The Curious Case of Alex Lopez/Chace Stanback and their Younger Brothers
For those who do not know, Brook and Robin had a brother who was being heavily recruited when they were still toddlers. Alex Lopez was 6'10 at the age of 14 and was heavily recruited by Los Angeles area HIGH SCHOOLS (yes, not just colleges)! He eventually chose to go to Campbell Hall where he had a pretty solid HS career. The elder Lopez eventually went to University of Washington, than transferred to Santa Clara after a lack of PT in his first two years.
Here is an article about Alex as a 14 year old, when his younger brothers were 23 months old (and predicted to both be over 6'10):
Well, from what I heard, Alex could really ball and was a skilled big. As a 14 year old, he was a very exciting prospect and was definitely worth quite a bit of hype. I do not know what happened and if it went to his head or the entire story, but I have a feeling that his family was more prepared when it came to his younger brothers, Brook and Robin. The Lopez twins of course became McDonald's All-Americans and both were top 15 Draft picks in 2008.
Chace Stanback was also a pretty highly touted recruit, being 6'8 with a nice shooting stroke and an ability to play either wing position. He started off at UCLA receiving limited PT as a freshman before transferring to UNLV. Chace averaged double figures in each of his last three seasons, though never became a really consistent force.
He had some standout performances this season, including a 28 point and 10 rebound game in an early season upset over than #1 North Carolina. He even had a couple of 29 point games in which he shot a combined 20-25 FG (17-20 3 PT), though they were against the likes of Louisiana Monroe and Central Arkansas. Despite averaging 12.5 ppg and shooting 45.5% from 3 in his senior season, he finished his season with 5 games in single digit scoring. He went undrafted and will more than likely be on some teams Summer League roster.
Still, much like Alex, Chace has some potentially monster sized siblings. His younger brother, Trevor, is considered a very intriguing 2016 (incoming freshman) prospect. He is 14 years old, 6'10 and thin as a rail. He than has another younger brother, Kyle, is a 6'2 5th grader with size 14 shoes. Not saying that either is a sure fire NBA player, just some kids to watch who will hopefully follow along the path of the younger Lopez's.
Boys' basketball: Freshman Trevor Stanback shows ability in debut
In four years, Tuesday's opening day of the week-long Crespi tournament may or may not be remembered as the moment 6-foot-10 freshman center Trevor Stanback made his debut for West Hills Chaminade.
He scored 12 points in a 72-53 loss to Brentwood. The Eagles seemed as if they didn't know what to do with someone his size, and it's going to take all summer for teammates to get comfortable, particularly 6-8 Jack Williams, who's going to have to figure out how to play with a big man in the middle.
But Stanback, who turned 14 a couple months ago, is going to bring lots of attention to the Eagles. He's a straight-A student, wears size 16 shoes, can run up and down the court, has athleticism and can make a jumper from free-throw range. He's the younger brother of former Fairfax standout Chace Stanback and shoots his jumper just like his brother. He has a sister, Devin, who will be a 6-2 junior at Chaminade, and he has a 6-2 younger brother, Kyle, who's only in the fifth grade and wears size 14 shoes.
Brentwood was finally at full strength, and its two returning standouts, Tra Holder and Leland King, were fabulous, each scoring 21 points.
Loyola's Trey Mason had 25 points and made seven three-pointers in a victory over Camarillo. West Ranch looked very good in a win over Orange Lutheran.
-- Eric Sondheimer
Trevor will be playing for Chaminade HS, but played middle school with top rated 2017 (going into 8th grade) prospect 6'7 Cody Riley. Here is another video of their scrimmage with some other talented youngsters: