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April 29, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Victoria Park in Carson, someone has an eye on the action. Same for the Queen Anne and Denker recreation centers in Los Angeles, as well as playgrounds and gyms near you. Wherever the cadence of bouncing basketballs can be heard, someone will be watching. Children as young as 10 and 11 know it. The adults influencing them--parents, coaches and scouts--also know. Everyone is looking for the heir to Jordan's throne. This new star may not rise out of the streets of Los Angeles.
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April 29, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Victoria Park in Carson, someone has an eye on the action. Same for the Queen Anne and Denker recreation centers in Los Angeles, as well as playgrounds and gyms near you. Wherever the cadence of bouncing basketballs can be heard, someone will be watching. Children as young as 10 and 11 know it. The adults influencing them--parents, coaches and scouts--also know. Everyone is looking for the heir to Jordan's throne. This new star may not rise out of the streets of Los Angeles.
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NEWS
June 12, 1986
David Benezra, who coached the Los Angeles Metropolitan Rockfish of the Slam 'n' Jam League to a national basketball championship last summer in the AAU Junior Olympics, is going to another winning program. Benezra will replace Elliot Turret as head basketball coach at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, announced Chuck Ice, Crossroads athletic director. Turret resigned last March after the Roadrunners lost the state Division III championship game to Vanden High School of Travis Air Force Base.
NEWS
July 3, 1986
Sonny Hill's Philadelphia all-star prep basketball team will play three games against the best in Southern California starting today. Hill is the legendary king of the prep basketball in the East, and his spring and summer youth programs are regarded by many as the best in the nation. The first encounter will pit the Philly team , featuring 6-10 Clay Buckley, 6-7 Aaron Davis, 6-6 Dan Watts, and 6-6 Matt Blundin, against Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. at Compton College. Los Angeles is led by J. D.
SPORTS
December 22, 1987 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana High School's Bobby Joyce has put two unpleasant experiences of the past month in perspective. In November, Joyce made an oral commitment to play basketball at Fresno State, then changed his mind hours later. He has put plans for college on hold until after the season. "I have never lived away from my home and my friends before," Joyce said. "It scared me. I knew I wasn't ready to sign."
SPORTS
August 29, 1993 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serra High's basketball team grew a little stronger Friday when Leonard Butler, a 6-foot-7 forward considered one of the top juniors in Southern California, transferred from Leuzinger to the Catholic school in Gardena. Butler, who was academically ineligible last season, is the second highly regarded player to transfer to Serra this summer. Rick Price, a 6-6 senior guard rated among the nation's top college prospects, transferred last month from Long Beach St. Anthony.
SPORTS
July 2, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
The rosters for high school all-star games generally are filled with players who have won enough individual and team honors to fill a trophy case. Many have been awarded athletic scholarships to four-year colleges. Others will matriculate at local community colleges and eventually will realize their goals of earning a scholarship.
SPORTS
April 22, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Jim Perry told the Southern Section's general council that it was time to eliminate profitable, privately run spring basketball leagues. Perry, athletic director at La Quinta High School, was speaking on behalf of the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn. (SCIBCA), of which he is a former president.
SPORTS
April 29, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed O'Bannon used to ride a bicycle past some of Los Angeles' roughest streets, where drive-by shootings are nearly as common as mail delivery. Still, he said it was the best way to get to and from Verbum Dei High School four years ago. His mother, Madeline O'Bannon, was not so sure. "I would wait every day for him to come home, just scared to death," she said. Her fear was not unfounded.
SPORTS
June 30, 1989
The Slam-N-Jam Development League will hold its Carson Grand Finale on Wednesday through Saturday with a 16-team tournament at Carson High featuring some of the top high school teams in the area. Wednesday's opening-round games are Muir vs. Dominguez at 11 a.m., Santa Clara vs. Oceanside at 12:20, Vista vs. Morningside at 1:40, Cleveland vs. Hawthorne at 3, Lynwood vs. Marina at 4:20, Ocean View vs. Lakewood at 5:40, Carson vs. Rolling Hills at 7 and Long Beach Poly vs. Palos Verdes at 8:20.
NEWS
July 17, 1986 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Bernie Fine sits down, crosses his arms and settles back for a full day of sightseeing. Wearing a bright orange shirt and blue shorts, he blends right in with the other out-of-towners decked out in colored polo shirts with college logos across the breast pockets. Fine is not on vacation. If he was, he would be someplace like Palm Springs, relaxing on a chaise lounge with an umbrella over his head and a pina colada in his hand.
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