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 20 standout players from Day 1 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. A link to that article can be found at the end of this write-up. 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 will follow this article up with a look at the standout players from Day 2 of the event, which will be out by the end of this weekend. I begin this article with rising junior shooting guard Luke Barnett. 

6’4 Luke Barnett | 2026 | Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)

Barnett has been one of the hottest names on the West this Spring and through the month of June, as one of the premier shooters from beyond the arc and he lived up to that hype in the early going of Mater Dei’s opening game against Dublin in an intriguing NorCal-SoCal match-up. Barnett was cooking early from deep and gave the Monarchs a nearly 20 point lead before the Gaels got back in it and made it a game late. Barnett moves fluidly off the ball and off screens to get free from his defender, gets to his shot spots for open catch and shoot looks, has a smooth stroke on the jump shot, and has a flamethrower from the 3-point line, where even his misses look good. Barnett uses the shot fake effectively to get his defender off the ground, has the moves and handles to attack open lanes off the dribble, and can pop the mid-range jumper or finish creatively around the basket. Barnett plays with good pace and can hit the jumper off the dribble but is more of a threat when moving and firing off the catch.  

6’1 Semetri Carr | 2025 | Riordan (San Francisco CA)

Carr is one of the biggest pieces to move this off season in California hoops and his presence as the lead guard to run the team has been evident all June, as his high level of play continued throughout the weekend in Roseville to help lead his squad to a 4-0 record of play. Carr does so many things to impact the game as a scorer, play maker, and elite on-ball defender. Carr has dynamic handles, keeps the ball on a string to survey the floor, makes great use of the crossover to create space from his defender, has a quick burst of speed off the bounce, is a creative finisher around the basket, and has elite bounce to take flight when attacking the rim. Carr has the court vision to make plays off the drive and kick pass, plays with pace and feel for the flow of the game that allows him to keep constant pressure on his defender, and can light it up from beyond the arc off the dribble or the catch. High IQ point guard that has the strength to finish through contact, as well as the skill to break his opponent down. One of the top players in attendance all weekend. 

6’4 Jrob Croy | 2026 | Poly (Riverside CA)

Croy is a lengthy and crafty lead guard that can create his own shots or make plays for others, as was evident in his team’s opening game against San Joaquin Memorial. Croy has a solid handle on the ball, has the height to survey and make reads over smaller perimeter defenders, the court awareness to find open players moving off the ball, and solid on the glass to push the pace of play in the open court. Croy has the moves to create separation from his defender, makes good use of the hesitation and change of direction to keep his defender off balance, moves well off the ball with back cuts to get open, and is accurate with the 3-ball off the bounce or the catch and shoot. Nice touch around the basket and good use of his length to get by his initial defender and into the paint with the ability to find the open man when the defense collapses.   

6’1 Kye Davis | 2025 | Palisades (Pacific Palisades CA)

Davis is a physical and skilled combo guard that can make tough shots and stays in attack mode to force the defense to over focus on his play, leaving teammates open. Davis hit some tough mid-range jumpers in Palisades opening game of the event against Clovis West. Davis has solid handles, a good burst of speed off the dribble, has nice body control through contact on the jumper, and a creative finisher over height in the paint. Davis makes good use of the hesitation and change of direction to create space from his defender and can space the floor with accuracy from the 3-point line.  

6’10 Mahamadou Diop | 2027 | San Gabriel Academy (CA)

Diop is a forward/center that has good size, length, and a rapidly improving skill set to operate from the perimeter, as well as in the post. One of the West’s most highly touted rising sophomores, Diop had an impressive showing in SGA’s opening game against Folsom. The Bulldogs had no answer for the big man, as he had his game on full display. Diop runs the floor well in the open court, good hands to receive passes in transition or entry passes in the half court setting, has enough handle to put the ball on the deck and attack the basket, and has nice touch around the rim. Diop has good court vision and decision making from the high-post to find cutting teammates, nice touch on the runner/baby hook shot in the paint, and can space the floor with the 3-ball. There were plenty of high level rising sophomores in the gym all weekend and Diop was near the top of the list. 

