Posted On: 04/13/18 6:55 PM
Report on 2018 So Cal Spring Tip Off
The 3rd annual So Cal Spring Tip Off was held April 7-8 at Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove. 120 teams from the western United States participated. Scouts/media in attendance included Joel Francisco- Prep Hoops, Gerry Freitas- Hoop Review scouting service/Hoopreview.net, Devin Ugland-Prep Hoops/Hoops by Ugland, Frank Burlison- Burlison on Basketball, Greg Rosenberg-Arizona Varsity, Dave Keefer-Californiapreps.com, Roy White- West Coast Hoops, Jerina Madayag- Premier Ball, Christian Popoola- Premier Ball, Chris Cook- Phase 1 Hoops, Justin Boswell- Cal Hi, Alexis Sostre- Sports Top 100, Thomas McDonald- Passport Playas, Richard Whiteside- Baller Visions, Kenya Thomas- Overtime. Here is a report on the event.
Top Prospects: (*indicates highest consideration)
*6’10 C Antwan January of Beverly Hills HS 2019 (Team Why Not 17U EYBL)
Thick 5-man who rebounds at a high rate. Can rim run and score it in the post. Decent post footwork with quick moves. Could add some counter moves to arsenal. Length and strength to block shots and fight inside with opposing bigs. High-level prospect.
6’7 SF Jaime Jaquez of Camarillo HS 2019 (Truth EYBL 17U)
Tough and competitive wing. Nice all-around scorer (finds ways to score). Plays without it. Solid rebounder.
6’5 F De’Shawn Johnson 2020 of View Park HS (The Truth EYBL 16U)
Active, high motor and physical 3-man who works hard on both ends of the floor. Moves well without the ball, especially on the baseline, which results in easy looks around the basket. Good shot blocker, rim protector and rebounder for his position.
6’3 SG Jaren Johnson 2020 of Lynwood HS (The Truth EYBL 16U)
Smooth athlete with a consistent stroke from 3-point range. Can hit from deep both off the catch and with a couple of rhythm dribbles. Has good size and length for the position.
5’7 PG Joshuwan Johnson of Maricopa HS 2018 (Team Zona 17U)
Ball is on a string with elite end to end speed. Can pull-up from mid plus hit the 3 with range. Finds players in traffic with great court vision. Harasses opposing ball handlers down the court.
6’4 SF Kai Johnson of Oxnard HS 2021 (805 Family 16U)
Long wing player with a big upside. Can slash to the basket and score it. Guards his man with his length and quickness. Projects out to be a big wing. (D1 prospect)
6’2 PG Stacey Johnson of Oxnard HS 2020 (805 Family 16U)
Good frame/strength and natural instincts. True facilitator and great size for position. Downhill scorer but more of a drive/kick type of player. Defends with high effort on the ball and has upside. (D1 prospect)
6’5 G CJ Jones 2019 of Loyola HS (WCE 17 Silver – LA)
Very skilled combo guard. Very good shooter, including mid-range and 3’s. Very good passer, sees the floor.
6’5 SF Jadon Jones of Cantwell Sacred Heart HS 2020 (WCE 16 UAA- LA)
Excellent athlete with long arms. Can Handle it, shoots it ok. Solid defender and rebounder. D 1 prospect.
6’5 SG Jordan Jones 2019 of Phillips Exeter Academy (BTI Select 17)
Consistent jump shooting threat from the 3-point and mid-range levels. Gets great lift, tight rotation, soft touch on the rim on his jumper. Can heat up in a hurry and scores in bunches. Has a nice hesitation drive. Has good length and a strong frame which helps him guard multiple positions.
6’3 CG Jarvis Jordan 2020 of Pomona HS (Prodigy Elite 16U)
Good size and length for the position which he uses to his advantage on the defensive end. Walls up on smaller guards, but can also hold his own when bodying up bigger wings. Best offensively when slashing to the basket in transition.
6’10 C Cameron Katal of Westview HS 2019 (AZ Factory 17U)
Face up 5-man who extends out to the 3. Good rebounder in area with nice length. Decent athlete who plays hard and is very competitive. Has a nice mean streak to mix it up inside. Can use hook shots with either hand. (D1 prospect)
6’4 SF/F Richard Kawakami of Valencia HS 2019 (Blazers Pasadena 17U)
Good framed forward can drive it to the hole. He is more of a slasher than perimeter threat who can score it inside. Plays hard and is very aggressive.
6’0 CG Amir Kirkwood 2020 of Mayfair HS (West Coast Elite 16 Silver)
Relentless attacker of the basket in transition and half-court settings. Strong frame and good athleticism allows him to absorb and finish through contact with consistency.
6’9 C Alimamy Koroma 2019 of Prolific Prep (Dream Vision 17)
Mobile five man with length. Changes ends of the floor well in transition and is best when contesting and changing shots around the basket. Still very raw on the offensive end and a mechanical athlete.
*6’7 SG/SF Jake Kyman 2019 of Santa Margarita HS (Dream Vision 17)
Smooth and consistent 3-point shooter from multiple spots and with deep range. Good size and improving athleticism for the position. Has good vision, instincts and basketball IQ off the wing. Excellent passer who finds cutters for easy looks in the half-court setting doesn’t force actions offensively. Has high major offers.
5’10 PG Kevin LaGarde 2021 of Wiseburn HS (Los Angeles Elite 15U Premier)
Has a quick first step and good blow-by speed which helps him to create his own shot off the dribble. Has a nice mid-range pull-up jumper and step-back type 3-point shot.
6’1 CG Ben Langley 2019 of Notre Dame HS (ARC Hustle)
Clever combo guard with a tight handle on the basketball. Weaves his way through the defense and into the paint where he uses good vision to find open big men or spot-up shooters.
