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Which West Coast 2018 prospects have raised their stock the most as juniors?

There have been several West Coast 2018 prospects who have taken their games to the next level as juniors. Which ones have elevated their stock the most?

Taeshon Cherry made the jump from four-star to five-star prospect as a junior. He's always been an extremely productive player, but the bottom line is he's taken his game to the next level with his combination of size, athleticism, motor, rebounding ability and jump shot. He's a hybrid forward whose competitive spirit and consistency will make him a valuable player in college.

Recruiting: Cherry is being targeted by ArizonaCalGonzaga, Harvard, KansasSan Diego StateTexas A&MUCLA and USC.

Jules Bernard has long been a Top 100 player but there's no questioning he's taken the next step as a junior, moving up to 47th nationally. Where Bernard has made the greatest improvement is with his motor and consistency. He plays hard every time out, which has led to him becoming a much more productive rebounder, while he's improved his shooting, finishing and defense.

Recruiting: Bernard is hearing the most from AlabamaCalStanfordUCLAUSC and Utah.

David Singleton now comes in at 58th nationally and the way he has played as a junior will give him every opportunity to keep moving up these rankings. What stands out the most about Singleton is his consistency, as he is a player who scores points every time out. Singleton can really shoot it, but also has the ball skills and finishing ability to get to the rim and finish with contact.

Recruiting: Singleton says Arizona and Gonzaga are recruiting him the hardest.

Elijah Hardy makes a big jump here, moving up from 88th to 69th. This is a point guard who has come a long way since his freshman year and has really improved as a decision maker. He's got blazing speed and has the ball skills and vision you're looking for from the position. Hardy has an improved jumper and has no doubt made progress with his feel.  

Recruiting: Hardy holds offers from CalNevadaSan Jose State, Santa Clara and USC.

Devonaire Doutrive makes his debut in Scout's Top 100, coming in at 70th. He's a lanky wing with good size, terrific ball skills and passing ability. The versatile prospect can hit jumpers - especially from midrange and in - and is especially potent in transition due to how well he sees the court. He's still maturing physically and has a very high upside.

Recruiting: Doutrive holds offers from Arizona State, LMU and UTEP. 

Bryce Hamilton debuts in Scout's Top 100 at 72nd. A player who age-wise should be in the 2019 class, Hamilton has made significant strides as a junior. A born scorer who can really get his points off the dribble, Hamilton also has shown improved ball skills and passing ability. Hamilton's scoring ability is what makes him most valuable, but he has the chance to play on the ball with continued development.

Recruiting: Hamilton holds offers from NevadaUTEP and Buffalo.

Matt Bradley is built like a Top 100 football prospect - a sport he once played - but has made the transition into a Scout Top 100 basketball prospect, coming in at 91st. While Bradley can really score from midrange and in, his top quality is his passing ability, as he has terrific vision for the position, to go with his ball skills, finishing and rebounding abilities.

Recruiting: Bradley holds offers from Nevada, UC Riverside, Utah State and UTEP.

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