Southern California’s soph class is shaping up quite nicely and all signs point to it being a bumper crop of prospects with recruiting value coast to coast. There are at least 25 members of this class who are either bona-fide HM prospects or have potential to be recruited at the high-major level. That number might exponentially grow as rumors persist that several elite national 2022s are contemplating making moves next school year to the bright lights of LA.

Discussion of this class starts with its “Super 7” of Amari Bailey, Kijani Wright, Skyy Clark, Dior Johnson, Tre White, Dylan Andrews and Joseph Hunter.  Bailey is an athletic swiss army knife that makes big time plays, Wright has elite HM size and skill, Clark is an explosive lead guard with plenty of scoring punch, Johnson is a NY native with shifty ballhandling ability and a smooth pull-up jump shot, White is a strong WG that can explode to the rim, Andrews is an emerging elite lead guard prospect that makes big shots and Hunter has the HM versatility for a multi-position perimeter player that coaches crave.

The next tier includes a talented bunch of Ramel Lloyd Jr., Jorge Ochoa, DJ Dudley, Christian Moore, Shy Odom, Koat Keat, Randy Ovalle, Jeremiah Christian Nyarko, Tajavis Miller, Max Allen, Bennie Gealer, Barrington Hargress, Ben Shtolzberg, Jason Hart Jr. and Henri Adiassa.

This 2022 bunch is a very intriguing group that includes top notch size, athleticism, quickness, skill level and shooting ability. A few of the prospects listed below have recently indicated that they are transferring to schools out of the SoCal area this Fall but I have included them on this list for now since they are not officially enrolled at their future destinations yet.  One intriguing prospect  6-11 sophomore Dok Muordar, a long and athletic forward with HM potential that transferred from Canyon (Anaheim CA) to Santa Margarita (CA) prior to the season and was ineligible to play, has reportedly already left Santa Margarita for a prep school in Kansas.

The Southern California area covered by this report is bordered by the Fresno area to the North and the Mexico border to the South. This list (approximately 80 players strong) will be periodically updated and released and will include additional prospects as they emerge.

With that prelude out of the way, here is our current Fullcourt Press Best of SoCal Class of 2022.

Top 40 Southern California High School Sophomores (2022)

1.    Amari Bailey                 6’5″    WG    Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA)
Athletic lefty swiss-army knife WG attacks the basket with authority and real bounce. Underrated ball-handler and decision-maker was summoned as a playmaker earlier this past season and he responded with remarkable poise and efficiency. Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore of Year was the only soph named to the CIF-Southern Section Open Division Team and was part of the USA Basketball U16 team that won the FIBA America Gold Medal at Belem Brazil last summer. Key member of this year’s Sierra Canyon’s 30-4 squad ranked #17 in nation by Ronnie Flores’ Fab 50 national team rankings has current offers from UCLA (was once committed to the Bruins), Kansas, Illinois, Michigan and Alabama and serious interest from Kentucky.  Presently ranked #6 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, #6 by the 247Sports composite and #7 by Rivals.com. Reminds me of a young Anthony Peeler (Missouri/NBA). Father is former Indianapolis Colts WR Aaron Bailey (played collegiately at Louisville).

2.    Kijani Wright                6’8”    PF      Windward (Los Angeles CA)
Strong and physical PF with soft touch that extends to the 3-point arc was a CIF-Southern Section Division I 1st Team selection. Currently ranked #5 Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, #10 by the 247Sports composite and #11 by Rivals.com. Like Amari Bailey, Kijani was also part of the USA Basketball U16 team that won the FIBA America Gold Medal at Belem Brazil last summer. Very good student has offers from UCLA, USC, Stanford, Arizona, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Cal, Loyola Marymount and UNLV.  Cal-Hi Sports All-State Soph 1st Team selection was also the 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp co-MVP as well as a 2019 Pangos All-American Camp invitee.

