Read below to see the Top 10 Players to keep an eye on this season
Sebastian Rancik (JSerra): The Colorado commit has all the makings of a potential pro. Standing at 6’9 with guard like skills, sneaky bounce, and a great shooting form, he is going to be a tough cover night in and night out. With the length and versatility that Rancik possesses, expect a huge season out of him.
Kaiden Bailey (Crean Lutheran): Only a Sophomore, Bailey already holds offers from a HANDFUL of Division 1 schools. He plays with great pace and is always on balance with the ball in his hands. Being able to shoot from deep, while also having the quickness and strength to get downhill, Bailey is not only one of the top guards in OC but in California as well.
Brandon Benjamin (Mater Dei): The reigning OC Player of the Year is now apart of one of the strongest teams in the state. Good things happen when Benjamin has the ball in his hands. He is able to shoot from the midrange or use his strength around the rim to draw fouls, often resulting in And-1’s. He has great vision and with the shooters Mater Dei has around him, will likely rack up a ton of assists this year.
Jaden Goodall (Canyon): Goodall is lanky and athletic with a smooth lefty stroke. He can hit deep shots off the catch and off the dribble and seems to glide towards the rim when he gets downhill. With the fast paced system that Canyon runs, you can expect Goodall to rack up points with ease.
Cameron McNamee (Santa Margarita): A 6’6 senior committed to Dartmouth who seems to always make the right play. He is a great shooter from the perimeter and is sneaky athletic when he gets downhill. Expect McNamee to be a consistent standout throughout the season.
Collin Haugh (Dana Hills): Hitting tough shots at a high efficiency rate has become routine for Haugh. He is a player that you can’t give an inch of space to, yet he moves extremely well with or without the ball. Only a junior, Haugh is going to continue to make noise in OC.
Brannon Martinsen (Mater Dei): Only a sophomore and standing at 6’8 now, Martinsen has several high major offers. He is a lefty who can step out hit shots but also has great touch around the rim. He is tough on the glass and plays with a high motor which helps the Monarchs achieve the levels of success they do.
Aidan Fowler (JSerra): Despite being undersized, Fowler has shown that he can have moments of being completely unguardable. He has a quick first step, which allows him to get downhill and he is crafty around the rim. His jumper is automatic, and he can step out around NBA range and consistently hit shots.
Isaiah Bernard (Foothill): An elite athlete who possesses great length and good guard skills. He is a hassle to deal with when he gets downhill and has consistently improved his perimeter jumper.
Trent Minter (Los Alamitos): A lanky 6’6 wing who is sneaky athletic. He has a very smooth game and gets buckets very efficiently. He can step out beyond the perimeter and knock down shots, but also uses his pace and craftiness to get buckets around the rim.