Posted On: 08/26/20 6:59 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.

DJ AllenDJAllen6'6" | SFSt. Anthony | 2021State, St. Anthony - Unfortunately, Allen missed the majority of last season due to injury and it was sure to be a breakout one for him. The lanky 6-foot-7 wing was shooting the ball with consistency and confidence from three-point range prior to injury, a part of his game that he needed to improve to reach that Division 1 threshold. Hopefully we get to see Allen back on the court in the spring when Southern Section competition is scheduled to return.

DJ AllenDJAllen6'6" | SFSt. Anthony | 2021State, St. Anthony - Unfortunately, Allen missed the majority of last season due to injury and it was sure to be a breakout one for him. The lanky 6-foot-7 wing was shooting the ball with consistency and confidence from three-point range prior to injury, a part of his game that he needed to improve to reach that Division 1 threshold. Hopefully we get to see Allen back on the court in the spring when Southern Section competition is scheduled to return. Uriyah RojasUriyahRojas6'1" | PGLos Osos | 2021State, Los Osos - The crafty 6-foot-1 point guard is a guy we can see excelling at multiple levels. Rojas is a high IQ, pass-first style floor general whose anticipation and court vision allow him to see the game one step ahead of the defense. The senior does a nice job of getting two feet in the paint and finishing around the basket, but still needs to improve as a perimeter shooter. Brandon RichardBrandonRichard6'7" | PFWindward | 2021State, Windward - Richard isn’t the most highly-regarded player on his high school team while playing alongside two of the top 2022 prospects in the country in Dylan AndrewsDylanAndrews6'3" | PGWindward | 2022State and Kijani WrightKijaniWright6'9" | PFWindward | 2022State#5Nation, but when you truly watch the Wildcats play, you can see the value he could provide at the next level. The 6-foot-7 power forward is a high motor and active rebounder who runs the floor with purpose and can finish around the basket on rim-runs. TJ MuhammadTJMuhammad5'7" | PGCrossroads | 2021State, Crossroads - Muhammad is one of the most pesky on-ball defenders in Southern California. The 5-foot-8 point guard has super quick hands and great lateral speed, both of which allow him to create turnovers and pick up defenders deep into the backcourt. Offensively, Muhammad can run the show with control and good pace and chooses his spots of when to score and when to distribute very well.

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