3.       Skyy Clark                        6’2”    PG     Heritage Christian (Northridge CA)
Smooth and explosive lead guard had a monster soph season (25.5 ppg and 4.2 apg) and gets the slight nod by me to slide into the #3 slot just ahead of talented Dior Johnson. 2019 CIF-Southern Section Division 2-AA 1st Team pick is currently nationally ranked #17 by Rivals.com, #18 by the 247Sports composite and #20 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  Holds offers from UCLA, Arizona, Kansas, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, DePaul, Georgetown, Tennessee, Memphis and Fresno State and has interest from Kentucky, Gonzaga and Ohio State.  2019 Pangos All-American Camp invitee, excellent student and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Soph 1st Team selection just announced that he is headed to Brentwood Academy (TN) this Fall. Father Kenny Clark played football for Central Florida and the Minnesota Vikings.

4.        Dior Johnson                  6’1”    PG     Mayfair (Lakewood CA)
Smooth and shifty ballhandler can really shake defenders to their socks and dial from deep as well. Dior recently committed to Syracuse over other suitors including Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, St. John’s, Georgia Tech, TCU and Washington. Cal-Hi Sports All-State Soph 1st Team selection is presently ranked #4 by Rivals.com, #5 by the 247Sports composite and #7 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  Dior just announced that he is back on the move East to attend Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson VA) this Fall.

5.       Tre White                         6’6”    WF     Ribet Academy (Los Angeles CA)
One time Kansas commit can score in a wide variety of ways.  Became eligible late this HS season after transferring to Ribet from Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio TX). Tre is still considering the Jayhawks as well as LSU, Illinois, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, SMU, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State  and Texas (all offers) with interest from Kentucky, UCLA,  USC, Michigan, Purdue, Iowa, UNLV and Houston.  2019 Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp co-MVP is presently nationally ranked #34 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, #35 Rivals.com and #36 by the 247Sports composite.

6.        Dylan Andrews                6’3”    CG     Windward (Los Angeles CA)
Clever and crafty floor general is a HM prospect with impressive long-term potential. Andrews is a clutch scorer as his game-winning shot versus Fairfax (Los Angeles CA) in a state playoff game clearly demonstrates.  CIF-Southern Section Division I Team selection has current offers from Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Utah, Wake Forest San Diego State, UC-Irvine and Northern Arizona. Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore 1st Team pick is currently ranked #28 by the 247Sports composite, #40 by Rivals.com and #52 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  Very good student was also very impressive at last Fall’s Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp (made Top 30 Game).

7.       Joseph “Jo Jo” Hunter    6’5”    CG     San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Extremely versatile perimeter player has the exquisite passing skills and court vision to be a potential point guard at the next levels. Hunter is an excellent defender and loves to push the rock in transition with the requisite hoop IQ to make the right read to either hit the open man or use his size and quickness to finish at the rack. Cal-Hi Sports All-State sophomore 1st Team selection is ranked #47 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, #51 by the 247Sports composite and #62 by Rivals.com.  2019 co-MVP of the Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game (7 points, 6 boards and 8 assists). Solid student has early offers from Nebraska, Washington State, Fresno State, Loyola Marymount and UTEP and is getting interest from Maryland, Marquette, Oregon and Arizona State,

8.       Ramel Lloyd Jr.                6’6”    WG    Taft (Woodland Hills CA)
Son of former Syracuse/Long Beach State WG Ramel (“Rock”) Lloyd Sr. had a break-out soph season, posting big numbers (21.9 ppg) for Derrick Taylor’s Taft program and was named league co-MVP.  Strong enough to finish above the rim as well possessing the touch to score from deep, Lloyd is presently ranked #55 by the 247Sports composite and #85 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine. Ramel has reported offers from USC, UNLV, Arizona State, TCU, Fresno State, Dayton, UMass and DePaul.  Cal-Hi Sports All-State 1st Team and LA-City CIF All-Open Division honoree just announced he will spend his junior year at Dream City Christian (AZ).

