Roseville, CA – This past weekend the Bay Area Coaches Basketball Association hosted the 2nd Annual Boys California Scholastic Live event at the beautiful Roebbelen Center, a 12-court facility located at the Grounds in Roseville, CA. This year’s event featured 168 teams from California, as well as Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon. Each team was placed in a pool of four teams to make up 40 pools of teams. After two days of pool play games, Sunday featured match-ups between teams based on how they performed in pool play. For example, the top team in Pool 1 played the top team in Pool 2. The 2nd place teams in Pools 1 and 2 played each other, and so on. The showcase style format allowed coaches and scouts to schedule out what games, teams, and players to watch leading up to the event. The other upgrade from last year’s inaugural event was that this year it was all held under one roof, which made it much easier for college coaches and scouts to watch more teams and players, in comparison to last year when the event was held in Orange County at various high school gyms. 

The event started on Friday, June 28th at noon and ended on Sunday, June 30th at approximately 6:00 p.m. The event featured a majority of the top teams from California, with this year seeing the addition of teams from a few surrounding states. On display were some of the nation’s best high school basketball prospects, some high level games, and some potential projected playoff match-ups for this upcoming season. I was in attendance for all of Day 1 and Day 2 but had to head home Sunday morning due to teaching Summer school early Monday morning with a long trip. I typically like to stat games but with the quantity of teams and games on deck for the two days I was in attendance, I decided to watch a half of each game I highlighted on the schedule before the event to get as much viewing as possible. Inevitably, I was not able to see all teams and all players but there were plenty of top tier scouts in attendance that led to nearly every team and player being watched. I recommend you look for post-event articles from Frank Burlison, Devin Ugland, Britt Wright, Ronnie Flores, Pro Insight, Aaron Burgin, and other top notch basketball eyes in attendance over the weekend. 

This article focuses on 16 standout players from Day 2 of the Boys California Live event. I did not include any players from the Central Section, as I published an article on the standout players from that particular region earlier this week. I also published my top 20 performers from Day 1 that includes players that performed well on Day 2, which can be accessed at the bottom of this article. Below, I provide a brief description of how each player performed in the games I watched, any statistics I was able to get ahold of, a description of each player’s skill set, and all relevant information for each player. Although this is a list of my top performers, the names are listed in alphabetical order and not in ranked order. I begin this article with rising junior and shooter Drew Anderson.

6’8 Drew Anderson | 2026 | Santa Margarita (RSM CA)

Anderson has had a breakout year and has added to his overall skill set to become more than a threat from deep, but that is still his bread and butter and he had his smooth shooting on display in a win over St. Joseph. Anderson does a solid job on the boards, has enough handle to push the ball off the glass or outlet the ball to his guards, and has nice touch around the basket when receiving entry passes off back cuts. Anderson moves well off the ball, especially considering his height, gets to his shot spots, has great size and length to shoot over any perimeter defender, and is a match-up disaster for true bigs and pulls shot blockers away from the basket. Anderson has a smooth stroke on his shot, and is accurate with the jumper from the mid-range to the 3-point line with range on the 3-ball. Anderson has some moves to put the ball on the deck and attack but at the moment he is a true stretch 4 that plays to his strengths. Shooters shoot. 

6’8 Tajh Ariza | 2026 | Westchester (Los Angeles CA)

Ariza’s game and skill set continues to evolve throughout the course of the past year and his ability to make tough shots and impact the defensive end in various ways was on full display in Roseville last weekend. Ariza was the highest ranked national prospect at the event, as he recently was raked #6 in the updated class of 2026 ESPN player rankings, and he displayed why he is held in such high regard in a loss to Lincoln of Stockton and then in a win over St. Francis of La Canada. Ariza has height and length with the skill set to be a perimeter threat, makes great use of the crossover to create separation from his defender, gets good lift and can rise up over most defenders on the jump shot, is accurate with the 3-ball off the bounce or off the catch, and is a creative finisher at the basket with the ability to take flight down the lane. Ariza does a solid job on the glass, looks to push the pace of play, and has improved his footwork and shot making on tough mid-range jumpers through contact or on the fadeaway shot. Defensively is where Ariza impressed me most at the event, as he makes great use of his long wingspan and court awareness and instincts to deflect passes or jump passing lanes to generate perimeter turnovers that lead to transition points. Alters shots in the post and on the wing and has the potential to be an elite two-way player with continued work on his on-ball defense. 

