Wright's Basketball Scouting Report 65th Annual Gridley Invitational

As a scouting service you have to go where the players are. On December 6-8. The 65th Annual Gridley Invitational Basketball Tournament was held in Gridley California. This 3-day event has a reputation for inviting the top basketball teams in Northern California.

I was at this event to evaluate players the last 2-days of the event. Here's my take.

Congratulations to Salesian College Prep back to back champs at this event. Salesian defeated Nor Cals #1 ranked team Sheldon 75-59. Jovon McClanahan was voted MVP of the tournament with 24 pts in the final game. It all starts with the twins. Jaden and Jovon McClanahan, 5'11 senior guards on this Salesian team. I've watched them disrupt the whole flow of the game with their aggressive style of play on the defensive end, they cause everybody else to want to get in on the action. The 2-days I was in attendance Jovon contributed 37 pts, 8rebs, 9 assists, while Jaden had 29pts, 7rebs, 6 stls. At this point in the season they have answered the question. Who's the best back court in Nor Cal. Although they do have a distinct advantage, they've playing with each other for a while. I'll have more to write in the coming days about Gridley.

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