Report On 2022 So Cal Hoop Review
The WCE So Cal Hoop Review was an NCAA live period event held Friday-Sunday April 8-10. Here is a report on the teams we evaluated from the 17u division. (The event had 193 teams so we were only able to cover 17u and were not able to see all 17u teams. We are only reporting on those teams we observed.)
6’1” PG Alan Acevedo Dagda of Astravo Academy (CO) 2023 (Colorado Titans 17 Gold)
Acevedo is a player who does not look the part, but he really finds ways to get things done. He’s a highly competitive one-man who keeps coming at you and never stops. He maxes out everything he has.
6’3” SG Tariq Ali of Folsom High (CA) 2022 (Rose City Ballers 17u Select)
Ali is a nice all-around scorer who gets it done from all three levels – perimeter shot, mid-range pull-up and to the hoop on the drive. He’s fairly athletic with long arms. He is a little thin and needs to develop some bulk/strength.
6’4” SG Jonah Alvarez of College Prep Academy (CA) 2022 (WCEUA Unsigned LA Moore)
Alvarez is a really good-looking prospect for the next level. He has a really refined offensive game with good footwork and the ability to knock it down from the outside at a high clip. He also seems to have a nose for the ball on the defensive end and is a decent athlete.
6’6” SG Justin Ard of Folsom High (CA) 2023 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Ard is a bouncy and aggressive finisher with a nice handle with the ball in his hands. He plays extremely hard and is active on both ends. A 2023 prospect with some real upside.
6’9” SF/PF Donovan Avery of Highland HS (CA) 2020 (Crush 17 Black)
Avery is a three-man with all the physical features you could ask for and (size, athleticism, big feet and long arms) other than bulk/strength. He has some skills and he can rebound the ball. He is an intriguing player with some upside.
6’5” G/W Dillan Baker of Salpointe Catholic (AZ) 2022 (Apex Athletix)
Baker is tough as nails. A true competitor and above average athlete. Very capable of knocking down the outside jumper and very effective getting to the basketball off the dribble. He had a very impressive performance in this event.
6’7” PF Wes Ball of Marana High (AZ) 2022 (Apex Athletix)
Ball has some tools at the power forward position. He has the ability to knock it down from the outside and pull interior defenders out to him. He also has the ability to take it off the dribble. While he is not a freak athlete, he is very smart and really steady on the defensive end.
5’11 PG Joaquin Battle of Folsom HS (CA) 2023 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Battle brings a pretty solid all-around game to the table offensively. Also, he has a high IQ and plays with lots of confidence. He is a real contributor to team success.
5’8” PG Cruz Billings of Foothill HS (CA) 2022 (Team Nigel)
If you look up competitor in the dictionary you will see a picture of Cruz Billings. He’s a fighter who will come after you at both ends from start to finish. He makes plays for himself and others consistently. Simply, the kid is a winner.
6’4” CG Rashaud Bradley of Sheldon High (CA) 2022 (Team Sacramento/Pharoahs 2022)
Bradley is a really crafty ball handler with a deceptive change of speed to his game. He can get to the rack with ease and finds open teammates when he gets the defense to collapse on him.
6’1” PG Robert Burns of Chaminade HS (CA) 2023 (Next 1)
Burns pushes the break on every possession and puts pressure on the defense to convert quickly. He’s not stopping unless you make him. Also, he shows a competent pull-up game in the half court.
6/1 SG Teyo Campbell of Heritage HS (CA) 2023 (WCE 17 Wilson)
Campbell is a fairly athletic two guard who runs the floor very well. He moves well without the ball, he shoots it ok with long range and he has a nice floater. He does need some work defensively.
5’10” PG Brady Carson of Hillsdale High (CA) 2023 (Team Esface)
Carson is a really good shooter, especially off the dribble. He finds open spots to get his shot off well and moves really well without the ball.
6’1” CG Benjamin Clark of Skyline HS (CA) 2022 (Team Esface)
Clark brings some offensive diversity to his game. He’s Fairly athletic and he can handle and pass it and he does a nice job finishing on the break. He shoots it ok and he can pull up in the half court.