6’10 Steve Emeneke | 2025 | Riordan (San Francisco CA)

Emeneke was one of the more dominant bigs at the event and his presence in the post was felt all weekend on the offensive and defensive ends of play. Emeneke is an elite shot blocker and rim protector, runs the floor well in the open court, dominates the boards for second chance points, keeps the ball high around the basket with the physical build to score through contact around the basket. Emeneke has nice feel and touch around the cup, good touch on the runner in the paint, is effective with the mid-post jumper, and displays good court vision and decision making with the ball at the high-post, finding players cutting off the ball. Works well in the pick and roll and makes himself available for lobs on post entry passes. 

6’ ArDarius Grayson | 2025 | Oakland Tech (CA)

Grayson is coming off a standout junior season that ended with a Division 2 State Title and being awarded CalHi Sports D2 Player of the Year. Grayson has kept that level of play going throughout the month of June and this past weekend at the California Live event. Grayson went to work early on the opening day of the event in a convincing win over Pasadena and highly touted rising junior prospect Josh Irving. Grayson has tight handles to weave through the defense, the court vision to find open teammates off the attack and kick out pass, has the body control to stay on balance through contact down the lane, and nice touch on the floater or shots close to the basket. Grayson is accurate with the 3-ball and can connect on the jumper off the dribble or off the catch. Savvy lead guard that takes what the defense gives and stays within his role as the primary ball handler but can get points up quickly. 

6’4 Caeden Hutcherson | 2026 | Archbishop MItty (San Jose CA)

Hutcherson is a lengthy and skilled guard/wing that has a smooth stroke from the perimeter and plays with a fluid pace with the ball in hand. Hutcherson has been a name that is trending up on the West over the last few months and his role has drastically increased with the departure of several key contributing seniors from last year’s roster. Hutcherson came out of the gates firing from deep in a NorCal battle against San Ramon Valley to open up play in Roseville, as he would knock down at least 3 threes in the first half of play. Hutcherson keeps the ball on a string to survey the floor and see what the defense is showing, makes great use of the wide crossover that he rips quickly to freeze his defender, uses his length to get by his opponent and into the paint, and has nice touch on the floater or a creative finisher around the basket. Hutcherson moves well off the ball, gets to his shot spots for threes off the catch, has the wiggle to shake his defender and gets nice lift on the jumper, and scores the ball in volume with accuracy from the 3-point line off the dribble. I was really impressed with the confidence in Hutcherson’s game and his ability to knock down the long ball with a hand in his face routinely. Active on the glass, which allows him to get out in the open court and make plays. 

6’4 Luke Isaak | 2025 | San Ramon Valley (Danville CA)

Isaak was on a heater in the month of June leading up to the California Live event in NorCal, where he continued to ball out and show college coaches and scouts his ability to score it from various spots on the floor, as well as make plays for his teammates. Isaak moves fluidly off the ball, makes back cuts to get free from his defender, and gets to his shot spots for catch and shoot looks. Isaak makes good use of the crossover and in-and-out dribble to shake his opponent, has the frame to back down smaller players into the mid-post area, where he likes to use the spin move to evade his man and has good body control on fadeaway jumpers he drains routinely. Isaak has a smooth stroke from beyond the arc, good range on the 3-ball, gets his defender in the air with the pump fake to attack, and has really good court vision and makes quality decisions on the drive and kick pass to open teammates. He does a solid job on the glass to push the pace of play, makes good use of the misdirection, is a solid finisher at the rim through contact, and uses his wingspan and active hands to deflect passes or snag the ball from his opponent to get out in transition. 

6’9 Mark Lavrenov | 2025 | Rocklin (CA)

Lavrenov has been a staple name and player in the Rocklin program since his freshman year and his skill set and importance to the Thunder’s roster remains the focal point of the team’s identity on both ends of the court. Lavrenov has the footwork and back to the basket moves to create scoring opportunities in the post, has nice touch around the basket, has enough handle and moves to create off the perimeter, has the physical build to bully through contact when attacking driving lanes, and is accurate with the 3-ball to space the floor and pull opposing bigs away from the rim. Lavrenov has solid court vision to find cutting teammates off the ball, can push the ball off the glass, and has impressive on court verbal leadership and communication with teammates. Stretch 4 that makes good decisions with the ball.  

