Austin Johnson (2022 WCE Norcal) – Continues to improve each session. The point guard from Salesian College Prep has a strong drive to win the game, but he makes sure it is done as a team. He constantly drives to the hoop to kick-out the ball and shoots the 3-point shot when it matters most. Time and time again he brought the team out of many deficits during the last few minutes of the second half with his sniper-like shot. 

Isaiah Kerr (2022 Different) – Isaiah earned 1st Team All-WCAL as a sophomore. Well, the momentum carried over to the AAU season. He showed he is a great shot blocker for his size as he had multiple chase-down blocks. We must also include that he had lockdown defense and a few picks that led to easy breakouts. It did not even matter if you were able to pass him because you were not going to finish that layup. A player to watch over the next couple of years. 

Rashaud Bradley (2022 Lakeshow) – A hidden gem in NorCal. He is one of the most explosive players in with multiple highlight dazzling dunks. He practically carried the Lakeshow 16s through each game because the defense could not stop him. He continuously attacked the basket and had flashy finishes just because. An unstoppable force of nature is the best description for his gameplay over the weekend.

Noah Thomas (2021 GT Sports) – Out of Chico, CA Noah did it all for his team every single game. Whenever you questioned a move, he had an answer. Attacking the basket? No problem. Knocking down the 3-ball? Don’t mind if I do. He even forced a double-team during the second half of the game and, at one point, even a triple-team!

 Austin Ehrlicher (2021 NBBA)– This kid is the wrong player to have lax defense on. Austin was a consistent shooter knocking down any open three that the opponents gave him. Should you decide not to leave him open he would still shoot the contested shot and he would still make it. Looking forward to seeing more of his gameplay over the next few months.

Nyi Oladode (2021 WCE) –  Has a Division-1 body and jumps out the gym. Nyi was very effective catching and shooting from the 3-pt arc, played solid defense during each game, and was the ultimate teammate cheering for his team from the bench. One of the best-unsigned seniors in NorCal making him a true HIDDEN GEM! 

Aiden Sevilla (2022 WCE) –  Lights out shooter at the Fall Invite. Showed he can run the team as a point guard by working the players down in order to make easier passes. He also attacked the rim effectively making multiple and-one plays. This will be a special junior season coming for Aidan as we progress through the basketball season. 

Jalen Williams (2023 Paytons Place) –  Has been on a tear recently as no one was able to stay in front of him at the Fall Invite. Getting to the rim at will Jalen helped his team go 3-1 for the weekend. Should be a vital part of San Leandro High School’s success over the next few years along with their recent transfers. 

Eric Booker (2023 Paytons Place) – He was originally from Chicago, but Eric is now a NorCal kid attending Skyline HS. A well-built guard who attacks the player and creates his own lanes against the defense. A very nice add-on for Payton’s Place. Eric and Jalen made a dynamic duo this weekend making nice plays and finishing at the basket. Should be prepared to see Eric reek havoc in the OAL this season.  

Broyce Batchan Jr. (2022 Paytons Place) – Hard nose point guard that has tools to be a high major. He created his own shots, had some amazing passes, and hit a few floaters. However, should you decide to try and guard him, some quick dribbling and a move or two would make you regret your decision as he worked his way to the rim finishing with a beautiful layup. He hit the game-winning shot vs WCE NorCal 2021. 

Mahda Fallay ( 2021 Lakeshow) – Showed improvement on his shooting touch and was all over the court. No matter who was under the rim with Mahda he continued to get rebounds, draw the foul, and finish the shots under the basket. On defense, it was rare to see the opposing team make too much headway against him. If they attempted to finish at the basket, it was immediately rejected with an aggressive block. He is a glue guy that helped Lakeshow 17 Elite go 4-0 for the weekend. 

Lucky Hampton (2021 Team Rampage) – The glue guy for Team Rampage did it all from defending the opponents best player, getting every loose ball, and relentlessly attacking the rim. 

Calvin Mader-Clark (2022 Different) –  Shot lights out vs WCE Norcal knocking down 6+ threes to help propel Team Different to victory.  Standing at 6’5, he is capable of handling the ball full court and attacking the rim from the outside. Very skilled player out of Hillsdale High School.