Video: Archbishop Mitty vs. Moreau CatholicOscar Frayer led Moreau Catholic in last year's MaxPreps MLK Classic.BERKELEY, Calif. —
It's a long day of basketball. About 11 hours.
A select few will watch the 19th MaxPreps Martin Luther King Classic
Jan. 18 at Haas Pavilion on the campus of the University of California
from start to finish.
Here's 20 players — in order — who will keep people in their seat.
Here's the game schedule:
The lineup10 a.m. — Albany (Calif.)
vs. Newark Memorial (Newark, Calif.)11:30 a.m. — Manteca (Calif.)
vs. Berkeley (Calif.)1 p.m. — Salesian College Preparatory (Richmond, Calif.)
vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco, Calif.) 2:30 p.m. — El Cerrito (Calif.)
vs. Albany Academy for Boys (Albany, N.Y.)4 p.m. — Sacramento (Calif.)
vs. Moreau Catholic (Hayward, Calif.)5:45 p.m. — Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
vs. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)7:30 p.m. — Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.)
vs. Saint Francis (Mountain View, Calif.)
Pre-sale tickets are available at De La Salle Tuesday to Friday (Jan. 11-15) in the bookstore from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or are available here at https://prepmo.com/events/53 Pre-sale prices
1. General admission bleacher seating: $7 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, children.
2. Reserved chair back seating: $15 includes all day in and out access. Game-day prices
1. General Admission bleacher seating: $10 for adults, students, seniors, children.
2. Reserved chair back seating: $20 includes all day in and out access.
3. Courtside: $30 for each game, includes all day in and out access. These are sold on game day only.Players to Watch
1. Hameir Wright, Albany Academy for Boys, Jr.
6-foot-8 small forward is a four-star recruit and perhaps the most
recruited player in the one-day extravaganza. The lanky-lefthander is
averaging 18.6 points per game through seven games and 8.4 rebounds.
He's ranked the No. 69 junior overall in his class and strongly
considering offers from Maryland, Iowa and Villanova.
2. Solomon Young, Sacramento, Sr.
6-7 senior has been a four-year starter for the Dragons, who opened the
season with 12 straight wins. Always unselfish and a big defensive
presence, the high-flying Young averaged a team-best 14.4 points in that
span, with 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. The Iowa State-bound
has seven other offers, including from USC and Tulsa. As of Jan. 4, the
Associated Press ranked Iowa State No. 13 nationally.
3. Oscar Frayer, Moreau Catholic, Sr.
6-6 wing and fourth-year starter has been ranked one of the top 100
seniors in the country by several services for his athleticism, shot
blocking, ability to get to the rim and three-point shooting. Originally
a Cal commit, Frayer is being coveted by Arizona, Memphis, Oregon and
Stanford. Through 11 games, he's averaging 15.8 points and 10.1 rebounds
per game. 4. Alfred Hollins, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jr.
6-foot-6 small forward is the second-ranked junior in Northern
California by NorCalpreps.com. A slasher and shooter, Hollins is getting
loads of interest from Cal, San Diego State, USC and Washington. He
averages better than 16 points per game and close to 10 rebounds. His
game is complete, says NorCalPreps.com analyst Doug Benton. "His game
easily translates to the next level." 5. Sayeed Pridgett, El Cerrito, Sr.
6-4 guard has already signed to Montana. A versatile do-everything
player, Pridgett can score from anywhere on the court but is best
slashing to the basket. He fills up a stat sheet with his passing,
rebounding and defensive skills. Pridgett, a four-star recruit, is
ranked the seventh best senior in Northern California. On last year's
29-4 team, Pridgett averaged a team-best 17 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5
assists and 2.0 steals per game.6. Jordan Ratinho, De La Salle, Sr.
6-5 guard is a fourth-year starter for the Spartans and a USF-signee.
Noted as a pure shooter to start his career, he's developed steadily in
all facets and was last year was the EBAL's Co-MVP. He's ranked the
eighth best player in Northern California by norcalpreps.com. 7. Christian Terrell, Sacramento, Sr.
