Posted On: 05/31/21 10:30 AM

It’s been a different season, to say the least, this year. But the high school basketball season was able to happen this spring relatively smooth. CIF playoffs are finally here, later than usual but here nonetheless. Here’s a look at some players in the Southern Section Open Division to keep an eye on as they get underway this week.

1. Jimmy Oladokun - Damien 2023

Oladokun is one of the most intriguing prospects in all of SoCal. When I first saw him play back in June, what stood out the most was his versatility offensively. He’s a big man, with guard like skills. He can post up and score in the paint, but he can also handle the ball a bit and he can shoot from three-point range. He gets out in transition and can finish strong at the rim. Good rebounder and interior defensive player. Very high upside.

2. Shy Odom Shy Odom 6'6" | PF Sierra Canyon | 2022 State #174 Nation - Sierra Canyon 2022

I’ve called Odom possibly Sierra Canyon’s most important player at times. He’s really developed his ball-handling and is more comfortable making a move off the dribble and getting to the rim. He can handle defensive pressure well, especially if swarmed in the

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