6’2 G Mikhail Land 2018 of Elite Prep (BBC 17 Elite)
Gets to the rim and finishes through contact. Good athlete. Good 3 pt shooter. Solid, efficient guard.
6’8 C Sean Larimore of Paraclete HS 2018 (A Plus 17)
Talented scorer. Not overly athletic but skilled. Can score from inside and out. Solid rebounder in his box. Has a high IQ for the game. (Holds multiple D2 offers)
6’6 F Jackson Larsen of Christian HS 2019 (San Diego All-Stars 17U)
Fluid face up forward who can shoot it to the 3. Slowly putting on weight but needs to keep adding to frame. Good length and is athletic. High IQ and high academic. (D1 chance)
6’7 C Ronnie Latting of Mission Bay HS 2019 (San Diego All-Stars 17U)
Thick post player with good length. Strong inside player and uses girth to advantage. Rebounds at a good rate. Not an explosive player but plays hard/competes. Strictly paint scorer. Put-backs/layups and hook shots. (D2)
6’6 SF Maxwell Lewis of Somerset HS 2021 (Dream Vision 15U)
Long and very athletic forward. Above the rim finisher. Can handle the ball and uses length to steal/deflect passes. Will need to improve shooting range plus add weight. (D1 prospect)
6’11 C Shengze Li of Santa Margarita HS 2019 (Pump N Run Elite 17)
Hard-working postman who is steadily improving. Can dribble operate on the block, has a jump hook, has an ok one-bounce drive. Can rebound in his box.
6’0 PG Marcus Libman 2020 of Pinnacle HS (AZ Factory 16U)
Tough lead guard with explosiveness out of the triple threat and blow-by speed in transition. Best when attacking the bucket on the break and using his speed and athleticism to put pressure on the rim.
6’9 C Gavin Lloyd 2019 of Immanuel HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Mobile five-man with good hands, feet and touch around the basket. Nice drop step move. Gets defensive rebounds out quickly to guards to jump start the break. Has shooting touch out to 15-feet with time and space.
*6’6 SF Drake London 2019 of Moorpark HS (BTI Select 17)
Strong, physical dual-sport athlete (football) who uses those attributes to attack and finish through contact or above the rim in the paint. Prefers to attack the basket in transition and half-court settings where he can use his explosive athleticism, but can hit an open catch-and-shoot 3-pointer and can also pull up. Good shot blocker and rebounder for his position.
6’2 SG Brycen Long 2020 of Gilbert HS (Powerhouse Price 16U)
Consistent 3-point shooting threat with a quick trigger, great release point and rotation on his basketball. Shoots it well both off the catch and on the move.
6’2 SG Jacob Lopez 2020 of Claremont HS (Prodigy Elite 16U)
Knockdown 3-point shooter both off the catch and of the trail variety in transition. Quick release and repeatable shooting mechanics.
6’4 SF Oscar Lopez 2019 of Bishop Montgomery HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Tough and gritty player who isn’t afraid to mix it up in the paint. Can rebound the defensive glass and push the break. Makes good decisions when on the ball. Strong finisher in the paint with either hand. Can knock down a face-up jumper out to 17 feet.
6’6 PF Mason Machado 2020 of Corona Centennial HS (Prodigy Elite 16U)
Long and mobile young big with fluid athleticism and a high basketball IQ. Fundamental when setting and rolling hard to the front of the rim on high ball-screen action. Can catch and finish with a good lead pass around the rim.
6’6” F Terrance Marigney of Liberty HS 2019 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 17U Blue)
Tough face up forward. Can stretch it out to the 3. Strong/tough inside to bang. Competes at a high level. Good frame/build and smart. Works hard inside.
6’4 F Colson Madruga of Lake Mead Christian Academy 2021 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 15U)
Face-up forward can hit shots to the 3. Rebounds at a high rate in his area and moves up the court like a wing. High IQ player makes good decisions with the ball.
*6’3 PG Nico Mannion 2020 of Pinnacle HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Elite feel for the game complete with vision, timing and placement on passes and dynamic playmaking for himself and his teammates. Good vertical athlete who can finish above the rim or with an acrobatic layup. Three-level scorer. No wasted movement when attacking off the dribble. Makes teammates around him better. Making the effort on defense. Elite prospect.
6’3 CG Jahveon Medearis of Cantwell Sacred Heart HS 2020 (WCE 16 UAA- LA)
Real athletic, excels in up tempo. Shoots it fairly well mid range, has a floater. Has an ok hesitation move.
*6’9 PF Romelle Mansel of St. Bernard HS 2019 (Team Why Not 17U EYBL)
Athletic face up forward. Great length to rebound and can shoot it to the 3. Blocks shots in area and rim runs. Decent post scorer with a hook shot but prefers to face up. Good activity/motor. Mid-plus prospect.
6’4 CG Ian Martinez 2020 of Cantwell-Sacred Heart (SCA 17)
Very explosive athlete both in space and in the open court. Changes direction without losing balance or speed. Gets great lift on his pull-up jumper. Better pull-up mid-range shooter than he is a 3-point shooter. Good size and length for the position.
5’10 CG Marc Martinez of Foothill HS 2020 (ACES 16U)
Crafty CG with a high IQ. Thicker build who loves to go downhill. Knows how to play the game and is a team player.
6’3 W Jahmai Mashack of Etiwanda HS 2021 (Prodigy 17 Elite)
Real athletic wing long arms. Solid ball handler, can pull up in the half court. Shot needs some work. Good rebounder.
5’10 PG Max McCalla of Mira Costa HS 2020 (WCE 16 HA-LA)
Feel is really high. Gamer can shoot it from the perimeter with range. Sees the court well and is very crafty. Can create his own shot. Needs to get stronger but has many traits to like in a future D1 PG. (D1 prospect)
6’2 SF Knylen Miller-Levi of Canyon Springs HS 2019 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 17U Blue)
One of the more explosive athletes at the event. Attacks the rim with a decent handle. Elevates and finishes! Weak side shot blocker using his springs.
