That's not to take anything away from wings Bryan Harvey and Marcus Johnson, a pair of high-major juniors who are among the state's elite.
However, both Taylor King, who has already committed to UCLA, and JayDee Luster, are special. King is a versatile 6-6 freshman who put up impressive numbers as a freshman at Mater Dei. Luster, despite his small stature, is one of the top floor leaders in the nation.
``He's light years ahead of kids his age," SCA coach Ollie Goulston said. "He'll get everybody involved. He may not score much this year because he's such a winner, but he'll do so many things to make the team better."
Johnson is a terrific athlete with an improved perimeter game and he'll be joined by 6-8 senior Lowell Grissom, who will head to prep school next year, along the frontline.
``We're not a dominating team, but I think we've got the right parts," added Goulston. "Everyone can play and everyone brings something to the table. But I think JayDee's glue will be the key. He keeps everyone happy."
Southern California All-Stars (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Coach: Ollie Goulston, Pat Barrett
Top Prospect: WG Bryan Harvey (6-5, 190, JR)
Projected Starters: PG JayDee Luster (5-9, 150, FR); WF Marcus Johnson (6-6, 180, JR); BF Taylor King (6-6, 190, FR); BF-C Lowell Grissom (6-8, SR*)
Others: PG Joey Knox (6-0, JR); WF Chase Budinger (6-6, 185, SOPH); G Quentin Watkins (6-2, FR)
Opening Tourney: Las Vegas Easter Classic - April 7-11
Famous Alum: Tyson Chandler