9.       Jorge Ochoa                    6’7”    CF      La Mirada (La Mirada CA)
Very underrated scoring forward had a very impressive soph season after transferring to La Mirada from Orange Lutheran (CA).  Jorge has great footwork in the paint, legit 3-point range and deceptive ability to finish above the rim. Ochoa has an offer from Loyola Marymount with interest from USC, New Mexico, San Diego State, Fresno State, UC-Irvine, Hawaii, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. Currently ranked #92 nationally by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine and was named 2020 Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team 1st Team.  2019 Pangos All-American Camp invitee, Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game pick and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Soph 2nd Team selection.

10.      DJ Dudley                        6’3”    WG    Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)
Athletic wing with very nice scoring skills started the year slow after transferring to Fairfax from San Ysidro/CA but finished very strong, showing great flashes of his long-term potential. Very good student has been offered by San Diego State, San Diego and Eastern Wash with interest from Arizona State.  DJ is presently ranked #62 by 247Sports composite, #67 Rivals.com and by #77 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  Cal-Hi Sports All-State Soph 2nd Team and LA-City CIF All-Open Division pick was also a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game pick.

11.      Shy Odom                       6’6”    CF      Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA)
Physical warrior competes on every play and plays with the tenacity coaches love. Tremendous rebounder defends with energy and scores consistently through contact at the rim with athleticism. Presently ranked #83 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, this Boston MA area native is a good student with offers from Georgetown, Tulane and Boston University and interest from the likes of Virginia, Purdue, Michigan and Vanderbilt.

12.      Christian Moore               6’5”    WG    Brentwood (Los Angeles CA)
Active WG makes plays on both ends and can really defend multiple perimeter positions. Very improved scorer at all 3 levels with excellent leadership qualities. Good student at an elite academic high school was co-MVP of the 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game (15 points/7 rebs) and has offers from Rice (his brother Payton plays for the Owls), Denver and Cal Poly with interest from Stanford, Santa Clara, UC-Santa Barbara and UC-Irvine. Cal-Hi Sports All-State 1st Team is currently ranked #69 by 247Sports composite and #88 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine. Moore is slated to spend his junior year at Northfield Mt Hermon (Gill MA) starting next Fall.

13.      Koat Keat                         6’9”    PF      Renaissance Academy (Altadena CA)
Athletic and very long forward runs like a gazelle in transition and defends and rebounds with energy.  CIF-Southern Section Division 4-AA POY averaged 18 points and 12 boards last season and sits presently in the #101 spot in the 247Sports composite. Sudanese native is a very good student that has USC, Stanford, UCLA, UC-Irvine and Duquesne showing interest.   Outstanding long-term upside.

14.      Randi Ovalle                    6’7”    WF     St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Skilled wing with size has high-major potential. Great body and fluid athlete has nice feel.  Dominican Republic import has offers so far from San Diego, Illinois, Mississippi State, Washington State, Montana State, Fresno State, UC Riverside, Grand Canyon and Pacific. Currently sits in the #100 slot nationally by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection.

15.      Jeremiah Christian Nyarko   6’8” 2022   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Athletic and active PF with improved footwork on the block is a player on the rise. Improved jump shooter runs floor very well with ability to finish in transition. At the moment Jeremiah sits in the #81 spot in Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine national rankings and is a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection. Good student is a Ghana native that has heard from San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA and USC. Love his upside, attitude and character.

16.      Tajavis Miller                        6’3”    WG    Servite (Anaheim CA)
Strong and productive guard has nice 3-point shooting range as well as the strength to finish at the cup. Georgia native is an All-CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA Team selection as well as a two-time All-Trinity League pick. Miller is already on the national radar, presently ranked #94 by the 247Sports composite and #120 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine.  Very good student has current offers from Washington State, Loyola Marymount and San Diego with interest from USC, Vanderbilt, TCU, Colorado, Arizona State and Pepperdine.  Orange County Register All-Orange County 1st team selection was also a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game pick.