6’6 F/C Mike Miller 2018 of Diamond Bar (BBC 17 Elite)
Good hands, nice touch. Has shooting range to about 17 feet. In an environment where everyone is looking for bigs, he is worth consideration.
6’7 C Tony Miller of Alhambra HS 2020 (Aim High 16U)
Great defensive presence and energy. Good footwork with ability to switch and guard most players. Rebounds well with good length and strength but will have to finish better around the rim.
6’4 SF Max Moses 2019 of Notre Dame HS (BTI Premier 17)
Smooth scoring wing with good feel on the ball. Knocks down the open 3-point shot and uses a number of dribble moves to get to the basket or the mid-range spots where he’s most comfortable.
*6’4 SG Iverson Molinar of Covenant Christian HS 2019 (Team Why Not 17U EYBL)
Big time sleeper from the entire event. Natural scorer who is athletic. Can shoot it to the 3 and pull-up off the dribble. Has an elite middle game with good length and bounce. Gets to the rim on the drive consistently. Defends his position. High major prospect.
6’5” W Marquis Moore of Woodstock Academy 2018 (WCE Unsigned Senior Platinum 17U)
Thicker consistent shooter. Strong frame/nice build. Very competitive and tough. Smart floor game and a decent athlete. High effort on defense. (D1 player)
6’8 PF JB Mukeba of Hillcrest Prep 2020 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
Long fast forward with great length and bounce. Can shoot it to the 3pt line and has a few post moves to use (drop step/hook shot). Rebounds and blocks shots at a high rate. Needs to add weight to frame. High upside. (D1 player-MM chance)
6’1 CG Armon Muldrew 2020 of Orange Vista HS (Cali Elite 17 Blue)
Strong and compact guard with explosive athleticism in space and in the open court. Three-level scorer who is best when attacking the basket and using his explosiveness at or above the rim. Difficult to stop when getting downhill with a head of steam.
6’4 SG Carter Murphy of Arcadia HS 2019 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
Strong consistent shooter. One of the better shooters viewed. Squares up picture perfect and has a quick release. Can pull-up off dribble and drive it to hole. Prefers to shoot from perimeter. Range is deep. (D1 prospect)
6’0 G Kion Nader 2019 of Viewpoint HS (BTI Premier 17)
Active and high IQ defender with good instincts both on the ball and as a team defender. Anticipates passing lanes well and jumps them for steals, giving his team transition opportunities.
*6’9 C Mamane Nakidou of Tri-City Christian HS 2019 (Jamal Murray Elite)
Fairly athletic five-man with long arms. Can Face up or play on the block. Capable rebounder. Has some upside.
6’11 C/PF Lazar Nekic 2019 of Bishop Montgomery HS (Cali Stars 17 Elite)
Has the size, length and soft hands you’d want in a post player. Mobile in transition, can catch and finish on the run. Has a handful of effective post moves with his back to the basket. Knows how to dribble operate on the block.
6’0 PG Jonathan Nichols 2020 of Citrus Hill (Cali Elite 17u Black)
Very high IQ, facilitating PG. Great motor defensively, high level on-ball defender. Very good passer, sees the floor.
5’10 PG Chris Nickelberry 2021 of Damien HS (Prodigy Elite 15U)
High level feel and understanding for the point guard position. Doesn’t force offensive actions whether it’s a shot or a pass. Controls the pace of the game, orchestrates the offense and seemingly always makes the correct decisions. Has an impressive finishing package around the basket, whether it be by way of the floater or an acrobatic layup and spin off the glass.
6’1 CG Jaymarree Norton of Mission Bay HS 2019 (San Diego All-Stars 17U)
Crafty driver who can pull-up. He can get to the rim with good speed. He is a lock up on-ball defender.
6’3 G/F Thomas Notarainni 2021 of Cathedral Catholic HS (Las Vegas Prospects 16U EYBL)
Strong downhill driver and attacker of the basket off the wing. Best when slashing into open space and using his broad shoulders to power through defenders in the paint for finishes. Good rebounder for his position.
*6’5 CF Alpha Okoli 2018 of St John Bosco (Cali Stars Platinum)
Bouncy athlete with long arms. Great on the offensive glass (quick jumper). Dominant at times on sheer athleticism. Streaky shooter from the 3, can post up. Under the radar very good prospect for 2018.
6’1 CG Toby Okwuokei 2018 of Etiwanda HS (Prodigy Seniors)
High motor, active and athletic guard who makes his mark on the defensive end. Stout on-ball defender who has great lateral speed necessary to contain and uses his length, quick hands and sharp first step to anticipate and jump passing lanes. Good finisher on the break either above or through contact.
5’9 PG Harvey Olison of Rancho Verde HS 2021 (Cali Elite 15/16U)
Quick 1-man who can drive it to the basket. He has a tight handle and can split defenders and turn the corner. He isn’t a consistent shooter but defends on the ball.
6’9 C Michael Ou 2018 of Menaul HS (SCA 17)
Mobile big man in transition. Understands how to establish deep post position off of a rim rum. Gives his entry passers a big target to throw to. Can finish around the basket with either hand.
6’6 PF Emmanuel Oulai of ASI Prep Academy 2018 (ASI Prep Academy 17U)
High level rebounder with a great motor. Fluid athlete and can play above the rim. Can shoot it a little out of the paint but inconsistent to the 3. Can drive lane. Mostly an offensive rebound/active player who scores near hoop. Good quickness for position. Has to go Juco. (JUCO)
*6’8 F Meekness Payne 2018 of AZ Compass Prep (Alvin Gentry Elite 17u)
High level slasher/finisher. Seemingly gets to the rim at will. Very long and athletic, plays above the rim. Uses athleticism to be a very effective offensive rebounder.