6’9 Christian Collins | 2026 | Westchester (Los Angeles CA)

Collins has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the nation regardless of class, as he recently cracked the top 30 national players rankings for ESPN’s class of 2026 rankings at #30. Those on the West have been projecting Collins as a top 50 national prospect for some time with his height, length, and perimeter skill set that make him versatile as either a wing/guard or a forward that can play in the paint. Collins is a high-level rebounder, has the handles to push the ball up the court, the vision to find open teammates up the floor, and is a rim protector and shot blocker in the post, with the lateral quickness and length to jump out and disrupt shots on the perimeter. Collins uses his long wingspan and active hands to disrupt passing lanes and deflect passes to get out in the transition. Collins has nice handles, makes great use of the crossover to get by his initial defender, and has the height to shoot over smaller opponents with the skill and moves to blow by bigger defenders and finish at or above the rim. Collins is effective with the 3-ball off the catch or the dribble, which forces bigger defenders to pull away from the basket and opens up the lane. Collins is still working on his game and developing more rotation on the jumper, which is scary to think he has so much more upside than his current level and is already a top 30 player in the country. 

6’2 Quincy Everson | 2025 | Millennium (Goodyear AZ)

Everson was one of the better lead guards I saw on Day 2 and his ability to keep constant pressure on the defense allows others to get open looks. Everson has a solid handle on the ball, keeps his head up to see the floor, has the court vision to find open teammates when attacking off the perimeter, and is a creative finisher in the paint with touch on the floater or short jumper. Everson has shifty moves to get free from his defender, and is effective with the 3-ball off the bounce or the catch and shoot. Solid decision maker that can create for others or get shots up for himself. 

6’4 Aaron Glass | 2025 | Rancho Cucamonga (CA)

Glass is a combo guard that has been a knock down shooter since he entered the high school ranks but is rapidly improving as a play maker and facilitator, which was evident last weekend in NorCal. Glass keeps the ball on a string to survey the court, makes good use of the crossover and hard pound dribble to freeze his defender, changes direction and uses the hesitation to get his opponent off balance, and displayed his court vision and quality decision making in the pick and roll action, as he hit the roller in stride or looked to attack bigger players that switched onto him. Glass has the moves to create off the bounce, makes nice use of the spin move from the mid-range area to create space, and gets good lift with accuracy on the jumper. Glass has a solid build and has good body control when attacking down the lane or creating shots off the dribble, and has a smooth stroke from the perimeter with efficiency from the 3-point line. Glass plays with nice pace and flow to his game and with his shooting accuracy, he forces defenses to over play him or leave Glass in one-on-one situations. 

6’3 Julien Gomez | 2025 | La Mirada (CA)

Gomez is a versatile and heady combo guard that can score from various spots on the floor, and continues to improve running the offense and making plays. Gomez has been a staple for the La Mirada program for the last 3 years and his game continues to evolve being surrounded with talented teammates like nationally ranked rising sophomore Gene Roebuck. Gomez displayed his ability to play the lead guard role efficiently at the California Live event, with solid wins over Rocklin and Westchester in its first two games. Gomez has shifty handles, the moves to expose weaknesses in the defense and create space from his opponent, accurate with the 3-ball off the dribble or moving off the ball for shots off the catch, and has a smooth stop and pop mid-range jumper. Gomez makes nice use of back cuts to get open playing off the ball, gets his defender off balance with the hesitation and change of direction, and looks to push the pace of play in the open court. 

6’4 Jake Hall | 2025 | Carlsbad (San Diego CA)

Hall is one of the better pure shooters in California, if not the greater West, and had his premier shooting on display in a win over Rancho Cucamonga. Hall had some monster games scoring the ball for Carlsbad this past season in the state playoffs, as well as being a key piece for West Coast Elite the past few years. Hall, masked up to protect his face from further injury, put his full game on display for coaches and scouts to see last weekend in Roseville. Hall keeps his head up and the ball on a string to survey the floor, makes great use of the low but quick crossover and change of direction to keep his defender off balance, has nice back to the basket moves from the low block that allows him to shoot the fadeaway jumper or spin off his opponent to get into the paint, and has nice body control through contact on shots within 15 feet of the basket. Hall handles the double team pressure well with the court vision and poise to find the open teammate, moves fluidly off the ball to get to his shot spots, has a burner from beyond the arc off the catch or off the bounce, and has crafty moves to create separation from his defender for open looks. 

