Steve Fryer’s Fab 5 outstanding boys basketball players last week, Jan. 30-Feb. 4:
Kaiden Bailey, Crean Lutheran, Freshman, Guard
Bailey scored 26 points in a win over Kennedy and 32 points in a win over Cypress as the Saints finished 10-0 in the Empire League.
Brandon Benjamin, Canyon, Sophomore, Forward
He scored 36 points with seven rebounds in a win over Villa Park and scored 21 points in a win over Yorba Linda to conclude the regular season with an average of 22 points a game.
Zack Davidson, Mater Dei, Senior, Forward
Davidson’s 25 points and 12 rebounds led the Monarchs to a win over Santa Margarita that helped Mater Dei finish second in the Trinity League.
Jaxson LaGraffe, Esperanza, Senior, Guard
He scored a game-high 20 points with four 3-pointers in the Aztecs’ win over El Modena that earned them a share of the North Hills League championship.
Markus Toscano, Loara, Senior Forward
Toscano scored 35 points with nine rebounds and seven blocked shots in a win over Bolsa Grande and scored 24 points in a win over Rancho Alamitos to take an average of 21 points a game into the playoffs.
CIF-SS girls basketball playoffs: Schedule for Orange County teams on Thursday, Feb. 9
CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs: Schedule for Orange County teams Wednesday, Feb. 8
Video: O.C. Hoops Show with Dan Albano and Steve Fryer, Feb. 7
Boys basketball playoffs starting with several exciting matchups
Several O.C. girls basketball teams improved dramatically to reach CIF-SS playoffs