6’0 PG Camren Peirce of Etiwanda HS 2020 (Prodigy 17 Elite)
Athletic with nice burst. Handles and passes it well. Pushes the break, solid driver.
6’3 CG Brendan Perry 2021 of La Costa Canyon HS (West Coast Elite SD 15 Silver)
Good overall feel for the game complete with a basketball IQ. Scores off of catch-and-shoot perimeter shots, but makes his mark creating off the bounce for teammates.
6’0 PG Neil Owens 2019 of Loyola HS (BTI Select 17)
High IQ distributor who is always looking to get teammates involved. Understands when to push the pace and when to pull the basketball out and run a set. Practices patience and poise with the ball, doesn’t over-dribble and can knock down the open catch-and-shoot 3-pointer. Has a nice floater.
5’8 PG Michael Parris of Desert Edge HS 2021 (Aim High 16U)
Strong downhill scoring lead guard. Good on ball defender. Plays smartly and he is a tough competitor. Can shoot it to the 3 but prefers to drive it with thicker build.
6’3 SG Jaden Phillips of Foothill HS 2021 (Dream Vision 15U)
Big time scorer from all 3 levels. Can shoot it to the 3 plus can pull-up. Can turn the corner on defender and score it at rim. Keeps dribble alive versus pressure. Very long wingspan and great defensive upside for future. (D1 player).
6’5 C Jalen Pitre of Gahr HS 2021 (WCE 15U UAA Silver #2-LA)
Strong and long shot blocker. Good frame and solid athlete who moves up court swiftly.
6’3 SF Albert Pirchardo 2020 of Army-Navy Academy (San Diego All-Stars 16U)
High motor and active wing who stretches the floor to the 3-point line. Consistent deep threat off the catch. Has a good frame and nice length for his position. Good rebounder both in and out of his space.
6’3 SF Dion Porter of Los Altos HS 2020 (Los Angeles Elite 16U Premier)
Long and athletic scoring wing. Can shoot it to the 3. Skinny but defends with a decent motor. Likes to go downhill and is active on the glass. Good upside.
6’8 PF Cade Potter 2019 of Orange Lutheran HS (SCA 17)
Good hands, feet and length for his size. Can operate on the perimeter whether it’s stretching the floor to the 3-point line or using the bounce to get by his defender on a straight line drive to the basket. Finished strong through contact around the basket.
6’6 F Dee Juan Pruitt of Grant HS 2019 (Team Lillard 17U)
Bigtime rebounder with a nose for the ball. Good speed for position. Can shoot it to the 3. Has a one-bounce drive. Will help to keep adding to game. (D1 prospect)
5’11 PG Tyler Pugh of Basha HS 2019 (Powerhouse Hoops 17U Schumaker)
Consistent shooter with deep range. Scrappy player who uses wits and skill to his advantage. Best off the catch from the perimeter. Cerebral lead guard who doesn’t turn it over often. Plays hard throughout the game.
6’4 SF Max Quintana 2020 of El Segundo HS (West Coast Elite 16 Black)
High energy defender with good length. Guarded multiple positions and switched on to big men when in high ball-screen action. Uses length and good first step to anticipate flat-angle passes for steals.
6’6 PF Jacob Ray 2019 of IMG Academy (Cali Stars 17 Elite)
Solid face-up four with a strong frame and good feel as a mid-range scorer. High-energy and high-motor with toughness. Utilizes jab steps and shot fakes to his advantage.
6’5 CF Donovan Reagan of Fairfax HS 2018 (Team Zona 17U)
Long and talented scorer. Can score it from the 3 plus likes the elbow jumper off the catch. Inside he is a terror on the glass and a high level shot blocker. Athletic and motor has been improving. (D2+)
5’10 SG Nate Reese of Mesa MS 2022 (3 Ball 15U)
Three sport star athlete with QB and SS in his arsenal. Can shoot it from the perimeter. Smart player who is very competitive. Good quicks but needs to learn how to change speeds.
6’6 PF Basil Ribikare 2020 of Brophy Prep (AZ Factory 16)
Raw but active forward with good length of the position. Mobile in transition, changes ends of the floor well and has good early instincts and touch around the basket.
6’5 SF Beon Riley 2020 of Mater Dei Catholic HS (Las Vegas Prospects 16U EYBL)
Strong-framed wing with a nice combination of size, speed and strength. Utilizes his physical attributes to overpower defenders off the dribble for paint touches and scores. Shoots it fairly well with 3 range.
6’8 C Charlie Riordan 2018 of Campbell Hall HS (BTI Premier 17)
Very skilled big man who understands and plays to his role as a back-to-the-basket threat. Possesses good base fundamentals as a post player with a number of go-to moves on the block. Finishes well with either hand around the basket.
*6’5 SG Julian Rishwain 2019 of Notre Dame HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Elite 3-point shooter with deep range and picturesque shooting mechanics. Does a nice job of nullifying a hard close-out with a shot fake and one-dribble side-step 3-point shot. Good length for his size. Moves well without the ball. Can rebound. Mid minus prospect.
6’5 SF D.J. Rodman 2019 of JSerra HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Good size and frame for the position. Consistent shooter off the catch with his feet set and time and space. Displayed improved confidence and strength when attacking the basket and finishing through contact.
*6’5 SG Luis Rodriguez of Woodstock Academy 2018 (WCE Unsigned Senior Platinum 17U)
Elite defender on the ball and super athletic. Great length and quickness with nice speed. Very unselfish player with nice court vision. Has deep 3pt range and can pull-up off dribble. (D1 player–MM/MM+ chance)
6’1 CG Jonah Ronquillo 2020 of Schurr HS (West Coast Elite 16 Black)
High energy guard who is always in attack mode. Ballhawking on-ball defender with quick
hands that resulted in multiple pick-pocket steals. Good downhill speed and finisher on the break.