17.      Max Allen                        6’8”    PF      Heritage Christian (Northridge CA)
Strong and burly big man is skilled on the block and can finish consistently in the paint.  Max started his HS career at Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas NV) and appears on the move once again as he recently announced he was leaving Heritage Christian after just one year. Sierra Canyon, Ribet Academy and Windward appear to be possible destinations. Needs to make a commitment to get in better shape to fulfill his immense potential. Solid student has offers from Boston College, DePaul and UNLV with interest from Florida State, Oregon State, Grand Canyon, Illinois and San Diego State.

18.      Benny Gealer                   6’0”    2022   Rolling Hills Prep (Palos Verdes CA) Savvy point guard might be as pure a shooter that exists in this SoCal class. Crafty with the rock, Benny averaged 14 points and 4.5 assists per game this past season. 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection is a terrific student that has heard from Gonzaga, Stanford, San Diego, Loyola Marymount and Harvard.

19.      Barrington Hargress        6’1”    PG     Ribet Academy (Los Angeles CA)
Strong and aggressive PG was a key piece of Ribet’s CIF Championship squad this past season. Terrific on-ball defender is hard to contain off the bounce. Ranked #121 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, Barrington is a good student with offers from Loyola Marymount and San Diego with interest from Villanova, VCU, Wyoming, Utah State and Long Beach State.  2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection.

20.      Ben Shtolzberg                6’3”    CG     Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA)
Strong scoring guard (23 ppg) plays with great confidence and toughness. Outstanding long-range shooter (44% 3FG) is an underrated athlete that was one of the stars at the recent Fullcourt Press Spring League (had 42 points and 8 “threes” in one game there). Schools showing interest in this terrific student include Stanford, UCLA, Gonzaga and St. Mary’s.  Los Angeles Daily News All-Area 2nd team, 1st Team All-Mission League and Mission League All-Academic Team.

21.      Jason Hart Jr.                  6’1”    PG     Taft (Woodland Hills CA)
Son of USC associate head coach Jason Hart Sr. is a promising point guard in his own right. Excellent ballhandler and decision-maker facilitates very well and defends with intensity.
Currently pegged in the #125 spot nationally by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, Hart is a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection. Washington USC, San Diego, Montana State and Fresno State are among the schools showing interest.

22.      Henri Adiassa                  6’10”  C        Crossroads (Santa Monica CA)
Big man with great size is still very raw offensively but is a formidable rebounder and rim-protector.  Arizona State, Wake Forest, Louisville San Diego State and Southern Utah among the schools showing interest in this 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game pick.

23.      Lewis Duarte                    6’5”    WG    Veritas (Santa Fe Springs Springs CA)
Dominican Republic native is a skilled scoring wing.  Solid student was a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection (had 12 points/2 threes).  Duarte has offers from Mississippi State, Illinois, Southern Utah, Pacific, Grand Canyon, New Mexico and South Alabama.

24.      Isaac Peralta                    6’2”    PG     JSerra (San Juan Capistrano CA)
Crafty and poised point guard can knock down tough shots as well as finish near the rim.  Very good student is a very good pin-point passer (5 assists per game) and pesky defender too (2.5 steals per game). 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection has an early offer from Southern Utah with interest from Rutgers, Eastern Wash, BYU and Stanford.

25.      Chol Deng                        6’5”    WG    Fairmont Prep (Anaheim CA)
Athletic Sudanese native from Sydney Australia averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds per game last season. Very good student and real SoCal sleeper has offers from UC-Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge with interest from Pepperdine and UC-Irvine.

26.      Jaret Teheran-Valencia   6’9”    PF      Veritas Prep (San Fe Springs CA)
Columbian native is a very intriguing and skilled forward with excellent upside and offers from Mississippi State and Pacific.  Very good student too.

