Grant High grads have de Toledo in 5-A quarterfinals

Former Grant players Shawn Hackett (left) and Alvin Castro are coaching de Toledo.
(Photo courtesy de Toledo)

Alvin Castro and Shawn Hackett played basketball together at Grant High for Howard Levine in the 1990s. Now they’ve come together to be coaches at West Hills de Toledo, a Jewish school that has reached the Southern Section Division 5-A quarterfinals.

Hackett was the longtime coach at Sherman Oaks CES before leaving to join Castro as associate head coach.

The best player is 6-foot-3 senior Liam Evenhaim, who’s averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds. He scored 36 points and had 11 rebounds in a win over Mojave on Tuesday night.

Next up for de Toledo (14-8) is a Thursday road game against Upland Western Christian.


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