One of the more skilled West Coast point guards in 2018 comes from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei in Spencer Freedman.
The 6-foot, 155-pound sophomore is a terrific passer, who also handles it and shoots the ball very well.
Freedman arrived from Santa Monica (Calif.) in the off-season and says that the adjustment has been smooth.
"I feel like I've played well and have really gelled with the guys," Freedman said. "We all buy into the Mater Dei basketball concept and do what it takes to win.
"I feel like I've really stepped up as a leader and have done a good job getting the ball around and keeping everyone happy."
Landing an offer from USC was big for him.
"It's the hometown school," Freedman said. "I've liked growing up in L.A. USC is really incredible with their style of play.
"Coach (Andy) Enfield is really good. They're coming up and playing better. It's an incredible school. They get up and down, move the ball, play great defense and the coaching is great."
There will be several factors which go into Freedman's ultimate decision.
"Academics are really important to me and my family," he said. "I've heard a lot from the Ivy Leagues and that's important but so is basketball. Academics, basketball, coaching and style of play will all be factors."