The CIF Southern Section has released their 2020 high school boys basketball playoff brackets, and we’re taking an inside look at the top players in each bracket.
The 32-team Division 2-AA boys basketball bracket is loaded with talent. Santa Clarita Christian and Heritage Christian are the two top seeds, and first-round games tip off on Wednesday.
Scorebook Live California reporter Connor Morrissette breaks down the best players from the Division 2-AA field below.
Christian Oliver – 2020
Oliver has three Division 1 scholarships, per 247Sports.
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Ty Harper – 2020
Harper has scholarship offers from USC and Virgina Tech. He scored 32 points in a win over Heritage Christian in the Classic At Damien tournament in December.
Josh O’Garro – 2021
O’Garro is one of the best athletes in Division 2AA. He’s a great dunker that also plays solid defense.
Atin Wright – 2020
Wright, a 6-foot-one guard, signed an LOI with Cal State Northridge in November.
KJ Simpson – 2021
Simpson is one of the top juniors in the region. He scored 41 points in a Mission League Tournament win over St. Francis last week.
Keith Higgins – 2021
Higgins has received scholarship offers from five colleges, per 247Sports.
Abe Eagle – 2020
Eagle is having a strong senior season. He scored 24 points in a Mission League Tournament game last week and then received a scholarship offer from Cal State Northridge that night.
Quincy McGriff – 2020
McGriff, a 6-foot-5 small forward, is committed to UTEP.
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JT Tan – 2020
Tan, a 6-foot-8 center, is committed to Lehigh.
Vaughn Flowers – 2020
Flowers scored a team high 17 points to lead the Huskies to a 51-49 win over Orange Lutheran at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei two weeks ago.
Reese Dixon-Waters – 2021
Dixon-Waters is one of the top juniors in the region. He has six scholarship offers, per 247Sports.
Nick Bowden – 2020
Bowden is one of the best shooters in Southern California. He scored 51 points on senior night for the Vikings. He’s also a fantastic leader.
Brandon Whitney – 2020
Whitney is a Montana commit. He scored 31 points in a loss to Harvard-Westlake in the Mission League Tournament last week.
Clark Slajchert – 2020
Slajchert is committed to Penn. He’s one of the top scorers in the region.
Andre Henry – 2020
St. Francis head coach Todd Wolfson describes Henry as a coaches dream. He signed with UC Irvine in November.
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Boubacar Coulibaly – 2020
Coulibaly, a six-foot-10 center, has a scholarship offer from Cal, per 247Sports.
Skyy Clark – 2022
Clark is a national recruit at the point guard spot. He’s one of the best players in the country in the 2022 class.
Justin Rochelin – 2021
Rochelin has been battling injuries this season but is expected to be back for the playoffs. He has 14 scholarship offers, per 247Sports.
Max Allen – 2022
Allen is developing into a legitimate big man for Heritage Christian. He has a scholarship offer from DePaul, per his Twitter account.
Adrian McIntyre – 2020
McIntyre is one of the top unsigned seniors in the 2020 class.