Jake Kyman 6’7” 2019 Santa Margarita (CA)
Skilled SF with very nice range on his polished jump shot possesses high basketball IQ and is an underrated rebounder. Active on the boards, I love the way he competes on every play. Versatile player is a great kid from a terrific family. Only a matter of time before this son of former NCAA Division I volleyball standouts adds a little more bounce to his step.
Nico Mannion 6’2” 2020 Pinnacle (Phoenix AZ)
Son of former NBA player Pace Mannion is a terrific high-octane scoring combo with excellent athleticism to finish in traffic at the rim. Range on jump shot is what you would expect from a future high-major guard and his court instincts are of the champion variety! Arizona, Utah (dad’s alma mater), USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Utah State among schools offering so far.
Maka Ellis 6’5” 2018 Sierra Vista (Las Vegas NV)
High-scoring big guard with a great perimeter stroke and fantastic grades (3.9 GPA/honors classes). Averaged 25 ppg this past high school season with a season-high 52 points vs. Desert Oasis. Ellis was named co-MVP of the Southwest League (sharing that honor with 2017 McDonald’s All-American Charles O’Bannon Jr.). Stanford, Butler, Virginia, Creighton, Nevada, St. Mary’s, TCU, Santa Clara, Rice and UNLV are among the growing number of programs interested in this flame-thrower.