Posted On: 03/2/20 4:17 PM

The CIF Southern Section Division 1 rank produced some of the best basketball in the region this season. There was a multitude of must-watch games within the division that showcased some of the best high school talents in Southern California. Dozens and dozens of 2021–2023 players elevated their status into possibly becoming a future Division 1 or 2 talent at the college level, including these eight talents.

In part one of the Division 1 stock risers spotlight, we highlight these first four players that had exceptional all-around seasons.

2022 Dior Johnson — Mayfair
Key strength: Unique and crafty scorer

There was no such thing as a mismatch for guard Dior Johnson this past season because opponents simply could not contain him when he had the ball.

The Mayfair guard emerged as one of the most revered talents in all of Southern California. Johnson is not just like any other scoring guard, but rather his playstyle revolves around being a ball-handling, playmaking combo guard.

As a scorer, there is one word that perfectly describes his game here: creative. Johnson is largely unpredictable on the ball because he can score in a number of ways. He can accelerate to

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