27.      Devon Arlington            6’3″     CG       San Marcos (San Marcos CA)
Heady lead guard has an accurate 3-point stroke and the strength to fight off pesky defenders.  Devon’s offers include UC Santa Barbara, Rice, Loyola Marymount, Dartmouth, CSU Bakersfield, UC San Diego & UC Riverside with reported interest from the likes of Stanford, Arizona State and Utah. Cal-Hi Sports All-State 1st Team pick is an excellent student.

28.      Brandon Perez              6’2”    WG    Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA)
Terrific student plays with confidence and has legitimate 3-point range. 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection lists UC-Irvine, Pepperdine, Princeton and San Diego as schools showing interest.

29.      Jalen Vazquez                  6’2”    PG     Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA)
Heady lead guard with confident perimeter stroke fractured his left tibia early in the season and missed rest of his sophomore year. Younger brother of Montana guard Josh Vazquez has early offers from Eastern Wash and Southern Utah.  Excellent student too.

30.      Juaquin Strong                6’7″    PF      St. Bernard (Playa del Rey CA)
Promising young athletic forward is very improved with a nice overall skill set. Son of former Xavier star and NBA PF Derek Strong, JQ is a good student. Showed out well at the recent Fullcourt Press Spring League and was one of the most promising prospects there.

31.      Pape Lamine Niang         6’9″    PF      Fairmont Prep (Anaheim CA)
Hardworking and rugged PF has a UC-Riverside offer.   Impressive student hails from Senegal and was a 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Top 30 Game selection.

32.      RJ Smith 6’3”    WG    Damien (La Verne CA)
Strong and assertive wing has high octane scoring ability.  Very good student has received interest from San Diego, Murray State, Santa Clara, Pepperdine and Cal Baptist.

33.      Amir “Duke” Gipson     6‘9″    PF      Taft (Woodland Hills CA)
Long and still growing PF is oozing with long term potential. Although still very raw offensively, he runs well, is fluid and is still growing. Pepperdine among the schools showing early interest.

34.      Alpha Chibambe              6’4”    WG    JSerra (San Juan Capistrano CA)
Athletic wing needs to improve skill level but has high upside.  Solid student has attracted interest from Tulane, Wyoming, Big West and WCC schools as of now.

35.      Nathan Perez                    6’4”    WG    Saugus (Santa Clarita CA)
Top notch student has a well-known reputation as an excellent shooter from deep.  Perez averaged 19.8 ppg this past season and has received interest from Cal State Northridge, Winthrop and Cal Poly.

36.      Christian Watson             6’3”    CG     Poly (Long Beach CA)
Younger brother of SoCal 2021 #1 Peyton Watson is starting to blossom like a flower himself. Rapidly growing guard with an emerging skill set is also a solid student.

37.      Cameron Brown               6’5”    WG    Independence (Bakersfield CA)
Rapidly improving 2-way player has nice size for a wing and had an impressive effort (22 points, 10 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals) in Independence’s win in CIF-Central Section Division II  championship game.  Good student too.

38.      Tyus Parrish-Tillman      6’7”    PF      Fresno Christian (Fresno CA)
Strong power-forward has the strength to finish on the block. Very good student led Fresno Christian to the CIF-Central Section Division V title (had 24 points and 14 boards in the Final). Will be transferring to Clovis West next Fall. Mom (Amy) played college hoops at Oregon and Fresno State.

39.      Melian Martinez                6’8″    PF      Valley Christian (Cerritos CA)
Dominican Republic native with excellent length and developing skills. Long-term prospect to track.

40.      Jermaine Rogers II          6’2″    WG    Ayala (Chino Hills CA)
Very underrated slashing scorer averaged 20+ points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds per game this past season. Very good student was impressive at the recent Fullcourt Press Spring League.