6’2” SG Theron Coleman of Air Academy High (CO) 2023 (Colorado Titans 17u Gold)
Coleman is a finisher extraordinaire, both in transition and in the half court. He has solid handles and a put-it-down-and-go mindset. He will harass the opponent on the defensive end.
6’8” PF Javion Cooper of College Prep Academy (CA) 2020 (NorCal Ducks)
Cooper is a real athlete with length and a natural bounce. He has really good timing on his jumps defensively when going up for a shot block and plays strong defensively in the paint. He runs the floor extremely well at the position.
6’3” PG Jonetue Cooper of MayFair HS (CA) 2023 (Next 1)
Cooper is an athletic man with many strengths and a nice burst. He sees the floor well and does a nice job finishing in transition. He has an impressive mid-range pull up and a solid floater.
5’10” PG Troy Crighton of Sheldon High (CA) 2022 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 2022)
Crighton is a nice point guard and a crafty finisher. Has a really good burst with the ball in his hands and is tough as nails on both ends of the floor.
6’5” SF Luca Davis of Grant Union High (CA) 2022 (Clutch Elite Unsigned)
Davis is a lefty bucket-getter that can beat you in so many ways offensively. He can knock it down from the outside at a high clip and slashes really well without the ball. He uses his length well on smaller defenders.
6’2” PG Robert Diaz of JSerra HS (CA) 2022 (Next 1)
Diaz is a solid play-making one man who creates a lot of opportunities for his teammates in transition. He is a confident ball handler who makes the right pass at the right time.
6’1” PG Masai Dean of Cholla High (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023 Black)
Dean is a quick point guard that has the ability to blow by defenders, especially when they over pursuit on close outs. He gets downhill in a hurry and plays with a nice, shifty pace. Has a good pull-up mid-range jumper and is a really active on-ball defender.
6’6 SF Camron Dyer of Dixie HS (UT) 2022 (UBC Elite 17 XL)
Dyer is a fairly athletic wing who comes to play. He consistently gets things done at the offensive end. He is a player who can be counted on from start to finish.
6’6” SF Cole Epperson of Jesuit HS (CA) 2024 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Epperson is a versatile wing who can run the floor. He seems to find ways to score “quietly.” He does a nice job on the glass as well.
6’4” SG/W Jacob Fields of Monte Vista (CA) 2023 (WCE 17 Wilson)
Fields is a guard/wing who runs the floor well and has some skill. He can handle it and shoot it with long range. Also, he is a capable rebounder.
6’5” PF Kamron Fontenet of Servite High (CA) 2024 (Team Nigel)
Fontenet is a big body that cleans up on the boards. He spent the weekend playing up an age group and was still very effective, especially in the paint. Still very raw offensively but the 2024 forward has some tools that college coaches will want to pay attention to.
6’7” SF Jackson Funk of Canyon Ridge HS (ID) 2024 (Utah Hard Knox 17)
Funk is an impressive-looking young prospect who had a solid performance in this event. He can score inside and outside and poses matchup problems for the opponent. He showed that he belongs on the Division I radar.
6’0” PG Quincy Geary of Catalina Foothills (AZ) 2022 (Apex Athletix)
Geary is a nice, steady point guard with good leadership qualities. He really steers the ship for this team well and is really good at driving and kicking out to open shooters. Though it is not a strong suit of his, he has the ability to knock down the open jumper and he defends at a high level.
5’9” PG Cohen Gonzales of Mesquite HS (AZ) 2023 (Team Arizona Black Elite)
Gonzalez is a big-time competitor with an impressive skill set. Solid ball handler, good passer, finishes on the break, is a good (set) shooter with 3-point range, and has a nice floater.
5’10” PG Julian Grijalva of Cienega High (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023 Black)
Grijalva is a true point guard with really good court vision. He quarterbacks the break really well and displays really good leadership qualities you want to see in the guy running your team.
6’5” G/W Pawllos Habtom of Southern California Academy (CA) 2021 (California Stars 17u Grey)
Habtom is a lefty guard with a nice little jumper. A really good scorer, especially off the dribble. He is a capable playmaker, though his niche is putting the ball in the basket.
