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Posted On: 08/26/20 6:34 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, many of the top 2021 prospects have pledged to Division I programs as the CIF Southern Section has decided to delay its season until March 12th at the earliest. With the altered season, rising seniors have even less time to be evaluated live by college coaches and we wanted to highlight some of the best available prospects in SoCal.

Keatten SmithKeattenSmith6'1" | CGSanta Fe Christian | 2021State, Santa Fe Christian - Smith is one of the best available shooters in the 2021 class. The 6-foot-1 combo guard has deep and consistent range from multiple spots behind the arc. Smith has picturesque shooting mechanics to go along with quick and compact release. Smith showed improved confidence off the bounce last season, but still needs to improve his paint finishing to maximize his potential at the next level. 

Jaylen CarterJaylenCarter6'3" | SFManual Arts | 2021State, Manual Arts - We like Carter’s versatility both as

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