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Fryer on basketball: A healthier Redfield leads…

12/03/2019, 4:00pm PST
By Steve Fryer


Fryer on basketball: A healthier Redfield leads Capistrano Valley boys basketball to strong start


Capistrano Valley’s Langston Redfield drives against Trabuco Hills’ Justin Anderson during the second half of a South Coast League game at Trabuco Hills High School on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Mission Viejo, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

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PUBLISHED: December 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm | UPDATED: December 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

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Langston Redfield at 90 percent helped Capistrano Valley win 100 percent of its first five games.

The Cougars boys basketball team won the season-opening Jim Harris Classic tournament championship two weeks ago. They improved to 5-0 with a 64-27 win over Esperanza on Monday in the first round of pool play for the North Orange County Championships.


Redfield, a 6-foot-3 junior point guard and younger brother of former Mission Viejo football and basketball standout Max Redfield, continued his comeback by being named Harris Classic tournament MVP.

He broke his leg in a 2018 summer league game at Mission Viejo when he slammed into a wall.

“It was gruesome,” said Capistrano Valley coach Brian Mulligan. “He came back last year after the Christmas break, but he was nothing like he is now. Now, he’s at about 90 percent recovered.”

Redfield is an all-around contributor.

“He defends,” Mulligan said, “he scores and as a point guard gets the ball to everybody. He’s super unselfish.”

Capistrano Valley often has two bona fide point guards on the court. Conner Gleason, a 5-10 junior, is the other.

“Both are really bright players,” Mulligan said. “Having two point guards on the court at the same time is a luxury we’ve never really had before.”

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