6’4” PG Rui Han of Crean Lutheran High (CA) 2022 (Los Angeles Rockfish)
Han is a competitive point guard with really good size at the position. A very quick release on his shot and a good shooter off the dribble. He possesses a nice handle and is a pin-point passer.
6’6” SG Cyrus Harrison of Elgin Park Secondary School (BC) 2022 (Athelite 17u)
Harrison is a 2-guard with a really good handle and great footwork. He gets downhill in a hurry and is crafty with finishing and getting the ball out to open shooters. He has good size at the position with a really high motor.
5’11” PG Chris Haywood of Inderkum HS (CA) 2022 (Sacramento Hoyas)
Haywood is an athletic one-man with a nice burst. He sees the floor well and can finish in transition. He will push it and make plays consistently.
5’10” PG Tyson Helms of Canyon Del Oro HS (AZ) 2023 (Juice Country Players 17)
Helms is an aggressive one-man who plays in attack mode. He pushes the break hard and consistently, and makes plays for himself and others.
6’5” SF Nathen Hernandez of Yucaipa HS (CA) 2023 IEU Basketball 17)
Hernandez is a three-man who is a pretty consistent all-around performer. He has handles, a pull-up game and a nice floater. And is a capable rebounder.
6’0” PG Brandon Herrera-Hernandez of Foothill High (CA) 2022 (Clutch Elite Unsigned)
Herrera-Hernandez is a guard with a really strong burst to the rack. That burst makes him a real strong finisher in transition. He attacks the rim with reckless abandon. A really strong, bucket-getting guard that plays at full throttle.
6’0” CG Jaxson Heusser of Viewmont HS (UT) 2023 (Utah Premier 17 National)
Heusser is a most impressive combo guard. He has a big-time motor, he shoots the ball very well (3 range) and he works real hard defensively. He is a guy you want on your team.
6’9” C Oliver Hinder of Corona Del Sol (AZ) 2023 (AZ Legends 17u)
Hinder is a really raw prospect with some potential. He has the length and size you want from your big man with ever improving footwork and hands. His body still needs to add some beef to it, but he moves well for his size and could be a problem one day on the defensive end.
6’0” SG Eric Hodgkins of Marina HS (CA) 2023 (Ocean City 17)
Hodgkins combines skill and toughness into being a very consistent two guard. He knows how to play and he seldom makes mistakes. He most certainly maximizes what he has.
6’7” PF/C Nicholas Hogan of Wood Cross HS (UT) 2022 (Utah Premier 17 National)
Hogan is an active and aggressive combo post man who gets a lot done. He’s a versatile scorer, he can rebound and he brings a ton of energy. He is not fun to play against.
6’3” SF Malachi Hogg-Madden of Centennial HS (CA) 2022 (Hoop Phene Elite 17)
Hogg-Madden is an athletic wing who contributes in various ways to the success of the team. He will do what needs to be done to help the team. He has ball handling skills, gets to the hoop on the drive and he can rebound.
6’2” SG Clark Holden of El Camino Real HS (CA) 2022 (Cali Stats 17 Grey)
Holden is an athletic two-guard who attacks the opponent and finds ways to score. He has a nice mid-range pull-up and he is a good three-point shooter. He finds ways to come up with rebounds from the guard position.
6’4” SF Da’Rontaye Hollis of Woodcreek High (CA) 2023 (Sacramento Hoyas)
Hollis has good length at the wing position. Has a nice little outside shot, especially from the corners where he didn’t miss much all weekend. Very versatile on the defensive end, being able to guard 1-3.
7’0” C Oleksandr Horiuk of College Prep Academy (CA) 2022 (WCEUA Unsigned LA Moore)
Horiuk has really good size and some decent mobility that make him an intriguing prospect. Still very raw but has loads of potential if he is willing to put in the work at the next level. Has really soft hands for his size.
6’7” C Luke Hyatt of Rocklin HS (CA) 2023 (Rose City Ballers 17 Select)
Hyatt is a guy who caught the eye of various observers at this event. He has long arms, good hands, big feet and he can run the floor. He can beat the defender on the face-up drive, and he can shoot it with 3 range. Hyatt is a very intriguing prospect.
