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Section 7: Diving into the top dogs, part IV

28, Jun 2023

Section 7: Diving into the top dogs, part IV

GLENDALE, AZ - The depth of talent at the Section 7 camp this season was unreal. We can unpack it for a week and still never cover it all. That said, we continue to look at the top overall performers from the action. 

RELATED: Part I | Part II | Part III


Elzie Harrington, St. John Bosco (CA): When we get to the post-season of the CIF next early spring and St. John Bosco looks to make their march to the potential state championship, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if some of the lessons learned at Section 7 come in handy. SJB went 4-0 on this giant stage. For Harrington, he could potentially point to this past weekend as the one where he took the leadership reigns of this club. 

We saw some great things from the 2025 stud. Harrington was a match-up problem throughout the event. As a ball-handler and creator, the powerful crossover dribble allowed him to blow past his man for a pull-up jumper in the midrange or a finish at the rim. His passing was elevated by his great court vision and understanding of the offense.

This was a pretty elite showing from a pretty elite guard. A wide variety of schools - including head coaches - were on hand to watch him. And so were the academic schools. A top 20 guy nationally, that kind of recruiting activity was expected. - Justin Young 


CJ Shaw, Mojave (NV): Wired to score. That is who he is as a player. Shaw was about that bucket. Time and time again. The junior put people on notice inside the confines of State Farm Stadium. He was one of the top point producers from the action and as the event schedule moved forward, more college coaches were coming by to get a look. 

Shaw parlayed the weekend into offers from UNLV, who more times than not, had a full staff there to see him. Southern Utah tendered an offer, too. 

His ball-handling was so slippery that Shaw was able to get to any spot he wanted. Once there, he was quick to explode to the rim or vertically for a jumper. His bag was on full display. As intent and intense as the 2025 guard was on offense, his quick hands got into tight spaces for swipes and steals on defense. Overall, this was a brilliant weekend for the Vegas guard. - Justin Young 

Dillan Shaw, Heritage Christian (CA): The month of June has been a good one for the 6-foot-6 wing. He racked up great back-to-back weekends with his high school team and played his way into a variety of offers. Shaw’s motor revved hard during the NCAA Live Period and his versatility kept drawing back the guys with the scholarship offers. 

Shaw was effective in just about every position he was put in. Defensively, he was motivated. Offensively, he was opportunistic. We saw a comfortability on the wing as a three-point shooter and on the next possession he battled for offensive rebounds and putbacks. 

His recruitment is starting to lay a foundation with regional mid-majors offering and high-majors making sure they see more of him going into July. Keep an eye on his progression. - Justin Young 

Mason Magee, Basha (AZ): The young guard from Arizona was quite impressive with his control of the action on a stage like this. He was one of the youngest players in attendance and didn’t seem too rattled by the eyes on the sidelines and baselines. 

He runs a team well and even in his early years of high-level high school hoops, he’s making mature decisions with the ball. Magee is a good mixture of set-up and scoring. He gets into tight spots with the dribble and likes to get himself on the foul stripe. 

Magee and his young Basha team had a gauntlet of a schedule, facing Harvard-Westlake, Oak Ridge, Eastside Catholic and De La Salle. Magee wanted to stand in the ring and handle the pressure of such a slate. 

As I’ve mentioned before, Arizona’s 2026 class is very strong and Magee is right there in the middle of it. I’d expect his recruitment to grow some healthy legs in the year ahead. - Justin Young


Justin Young

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series.