By Kaylin Brown
The Fairfax Senior High Boys Varsity Team is coached by Steve Baik.
Steve Baik, who previously coached at Chino Hills and led them to an undefeated season (had the No. 1 Ranking in the Top 25 boys high school basketball rankings), landed a new head coaching job at Fairfax Senior High School. Harvey Kitani, the previous coach for the Fairfax Lions, stepped down after 35 years of teaching and coaching.
Baik was excited to step up and take the challenge. Baik quickly implemented a run-and-shoot style that he used at Chino Hills while coaching Lonzo, LiAngelo, and Lamelo Ball.
Last year Fairfax had a good run in the city but lost Ethan Anderson temporarily due to a knee injury, and Robert McRae due to a broken hand injury. The Fairfax boys basketball is full of talent again with senior point guard Jamal Hartwell–one of the best point guards in high school basketball right now in my eyes–running the offense.
Even though he is under the radar and only 5’10”, the kid is a baller. He not only facilitates and splits the double team, but he can also knock down the three ball and he plays aggressive on-ball defense.
6’0″ point guard-shooting guard Ethan Anderson is a clutch shooter, can get to the rim and is an overall killer on the offense.
The talented SG Robert McRae, he also plays power forward, is a 6’3” and is a monster down low and a killer on the boards.
Fairfax should do well with these two back and healthy.
The best Fairfax game to attend will be against Westchester.
It’s a huge rivalry in high school boys basketball and the battle of the two best teams in the city.