Special Mention:

* Rickie Isaacs                            6’2”    PG     Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant UT)
Although Isaacs spent his soph season at Wasatch and lived in Las Vegas NV a few years prior to that, he was born in Los Angeles and is the son of Rick Isaacs of legendary H-Squad fame.  Burst on to the national scene as an 8th grader at the 2018 Pangos All-American Camp. Was the starting PG on the USA Basketball U16 team that won the FIBA America Gold Medal at Belem Brazil last summer. Extremely savvy playmaker plays much wiser than his age and has impeccable ballhandling, passing and shooting skills. Led Wasatch Academy to a 27-2 record and a #2 national Fab 50 team ranking this past season. Reminds me of a young Jacque Vaughn. Current offers include Arkansas, Arizona, Boston College, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Rutgers, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. Currently ranked #10 by Van Coleman/Nothing But Net Magazine, #19 by ESPN.com, #21 by the 247 Sports Composite and #27 by Rivals.com.

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order):

*         Justus Brown                  6’2”    CG     King (Riverside CA)
Younger brother of 2012 Pac-12 Tourney MVP Carlon Brown (Colorado) is just now hitting his stride and one to track.

*         Melvin Burton                  6’5”    PF      Morningside (Inglewood CA)
Lefty power forward uses his big body well down low and has range out to the three-point arc.  1st team All Pioneer League pick this past year is also an effective passer.

*         Marcus Calcote                6’0″    PG     Morningside (Inglewood CA)
Aggressive point guard attacks the rim off the bounce and is a very great rebounder for his size.  One of the top scorers in the Fullcourt Press Spring League this year.

*         Gabriel Cummings           6’2″    WG    Poly (Long Beach CA)
Lefty shooter with deep range is also an excellent student.

*         Khemanni Davis               6’3”    WG    Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley CA)
Scoring guard can really defend as well. SoCal sleeper will graduate at 17 years old. Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area 2nd Team selection.

*         Donovan Dent                  6’1″    CG     Centennial (Corona CA)
Excellent on-ball defender shoots rock with confidence. Good student too.

*         Jeremy Dent-Smith          6’0”    PG     Serra (Gardena CA)
Tough PG competes and leads and is an excellent student too.

*         Rob Diaz                           6’1”    PG     Millikan (Long Beach CA)
Very good student can really score and helped spark Millikan to a share of the Moore League title with Long Beach Poly this past season.

*         Jacob Forster                   5’11”  PG     Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA)
Hardnosed lead guard makes good decisions and has range to 3-point line.  Excellent student.

*         Christopher Hammond    6’5″    PF      Campbell Hall (North Hollywood CA)
Hardworking forward has off-the-charts academic credentials and has unofficially visited George Washington.

*         DJ Henry                          6’0″    CG     St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Crafty ballhandler has solid handle.

*         Akoye Hudson                 6’3″    WG    Leuzinger (Lawndale CA)
Slashing scoring guard is a very good student.

*         Luke Jacobson                6’5”    WF     Glendora (Glendora CA)
Strong wing forward with accurate 3-point stroke is also an excellent student.

*         Kristian Jemerson           6’4”    WG    Fairmont Prep (Anaheim CA)
Good 3-point shooter also has nice mid-range game. Good student too.

*         Syeon Jennings              6’4″    WF     Lynwood (Lynwood CA)
Slashing scorer is quick of the dribble.

*         Marco Kenz                      6’7”    PF      St. John Bosco (Bellower CA)
Ghana native is still a work in progress but does have nice athletic tools to work with and nice upside.  Very good student  too.

*         Kalib LaCount                  5’8″    PG     King Drew (Los Angeles CA)
Quick point with nice ability to beat defenders off the dribble. LA-City CIF All-Open Division pick.

*         Pablo Magallanes   6’5″    CF      Orangewood Academy (Garden Grove CA) 
Solid student rebounds well and has nice face-up shooting ability.

*         Alexis Marmolejos           6’2″    CG     Army-Navy Academy (Carlsbad CA)
Quick guard with an Arkansas State offer averaged 13.2 ppg this past season. Dominican Republic native.

*         Kaylon Mason                  6’6″    PF      Central (Fresno CA)
Long and athletic forward is a good rim-protector but still somewhat raw offensively. Good student.

