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San Diego's top 20 boys basketball players

12/04/2013, 8:04pm PST
By John Maffei, Craig Malveaux

Plus a list of other players to watch.


St. Augustine senior Trey Kell helped lead the Saints to a state championship last season.

1, Trey Kell

St. Augustine

Sr. | 6-4 | 190

(School, Yr., Ht., Wt.)

San Diego State signee averaged 19.8 points last season

2, Devin Watson

El Camino

Sr. | 6-0 | 170

Transfer from Army-Navy, where he averaged 23.5 points a game

3, TJ Leaf

Foothills Christian

So. | 6-9 | 200

Big-time prospect,

averaged 22.4 points and 11.9 rebounds

4, Evan Fitzner

Francis Parker

Sr. | 6-9 | 210

Saint Mary’s signee, averaged 17.5 points last season

5, Brandon Cyrus

Torrey Pines

So. | 6-4 | 180

Canadian National team member is much improved

6, Ben Perez

San Marcos

Sr. | 6-3 | 165

Accurate shooter, had 70 3-pointers last season

7, Johnny McWilliam

San Marcos

So. | 6-4 | 170

Coming off great

freshman year where he had 58 3-pointers

8, Damonte Holiday

Hoover

Sr. | 5-11 | 190

Football star, averaged 20.2 points and 7.9 rebounds a year ago

9, Miles Nolen-Webb

Hoover

Sr. | 6-0 | 180

Attacking point guard, averaged 15 points in 2012-13

10, Tommy McCarthy

La Costa Canyon

Jr. | 6-0 | 160

Big-time shooter and clutch player, had 57

assists last season

11, Tom Rutherford

Grossmont

So. | 6-9 | 200

Young, improving big man who averaged 13.6 points and 12.2 rebounds

12, Sam Bockman

El Camino

Jr. | 6-6 | 190

Solid wide body who averaged 13.9 points and 11.4 rebounds

13, Tim Harrison

Francis Parker

So. | 6-7 | 170

Small forward who transferred from Christian

14, Dalton Soffer

Poway

Jr. | 6-4 | 180

Averaged 17.7 points as a sophomore on nine-win team

15, Daniel Melifonwu

Lincoln

Sr. | 6-9 | 220

Averaged 13 rebounds, is ready to step up on offensive end

16, Justin Moore

Mission Bay

So. | 6-3 | 155

Point guard, who averaged 16 points as a freshman

17, Israel Seales

Mater Dei Catholic

Sr. | 6-5 | 170

Tall, springy wing player with a ton of upside

18, Travis Fuller

La Costa Canyon

Jr. | 6-8 | 205

Wing/post combo who can shoot and handle the ball

19, Calvin Crockett

Serra

Jr. | 6-3 | 180

Averaged 20.1 points with 40 3-pointers

20, Marcus Graves

Westview

Sr. | 5-11 | 160

Transfer from North Carolina, has reputation as true point guard

MORE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Name / School / Ht. / Yr. / Comment

Riley Adams / Canyon Crest / 6-5 / Sr. / Averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds

Quinn Albright / Calvin Christian / 6-3 / Sr. / Averaged 10.1 and 5.4

Jordan Alexander / Hoover / 6-4 / Jr. / Averaged 13.7 and 14.2

Ibrahim Ali / El Cajon Valley / 6-0 / Jr. / Must step up and lead this season

Basel Al-Shehab / Westview / 6-2 / Sr. / Good shooter, tough defender

Iman Chatman-Dixon / Mater Dei Catholic / 6-2 / Sr. / Outstanding athlete

William Christmas / Oceanside / 6-0 / Jr. / Great floor leader

Austin Clyde / Del Norte / 6-2 / Sr. / Averaged 20.4 points

Jeremy Dawson / Canyon Crest / 6-3 / Sr. / Great shooter, can pass and score

Bruce Edwards / LJ Country Day / 6-4 / So. / Slasher, drawing college interest

Fritz Eibel / La Costa Canyon / 6-5 / Sr. / Tough defender and rebounder

Tommy Erb / Poway / 5-9 / Jr. / Great shooter, averaged 15 points

Patrick Fisher / La Costa Canyon / 6-3 / Jr. / Very good all-around player

Kory Fox / Mt. Carmel / 6-0; / Sr. / Football player is a great defender

Tyler Green / Poway / 6-0 / Sr. / Accurate shooter, capable ballhandler

Robert Harris / Mater Dei Catholic / 6-6 / Sr. / Top-notch defender

Caleb Hoffman / Foothills Christian / 6-0 / Sr. / Averaged 14 points and 4 assists

Khy Kabellis / Escondido / 6-3 / Jr. / Long, lankly and athletic

Zach Kissel / Steele Canyon / 6-0 / Sr. / Sleek playmaker, who is emerging

Joey LaGrua / Calvin Christian / 6-0 / Jr. / Averaged 16 points and 3 assists

Dominick Mattoni / San Pasqual / 6-4 / Sr. / Averaged 19.2 points on bad team

Spencer Mattox / Sweetwater / 5-10 / Sr. / Making switch to the point

Jah’Mere Mitchell / Morse / 6-1 / Sr. / Athletic combo guard

Eric Monroe / St. Augustine / 6-1 / So. / Ready to make big impression

Austin Morgan / Coronado / 6-3 / Sr. / Outstanding outside shooter

Chad Morrison / El Camino / 6-4 / Sr. / Sharpshooter, had solid junior season

Dane Norman / Foothills Christian / 6-8 / Sr. / Transfer from Parker

Carston Nyenhuis / Vista / 6-7 / Sr. / Lanky big man who can run the floor

Chase Ogden / Carlsbad / 6-5 / Sr / Good rebounder and shot blocker

Dakota Orr / El Camino / 5-9 / Sr. / Fully recovered from knee injury

Chase Parsons / West Hills / 5-10 / Sr. / Averaged 8 points, much improved

Richard Polanco / Army-Navy / 6-7 / Fr. / Outstanding young player

Orlando Quinones / San Ysidro / 6-5 / Sr. / Averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds

Robbie Robinson / Kearny / 6-6 / Fr. / Has all the tools for Komets

James Schwindt / Valley Center / 6-0 / Jr. / Team leader, third-year as a starter

Will Smith / Vista / 5-8 / Sr. / Quick pass-first point guard

Tony Stanich / Mission Hills / 6-4 / Sr. / Slashing, bouncy multisport player

Lynard Steward / San Ysidro / 5-10 / Jr. / Averaged 13 points and 5 assists

Scott Stransky / Ramona / 5-11 / Sr. / Lone senior on a very young team

Khor Tut / Orange Glen / 6-6 / Sr. / Big man with post moves

Brady Twombly / La Costa Canyon / 6-5 / Jr. / Great shooter, can score inside

Burke Twyman / Mission Vista / 6-6 / So. / Low-post player, who can shoot

Ethan Underwood / Horizon / 6-2 / Jr. / Hit winning shot in state final

Alex Wilbourn / Mission Bay / 6-9 / Sr. / Must live up to potential

Jean-Luc Williams / Mission Hills / 6-0 / Sr. / Backup last year, but very athletic

Dillon Wirkus / Rancho Bernardo / 6-4 / Sr. / 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds

Sam Worman / Torrey Pines / 6-5 / Sr. / Big man who can also shoot

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