NO. 3 HILLCREST PREP
Preseason Rank: 3
2018-19 record: 35-5
Final 2018-19 Super 25 ranking: Not Ranked
The Bruins recently lost Top 30 prospect in Kyree Walker, who is graduating and debating about going pro or playing college, but their roster is so stacked they’re still sitting at No. 3.
Good luck finding a more athletic team anywhere in the country because Hillcrest Prep boasts a team full of versatile players that can play and defend multiple positions.
A pair of five-star underclassmen – junior forward Michael Foster, who is ranked No. 6 in the Chosen 25, and forward Sadraque Nganga, a five-star sophomore – anchor the paint while junior wings Dalen Terry, a five-star point guard who is committed to Arizona and averaged 11.2 assists a game last season, and Keon Edwards, who is ranked No. 19 in the Chosen 25, slash and shoot from the perimeter.
Wing Puff Johnson had a strong summer, Dayten Holman is versatile enough to play both guard positions effectively and late transfer Devontes Cobbs will add even more firepower.
The Bruins also have freshman wing Isaac Hymes, who most consider to be a top 10 player in the 2023 class. Hillcrest Prep will be a matchup nightmare virtually every time they step onto the floor this season but have to find quick chemistry with a handful of newcomers on the roster.