*         Ashlan Morris                  6’0”    PG     Clovis (Fresno CA)
Smart lead guard with smooth shooting stroke excels in the classroom.

*         Khamani Nelson              6’6″    PF      Serra (Gardena CA)
Versatile forward is capable of guarding multiple positions.  Very good student.

*         Devin Newsome               6’1”    CG     San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Scoring combo-guard plays excellent defense.

*         Amir Ndayisaba               6’0”    PG     Renaissance Academy (Altadena CA)
Amir is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best defensive guards in SoCal (averaged 4.5 steals per game).

*         Alex Nokes                       6’8″    PF      Santa Monica (Santa Monica CA)
Still developing big man is an excellent student.

*         Peter Obodumu               6’4”    WG    Renaissance Academy (Altadena CA)  Underrated scorer averaged 14 ppg in CIF play-offs including 18 points vs. Ribet Academy.

*         Jaden Penberthy              6’5”    WG    Hart (Santa Clarita CA)
Son of Mike Penberthy (Lakers assistant coach) is a skilled wing with deep shooting range. Very impressive student.

*         Austin Persek                   6’7”    PF      JSerra (San Juan Capistrano CA)
Physical post-forward is active on the glass and a force in the classroom. Colleges showing interest include UC-San Diego, Brown and Columbia.

*         Dane Persek                     6’7”    CF      JSerra (San Juan Capistrano CA)
Versatile twin brother of Austin is also a terrific student in his own right.  UC-San Diego, Brown and Columbia among those taking a peek so far.

*         Elijah Price                       6’7”    WF     (St. Anthony (Long Beach CA)
Athletic sleeper with excellent upside and grades has attracted the attention of the likes of UCLA, USC, Long Beach State, UC-Irvine and UC-Santa Barbara.

*         Gabriel Quiette                6’5”    WG    Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Athletic wing with underrated skills has had to wait his turn so far at Mater Dei due to team’s deep depth the past two seasons.

*         Dre Roman                       6’2”    CG     St. Joseph (Santa Maria CA)
Physical guard can play on or off the ball and can finish through contact.

*         Malachi Scott                   6’6”    PF      Jordan (Long Beach CA)
Very improved athletic forward runs floor well and is an underrated defender.  Very good student too.

*         Sam Slutske                     6’3”    WG    Crossroads (Santa Monica CA)
Very good student with nice basketball IQ and ability to knock down outside shots.

*         Camden Thompson         6’0”    CG     Clovis East (Clovis CA)
Solid shooter with nice feel for the game also has excellent grades.

*         Cam Thrower            6’3”    WG    Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)
Good student at one of America’s most rigorous academic high schools is a smooth spot-up shooter.

*         Orion Tomlinson             6’0″    PG     Fresno Christian (Fresno CA)
Very underrated point averaged 14.5 points, and 3.8 assists per game this past season.  Excellent student teamed with 2022 #39 Tyus Parrish-Tillman to lead FC to CIF-Central Section Division V title.

*         Jackson Tucker               6’3”    WG    GSA Prep (Bakersfield CA)
Excellent student has nice 3-point range and is a more than capable defender.

*         Jaylan Walton                  5’10”  PG     Central (Fresno CA)
Rock-solid ballhandler is effective in pick and roll situations.

*         Quinton Webb                 6’5″    CF      Loma Linda (CA)
All-CIF-Southern Section Division 4A Team selection is a very athletic forward that is active on the glass.

*         Mac Ray West III              6’4”    2022   Capistrano Valley Christian (CA)
Active wing finishes well in transition.

*         Payden White                  6’5″    WF     Centennial (Corona CA)
Assertive forward makes plays on both ends and was a key component in Centennial’s great 2019-20 season.

*         Tookey Wiginton             5’7”    PG     Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA)
Speedy point is also a very good on-ball defender. Excellent student too.

** The Fullcourt Press is a NCAA-approved scouting service that has been evaluating Southern California prospects since 1995 and has college subscribers from every major NCAA D1 conference coast to coast.

 

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