6’1 Isaiah Johnson | 2025 | Campbell Hall (Los Angeles CA)

Johnson is another player that has seen his stock rise significantly during the month of June and was coming off a stellar weekend of play in Arizona at Section, where he had a few monster games scoring in the 30s. Johnson, who displayed the scoring ability last season, has taken major leaps with the graduation of multiple core players led by Rice commit Aaron Powell and that high level of play was on display in Roseville to finish off the month of June. Johnson was superb in the Vikings comeback win over Central Section power Bakersfield Christian in one of the better games of the event. Johnson got a shot to the face early, which sent him to the trainer for the first part of the first half but did not waste time getting to work once he got back on the court. Johnson has a solid handle on the ball to weave through the defense, shifty moves to create space from his defender, a great burst of speed off the bounce to attack down the lane, nice touch on the floater over size, and is a creative finisher around the basket. Johnson accelerates quickly in the open court to push the pace of play, keeps control while changing direction with the ball in his hands, can stop and pop on a mid-range jumper, and is accurate with the 3-ball off the dribble or the catch and shoot. Smooth but quick crossover to break his defender down and the court vision to find open players when on the attack. 

6’2 Tavid Johnson | 2027 | Francis Parker (San Diego CA)

Johnson was one of the more highly touted rising sophomore guards in attendance and had his full skill set on display all weekend. Johnson plays with nice pace and a great feel for the flow of the game, keeps the ball on a string with his head up at all times to expose weaknesses in the defense, and has great court vision to find open teammates when attacking the defense off the drive and kick pass. Johnson has good acceleration off the dribble, gets nice lift with accuracy on the mid-range shot, has good body control when taking contact on the jumper, has nice touch on the floater down the lane, and is a creative finisher around the basket. Johnson has the moves to create space from his opponent, is effective with the 3-ball off the dribble, timely use of the hesitation to freeze his defender, and plays the game at his pace without being sped up or forced into poor decision making with the ball. Impacts the game in various ways.

6’7 Brayden Kyman | 2026 | Santa Margarita (RSM CA)

Kyman is a player that I have come to expect to see play at a high level no matter the format of the event and continues to impress with his growth and development as a play maker and primary ball handler running the offense. Kyman has great court vision and sees all 94 feet, as he routinely makes full court passess off the defensive rebound and hits a teammate up the court for an easy bucket. In the half court setting, his size allows him to see over the perimeter defenders, he reads the floor well and has the strength to throw some darts in tight windows to players cutting off the ball or on back cuts. Despite the improved lead guard skills, when it is time to get buckets, Kyman is a true 3-level scorer with next level range on the 3-ball. Kyman makes good use of the Eurostep, spin moves, and fadeaways to score the ball in creative ways within 15 to 20 feet. Kyman moves well off the ball and is really hard to defend when he is on from the 3-point line, with the ability to hit shots off the bounce or the catch. Kyman is an underrated rim protector with the length to alter shots in the post and can step out to disrupt perimeter shots and has good timing on weak side blocks. 

6’8 Brannon Martinsen | 2026 | Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)

Martinsen got back on the court in late May/early June after suffering an injury in the early going of the playoffs this past season, and he left no doubt that he is back and on his A-game, as he led the Monarch’s to a 3-0 record in pool play and a tough loss in what could be a state championship preview against Salesian of Richmond. Martinsen got it going in the 2nd half against Dublin on Day 1 of the event and provided the scoring punch to help stave off a Gael’s comeback. On Day 2, the Monarchs squared off against one of the top squads from Arizona, Millennium, and Martinsen was on the attack early and often and was one of the top players in attendance all weekend. Martinsen does a solid job on the boards, has the handle to push the ball up the court, and the vision to find players up the court or in the half court setting from the high-post. Martinsen uses his wingspan to alter shots in the paint and on the perimeter, as well as to deflect passes and jump passing lanes with his reach to create turnovers and transition points. Offensively, Martinsen has the moves to create off the perimeter, the footwork and back to the basket moves to score in the interior, has nice touch around the basket and is able to finish through contact down the lane, Martinsen can create space off the dribble for the 3-ball or connect with accuracy off the catch. I was really impressed with his footwork, counter-moves, and body control on shots within fifteen feet.   

