Bear Insider Video: Harris-Dyson, Winston and Sueing Talk Cal

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By Jim McGill, Staff Writer
Posted May 9, 2017
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Incoming Cal hoopsters Juhwan Harris-Dyson, Deschon Winston and Justice Sueing
VAN NUYS, CA -Over the weekend, three soon-to-be Golden Bears shared the first of what will come to be many shootarounds as the high school graduation draws near and their futures as Cal student athletes fast approaches.

Heritage Christian (Northridge, CA) shooting guard/wing Juhwan Harris-Dyson and Birmingham (Van Nuys, CA) point guard Deschon Winston have a history that dates back to the start of high school as former teammates and friends at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

"Since Juhwan and my freshman year, we've always been close friends, competing and pushing each other," said Winston. "We're going to be the same way at Cal, competing and pushing each other in practice."

Once they parted ways to move to their current high schools, the competitive friendly rivalry continued, with the future Bears squaring off in a barn burner of a game this season as Winston's Birmingham squad came out on top over Harris-Dyson's Heritage Christian team, 110-105 in overtime.

The two future Bears put on a show for the ages, with Winston scoring 43 points on 17-for-22 shooting and Harris-Dyson close behind with 37. The duo combined for an amazing 70% from the floor in the tight battle.

"He came out hot and started hitting everything," said Harris-Dyson, with a smile. "He just kept going. But it was fun. We got a chance to play against each other after two years of not being at the same school together."

"It was a fun game," said Winston. "Juhwan was getting a bunch of layups and shooting free throws. It was a great game."

Winston also squared off with future teammate Sueing this season, with Sueing's talented Mater Dei squad coming back from a 3rd quarter deficit to defeat Birmingham, 74-67 at The Classic at Damien. Sueing paced the Monarchs with 18 points and 10 rebounds, with Winston chipping in 13 and 7.

Even though Harris-Dyson, nicknamed SpiderFly for his length and athleticism, and Sueing never faced each other, they've bonded over the course of the season as future teammates, with both committing early to Cal.

"We're just focused on the same thing, trying to get better," said Sueing. "We've all got the same goal."

"We're bringing accountability to each other," added Harris-Dyson. "So we'll have somebody who we'll know, where we'll have faces that we'll recognize when we go up there."

The future teammates got an early acclimation together playing a friendly but competitive game of horse at Birmingham. Despite an array of deep perimeter shooting by Sueing, who was handicapped by a no-dunk rule, it was fitting that the game came down to a half court shot from Harris-Dyson, drawing nothing but net in edging his old friend Winston.

The trio face an unprecedented opportunity for playing time as freshman, with much of last season's Cal squad departed to either graduation or transfers as new head coach Wyking Jones takes over the reins of the program. They'll also have the opportunity to build the program around them as next season's seniors move on.

"I feel like if we do good this year, people will want to go there," said Winston. "We'll just keep building the program."

"I feel like the way that all of us play, we'll bring a style that who wouldn't want to play," added Harris-Dyson. "It's like the Warriors. "Everybody gets the ball. Everyone's going to eat."

To hear more from the future Bear trio and watch them face off on the court, use the embedded viewer below:

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