These wings come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common… They don’t get the recognition they deserve. Whether they deserve more time on their teams, or they just are leading their teams to an…
These wings come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common… They don’t get the recognition they deserve. Whether they deserve more time on their teams, or they just are leading their teams to an undefeated league record. They all bring something on both ends of the floor and deserve to get looked at for the next level if they aren’t already.
Brandon Benjamin Brandon Benjamin 6'4" | PF Anaheim Canyon | 2025 State CA-S – SF – 6’5” – 2025 Canyon (SoCal)
Labeling him as a small forward feels like a disgrace because what this rising star really is, is a basketball player. He does everything on both ends that you would want on your team. He scores, he defends, he gets his teammates involved, and he brings an energy that gets people going. Averaging 24 points per game on good percentages, but most of all he does what he needs to do for his team to win. I’m expecting to see the offers start to roll in, so if you’re able to scoop him up before the national side notices him, you better work quickly. He brings so much to the table, but what I find most impressive is his ability to play all five positions and his work on the glass on both ends.
Dalton Graham Dalton Graham 6'7" | SF Sunrise Mountain | 2023 State AZ – SG/SF/PG – 6’8” – 2023 Sunrise Mountain (AZ)
Averaging a double-double and adding four assists per game, this forward fits any position you need him for. He was 6’0” going into his sophomore year before hitting a major growth spurt. Because of that, he grew up playing point guard, and even at his size, he still has the capability to do that now. He has such a unique skill set and is such an unselfish player. He thrives in the open court with and without the ball and has a sweet jumper from the outside while being able to shoot over anyone. On the defensive side, he is quick enough to guard on the perimeter and big enough to body down low in the post. With the ability to play and guard any position, and finish inside and out, no matter what you’re looking for he would add value to your team.
Alex Stewart Alex Stewart 6'5" | PF Pacifica Christian/OC | 2024 State CA-S – SF – 6’6” – 2024 Pacifica Christian (SoCal)
Along with his point guard running mate Parker Strauss Parker Strauss 6'4" | PG Pacifica Christian/OC | 2023 State CA-S , they make a great pair. The great thing about Alex is he is going to make everyone better on any roster he is a part of due to his defensive mobility. He guards all five positions very well and loves to be a slasher and finisher on the offensive end. The biggest jump in the past year though is his three-point shooting. He bumped up his averages to become a reliable shooter to force the defense to guard him on the perimeter. That was his biggest weakness before the season and is just more proof that this forward puts in the work. He will continue to grow next season and is a promising young talent that brings defensive intensity every night.
Ray Wiggins Ray Wiggins 6'4" | SF Venture Academy | 2024 State CA-N – SF – 6’5” – 2024 Venture Academy (NorCal)
This junior doesn’t let the opposition force him to do anything. Instead, he lets the game come to him and forces the defense to react. Whether he is finishing at the rim with ease or hitting a three in his defender’s face, he does so with little effort. What impresses me most is the way that he impacts a game. He loves to get his teammates involved and he is able to do that because of all the attention he draws when he has the ball. With one more year of high school ball, his role should grow next season and I expect his game to go with it.