 2, the Huskies would defeat the Weston Ranch Cougars 65-55, then take the win over the Lodi Flames in convincing fashion 70-32. 
One of the standouts for the Huskies is Chad Johnson, a guard/wing heading into his senior year, according to a scouting report by Britt Wright, who contributes to Prep Hoops as a California scout/evaluator.
“All indications are Johnson is ready for a breakout summer. The 6’4” slinky ball handler put points on the board using a variety of moves. Slick handles, change of direction, some quickness along with long strides and balance to get where he wanted to go,” said Wright. 
Wright went on to say Johnson handled contact well and was able to knock down open three-pointers with his length helping him defend and rebound. 
As for the Mustangs, they entered this event coming off a season that concluded in a quarterfinal finish in the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoffs and a round two finish in the Nor-Cal Regionals. 
The Metro League champions with an overall record of 27-5 took a win over the Lincoln Trojans 73-53, a loss to the San Ramon Valley Wolves 69-58, a win over the St. Mary’s Rams 69-38 and a loss to the McClymonds Warriors 65-49. 
For the Mustangs, Rashawn Inglemon, who’s heading into his senior year as guard, received praise from Wright as well. 
“He’s a rising guard from Sacramento. His quality handles, quick twitch movements, vision for passing and ability to make shots from different areas of the court make him a double threat when the ball is in his hands,” Wright said. 
Wright also said Inglemon is looking to create with his passes, keeps defenders off balance, puts his teammates in position to score and hits three-pointers and mid-range jumpers at a good rate. 
Another standout, according to Wright and Prep Hoops Nor-Cal, was Derron White, a point guard heading into his senior year who broke the Mustangs’ single-season assists record this past season. 
White dropped 27 points and had 25 rebounds with eight blocks during the event. 
The Huskies and the Mustangs will continue their summer schedule in preparation for their upcoming season with the Boys Cali Live tournament on June 28-30 with top teams from California, Nevada and Arizona competing in Roseville.