Starting tomorrow "The Big Showdown" will take place in a number of venues around San Diego. The Big Showdown is a multi-aged, boys and girls basketball tournament showcasing a number of AAU teams from Southern California and beyond.
The biggest takeaway from the event is that two big time recruits will be in San Diego, Nathan Mensah and Joel Mensah. Both players will be taking a break from the shoe circuit and will be suiting up with their original AAU team, Coastal Elite. These are two players that are high in our latest recruit rankings and are huge Aztec targets. If the Aztecs could land either or even better both players then it would be a huge get for the program.
Nathan Mensah is a 6-10 big man who rebounds and blocks shots at a high rate. He has been improving his game at the Nike EYBL and his stock is surely to rise as he continues doing well. Getting a commitment from Nathan would address a need for the Aztecs, a big man who can score around the basket and play solid defense.
Joel Mensah is a 6-10 forward from JSerra High School and like Nathan he can rebound and has a blossoming offensive game. I have watched Joel play a couple of times and what I like about his game is that he is not afraid to post up and battle with big name guys. Joel has played against five-star guys like Bol Bol and 2019 Aztec recruit Onyeka Okongwu and held his own. Joel would be a great fit for the program.
Coastal Elite plays their two pool games tomorrow at Lincoln High School. Their first game is scheduled for 9:50 AM against San Diego Soldiers. Then they play again at 1:30 PM against Team Zona Maroon.
This is a great opportunity for the Mensahs and Aztecs fans alike. It allows the Mensahs to come to San Diego and check out what a potential college destination is like. It is also a chance for Aztecs fans to come out and have a first hand look at two potential future Aztecs. Do not miss this opportunity Aztecs fans, so get your Aztec gear out and head to Lincoln High tomorrow and show these two young men why they should become Aztecs.