Posted On: 09/22/21 12:30 PM

This past weekend, McBride High School in Long Beach, CA played host the annual Ron Massey Memorial Classic. The event serves as an early tune up to the high school regular season and a lot of top schools take part in the event. I was able to attend on Saturday and spent most of my time watching the action on Court 1. Here’s a look at some of the top big men that I saw.

1. Jazz Gardner Jazz Gardner 6'10" | C Los Altos | 2023 #42 Nation - Los Altos 2023

Gardner is one of the top big men in SoCal drawing a plenty of D1 interest and it’s easy to see why. He has a very versatile skill-set. He’s able to score in the post like a traditional center, but he can also step out and shoot from three-point range. With his back to the basket, he makes quick spins for easy finishes. He can also make a move off the dribble. Defensively, he is able to come out on the perimeter and check wings. He slides his feet very well for a big.

2. Dennis Evans Dennis Evans 6'10" | C Riverside Hillcrest | 2023 - Hillcrest 2023

Evans is a player I’ve seen a few times now and he’s come a

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