Posted On: 07/31/20 5:30 PM

It seems like class of 2021 players across the country are pulling the trigger on commitments early than they would in a normal year. As we all know this certainly isn’t a normal year as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of events and participants across the country.

In the Southern California recruiting landscape, 11 of the top 30 players in the upcoming senior class have made a pledge to play at the next level. Some notable commitments which we covered earlier on in the summer are Long Beach Poly wing Peyton Watson Peyton Watson 6'7" | SF Long Beach Poly | 2021 State #11 Nation (UCLA), St. John Bosco guard Lamaj Lewis Lamaj Lewis 6'4" | PG St. John Bosco | 2021 State #236 Nation  (Loyola Marymount), Birmingham guards  David Elliot, IV David Elliot, IV 6'3" | CG Birmingham | 2021 State  and  James Nobles James Nobles 6'1" | SG Birmingham | 2021 State #241 Nation  (Loyola Marymount), Damien guard  Malik Thomas Malik Thomas 6'3" | SG Damien | 2021 State #99 Nation  (USC), St. Bernard guard  Reese Dixon-Waters Reese Dixon-Waters 6'5" | SG St. Bernard | 2021 State #79 Nation  (USC), Pacifica Christian guard  Houston Mallette Houston Mallette 6'4" | PG Pacifica Christian | 2021 State #201 Nation (Penn State), Coronado guard Wayne McKinney Wayne McKinney 5'10" | PG Coronado | 2021 State (San Diego), Chaminade guard Keith Higgins Keith Higgins 6'2" | SG Chaminade | 2021 State (Lehigh), and Sonora guard Daniel Esparza Daniel Esparza 6'2" | SG Sonora | 2021 State  (Cal Poly SLO).

In this piece we take a look at four of the best available prospects as we continue to navigate an uncertain time in SoCal high school hoops.

Wilhelm Breidenbach Wilhelm Breidenbach 6'8" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #91 Nation , Mater Dei - The Monarchs skilled 6-foot-9 forward checks in

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