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.