6’4 S.J. Madison | 2026 | Redondo Union (Redondo Beach CA)

Madison is another strong and athletic wing/guard for the Sea Hawks and he came up with some timely plays on offense and defense in the win over De La Salle to start off the weekend of play for Redondo Union. Madison has good handles and moves to create space off the dribble, is effective with the 3-ball to open up the court, makes good use of the pump fake to get his opponent off his feet with good acceleration when putting the ball on the deck to attack the basket, has quick bounce and leaping ability for baseline dunks, and has the strength to finish through contact when going at the basket. Madison has active hands, moves well laterally to stay in front of his opponent, and is a lock-up on ball defender that turns defense to offense quickly. 

6’4 Hudson Mayes | 2025 | Redondo Union (Redondo Beach CA)

In a close match-up against De La Salle, a great NorCal-SoCal match-up on Day 1, Mayes hit some big shots and got to the line with frequency in the second half to give the Sea Hawks the one-point win. Mayes has a strong, physical build with broad shoulder to absorb and finish through contact when attacking down the lane, good change of direction to keep his defender off balance, gets good lift on the jumper, and is capable of taking and making tough mid-range shots off the dribble with good body control when he is in the air. Mayes does a solid job on the glass, looks to get the ball up the court, and is able to defend the 1 through 3 positions at a high level with good lateral quickness. 

6’2 Ibrahim Monawar | 2026 | De La Salle (Concord CA)

Monawar displayed high level lead guard play and the ability to create for others when on the attack. The Spartans were without, and have been during the month of June, rising senior Alec Blair but that did not prevent De La Salle from competing and having success at Cali Live this past weekend. One player that took advantage of the opportunity in Roseville was Ibrahim Monawar, who ran the offense, controlled the pace of play, and made some fantastic dimes to teammates in tight windows. Monawar has a quick take off the bounce, gets into the paint routinely, makes nice use of  the pivot to give teammates time to get open off screens and back cuts, and uses his solid frame to seal off smaller defenders and score from the short porch. Monawar moves well off the ball and is effective with the 3-ball off the catch. 

6’5 Jeremiah Profit | 2027 | Temecula Valley (CA)

Profit is a lengthy guard that came into the weekend as one of the top rising sophomores on the West, and he lived up to that billing in his team’s opening day win against Simi Valley. Defensively, Profit has active and quick hands to disrupt his opponent’s dribbling space and deflect passes to generate turnovers that lead to transition buckets. Profit makes nice use of the wide crossover to get by his initial defender, good use of the Eurostep to avoid defenders sitting under the basket, and has nice touch and creativity on finishes around the basket. Profit keeps pressure on his opponent, keeps his head up when on the attack to make nice reads off the drive and kick pass, and is accurate with the perimeter shot off the dribble. Profit moves well off the ball, has the length to get his shot off over most perimeter defenders, and is accurate with the 3-ball off the bounce or the catch. Confident player that has a good feel for the game and changes direction with the ball fluidly. 

6’6 Chase Rawlins | 2025 | Folsom (CA)

Rawlins is a lengthy and savvy wing/guard that can fill it up from beyond the arc, makes good decisions with the ball in his hands, and uses his length to be a versatile defender. I saw Rawlins earlier in June at the Clovis West Nike Summer Shootout and he continued that high level of play this past weekend in Roseville, as he would be tasked with running the offense, making plays to get his teammates shots, and being a pesky perimeter defender that generates turnovers and transition buckets. Rawlins has a smooth crossover dribble to create space from his defender, has the length and height to shoot over most perimeter defenders, makes nice use of the pump fake to get his defender off balance to attack the paint, and is a creative finisher at the basket. Rawlins has the court vision and timing to deliver pin-point passes in tight windows to teammates when on the attack or from the top of the key, alters shots on the wing and in the paint, and has a smooth jumper off the dribble from the mid-range to the 3-point line. Fluid movement on the court and moves well off the ball to get open looks off the catch. 

