Posted On: 01/17/21 2:30 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. Robert Cooks - Washington Prep 2023

Cooks was a player I saw for the first time this summer and he was impressive. He looks like an up and coming player for Washington Prep. He excels in transition, he sprints out on the break and can fill the lane. Gets into the lane and draws contact to get himself to the free-throw line. He can also create on the perimeter. He has solid handles and he can shoot well from the three-point line. Nice midrange game.


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