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A driving force in basketball out of Los Alamitos

A driving force in basketball out of Los Alamitos

The best basketball player in Southern California not named Lonzo Ball might be Eyassu Worku, a 6-foot-2 senior guard from Los Alamitos whose parents came here from Ethiopia just before he was born.

He has a college career in front of him, having signed with UC Irvine, which means in coming years TV commentators will be asking, "Where did he come from?"

Irvine did its homework, watching him develop the last two years, and Worku has just begun to fulfill his potential: He has led Los Alamitos to a 20-3 overall record and 7-0 mark in the Sunset League. He'll be playing Saturday in the Nike Extravaganza at Santa Ana Mater Dei against Fairfax in a 2:45 p.m....

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