Schachter said the elder Cage, who had his best years with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1980s, used to come out and help Schachter at CdM. Schachter said he never approached Cage about having his son play for him in high school.
"I wouldn't do that," said Schachter, who considers Cage a friend.
One of the best high school baseball players in the area this season was Alex Trancoso.
The senior center fielder has received recognition for the kind of stellar season he turned in at Estancia.
Trancoso has been selected to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim's 45th annual Orange County North-SouthAll-Star Gamefor seniors on June 5 at Glover Stadium.
Trancoso helped the Eagles make the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs by placing second in the Orange Coast League.
His regular-season numbers as a leadoff hitter were impressive: a .448 batting average and .525 on-base percentage, 17 runs batted in, nine doubles, one triple, 25 runs scored and 13 for 13 in stolen-base attempts.
"I do not know when an Estancia baseball player has been selected for this in the past [but] this is a huge honor for Alex and a big deal to our program as it continues to grow into a very highly competitive team in Orange County," Estancia Coach Nate Goellrich said in an email. "Only the top seniors in the county get selected for this event."