The Crush In The Valley is one of the premier high school basketball events in Northern California each year. This year we were able to check out 4 Norcal players that have gone the prep route.

Coleman Hawkins (2020) – Coleman transferred to Prolific Prep this season after playing 2 seasons at Antelope HS. Prolific Prep is one of the top prep schools in all of America. Coleman is 6’10 and started for Prolific prep during the Crush in the Valley. The first game vs Bella Vista Prep got in early foul trouble and was unable to catch his rhythm. The second day against Hillcrest Prep north Coleman caught fire in the second half scoring 10 consecutive points. Coleman is one of the most intriguing prospects with his 6’10 frame and ability to shoot and handle the ball.

EJ Neal (2019) – EJ played for Sacred Heart Cathedral for the past 3 seasons and earned ALL-WCAL honors. Before his senior season, EJ transferred to Balboa Prep for his senior season. EJ played very well at the Crush in the Valley showing his improved ability to drive and dish. He also took on the task of guarding each team’s best offensive player. On Sunday, EJ finished with 38 points and had the task of guarding Terry Armstrong (Arizona Commit) a top 50 player in the nation.

Darrion Trammel (Post Grad) – One the top 2018 players in Norcal is taking a post grad year at Golden State Prep. His first game vs Hillcrest Prep North Darrion was 3 Ast shy of a triple-double 11Pts 12Rebs 7Ast. On Sunday vs Trinity prep posted 16Pts 6Rebs 6Ast vs Daishon Nix a top 40 player in the class of 2020.

Lamont Couch (Post Grad) – Former Tracy HS star Lamont showed off his elite shooting ability for Golden State Prep all weekend vs Hillcrest Prep & Trinity Prep.