“He is as perfect a basketball player that I’ve ever seen,” Barefield said. “We all know he’s going to be in the NBA. When he picks up weight and if he’s on the right team, he could be an all-star with a big-time career.” While the focus on high school basketball this year has shined brightly on Sierra Canyon — the Los Angeles-based school featuring LeBron James Jr. and Zaire Wade — the best player in the nation is lurking in Temecula, a city 60 miles north of San Diego known more for wineries and a Kobe Bryant-inspired Twitter beef than producing basketball talent.
September 30, 2020 | 1:20 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: Michael Malone, on @AltitudeSR: “I hope I don’t have the same staff next year. Wes Unseld Jr. should be a head coach.” “He shouldn’t be back. He’s more than ready to be a head coach.” Also cites David Adelman and Jordi Fernandez as future head coaches on his staff.
KC Johnson: Speaking on his NBA draft combine Zoom media availability, Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton said “Magic Johnson always has been my guy.” He also said: “For me to complain about the draft (process) with everything that’s going on in our country, that would be asinine.”