6’9 C Hunter Ruck 2020 of Rancho Solano Prep (Powerhouse Price 16U)
True post presence with good hands and feel with his back to the basket on the block. Active around the basket, has good hands and feet and can finish with either hand in the paint. Mobile in transition and a good offensive and defensive rebounder.
6’6 PF Tai Rutledge 2020 of Crespi HS (BTI Prospects 17)
Big, physical forward who plays with high motor and brings intangibles to the floor. Length and fundamental box-out technique helps him clean the defensive glass with rebounds. Changes ends of the floor well. Still a raw offensive prospect but has good hands and touch around the basket.
*6’3 G Isaiah Saam Hoy 2019 of Eastside Prep (Saints Basketball)
Very athletic combo guard really played well this weekend. Impacts the game as a slasher and making plays defensively. Good mid-range game.
*6’6 SF Jonathan Salazar 2019 of St. John Bosco HS (Dream Vision 17)
Relentless motor on both ends of the floor. Explosive athlete (with a strong body) off the floor who can finish at or above the rim with finesse or power in both transition or half-court settings. Has the ability to stretch the floor to the 3-point line but can also use the dribble to blow-by slower defenders and put pressure on the rim. Aggressive and versatile defender who blocks and contests shots at the rim and rebounds at a high clip.
6’3 SF Tory San Antonio 2019 of Rancho Verde HS (West Coast Elite 17 UAA)
Tough, physical and long defensive-oriented wing who takes pride on that end of the floor. Always engaged on defense, can guard multiple positions and understands on-ball and team defensive concepts. Best offensively when slashing and finishing at the rim.
5’10 PG DJ Sanders 2021 of Bonita HS (Chaos 16 SD)
Smart lead guard who understands how to balance scoring and distributing. Rarely forces the issue offensively, which is rare for a young point guard. Has his head up and on a swivel in transition, dropping timely and well-placed passes to open teammates on paint touches. Impressive change and speeds and direction helps him get into an effective floater.
5’11 CG Riccardo Sarmiento 2021 of Cesar Chavez HS (Team Harden 16)
Tough-minded guard who defends with energy and purpose. Knockdown 3-point shooter from multiple spots behind the arc and with deep range. Solid ball skills allow him to initiate offense and create for others off the dribble. Works hard on defense.
6’5 SF Nick Schrader 2019 of Bishop Montgomery (Cali Stars 17 Elite)
Tough, versatile and high IQ wing who has his hands in a little bit of everything on the court. Moves well without the ball and can finish through contact in the paint. Good passer off the wing when finding cutters. Good rebounder in and out of his space, will dive on the floor for loose balls and take charges. Real competitor.
6’3 SF Noel Scott of Washington HS 2019 (California Stars 17U Black)
Downhill scorer with good length. He is a tough player that is very competitive. Very good defender using his length and rebounds well plus can make others better around him. Not much of a perimeter threat and more of a slasher.
6’3 F Elijah Seales 2020 of Morse HS (WCE 17 Silver – SD)
Athletic, strong and long. Worth tracking for future recruitment. Blocked and changed a lot of shots. Shoots it ok with 3 range.
6’9 C Alassane Sene 2020 of San Gabriel Academy HS (Las Vegas Prospects 16U EYBL)
Active five-man with obvious height and length. Understands how to use his length to change shots at the rim. Raw prospect and athlete on both ends of the floor at this point in his development.
6’4 CG Jordan Shelley 2020 of Providence HS (BTI Prospects 17)
Impressive athlete with lightning quick top-end speed in transition. Good first step out of the triple threat allows him to get by defenders and to the basket in the half-court setting. Has good body control and stays on balance in space, helping him elude contact and finish around the basket.
6’2 PG Isael Silva 2021 of Jesuit HS (Team Lillard 16U)
High IQ and crafty point guard who plays under control and makes good decisions. Good passer in the open floor or off of high pick-and-roll action. Clever ball handler who doesn’t over-dribble and gets off the ball to set a screen to free a teammate for an open look.
*7’1 C Roman Silva 2018 of Cooper Academy (Cooper Elite 17)
Fairly skilled true five-man with size and touch with either hand around the basket. Showed the ability to pop off the block and knock down a face-up 10-15 footer.
6’1 CG Kenneth Simpson 2021 of Chaminade HS (BTI Prospects 17)
High level feel for the game for a young prospect. Has the basketball IQ, handle, passing ability to play the point guard position, but can also play off the ball due to his scoring ability, confidence and aggressiveness off the bounce. At his best when probing the lane, drawing the defense and kicking out to open shooters.
6’3 CG Vean Simon of Chandler HS 2020 (Team Harden 16)
Athletic combo guard. Savvy ball handler, nice first step. Fairly good shooter with 3-point range.
5’11 CG Antonio Singleton 2020 of Hesperia HS (Prodigy Elite 16U)
Three-level scoring option who can got to his spots whenever he pleased. Good ball skills and feel for the game allow him to evade defenders and get into his effective mid-range pull-up game or a step-back 3-point shot.
*6’1 PG Clark Slajchert 2020 of Oak Park (WCE 16 UAA – LA)
Very impressive mid-range game: floaters, pull-ups, etc. One of the best passers of the event, very unselfish. Consistent shooter, has a nice floater. Mid-level prospect.