6’1” CG Nikolas James of Esperanza HS (CA) 2023 (Juice County Players 17)
James is a combo guard with the skills and understanding of the game that any coach can appreciate. The handle, the shot, the floater make him consistently productive offensively.
6’1” CG Anahji Jenkins of Eastside HS (CA) 2022 (Crush 17 Black)
Jenkins is a very athletic combo guard with speed to burn. He can really turn on the jets. He has a most impressive pull-up game, both in transition and in the half court. He moves well without the ball. He just needs to prove himself as a perimeter shooter.
6’1” PG Cole Johnson of Farmington High (UT) 2023 (Kongo 17u Black)
Johnson is a really good outside threat with a very quick release on his shot. A very confident and smart player that has some leadership qualities coaches will love at the next level.
6’3” SG Cooper Jones of Buena High (AZ) 2022 (Apex Athletix)
Jones is much more athletic than he looks and really attacks the rim. He has a sneaky first step on the drive. He is a very capable shooter and has a nice pull-up off the dribble in transition and in the half court. He has really quick and good hands on the defensive end.
6’1” CG Jaxson Jones of Desert Hills HS (UT) 2023 (UBC Elite 17 XL)
Jones is a hard-working one-man who impacts the game at both ends. He is a good ball handler and passer, and he can play on or off the ball. He’s a solid on-ball defender and he can rebound some.
6’3” SG Jalen Joyce of the Skyline HS (CA) 2023 (Team Esface)
Joyce is an athletic shooting guard who brings a nice all-around skill set to the table. He can handle and pass it and make plays on the break. He can nail the shot from long range and get to the hoop on the drive.
6’2” PG Isaiah Kai of Campo Verde HS (AZ) 2023 (Team Arizona Black Elite)
Kai is the type of player that every coach would like having on his team. He has a nice motor that is always running, a tough competitor and an excellent passer who can ignite a team. Worth low major consideration.
6’6” PF Joey Kennedy of University HS (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17 RB)
Kennedy is a hard-working and skilled four-man. He’s a very confident long-range shooter who takes good shots. He can bounce it and get to the rack, and he is a clever passer. He runs the floor very hard on every possession to both ends. Kennedy will play Division I basketball – it’s just a question of what level…
6’8” SF JT Langston Jr. of East Los Angeles College (CA) 2020 (WCEUA Unsigned LA Moore)
Langston has really good size with a college ready body to go with it. He is really strong on the boards and is very effective in the paint on both ends.
6’7” W Owen Larbalestier of Palisades Charter (CA) 2022 (BTI Elite 17u)
Larbalestier is a really smart player that always seems to make the right pass. Almost serves as a true point forward. Also, a very capable outside threat that sees over the defense and sees the floor extremely well. In the right system, he is a coach’s dream.
5’11” PG Preston Lee of Corona Del Sol (AZ) 2024 (AZ Legends 17u)
Lee spent the weekend playing up an age group but held his own and had some stretches where he stood out. He has a refined skill-set that comes with hours spent in the gym and a really tight handle. A playmaker first but has the ability to score. Has a real nice pull-up jumper off the dribble.
6’1” CG RJ Lee of Maricopa HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Thunder 17u)
Lee brings a wide variety of skills to the table. He can handle and pass the ball and does a nice job making plays in a transition. Also, he’s a consistent driver with a solid first step and a clever hesitation move. He plays within himself and seldom makes mistakes.
6’0” PG Demarreya Lewis of Enterprise High (CA) 2022 (NorCal Ducks)
Lewis is an athletic scoring guard with a nice jumper who can score at all three levels. Has a really strong and tight handle and up-tempo in his game. He shoots it ok with range and has a real nice floater drive.
6’0” PG Deven Lewis od Capital Christian HS (CA) 2023 (Sacramento Hoyas)
Lewis is an athletic point guard who will do some damage on the break and in the half court. He has an impressive burst which allows him to get by defenders. He has a solid floater and a capable pull-up game in the half court.
