The Redding 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Redding Civic Auditorium is a true North State spectacle. From the youngsters to the “old(er)” players, the 3-on-3 marks the passing of not just generations, but the passing of the torch.
In the lead to the this weekend’s tournament, Shasta County Sports — a sponsor of the tournament — is taking a look at three groups of players to keep an eye on. We’re calling them “The Legends,” “The Present” and “The Future.”
“The Legends” are guys and gals who’ve cut their teeth playing 3-on-3 over the years. Not only 3-on-3 veterans, these players have starred in high school, and perhaps college, and continue to bring their A-game to the June courts at 3-on-3.
“The Present” looks at those players currently making a name for themselves on the high school hardwood of the Northern Section. These are the prep players who fill the stories, rankings and photo galleries of Shasta County Sports on a nightly basis.
“The Future,” well, those are the kids who have shown they have game and working on moving up the ladder. These are the boys and girls whose names you’ll start hearing in the next few years.
Braden Alexander: Has great handles and a definite threat from range. Can drain the triple.
Tre Coleman: A very athletic guard who can catch fire and carry a squad.
Hudson Edwards: He’s a threat to score from anywhere on the floor. A great shooter on the rise.
James Glenn: An all-around player who can score with the best.
Sawyer Hokanson: The hard-worker rebounds and scores really well around the basket.
Aislin Johnson: A great inside scorer and rebounder. The 14 year old is a highly-touted player who will be entering high school soon that is sure to make a statement. Plays on Team Calogistic Hoops.
Nick Lockwood: The 13 year old from Parsons does it all: Scores, defends, and is physical and aggressive. Plays on Team Blue Devils.
Deshawn Townsend: A natural scorer and one of the toughest players out there. The 11 year old Parsons kid plays on Team Elevate.
Lucas Troncale: A tough physical defender who plays hard.
Joanna Warren: She does it all for a 12 year old at U-Prep. Warren has great handles and can score in bunches. Plays on Team G.O.A.T.S
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