Hoophall West to feature top teams including Hillcrest Prep, Prolific, Sierra Canyon

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Hoophall West to feature top teams including Hillcrest Prep, Prolific, Sierra Canyon

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Hoophall West to feature top teams including Hillcrest Prep, Prolific, Sierra Canyon

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Rancho Christian’s Evan Mobley (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Evan Mobley running Rancho Christian

With brother Isaiah Mobley on to USC, Chosen 25 center Evan Mobley is now the leader of Rancho Christian. With size and length he’s a fiend on defense — from both the post and the perimeter — productive on offense and capable as a ball handler.

Despite being looked at as a potential No. 1 pick last year, it still looked like he had room to grow. As Mobley learns the best ways to use his his 6-foot-11 height and 7-foot-5 wingspan, he can become even more dominant than last year, when he put up 19.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game.

Mobley is still in the early conversation of No. 1 overall pick, though the stock of players like Cade Cunningham of Montverde Academy (Florida) have risen over summer. With a full season left before going to USC, Mobley can polish up his own game before joining the college ranks and getting more consistent time against players closer to his size and skill.

He’s not the only star on Rancho Christian, though. The athletic Dominick Harris, a four-star player, averaged 14 points, five rebounds and four assists per game last year

Rancho Christian started the season 3-0 before losing a pair of games. At Hoophall West, the Eagles will see Rainier Beach (Washington) on Friday night and then Christ the King (Middle Village, New York) on Saturday, the latter of which will be aired on ESPN+.

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