6’2” PG Connor Leonard of Canyon HS (CA) 2023 (Juice County Players 17)
Leonard is a one-man with the skills and the make-up to lead a team. He can score with the drive or the shot (3 range) and he sets up his teammates well.
6’7” PF Samuel Lupumba of Canyon Ridge HS (ID) 2023 (Utah Hard Knox 17)
Lupumba combines strength and skill to be a force at the offensive end. He’s a decent ball handler who can beat the defender on the face-up drive. He can step outside and hit the 3-point shot. He has a nice drop step on the block, and he is a consistent rebounder.
6’1” PG Zaden Martin of Burlingame HS (CA) 2023 (Team Esface)
Martin is a combo guard who can run the floor and who can get things done at both ends. Solid ball handler who can get to the hoop on the drive. Also, he is a capable defender who will put pressure on the ball.
6’5” G/W Andrew Mata of Schurr HS (CA) 2023 (Juice County Players 17)
Mata is a shooter extraordinaire with 3 range who is a master at the catch and shoot. He is a capable ball handler with a decent mid-range pull-up game.
6’2” FG Ryder McConnell of Sterling HS (CO) 2023 (Colorado Titans 17 Gold)
McConnell does not need to see an optometrist because he sees the floor very well in transition. He’s a confident ball handler who has a mid-range pull-up game and shoots it ok from 3 range.
6’6” SF John McFadden of San Juan Hills High (CA) 2022 (WCEUA Unsigned LA Moore)
McFadden is extremely smart with a clip from the outside. Plays the game the right way and always seems to make the right play. He has a very refined offensive game.
6’2” SG Zane Miley of Monarch High (CO) 2023 (Colorado Titans 17u Gold)
Miley has a really sweet stroke from the outside. The kind of shot that makes defenders glue themselves to him because if he is wide open, he will make you pay. It would be really interesting to see him play with a point guard and some strong talent around him that will free him up for more open shots.
6’5” PG Darren Mitchell of St. Monica HS (CA) 2023 (Los Angeles Rockfish)
Mitchell is a dream point guard from a physical make-up standpoint: size, athleticism, long arms. He does a nice job making plays in transition and shows a keen ability to finish at the end of the break.
6’6” F Joseph Montgomery of Deer Valley High (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17u Black)
Montgomery plays much bigger than his height and makes his presence felt in the paint, especially on the defensive end. He uses his body to clear space for rebounds. He has the ability to step out on wings and some guards on switches and sets one heck of a screen for ball handlers.
6’4 SF Myles Moore of Bishop O’Dowd High (CA) 2022 (Team Esface)
Moore is a really good athlete and uses that athleticism really well to be such a versatile defender. Still a little raw on the offensive end but has some upside to his game. Has an impressive first step on the drive.
6’3” PG Saadiq Moore of John Muir HS (CA) 2023 (Los Angeles Rockfish)
Moore is a smooth-operating one-man who can penetrate in the lane and makes things happen. He can create and make plays for his teammates. Also, he finds ways to come up with rebounds.
6’4” PG Osiris Nalls of Viewpoint High (CA) 2023 (BTI Elite 17u)
Nalls is a really gifted scorer. He can really shoot it off the dribble and creates his own shot with ease. Attacks mismatches like a trained killer and is a very good finisher. He can really get to the rack at will.
6’4” G/W Sedrick Nari of Queens Creek HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Thunder 17u)
Nari is a fairly athletic guard/wing who can impact the game at both ends. His ball handling and passing skills are solid and he gets to the basket on the drive. He gets after it defensively and he comes up with rebounds as well.
6’4” SG Antonio Odum of Legacy High (NV) 2022 (LV Stars 2022)
Odum is a really good athlete and a really versatile defender. He can guard 3-4 positions on the floor and makes it easy to switch on the defensive end. He is also a really good help defender and shot blocker at the position.
6’6” SG Chase Oliver of Woodrow Wilson High (CA) 2023 (BTI Elite 17u)
Oliver has some really good size and length from the wing position. He can score in a variety of ways, including off the dribble and from the outside. He finishes well thru contact and can stretch out a defense like Gumby.