6’7 PF Ethan Spry of Scottsdale Christian Academy 2019 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
Shooter to the 3pt line and in. Good body/frame. Smart player/passer. Fair athlete but cerebral and skilled. More of a face-up forward then a back to the basket player. Good rebounder in area. Boxes out well. (D1 chance)
*6’5 CG/SG Cassius Stanley of Sierra Canyon HS 2019 (Team Why Not 17U EYBL)
-Pro athlete who has improved shooting the ball. Can pull-up from mid to the 3pt line off the dribble. Elite finisher in transition and willing passer. Can post up some. Makes plays for others but prefers to score. High major prospect.
6’3’ SF Pierce Sterling of Notre Dame HS 2019 (IEBP All Stars)
Fairly athletic wing with solid ball handling skills. Finishes well in transition. Real good driver.
*6’7 SG Emmanuel Taban of Apollo HS 2019 (AZ Factory 17U)
-Long and highly skilled player. He has good ball skills and can make all the shots in the book. He can post, pull-up from mid to the 3pt line and drive it. He is somewhat thin and needs to add weight but his length, timing and instincts make him a top tier defender on the guards/wings. He competes at a high level and can make good reads to teammates. (D1 player–HM chance)
6’4 SF Opulley Taban 2020 of Apollo HS (AZ Factory 16U)
Smooth athlete with intriguing length and upside. Showed the ability to stretch the floor to 3-point range off the catch. Consistent 3-point shooter from the short corners.
6’7 F/C Alioune Tall 2019 or Brookside Christian (Saints Basketball)
Undersized post with soft hands and soft touch around the rim. Physically powerful but very agile/quick. Has a mini jump hook.
6’0 PG Landreau Tate of Adolpho Camarillo HS 2019 (So Cal Future)
Can play on or off the ball. Very athletic and can get to the rack and score it. He’s a two sport athlete (Football) and uses that aggressiveness in his game. Sees the floor, finishes in transition. He can shoot it to the 3 but prefers to drive it and penetrate first.
6’5 SG Zeke Thompkins 2020 of Apollo HS (AZ Factory 16U)
Long and rangy scorer who is wired to put the ball in the basket. More of a driver and crafty finisher than he is a shooter. Has a number of acrobatic finishes in his arsenal. Clever with his handle and hesitations which allows him to get into the paint at-will.
6’2 CG John Thompson 2020 of Viewpoint HS (Hard Work Basketball 16)
Heady left-hander who operates well out of high ball-screen action. Draws out his dribble and stays patient until the roll man is open. Passes come with timing and placement.
6’5 SF Darren Tobias 2020 of Bradshaw Christian HS (Team Lillard 16U)
Good feel as an off-guard prospect. Moves well without the ball setting up, using and reading screens. Knows when to curl for a mid-range jumper or flare to the 3-point line. Strong frame and good athleticism help him finish through contact with either hand around the basket.
6’3 SG Jarell Trotter Jr of Temecula Preparatory 2020 (WCE 16 HA-SD)
Driver/slasher and active quick defender. Has D1 speed with a quick first step to score layups but struggles shooting.
6’8 C Carson Turbosky 2019 of Orange Lutheran HS (ACES 17U)
Big-bodied five-man with a decent set of hands and good touch around the basket. Carves out space well on the block, established deep low-post positioning, provides a big target for post-entry passers.
6’3 CG Ofure Ujadughele of Chino Hills HS 2018 (Team Why Not 17 EYBL)
Aggressive and athletic combo guard. Makes things happen! Solid skill set, good rebounder and defender.
6’2 SG Marcus Underwood 2019 of James Madison HS (West Coast Elite SD 17 Black)
Long and athletic wing with good ball skills. Ball handing and shiftiness allows him to get to the paint and finish around contact in both transition and half-court settings.
6’0 SG Josh Ursery of Liberty HS 2019 (Powerhouse Hoops 17U Schumaker)
Big time scorer in transition who can pull-up off dribble. Can shoot it to the 3 and gets way above the rim. Uses speed, quicks and length to defend other guards on the ball.
6’3 PG Josh Vazquez 2019 of Bishop Montgomery HS (Cali Stars 17 Elite)
High IQ decision-maker who plays with good pace. Adept operator out of the high ball screen action where he waits for screener to establish, then explodes into the paint where he can finish through contact or make the correct read to find an open teammate. Has a nice step back move. Competes well on the defensive end.
6’2 SG Adrian Wade 2019 of Bonita HS (Chaos SD 16)
Athletic slashing type guard with good length. Uses his long strides and length to finish at or above the rim in transition and half-court settings.
5’9 PG Alex Wade 2021 of Cathedral Catholic HS (Las Vegas Prospects 16U EYBL)
High IQ true point guard with high level command of the position. Solid playmaker in transition. Pass-first type player who uses a good first step to get into the paint and pick defenses apart with his good vision, timing and placement on his passes. Can knock down the open catch-and-shoot 3-point shot.
6’8 PF/C Shaun Wahlstrom of Estrella Foothills 2019 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
Good frame/body with broad shoulders. Can rebound at a high level and outlets well. Can shoot it facing up to the 3 plus post up a little with hook shots inside. Sets strong picks. Has good athleticism and runs floor well. (D1 prospect).
6’1 SG T.J. Wainwright 2021 of Culver City HS (Team Why Not 16U)
Crafty left-hander who scores in bunches. Best as a 3-point shooter off the catch with deep range, but showed improved bounce game when getting into the paint and scoring with the floater.
6’3 F Devin Walker Lewis of Los Altos HS 2021 (WCE 15U UAA Silver #2-LA)
Face-up forward can finish through contact. Has good skill level and shoots it to the 3. Good frame and plays smartly. Understands the game.
*6’5 SG/SF Kyree Walker 2020 of Hillcrest Prep (Dream Vision 17U)
Strong, physical and explosive athlete who is always in attack mode. Thrives in transition where he can lead the break or fill the lane and finish with power above the rim. Good isolation scorer in the half-court setting due to his blow-by speed and ability to change speeds and direction when needed. Versatile defender and good rebounder for his position. Needs to develop perimeter shot more.
