Starring 5 – The League Week 4 presented by Schollyme
Westminster, CA – The League, hosted by Compton Magic, is one of the best fall league showcases year-to-year. Week 4 saw many players stepping up for their teams with big performances and featured a visit from one of the top…
Westminster, CA – The League, hosted by Compton Magic, is one of the best fall league showcases year-to-year. Week 4 saw many players stepping up for their teams with big performances and featured a visit from one of the top prep school programs in the country (Hillcrest Prep, AZ). Here are five players that stood out:
Devin Tillis | #0 | Windward | 2020Devin Tillis | 2020 | Windward
An underrated senior on a talented Windward team, Tillis possesses a solid all-around game in the backcourt. Paired with 2022 guard Dylan Andrews, Tillis flourishes with the ball, but can also play off-the-ball, spacing the floor well and knocking down the open three at a high clip. The 6’6 senior also has great size that allows him to post up, position his body for rebounds and finish through contact.
Jaden Byers | #1 | Rancho Christian | 2021
One of the players that made the biggest strides within their game over the summer, Byers continues to rise on scouting boards. Byers is among a plethora of talented guards on a deep Rancho Christian team, but he differentiates himself with his gritty defensive play, explosiveness and athletic finishes at the rim despite standing at 6’2. Byers is bound to have a breakout season for a Rancho Christian team that has championship aspirations this season.
Chianti Clay | #50 | Hillcrest Prep | 2021
With 5-star recruit Kyree Walker leaving Hillcrest Prep to pursue other options, Clay is one of the players who will be expected to fill a larger role. As a playmaker and scorer, the 5’11 guard has the ability to hit deep threes with a quick release, read defenses well and attacks the paint with finesse, especially with a hard-to-guard floater.
Jared McCain | #31 | Corona Centennial | 2023Jared McCain | 2023 | Corona Centennial
McCain is one of the fastest rising freshmen out of the Inland Empire and with great reason. The 6’0 point guard has a great first step that knocks defenders off-balance and knocks down shots with ease from anywhere on the floor. McCain’s game will continue to grow, but he already has a lot of promise heading into the season.
Darius Carr | #0 | St. Bernard | 2023
As one of the newest faces to a well-rounded St Bernard team, Carr continues to grow with each game he plays. Despite being only a freshman, the 6’1 guard is already an elite acrobatic finisher at the rim, a break starter and playmaker. Paired together with Reese Dixon, Nick Bowden and Damion McDowell, St. Bernard will be a tough team to beat this upcoming season.