5’11” CG Damarieah Osby of Inderkum High (CA) 2022 (Sacramento Hoyas)
Osby is a very confident scorer. He can really shoot it and has a quick trigger. His stroke causes a lot of over pursuits on close outs and he does a good job of using pump fakes to get open jumpers.
6’4” PF/SF Cade Peterson of Folsom HS (CA) 2023 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Peterson is a combo forward who can run the floor and has some lift. He can elevate over defenders and he does a nice job pursuing rebounds.
6’3” SG Noah Peterson of Highland HS (AZ) 2023 (Team Arizona Black Elite)
Peterson is a real competitor who comes to play every day. He’s a solid handler and a good passer, and he gets things done on the break.
6’1” PG Jaylin Phillips of Desert Oasis High (NV) 2022 (LV Stars 2022)
Phillips is a really good on-ball defender. He has some really athletic bounce and is a good finisher out in transition. A full-court defender that will get in the jersey of an opposing point guard.
6’4” W Xavier Porter of Pleasant Grove High (CA) 2023 (Clutch Elite Unsigned)
Porter is a really athletic finisher in transition that has the ability to knock it down from 3-point range. He is a really strong rebounder from the wing and plays with a really strong motor.
6’7” G/W Cannon Potter of Orange Lutheran HS (CA) 2023 (Team Nigel)
Potter turned in an impressive performance at this and got himself on the 2023 radar. He moves ok without the ball and can score in various ways facing up on the perimeter. Also, he shows a little bit of a post-up game. Nice-looking prospect.
6’1” PG Jackson Price of Cottonwood HS (UT) 2023 (Utah Premier 17 National)
Price brings a nice package of skills to the game. He’s a solid handler, he can finish in transition, he can shoot it (3 range), he has a solid pull-up game and a nice transition move on the drive. He can rebound from the guard position.
6’5” SF Amaris Quenum-Stewart of Mojave High (NV) 2022 (LV Stars 2022)
Quenum-Stewart has a really nice stroke front he outside and the length you like to see on the wings. A very active player on both ends with a good motor and really strong on the offensive glass.
6’2” SG Joseph Reiber of Melba HS (ID) 2022 (Up Tempo 17)
Reiber is a competitive two guard with a good understanding of how to play. He finishes well – both in transition and in the half court.
6’8” PF Nicholas Riley of Phoenix Prep (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select 17u Red)
Riley is a load inside. A really thick body at 6-foot-8 and a strong rebounder. He uses that body well to clear out space and sets a really good screen at the top of the key with a strong ability to roll to the basket and soft enough hands to make defenses pay if they commit the wrong way.
5’11” Tyree Rose of Fortune Early College (CA) 2023 (WCE 17 Wilson)
Rose’s best asset is his ability to shoot from (way) downtown. You better get out on him! Also, he’s a capable ballhandler who does a nice job pulling up in transition.
6’0” SG Chris Ruiz of Raymond Kellis High (AZ) 2023 (Legion of Hoops 17u Gold)
Ruiz is a smart, real crafty finisher that finds a way to beat opponents thru his lack of athleticism with pure IQ. He moves extremely well without the ball and attacks the rim with a purpose.
6’9” PF Hugo Rutherford of San Francisco Waldorf High (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17u AS)
Power forward with good size that has the ability to pull a defender out to the perimeter and get big men out of the lane. Not a slouch on the boards and in the paint but his strong suit is being a threat on the outside.
6’1” PG Jameson Salkowski of Catalina Foothills HS (AZ) 2023 (Just Hoops)
Salkowski is a one-man who is a decent athlete that can run the floor. He handles it, moves without it, has mid-range pull-up and a nice first step on the drive.
6’4” G/W Michael Sarden of Buchanan HS (CA) 2023 (Swoosh Elite 2023)
Sarden is an athletic guard/wing who runs the floor well and consistently. He finishes well in transition, and he is a good 3-point shooter.
