Some of the best student athletes in the state were on display at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 tournament at Fullerton College on Sunday. All 12 teams in attendance were loaded with talent. Every contest was highly competitive. When it was all said and done, Body By Tra, featuring Monrovia's Kurt Scoby, Upland's Tyler Hilinski and Culver City's Stanley Norman, took home the title.
Nor Cal was well represented with big time recruits like Joe Mixon, Michael Lazurus, Adarius Pickett, C.J. Spencer and D.J. Calhoun balling out for TMP. There were several highlight reel plays throughout the day, including a ridiculous one-handed catch by Mixon.
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Serra's Dwight Williams, Jordan Lasley and Jalen Greene performed well for their respective squads. Hart teammates Brady White and Trent Irwin linked up on a number of plays for B2G 5-Star.
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Chino Hills receiver Donovan Walker and Victor Valley receiver Marquis Wimberly balled out making catches all over the field. Standout Compton Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher competed despite a back injury.
Others in attendance included Mater Dei's Jonathan Lockett, Poly's Iman Marshall, Upland's Jefferey Farrar, Dorsey's David Williams, Temecula Valley's Kyle Plantier. Dinuba's Marcus McMaryion and Heritage's Matthew Palmer.
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The athletes battled through the heat and clearly showed why they are being heavily recruited by big time programs around the country. Events like the Best of the West tournament provide a vital platform for athletes from around the state to measure their skills against top competition.