6’6 Anthony Moore | 2025 | Lincoln (Stockton CA)

Moore is a versatile and skilled guard/wing that can make plays for others or create his own scoring opportunities with the ball in his hands, as was on display all weekend in NorCal. Moore led Lincoln in a win over the new look roster of Westchester in its first game of Day 2. Moore has good handles, makes nice use of the crossover and redirection to keep his defender guessing, and makes good decisions in pick and roll action, with good speed when turning the corner off the ball screen and attacking opposing bigs on switches. Moore has a smooth stop and pop mid-range jumper with the length to shoot over most perimeter defenders, the court vision to find open teammates when attacking the basket, and is effective with the 3-ball off the bounce or the catch and shoot. Moore is a solid on-ball defender with active hands and the wingspan to deflect passes and jump passing lanes to create turnovers and transition points. Moore plays with good pace and feel for the game, and makes quality decisions with the ball and continues to evolve as a versatile player that can operate at the 1 through 3 positions effectively. 

6’4 Elias Obenyah | 2026 | Salesian College Prep (Richmond CA)

Obenyah is coming off a solid high school season that wrapped up with him putting up a great showing in a loss to Harvard-Westlake in the Open Division championship game. Obenyah has had an impressive Spring with Team Lillard 16 3SSB and continued his high-level of two-way play this past weekend in Roseville. Obenyah was key down the stretch for the Pride, who saw their lead slip away to the Knights of St. Joseph before closing out the game with some big time defensive plays and key buckets from Obenyah. He has the moves to create off the dribble, makes good use of the crossover and spin move to create separation from his defender, can space the floor with the 3-ball, is savvy on shots and layups around the basket, but is at his best when he is hunting the mid-range jumper. Defensively, Obenyah has great lateral movement, the footspeed to stay in front of smaller perimeter players, the tenacity and wingspan to switch off on bigger players defending the pick and roll, and alters shots on the wing with good closeouts. Obenyah’s skill set continues to evolve and expand each time I see him play and his basketball IQ is off the charts, which is evident in the countless ways he impacts a game. 

6’5 Carlton Perrilliat | 2026 | Salesian College Prep (Richmond CA)

Perrilliat had a stellar showing in the Pride’s win over Central Section power St. Joseph, and would end the weekend as one of the biggest stock risers of the event. The Pride did graduate 3 core players from last year’s roster, which means that others will need to fill in those stats this coming season and Perrilliat showed he is ready to take the next step as a key player for Salesian, who went 4-0 and defeated Mater Dei on Sunday. Perrilliat does a great job on the boards, has nice touch on shots and layups around the basket, and has the physical build to finish through contact down the lane. Perrilliat really got my attention when he showed the moves to create space off the dribble, connected on the 3-ball with good touch on the shot, and has good body control on the mid-range jumper when being bumped by his defender. Perrilliat gets down hill with a purpose and is a tough player to stay in front of with his size and skill. Definitely a player to keep an eye on over the next two years. 

6’8 Kingston Tosi | 2025 | Millennium (Goodyear AZ)

Tosi had a strong showing at Section 7 in Arizona the week prior and came into the California Live event as one of the more trending names in the building. Tosi had a strong start in the game against SoCal power Mater Dei in one of the premier match-ups of the event, despite the Tigers not having national top 30 rising junior prospect Cameron Holmes, which put more pressure on Tosi to show up big. Tosi plays with good control and pace when operating on the wing, uses the crossover with his lengthy wingspan to create space from his defender, has nice touch on the mid-range jumper and fadeaway shot off the bounce with body control and accuracy, and is a creative finisher in the paint through contact. Tosi displayed the court vision and quality decision making when surveying from the high-post to hit teammates on back cuts and off ball movement. Effective with the 3-ball and good moves to score in the interior, forcing bigs to pull away from the basket to respect his shot making.   

6’4 Owen Verna | 2025 | Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)

Verna is a physical and skilled combo guard that can control the pace of play or knock down threes off the catch at a high clip. Verna is solid on the boards, which allows him to get out in the open court and push the pace of play with the court vision to find players up the court in stride. Verna moves fluidly off the ball to get open looks off the catch, makes nice use of the pump fake to get his defender off his feet, keeps his dribble low to attack off the fake, and is a creative finisher at the rim or can hit the mid-range jumper off the dribble with efficiency. Verna is a solid on-ball defender, has active hands and good footwork to stay in front of the opponent’s primary ball handler, and plays with relentless effort and energy. 

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