6-5 do-everything guard with 3-point shooting range has already
committed to UC Santa Barbara. Through 12 games — all victories —
Terrell averaged 13.2 points and team-bests of 8.2 rebounds and 4.3
assists per game. 8. Damari Milstead, Moreau Catholic, Jr.
6-1 point guard has upped his scoring average to 20.1 points per game
on a senior dominated squad, to go along with 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds
and 2.8 steals per game. Ranked the fourth best junior in Northern
California, no moment is too big for Milstead, a starter since his
9. Kenny Wooten Jr.., Manteca, Sr.
6-foot-9 power forward had offers from George Washington, Georgia Tech,
Kansas State, Fresno State and Cal Poly, but picked Nevada, where he'll
play for former NBA coach Eric Musselman. Through his first 13 games,
Wooten average 14.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game for
the 11-2 Buffaloes. 10. Nikhil Peters, De La Salle, Sr.
6-5 senior is a fourth-year starter for the Spartans and is as tough
and strong as any senior on the West Coast. Besides being a rugged
defender, he also gets to the basket and shoots effectively from outside
equally well, making him hard to defend. His size causes troubles for
most guards and quickness causes headaches for longer forwards. 11. Elijah Hardy, Bishop O'Dowd, So.
6-2 point guard is ranked the third best sophomore in Northern
California and is part of the USA Basketball program. A dynamic passer
and decision maker, Hardy is explosive to the basket and has unlimited
skills. 12. Anand Hundal, Manteca, Sr.
of two huge forces down low for the Buffaloes, Hundal was the team's
second leading scorer at 14.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game through
13 games. He shot at 56 percent. Twice Hundal poured in 24 points, in
wins over St. Mary's (Stockton) and Bradshaw Christian. 13. Jamario Bibb, Salesian, So.
as the eighth best sophomore in Northern California by NorCalPreps.com,
the 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing is a four-star recruit with huge upside
literally and figuratively. Athletic, superb defender with high motor,
Bibb makes a lot of plays at the rim. 14. Terrell Brown, Moreau Catholic, Sr.
6-3 shooting guard showed his much more than an all-around hustle
standout when he opened the season with a driving bucket near the buzzer
of Moreau's stunning 60-59 win over nationally-ranked Sierra Canyon.
With many options, the Mariners went to Brown, who has signed to San
Jose State. Through 11 games, Brown was the team's third leading scorer
at 14.4 points per game. 15. Chris Williams, Orange Lutheran, Jr.
6-2 point guard is rated the 52nd best player at his position in the
country among juniors. Though a keen distributor, he was the team's
leading scorer through nine games at 14.0. He averaged 7.7 points as a
sophomore when he made 46 three-pointers. 16. Peter Hewitt, Saint Francis, Sr.
6-9 post is rated the 11th best senior in Northern California and has
already signed to UC Davis. Blessed with a strong mid-range game, Hewitt
also runs the court very well and is a solid defender. 17. Kavaughn Scott, Orange Luthern, Sr.
6-7, 220-pound power forward is a fourth-year player for the Lancers
and through nine games, he was second on the teams in points per game
(13.8) and first in rebounds (9.7). He's steadily improved all four
seasons to turn himself into one of the top players in Orange County. 18. Noah Stapes, Saint Francis, Sr.
6-5 wing stands out among the versatile and deep St. Francis team with
his length, ability to attack the basket and three-point shooting range.
He's committed to Point Loma Nazarine. 19. Marcus Simon, Albany, Sr.
6-foot-1, 185-pound point guard led the Cougars to a break through 28-3
record in 2014-15 averaging better than 12 points, five assists and
four rebounds per game. He was an All-Metro selection by the San
Francisco Chronicle. Simon is a superb athlete, who does the brunt of
the ball-handling and play-making for Albany. 20. Aaron Banks, El Cerrito, Jr.
6-foot-7 and close to 300 pounds, Banks is one of the state's top
offensive tackle recruits in football. But he's also a huge force in
basketball, not only as a defensive and rebounding presence, but with
nimble moves and effective shots around the basket.