The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in the Arenas family as Chatsworth (Calif.)
freshman Alijah Arenas
– the son of Gilbert Arenas – set a new career-high with 56 points to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 97-48 victory over Canoga Park on Saturday night.
Arenas has now topped the 30-point mark in each of his last three outings. The 6-foot-4 guard tallied 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 68-49 loss to Granada Hills Charter (Granada Hills) on Wednesday and pumped in 38 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 78-70 loss to El Camino Real (Woodland Hills) on Friday.
Against Vaughn (San Fernando) in early December, he notched his previous career-high going for 46 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in a 94-64 victory.
According to statistics submitted to MaxPreps, Arenas was averaging 28.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 assists through his first 17 games of his freshman campaign. Those numbers will increase after his recent string of performances.
Despite the freshman guard's success, Chatsworth is just 5-17 on the season after snapping their five-game losing streak Saturday night.
Gilbert Arenas averaged 20.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds over the course of 11 NBA seasons and was named an all-star three times. Agent Zero's career-high in the NBA came against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 17, 2006 when he scored 60 points to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists in a 147-141 overtime victory.