For many years Crossroads had one of the elite high school basketball programs in Southern California.
This season Crossroads is 0-6 in the talent-laden Olympic League. It’s not a coincidence that scholarshops are going to other departments.
The Mirror has been told that only one or two players are on scholarship, and that is believed to be the lowest figure in 30 years.
At the same time, league opponents are especially strong. The league is dominant in CIF rankings.
“Crossroads is the only team in the league without at least two players six-foot-six,” said a source.” Their best inside player, Chester Lindley, gets into foul trouble going against bigger guys.”
Lindley has fouled out or come close six times in league games. Earlier he was the MVP of a tournament when the teams were not overly big.
Coach Kevin Jackson says he can just coach to the best of his ability and encourage the players to keep their spirits high. The team had an 11-3 non-league record against poorer competition but has been overmatched since then.
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