6’7 PF Brian Washington 2018 of Cimarron HS (Dream Vision 17)
Pogo stick type of leaper with quick and explosive first, second and third jumps. Looks to dunk everything in the paint. Active defender and rebounder who contests and stays vertical without fouling on shots at the rim. Excellent shot blocker. Sprints the floor in transition to get easy offensive opportunities.
6’2 CG TyTy Washington 2021 of Cesar Chavez HS (Team Harden 16U)
Explosive and dynamic playmaking guard who is relentless on attack. Gets downhill in transition and puts defenders on their heels before slicing to the bucket where he can finish with a crafty layup package. Good first-step and second level speed allow him to blow by his man in the half-court setting and put pressure on the rim.
*6’7 SF Jihaun Westbrook 2019 of Serrano HS (Cali Stars 17 Elite)
Long, athletic wing with decent ball skills and feel when attacking off the bounce. Best when spreading the floor from 3-point range. Has deep range and tons of confidence in his jump shot. Shot selction is a little shaky.
6’1 SG Zander White of Western Christian HS 2019 (Inland Empire IE Magic 17U)
Strong and crafty guard who can get into the lane easily. He is a good passer and has a nice floater game. He’ll need to cut down on some turnovers.
5’10 PG Ziyon White of Arbor View HS 2018 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 17U Blue)
Tiny framed lead guard. He can pull-up plus has terrific court vision. Has nice burst of speed in the open court and controls a game.
*6’3 PG Makani Whiteside of Taft HS 2019 (Team Why Not 17U EYBL)
Whiteside is a strong downhill athletic scorer who creates and can absorb contact. He can pull-up from mid-range but is more of an attacking guard. Smart passer, makes good reads to teammates. Physical defender, plays really hard. (D1 player-MM chance)
6’2 PG Brandon Whitney 2020 of Alemany HS (Team Why Not 16U)
Smooth and crafty floor general who brings a pass-first mentality and calming influence to the court. Understands when to push the pace and when to pull the ball out and run offense. Shoots it well off of the pull-up at the mid-range level and can get to the basket and finish with touch off the glass.
5’9 PG Elijah Williams of Grossmont 2022 (WCE 15U Black-SD)
Quick on ball defender with elite speed. He is a pure driver with fast first step. He’ll be able to run a team in the future with more reps and has little experience with the game.
6’3 SF Jalen Williams of Shadow Mountain HS 2019 (Team Lillard 17U)
Not many tougher competitors on the circuit. Warrior will go through a wall. Hard-nosed defender and strong lefty driver. Big time WR brings that football mentality. Streaky perimeter shooter but does many little things well. Can improve handle under pressure. (D1 prospect)
6’4 G D’Marion Williams 2019 of Westview HS (Powerhouse 17UAA)
Handles and passes it well. Strong penetrator and finisher. Makes plays in transition. Very athletic, makes plays defensively.
5’11 CG/PG Keyvaughn Williams of Deer Valley HS 2018 (Team Zona 17U)
Great feel for the game and 3pt shooter. Very quick shooting release with deep range. Very competitive and plays hard throughout. Makes good reads to teammates and defends on the ball despite his thinner frame.
6’1 CG Joe Wilkins 2020 of A.B. Miller HS (Primo Soldiers 16)
Off-guard who plays with good pace. Probes the lane off the wing and can finish with a floater or power layup or make a good pass to an open shooter. Capable 3-point shooter off the catch.
6’4 SF Damario Willard 2019 of Paloma Valley HS (Cali Elite 17 Blue)
Long and bouncy athlete who is a quick leaper off the floor. Quick second jump allows him to rebound his own misses for put-backs on the offensive glass. Has soft hands and catches and finishes well off of screen-roll action.
6’3 CG Jalen Williams 2019 of Perry HS (Jamal Murray Elite)
Nice all-around player who manages pace well along with when to distribute and when to look for his own shot. Quickness and burst help him get into the paint at will where he can pick apart defensive with his pinpoint passing. Can knock down perimeter jump shots with consistency. Physical and active on-ball defender.
*6’8 SF Ziaire Williams 2020 of Notre Dame HS (BTI Select 17)
One of the better long-term prospects at the event. Skill set and high basketball IQ allow him to do a little of everything at 6’8. Has a smooth shooting stroke, willing and capable passer, can rebound the defensive glass and push the break. Has a long, wiry frame and gets knocked off balance at times when driving to the cup, but makes up for it with a crafty finishing package. Elite prospect.
6’1 PF Marcus Wilson of Santiago HS 2020 (ACES 16U)
-Long undersized post player who plays bigger then height suggests. Uses length to contest/block shots at rim. Very active on glass to keep plays alive for team. Can score it inside the paint. Looks very young to keep growing.
6’5 PF Kelvin Wright 2018 of Rancho Cucamonga HS (Prodigy Seniors)
Surprisingly light on his feet for such a physical, strong-framed prospect. Can score inside and out with a consistent mid-range jump shot and a face-up game that allows him to rip-and-go to either baseline and finish with power.
6’3 SG Donovan Yap 2020 of Arbor View HS (Las Vegas Prospects 16U EYBL)
Smooth off-guard with good feel as a wing scorer. Has fluid jump shooting mechanics and ability to change speeds to get by defenders and into the paint where he can score with a floater. Will benefit from added strength and weight.
5’9 PG Corey Yerger of Grant HS 2021 (Dream Vision 15U)
Feel for the game/timing are very high. Great speed to turn corner on defender. Very shifty and has real court vision. Unselfish player is a true floor general. Will be very good down the road.
