Posted On: 06/18/20 12:45 PM

Some players just needed a different role. Others, a change of scenery. Some grew into their bodies. And other players, well, they simply just worked on their game -- and it showed. 

There are plenty of reasons why guys take big steps forward from one season to the next, as the players on this list can attest to.

San Diego’s Most Improved 2021 Players 

Bonita Vista guard Momo Stokes took the next step as a playmaker and scorer as a junior

Momo Stokes, 5-10 2021 PG, Bonita Vista

What changed: Growth, role. Stokes entered high school as an absolute blur with the rock, but at a shade under 5-5 wasn’t ready for the rigors of varsity basketball. He’s closing in on 6-0 and still growing, and is as explosive off the dribble as ever. This year, he assumed a more robust role in the offense, and responded by averaging 17 points per game, second only to DJ SandersDJSanders6'0" | CGBonita Vista | 2021State for the Barons.

Henry Hartwell, 6-4 2021 SG, El Camino

What changed: The scenery. After two seasons at Carlsbad, Hartwell moved to El Camino, where he was immediately thrust into

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