Downtown Players to Watch

Posted On: 04/13/20 3:39 PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - With the 2021 season approaching, many names stand out above the rest.  Between the cracks, there may be many gems who will shine when they are discovered.  Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the breakout candidates in the 2021 class.

Chris Nickelberry, Damien - With the departure of Austin Cook, the Spartans will need some players to step up alongside leading scorer Malik Thomas.  One of the players who is a likely candidate will be Chris Nickelberry.  The 5'11" guard has shown the ability to get into the lane and finish at the rack.  He has a developing jumper and will have the opportunity to showcase it next season.  Nickelberry made huge strides for his AAU team Prodigy and had more of an opportunity to score the ball there, and should have a bigger role with Damien next season.  On the defensive end, Chris moves his feet well and plays passes well.  Nickelberry was selected to 2nd Team All Baseline League.

Ring Malith, Renaissance Academy - After the graduation of Nico Anei and Evans Kipkemoi, there will be a huge opportunity for Malith to step up and illustrate his other skills.  Currently,

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