Posted On: 12/17/18 11:57 AM

The inaugural BSN Showcase at Carlsbad High provided scouts and hoops fans in San Diego a nice opportunity to see some of the very best San Diego teams square off against some of the best that Southern California has to offer. Kudos to Carlsbad High coach Sam Eshelman for putting together such an excellent one-day affair. 

While the focus is on the teams, there were individual standouts at every grade level throughout the day. In this report, we will discuss some of the freshmen who impressed us, including a couple that should become household names on the recruiting trail in coming years.

BSN Sports Showcase - Freshman standouts


RJ Smith, 6-3 G, Damien

He might not have the reputation outside of the region yet, but Smith is on his way to being one of the top 2022 prospects on the West Coast. Athletic and relentless, Smith grabbed an astonishing 17 rebounds in Damien's win over La Jolla Country Day. He also showed flashes of solid vision making passes out of the high-post and transition. Well on his way to a double double, Smith stalled offensively, missing his last 13 shots, per my colleague Devin Ugland. More than anything, this

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