5’6” PG Paul Sekyi-Appiah of Canyon HS (CA) 2022 (Crush 17 Black)
Sekyi-Appiah is a little man who plays big. He plays in attack mode and can create for himself and others. He has a real nice all-around skill set and he gets things done in transition.
5’11” PG Barron Silsby of Perry High (AZ) 2024 (AZ Legends 17u)
Silsby is one of the smarter players you will find in the 2024 class. His father is a lifetime basketball coach and it shows. He plays like a coach’s kid. He won’t wow you getting off the bus, but he is extremely smart and a really good shooter from the outside. A really good ball handler that limits turnovers and plays in command.
6’5” SF Jacob Simon of San Juan Hills HS (CA) 2022 (Ocean City 17)
Simon is a competitive wing who is a pretty steady performer. He is a legit shooter with long range who is not afraid to take the big shot.
6’7” SF/PF Lukas Sorenson of Ridgeline High (CA) 2023 (Utah Hard Knox 17u)
Sorenson has a good look at combo forward with length and sneaky bounce. He plays extremely aggressive and is a really good switch defender, especially on guards that get to the rack. He is an above average shot blocker. He can score on the face-up drive, perimeter shot or post up.
6’7” PF John Squire of St. Ignatius Prep (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17 RB)
Squire is a combination of brains, toughness and skills. He comes to play every day and gets a lot done. He’s got a very solid skill set. He can handle and pass it, gets to the hoop on the face-up drive, has a nice drop step on the block, and shoots it ok with 3 range. He is a solid rebounder who secures the ball in traffic. Squire looks to be a low major prospect.
5’11” PG Max Tengan of Santa Clarita Christian School (CA) 2023 (BTI Prospects 17)
Tengan is an intelligent and competitive one-man who plays with a lot of confidence. He has a high IQ and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He can distribute and he can score. He’s a guy any coach can place a lot of trust in.
6’3” PG Noah Thomas of Pleasant Valley High (CA) 2022 (NorCal Ducks)
Thomas is a deadly outside shooter with a really strong pull-up game to go with it. A true scorer that can flat out put the ball thru the net. He plays in attack mode and he is coming at you every possession.
5’11” PG Kellen Torrey of California HS (CA) 2023 (WCE 17 Wilson)
There is a lot to like about Kellen Torrey’s game. He’s athletic and runs real well. He can handle and pass it, he makes plays in transition, pulls up in the mid-range, shoots it well with 3 range, has an ok hesitation drive and he finds ways to rebound.
6’2” CG Canyon Torres of Salpointe Catholic (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023 Black)
Torres is a strong guard with a beautiful pull-up jumper. He can get downhill in a hurry and finishes good thru contact with a strong body that allows him to outmuscle thru the physicality he plays with. He has a nice, steady handle and plays with good poise.
6’3” CG Owen Ubaldo of Jesuit HS (CA) 2023 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Ubaldo is a combo guard who is a decent athlete with some burst. He has ball skills, is a solid playmaker on the break and he can shoot it with 3 range. Also, he finds ways to rebound the ball.
6’7” C Peter Watson of Olympus HS (UT) 2023 (Utah Premier 17 National)
Watson is a true five-man who is a very solid performer. He can face-up drive, dribble operate on the block, and he has a nice mini jump hook. Also, he’s a capable rebounder in his area.
6’1” SG Benson Webb of Athenian School (CA) 2024 (WCEUA 17u Walnut Creek Boreman)
Webb is a knockdown shooter from the outside. Has some real range on that shot and can scare a defense into stretching out if he gets it going. Played up over the weekend as a 2024 prospect in the 17u division.
6’4” PG Jordan Webster of DeLa Salle High (CA) 2022 (WCEUA 17u Walnut Creek Wilson)
Webster is extremely crafty with the ball in his hands. Has a really impressive first step and a nice quick twitch to his offensive game and big-time pull-up shot. Has a ton of tools that can be used in college from the guard position. Webster recently committed to UC Merced.
6’3” CG CJ Willenborg of Folsom High (CA) 2024 (Team Sacramento/Pharaohs 17 Black)
Willenborg shows his aggressiveness on every possession and gives you the feeling that you want to go to war with him. He has the tools to make a lot of things happen.