6’5 Gene Roebuck | 2027 | La mirada (CA)

Roebuck was one of the highest nationally ranked players at Cali Live, as he currently comes in at #17 for the 2027 class in the updated ESPN player rankings, and he more than lived up to the hype and status of a top 25 player. Roebuck showcased his 3-level scoring ability in a win over Rocklin to open up play for the weekend in Roseville. Roebuck has tight handles, the moves to create space from his defender on the perimeter, good use of the hesitation and quick crossover to get by his initial defender, and is a strong finisher at the basket through contact. Roebuck has a good physical frame and solid footwork and back to the basket moves to increase his versatility as a scorer in the post, as well as from the wing. Roebuck does a solid job on the glass, the court vision to find players up the court or in the half court from the high-post, and has the footwork to maneuver off the pivot to create space for tough jumpers he makes with frequency. Roebuck has good timing to alter or block shots, plays with great pace and control to find openings in the defense, and is tough to stop when he attacks down hill. 

6’5 Morgan “MJ” Smith | 2025 | La Mirada (CA)

Smith may have proven to be one of the more improved players from this past season on display at California Live, as he showcased his ability to impact both ends of the court and the ability to create his own shots. Smith does a solid job on the glass, has the handles to push the ball up the court, the court vision to find open teammates cutting off the ball, and displayed the moves to create off the dribble, and connected on the 3-ball off the bounce and the off the catch. Solid on ball defender with good length to disrupt passes on the perimeter and create turnovers to get out and run. Smith’s improved level of play and added scoring punch will give La Mirada more depth and put them in the conversation for a bubble team for the Open Division in the playoffs. 

6’4 Daylen Sharper | 2026 | Brophy College Prep (Phoenix AZ)

Sharper is a physical, strong, and athletic lead guard that controls the pace of play and is hard to stop when he gets a head of steam down the lane. The dual sport athlete, who is a 3-star wide receiver, kept constant pressure on the tenacious Clovis North defense making plays and attacking the basket. Sharper has a tight handle on the ball, makes great use of the hesitation and change of speed to keep his defender on skates, the physical build to muscle his way through contact at the basket, and is a creative finisher with touch around the rim. Shaper has good court vision, makes pin-point passes to open teammates, and can space the floor with the 3-ball. D1 athlete that has offers in both sports. 

6’5 Jalen Stokes | 2025 | Dublin (CA)

Stokes is a big, powerful wing/guard that can run the offense but is at his best when looking to score the ball with 3-level capabilities. Stokes had a monster opening day game against a talented and deep Mater Dei squad that saw the Monarchs take a big lead, the Gaels make a comeback to get within a basket, and Mater Dei holding on for a win in one of the better games of the event. Stokes had it going early and often and kept his high level of scoring on display all game. Stokes has the handles and moves to create space from his defender, has a smooth jumper off the dribble from the mid-range to the 3-point line, makes good reads when on the attack to open teammates, has the frame to absorb and finish through contact around the basket, gets open with good off ball movement and back cuts to free up space, and has good body control when taking contact on tough jumpers off the bounce. 

6’6 Luke Wieskamp | 2025 | Brophy College Prep (Phoenix AZ)

Wieskamp is a lengthy and rangy guard/wing that showed accuracy with the 3-ball off the dribble and the catch and shoot, the moves to create separation with the crossover, has the height to shoot over most perimeter defenders, and uses his length to get by his initial defender and finish at the rim. Wieskamp alters shots in the post and on the wing, can defend the 1 through 4 positions, and does a solid job on the glass. Gets good positioning in the paint to control the boards. 

6’4 Ely Willis | 2025 | Rocklin (CA)

Willis is a physically built and skilled guard/wing that transferred from Whitney of Rocklin and gives the Thunder an additional scoring weapon and all around impact player to add depth to the roster. Willis has good handles to control the pace of play with the ball, the moves to freeze his defender and create space to get his shots off, good body control through contact on the mid-range jumper, and gets to his shot spots with accuracy from the middy to the 3-point line. Willis does a solid job on the boards, can finish through contact when attacking the interior, and is a versatile defender. Nice use of the crossover and spin move to get his defender off balance.

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