Jaylen Carter
Jaylen Carter; Manual Arts Class of 2021.

Posted On: 01/15/21 2:00 PM

Los Angeles City Section used to produce the best high school basketball talent in the entire SoCal area. Teams like Crenshaw and Manual Arts were regulars when it came to competing for city championships.

The high school basketball landscape has changed a lot since then. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some strong talent at some of these schools, talent that could certainly help a college team at any level. Many of these schools are in historically underrepresented and underfunded areas, and these players have less opportunity to be seen and evaluated by college coaches.

Here’s a quick look at some of those players who should be on some radars this season.

1. KJ BradleyKJBradley5'11" | PGCrenshaw | 2021State - Crenshaw 2021

Bradley has emerged as the lead guard for the Cougars and has done a solid job running the team. He’s a crafty ball-handler who doesn’t get fazed by defensive pressure. He can slash into the lane and he’ll make the right play whether its him taking the shot or creating an easy bucket for his teammates. He’s solid in transition pushing the ball and attacking the defense. He can finish at the rim and he can shoot from distance.

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