Now that the dust has settled on the 2015-'16 high school basketball season, it's time to take a look ahead. Who will emerge as the one to watch among East Bay hoopers in 2017? There's a good chance he will come from the list of players below.
This season did not quite produce the type of local blue chip recruit we saw in Ivan Rabb last year. It looked like Oscar Frayer of Moreau Catholic was well on his way to following Rabb to play for the Bears in Berkeley. However, the ultra-athletic wing de-committed from CAL and chose to take his talents to Grand Canyon University and play for Thunder Dan Majerle in the WAC.
One can only hope the young guns on this list will continue to develop over the summer and when local colleges come calling, they choose to stay in The Bay.
Damari Milstead - Moreau Catholic, class of '17
Elijah Hardy - Bishop O'Dowd, class of '18
Souley Boum - Oakland Tech, class of '17
Jade Smith - St. Joseph's, class of '17
Emeka Udenyi - De La Salle, class of '17
Austin Fadal - Monte Vista, class of '17
Naseem Gaskin - Bishop O'Dowd, class of '18
(Bonus) Jordan Brown - Woodcreek (Roseville, CA), class of '18