SoCal Top 250 Expo: Top Prospects (Part II)

Featured
Southern California

Posted On: 09/24/18 2:27 PM

Seal Beach, Ca. — The annual Prep Hoops SoCal Top 250 Showcase was held Sunday at AIM Sportsplex and featured a strong mix of the Southland’s best hoops prospects and those looking to make a name for themselves.

Here is the second set of top prospects from the one-day event.

Anton Mozga, Riverside Notre Dame

The 6-foot-5 wing continues to improve his athleticism and leaping ability and it’s resulted in him looking to dunk everything around the basket. The senior has a long and strong frame, a good build to his upper body, and uses that to finish with power through contact in the paint. Mozga also showed the ability to knock down catch-and-shoot 3.

Joseph Octave, Mary Star of the Sea

Octave is one of the better pure shooters in Southern California, and while he continues to shoot it from deep with consistency, he’s adding some off-the-bounce creativity to his arsenal. The 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard does a nice job of shedding closeouts with a shot fake and knocking down a one or two-dribble pull-up.

Westchester forward Kaelen Allen has some of the best interior footwork among Southern California big men.

Jordan Shelley, Providence

Shelley is a versatile and high motor guard who rebounds both sides of the glass very well for his position. The 6-foot-4 junior guard has impressive end-to-end speed and uses that to his advantage in transition where he blows by retreating defenders and finishes efficiently in the paint.

Kaelen Allen, Westchester

Allen, the reigning Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year, was awarded a fifth year of eligibility at Westchester, making the Comets a top City Section team as they usually are. The 6-foot-6 forward has very good interior footwork, is light on his feet, and is much more athletic and explosive than he’s given credit for. Allen looks to dunk everything around the rim, but can finish with craftiness, as well.

Allan McBride, Corona Centennial

McBride isn’t the flashiest guy in the gym, but the 6-foot-5 senior is one of the best “glue” type of players in SoCal. McBride can guard multiple positions with his length, size and strong frame. He rebounds well on both ends of the floor, runs the floor with purpose in transition and finishes with power in the paint.