Posted On: 08/31/20 8:30 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, 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 sleeper prospects within the region who should be on the radar of college coaches.

Francky NaguidebeFranckyNaguidebe6'7" | PFUniversity City | 2021State, University City - The 6-foot-7 power forward is still a raw overall prospect, but his energy, knack for rebounding and good hands are things that can’t be taught to young big men. Naguidebe changes ends of the floor well in transition, rebounds the defensive glass and outlets quickly to his guards and does a nice job of creating second chance opportunities for his team.

Tiago SoaresTiagoSoares6'4" | SFSanta Clarita Christian | 2021State, Santa Clarita Christian - Soares

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