Names To Note: (*indicates highest consideration)
6’1” G Dakarai Allen 2020 of Sage Creek (WCE 16 Silver – SD)
6’5 SF Brandon Angel of Torrey Pines HS 2020 (San Diego All-Stars 17U)
6’4 SF Cory Barker of ASI Prep 2018 (ASI Prep 17U)
6’2 PG Jarad Barnett of Windward School 2019 (Pro Skills Sports Academy 17)
*6’1” G Kino Bellinger 2019 of Buena HS (Saints Basketball)
6’0” G Kenzi Bishara 2019 of Culver City (Los Angeles Elite 17u Black)
6’0” G Elijah Black 2022 of O’Farrell Community School (San Diego All Stars 15u)
*6’5” W Christian Bood 2020 of Bishop Montgomery HS (Los Angeles Elite 17u Premier)
5’11 PG Jared Brown of Cypress HS 2019 (Los Angeles Elite 17 Premier)
*6’6” W Chase Bowsher 2019 of Redondo Union HS (Los Angeles Elite 17u Premier)
6’5 PF Ethan Bozzo of Beckman HS 2021 (WCE 15U UAA Silver #2-LA)
6’2” G Eric Brill 2020 of Valencia HS (ARC Wildcats East)
6’5 SF Alec Bryan of Chaparral HS 2019 (Powerhouse Hoops 17U Schumaker)
*6’7” PF Kainoa Bullanguay 2019 of Kimball HS (Saints Basketball)
*6’8 PF Pape Cisse of Fairmont Prep 2021 (Dream Vision 15U)
6’4 F Ty Colburn of Patriot HS 2019 (Cali Elite 15/16U)
6’1” G Tommy Condon 2020 of San Marcos HS (805 Family 16)
*6’5” F Jerrod Elliot 2018 of La Sierra HS (IEBP SR 17U)
6’5 SF Savion Elohim of Ribet Academy 2019 (California Stars 17U Black)
6’5” CF Brian Eskanaz of Desert Christian HS 2018 (A Plus)
*6’1” G Devan Ford 2019 of Alhambra (Los Angeles Elite 17u Black)
6’4” W Xavier Fuller 2018 of Mesa HS (I Play Elite 17)
*6’0 PG Stephen Garbrah Jr of Bella Vista Prep 2019 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
6’0 SG Ryan Gilburne of Brophy Prep 2019 (Powerhouse Hoops 17U Schumaker)
*6’3” SG Gage Gomez of Arroyo Grande HS 2020 (3 Ball 17)
6’1” G Ricky Griffin 2018 of Hercules HS (Team Rampage Elite 17)
6’6 PF/C Adam Hamilton of Buckeye HS 2019 (Team Zona)
6’4 SF Josh Hawkins of Paradise Honors HS 2019 (Powerhouse Hoops 17U Schumaker)
*5’9” PG Jonathan Hill of Long Beach Poly HS 2019 (Los Angeles Elite 17 Premier)
6’4 W Jake Hlywiak of Valencia HS 2020 (Los Angeles Elite 16U Premier)
*6’3” G Khair Jackson 2019 of Viewpoint HS (BTI Elite 17)
*6’5 SF Jadon Jones 2020 of Cantwell Sacred Heart (WCE 16 UAA – LA)
6’4 SF Jacob Jovien of Francis Parker HS 2019 (WCE 17 Silver- SD)
6’3 F Ian Klock of Western Christian HS 2019 (IE Magic)
5’10 PG Shaden Knight of Rancho Cucamonga HS 2019 (Prodigy 17 Elite)
6’3” G Ian McCloskey 2020 of San Gabriel Academy (Dream Vision 16u)
*6’5” W Don McCrary 2019 of Palmdale HS (DNA Academy)
5’8” PG Tyjae Medley 2019 of Birmingham HS (DNA Academy)
6’3” PG Jo Jo Neal of Los Osos HS 2019 (IEBP All Stars)
*6’8 PF Meekness Payne of AZ Compass Prep 2018 (Alvin Gentry Elite 17U)
*6’4 W/G Carey Page of Fremont HS 2019 (Team LA 17)
6’4 SF Patric Panoosi of La Canada HS 2018 (Blazers Pasadena 17U)
5’10” PG Obrien Pearce of Calvary Chapel HS 2018 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 17 Blue)
*6’4” CG Aidan Prukop 2020 of Mater Dei (Dream Vision 16u)
*6’3” G Ivan Rhaburn 2021 of Orange Lutheran (ACES 15u)
*6’3” G Luis Riascos 2020 of San Gabriel Academy (Dream Vision 16u)
*6’4 G Jackson Ruai 2019 of Amphitheatre HS (Powerhouse 17UAA)
*6’4 SG Javon Ruffin 2021 of Newman HS (Powerhouse Hoops 15u)
6’1” G Andre Scott 2019 of Mission Bay HS (WCE 17 Silver – SD)
*6’2” G Jalen Scott 2018 of De Anza HS (Team Rampage Elite 17)
6’2” G Dallas Shelton 2019 of Blair HS (ARC Wildcats East)
*6’7 PF/C Kirk Smith of Fairfax HS 2018 (Truth EYBL 17U)
6’3 SF Kristopher Smith of Inglewood HS 2018 (WCE Unsigned Senior Platinum)
6’5 SF Malcolm Steadman of James Logan HS 2019 (Team Lillard 17U)
6’3” G Chris Swardstrom 2019 of Crean Lutheran (Los Angeles Elite 17u Premier)
6’4” SF Levan Tsengvashili of Hesperia Christian HS 2018 (IEBP- High Desert 17U)
5’10 PG Akeemis Williams of Democracy Prep 2019 (Nevada Hard 2 Guard 17U Blue)
*6’1” G Jaren Williams 2018 of Chino Hills (BBC 17 Elite)
6’1” G Jordan Williams 2018 of Canyon HS (Cali Stars 17 Platinum)