San Marino boys basketball is currently riding a wonderful wave of success as they had a great summer competing and ended it by winning the renown Palm Springs Tournament, defeating Fountain Valley (formerly CIF-SS D1), Montebello, Calvary Chapel and Schurr then recently picked up where they left off by winning their first fall tournament down at Open Gym Premier called the Fall Kickoff Tournament defeating a national OGP Fullerton Elite team, San Juan Hills High School (currently CIF-SS D1), OGP Anaheim and then San Juan Hills for the second time to win the championship. Last Saturday 9/23, the Titans defeated Colony (currently CIF-SS D1) for the first time at the Glendora fall league proving that this might be the deepest bench of talent and grit that Coach Mihail Papadopulos has had since 2010.
The Titans are led by 7 very experienced seniors, which include Adrian Huang who has been one the leading scorer, Jayden Tse, who has been cooking all off-season shooting the ball with great accuracy and calmness and players like Jack Fuerst, Eli Chin, Dean Ryan, Casey Chan and Nick Chen who have been super gritty and playing at such a mature level in all the games. The varsity gained 3 players this fall, as Bobby Reyes returned from his off-season time playing with the Mexican national team and San Marino has gained two players that really fit the San Marino culture in Nick Sung and Marcos Rangel.
The Titans will be playing in an upcoming Bullis Roadhouse event at Lynwood High School in October as they are slated to play one of the best sophomores in the country in Jason Crowe Jr. and Lynwood High School. Looking forward to the challenge.