6’1” SG Charles Williams of Marin Catholic (CA) 2024 (Bay City Warriors 17 RB)
Williams showed out at this event and attracted a lot of attention. He is a jet athletically and excels in transition. He has an impressive first step and gets to the rack consistently. He can get after it defensively as well. Nice-looking prospect who should end up in Division I.
6’7” F Nygle Williams of Woodbridge High (CA) 2022 (BTI Elite 17u)
Williams is a really strong finisher in the paint and uses his body very effectively down there. He absorbs contact well and is a good passer in transition, especially to streaking wings and guards. A really nice-looking prospect. With a big-time upside. He plans to attend prep school in 2023.
6’3” CG Tariq Weiser of Bellarmine College Prep (CA) 2023 (DBA Drive 2023)
Weiser is an energetic combo guard who knows how to play. He can handle it and he has a smooth floater shot. Also, he moves well with the ball.
6’1” W/G Izaias White of Lathrop HS (CA) 2024 (Thunder Elite 17)
White is a long and athletic wing/guard with a real versatile game. He’s a very nice passer who sees the floor well and gets a lot done on the break. He can post up a little and rebound the ball. He does need to prove himself as a perimeter shooter.
6’1” SG Jacob Wright of Del Campo HS (CA) 2023 (Rose City Ballers 17 Select)
Wright is a versatile two guard who can score in different ways. He shoots its ok (with 3 range), has a nice pull-up game and an effective floater.
Names To Note:
6’6 PF Brody Baumgartner of Canyon HS (CA) 2022 (Crush 17 Black)
6’8 C Jack Busenhart of Southern California Academy (CA) 2022 (Cali Stars 17 Grey)
5’10 PG Brady Carson of Hillsdale HS (CA) 2023 (Team Esface)
5’10 SG Lincoln Church of Clearfield HS (UT) 2023 (UBC Elite 17 XL)
5’9 PG Josh Clark of Oakland HS (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17 RB)
6’6 F Ian Cook of St. John Bosco HS (CA) 2022 (BTI Elite 17)
6’8 PF/C Colby Dean of Pleasant Grove HS (UT) 2023 (UBC Elite 17 XL)
5’8 PG Manny Gonzalvo of Cosumnes Oaks HS (CA) 2024 (1 Vision Academy 16)
5’10 PG Camryn Hayes of Lathrop HS (CA) 2023 (Thunder Elite 17)
6’2 F Henry Hill of Cosumnes Oaks HS (CA) 2024 (1 Vision Academy 16)
6’2 SG Kaden Holbrook of Ashville School (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17 RB)
6’1 CG James Horn of 29 Palms HS (CA) 2023 (DBC 17 National)
6’1 PG Isaiah Ito of Christian Brothers HS (CA) 2023 (Rose City Ballers 17 Select)
6’1 PG Nick Jaden of Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) 2023 (DBA Drive 2023)
6’0 PG Brandon Lee of Corona Del Sol HS (AZ) 2022 (AZ Legends 17)
6’2 SG Dru Madrid of Coolidge HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Thunder 17)
6’2 SG Dylan Martin of Terra Linda HS (CA) 2023 (Bay City Warriors 17 AS)
6’9 C Brock Mendoza of Layton HS (UT) 2023 (Kongo 17 Black)
5’10 PG Nasir Mills of Vista Peak Preparatory (CO) 2024 (Colorado Kraken 17U Verner)
6’5 PF Garrett Myers of Monarch HS (CO) 2022 (Colorado Titans 17 Gold)
6’4 SG Antonio Odum of Legacy HS (NV) 2022 (LV Stars 2022)
6’6 SF Deacon Perry of Heritage Christian HS (CA) 2024 (Los Angeles Rockfish)
6’5 SF Amaris Quenum-Stewart of Mojave HS (NV) 2022 (LV Stars 2022)
6’5 SF Josh Ragsdale of JSerra HS (CA) 2022 (Ocean City 17U)
6’1 SG Tyler Small of Servite HS (CA) 2023 (Team Nigel)