Katin Reinhardt, SG, Mater Dei: The 2012 guard continues to make progress after being slowed down by an ankle injury this July. Reinhardt has unlimited range and loves to show it, and with his size for the two-guard position and handles added to the shooting ability, you have a very good shooting guard prospect. He'll need to work on his shot selection in college, but Reinhardt has the pure talent to be a very good player at the next level. Committed to UNLV.
Eli Stalzer, PG, Mater Dei: With one of the best basketball IQ's at the guard position in the Los Angeles area, Stalzer makes an impact both as a shooter and a passer, and could be recruited to play at either guard spot at the next level.
Xavier Johnson, SF, Mater Dei: There have been some schools that have backed off Johnson, but he remains a good prospect at the high major level. While Johnson has areas to work on, his body, athleticism, shooting stroke, penetration ability and willingness to play within a team concept all make him a promising prospect. His three-point and midrange shots look good and with repetition he should be a good shooter in college. Committed to Colorado.
Isaac Hamilton, SG, St. John Bosco: Hamilton will be asked to carry the scoring load to St. John Bosco this season and scoring has never been much of a problem for him. In workouts he's shown his crafty scoring ability, as even though he's not a great athlete, he uses his high skill level to put the ball in the basket. He's already highly recruited, but many high majors will be keeping a close eye on how Hamilton this season. UCLA is recruiting.
Brandon Randolph, PG, St. Bernard: There are several 2013 point guards out west who exited the summer as players who could end up well recruited should they have a good junior season. Randolph is on that list, and he's played well since the summer. Not only a good three-point shooter, Randolph's strength allows him to finish with contact around the basket. He's crafty from midrange and in, with a developing floater to go with his midrange jumper. Randolph is an underrated passer but the more he can use his physical tools to make his teammates better, the more interest he'll garner.
Kris Yanku, SG, Taft: Yanku has several intriguing aspects to his game, including his work ethic on the court and scoring ability. He's quite strong already, but plays in attack mode and is deceptively athletic. Yanku is also a solid shooter and should be an important part of Taft's team this season.
Stanley Johnson, SF, Mater Dei: Johnson's size and strength at his age and position combined with a good energy level on the court make going up against younger players or most others at his position a challenge that he usually wins. Johnson has improved as a shooter over the past several months and that's an area where he'll need to continue to develop. UCLA has offered.
Shaqquan Aaron, SF, Taft: Aaron's game keeps going in a good direction. He's always been terrific in the open court as a ball handler and passer, but Aaron is learning how to use his physical gifts to help him as a scorer. His shooting has improved both set and off the bounce, and he's becoming more confident attacking the basket. Aaron says he's working on being a defensive stopper and he's gotten better on that side of the court. UCLA has offered.
Teyvon Myers, SG, Taft: A very good athlete for a two-guard, Myers is best at slashing to the basket, but is also an adept shooter from midrange. He has the lateral quickness to eventually be a very good defender at the next level. He'll need to develop his skill level, but Myers' athleticism makes him a definite player to watch.
Chase Crandall, SG, Mira Costa: In an exhibition against St. Bernard, Crandall stood out with a good combination of handles, passing and shooting ability. Crandall has a good frame and consistently competed throughout the contest. There was a lot to be intrigued by in one viewing.
Namon Wright, SF, Pacific Hills: Wright keeps making strides in his game. He's a very good scorer from midrange and in and has added a floater to his scoring arsenal. Wright rebounds, defends and always plays with good effort. While he's respectable from three-point range, he'll need to keep developing his outside shot. With three years to work on his game before college, Wright's prospects continue to go in a good direction. UCLA is recruiting.
Stephen Zimmerman, C, Bishop Gorman: You hate to use too much hyperbole when describing a kid that has yet to play his first official high school game, but Zimmerman has all the tools to remain an elite prospect for his entire high school career. His size and athleticism would make him intriguing regardless, but his consistent effort combined with a good skill level for his age make him a player who should be recruited at an elite level for four years. UCLA has offered.
Brodricks Jones, PF, St. Bernard: Like you would expect for a young big kid, Jones is more prospect than player at this point, but he has a very high ceiling. He's already 6-foot-8 but his terrific length and young appearance make you think there is definitely growing to do. Jones has very good athleticism despite still growing into his body and better than expected coordination. Jones is a good rebounder and uses his long legs and athleticism to glide to the basket. He's more comfortable facing up than with his back to the basket, but in time he should be able to score both ways. UCLA has offered.
Chance Comanche, C, St. Bernard: Comanche is another young player who has grown over the past year. It looks as if he's still getting taller and his head coach, Reggie Morris, said he's expected to hit 7-feet. Comanche has improved his game over the past few months and while he's still raw, he's a good rebounder and competent around the basket. He usually plays with good effort and has a good feel for the game. UCLA is recruiting.
Marcus LoVett, PG, Providence: It would be difficult to find too many freshman point guards around the country who are currently as good as LoVett. The lefty has terrific quickness, is very good in the open court and already has a lethal pull-up jumper. While he's a score-first point guard, LoVett does have good vision and can use his handles and quickness to find open teammates or get to the rim. There's every reason to think he'll be recruited at a high level. UCLA is recruiting.
Kwinton Hinson, SG, Bishop Gorman: Hinson says he's grown four inches in the past year and is currently a long, talented wing. Hinson's athleticism allows him to create his own shot, and he's got a nice lefty stroke but can also get to the basket. UCLA is scouting.
* Alessandro Alberto is a lefty 2013 point guard from Taft who can knock down the open three or take the ball to the basket. This will be an important season for him at Taft.
* 2012 Taft guard Stephen Jones is a strong, athletic guard who specializes as a defender. His offensive game will dictate the college attention he receives.
* 2015 Ocean View shooting guard Tyler Burch showed very long range as a three-point shooter, but also mixed in a floater. With a good frame to boot, Burch is one of the top shooters to watch in his class out west.
* Bishop Gorman has a pair of impressive 2015 wings in Deon Whiteside and Nick Blair. The athleticism of both stand out right now, and it will be interesting to see how each develops their skill level in the coming years.
* 2014 Goodyear (Ariz.) Millennium post Elston Jones has a big body and soft touch. He'll need to improve his mobility, but Arizona doesn't produce too many high major posts and Jones is definitely a player to watch.
* Bishop Gorman's 2014 point guard, Noah Robothom, always does a good job of running the team and getting his teammates involved before looking for his own shot.
* A sleeper on Bishop Gorman is Trey Kennedy, an undersized shooting guard in the 2013 class that shoots it at a high percentage.
* UCLA, USC, LMU, Arizona State, Arizona, Virginia Tech and San Diego are amongst the schools that have stopped by St. Bernard to see Brandon Randolph, Brodricks Jones, Chance Comanche, Cameron High and T.J. Johnson.
* Alessandro Alberto has picked up an offer from San Diego State. "I think about it every day," he said of the offer.
* Kris Yanku has heard from Portland, Drake and U.C. Irvine.
* Stephen Jones has been recruited by Long Beach State, St. Mary's, LMU and Fresno State.
* Kwinton Hinson has heard from UNLV and Arizona State. He grew up a Duke fan.
* Marcus LoVett already holds an offer from U.C. Irvine.
* Taelin Webb has received interest from Arizona and Wyoming.