Posted On: 01/13/21 4:26 PM

With many states, including California, still struggling to figure out how to play the high school basketball season amid increasing COVID-19 case numbers, we wanted to take a closer look at each class in our region.

In this piece, we break down the players in the class of 2023 who would have broken out at this point in the season for their high school teams if it had gone as normally scheduled.

Jacob Huggins Jacob Huggins 6'5" | PF Harvard-Westlake | 2023 , Harvard-Westlake - Wolverines head coach David Rebibo had plenty of praise for Huggins when asked about him, saying the 6-foot-8 forward would have stepped in to the starter’s minutes left behind by Mason Hooks Mason Hooks 6'10" | C Harvard-Westlake | 2020 State #271 Nation . Huggins is a skilled prospect who has improved on his footwork, athleticism and ability to spread the floor with his jump shot during this downtime. 

Denzel Hines Denzel Hines 6'6" | PF Colony | 2023 , Colony - Hines got a lot of court time as a freshman for the Titans last season and the 6-foot-6 forward showed flashes of upside plenty of times during those minutes. The sophomore is extremely light on his feet, has quickness off the floor when grabbing rebounds and contesting shots in the paint and changes ends of the floor

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