Stanley Johnson, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-7, senior: The McDonald's All American averaged 25 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to a 35-0 record and a fourth consecutive state championship.
Sedrick Barefield, Corona Centennial, 6-1, junior: The Southern Methodist commit used his ballhandling, scoring and leadership skills to help the Huskies reach the Division I state final.
Aaron Holiday, Campbell Hall, 6-2, junior: The UCLA commit averaged 28.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists. He scored 36, 39 and 42 points in Campbell Hall's final playoff games.
Tyler Dorsey, St. John Bosco, 6-4, junior: The Arizona commit was asked to play point guard and delivered as a scorer and facilitator for the Division II state champions.
Thomas Welsh, Los Angeles Loyola, 7-0, senior: The UCLA-bound Welsh developed into the top center prospect in Southern California, averaging 15.3 points and 11.2 rebounds.
Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills, 6-5, sophomore: The point guard displayed the kind of athleticism, unselfishness and leadership usually found in a senior in leading Chino Hills to the Southern Section Open Division final.
Jordan McLaughlin, Etiwanda, 6-0, senior: The USC-bound McLaughlin was known for his shooting and stellar defense. He played despite a torn labrum to deliver clutch shots when needed.
Kendall Small, Mayfair, 6-0, junior: The point guard averaged 20.8 points and used his versatility and leadership to help Mayfair become one of the top teams in the Southland.
Daniel Hamilton, St. John Bosco, 6-7, senior: The Connecticut commit was at his best in the regional and state finals, making big baskets and game-clinching free throws for Division II champions.
Elijah Stewart, Westchester, 6-4, senior: No player rose faster to elite status this season than Stewart, whose outside shot and ability to score in big games lifted the Comets into the Open Division regional finals.
—Eric SondheimerCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times