Boys BB: 2017-18 Transfer Rundown

Here’s a quick-hitting list of transfers likely to impact this year’s boys basketball state rankings. It’s been a hectic off-season and we offer a rundown of where some of California’s elite players ended up, including some whom left the state. 

Note: We’ll be updating our player rankings in the 2018-2021 classes, beginning with the senior class (2018) in the coming weeks. You can get other boys basketball updates by following Ronnie on Twitter: @RonMFlores ; 2017-18 preseason state rankings, CLICK HERE  ; To see the list of major tournaments and showcases involving California’s best teams, CLICK HERE  ; To see a list of all-time preseason No. 1 teams in our current state Top 20 format (1988-89), CLICK HERE ; NorCal Tip-Off Classic Analysis CLICK HERE

Class of 2018

DeSean Allen-Eikens (6-6) from Santa Monica to homeschool
Kaelen Allen (6-6) from A.B. Miller (Fontana) to Westchester (Los Angeles) 
B.J. Askew (6-0) from La Mirada to Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
Junior Ballard (6-3) from Lathrop to Modesto Christian
Jamario Bibb (6-4) from Salesian (Richmond) to El Cerrito
Bol Bol (7-1) from Mater Dei (Santa Ana) to Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)
Matt Bradley (6-4) from San Bernardino to Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT)
Jordan Brown (6-11) from Woodcreek (Roseville) to Prolific Prep (Napa)
Milton Burnett (6-0) from San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) to Clovis West (Fresno)
Keith Carlton (6-2) from Lynwood to Dominguez (Compton)
Taeshon Cherry (6-8) from St. Augustine (San Diego) to Foothills Christian (El Cajon)
Kobe Craig (6-7) from Crenshaw (Los Angeles) to Price (Los Angeles)
Dameane Douglas (6-6) from Hanford West to San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno)
Michael Feinberg (6-4) from Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) to Viewpoint (Calabasas)
Andre Fields (6-7) from Cantwell Sacred Heart (Montebello) to Serra (Gardena)
Tony Goodwin (6-5) from Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) to Maranatha (Pasadena)
Jordan Griffin (6-4) from Verbum Dei (Los Angeles) to Narbonne (Harbor City)
Zellie Hudson (6-5) from San Gabriel Academy (San Gabriel) to Westchester (Los Angeles)
Tolu Jacobs (6-11) from Capital Christian (Sacramento) to Trinity International (Las Vegas, NV)
Cyrus Johnson (6-5) from Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) to Culver City
Tavian Jones (6-5) from Chandler (AZ) to Culver City
Elias King (6-9) from Christian Brothers (Sacramento) to Jesuit (Carmichael)
Derrick Langford (6-2) from Salesian (Richmond) to El Cerrito
T.J. Lowery (6-6) from Foothills Christian (El Cajon) to Santa Clarita Christian
Malik McClain (6-4) from Santa Margarita to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano)
Nathan Mensah (6-10) from Prolific Prep (Napa) to Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)
Malik Muhammad (6-6) from Verbum Dei (Los Angeles) to Narbonne (Harbor City)
Miles Norris (6-8) from Helix (La Mesa) to Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH)
Toby Okwuokei (6-1) from Rancho Cucamonga to Etiwanda
Tavian Percy (6-3) from Palmetto (Miami, FL) to Pasadena
Nate Robinson (6-4) from Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) to Las Lomas
Orlando Robinson (6-7) from Centennial (Las Vegas, NV) to Cathedral (Los Angeles)
Jordan Starr (6-6) from Foothills Christian (El Cajon) to Santa Clarita Christian
Duane Washington (6-4) from Christian (Grand Rapids, MI) to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Gary Williams (6-4) from Gahr (Cerritos) to Dominguez (Compton)
Chris Wriedt (6-9) from Capital Christian (Sacramento) to Sheldon (Sacramento)
Lamar Wright (6-7) from Fort Bend Austin (Sugar Land, Texas) to Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta)
Shamar Wright (6-6) from Fort Bend Austin (Sugar Land, Texas) to Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta)

Class of 2019

JeRon Artest (6-1) from Beverly Hills to Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
LaMelo Ball (6-3) from Chino Hills to homeschool
Kaveon Batiste (6-8) from Pacific Hills (Los Angeles) to Westchester (Los Angeles)
Matt Bender (6-7) from La Jolla Country Day to Parker (San Diego)
Daniel Boatwright (6-6) from homeschool to St. Genevieve (Panorama City)
Pierre Crockrell (6-0) from Prolific Prep (Napa) to Garfield (Seattle, WA)
Ismael Cruz-Paris (6-3) from Trinity International (Las Vegas, NV) to Fresno
Jonathan Daniels (5-10) from Heritage Christian (Northridge) to Paraclete (Lancaster)
Solomon Davis (6-5) from Rancho Christian (Temecula) to Pacifica Christian (Newport Beach)
Noah Fernando (6-3) from Cathedral (Los Angeles) to Heritage Christian (Northridge)
Bryce Fitzgerald (6-8) from homeschool to Monterey Trail (Elk Grove)
Dennis Flowers (6-1) from Chaminade (West Hills) to St. Francis (La Canada)
Max Guinn (6-5) from La Jolla Country Day to Parker (San Diego)
Sedrick Hammonds (6-3) from Clark (Las Vegas, NV) to Cathedral (Los Angeles)
Dennis Johnson (6-1) from Torrance to Compton
Oscar Lopez (6-4) from Lynwood to Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)
K.J. Martin (6-8) from Chaminade (West Hills) to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Munir McClain (6-4) from Santa Margarita to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano)
Lazar Nekic (6-11) from San Gabriel Academy (San Gabriel) to Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)
Ervin Knox (5-10) from Burbank (Sacramento) to Modesto Christian
Scottie Pippen Jr. (6-2) from Pine Crest (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Jacob Ray (6-6) from Crossroads (Santa Monica) to IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Maceo Reddick (6-0) from Brea Olinda (Brea) to Villa Park
Jaedon Roberts (6-4) from St. Ignatius (San Francisco) to Avon Old Farms (CT)
D.J. Rodman (6-4) from Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach) to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano)
Noel Scott (6-3) from Lynwood to Washington Prep (Los Angeles)
Elijah Scranton (6-5) from Village Christian (Sun Valley) to Paraclete (Lancaster)
Cassius Stanley (6-4) from Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Dion Stroud (6-6) from San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) to Trinity International (Las Vegas, NV)
Julian Vaughns (6-3) from St. Mary’s (Berkeley) to St. Joseph (Alameda)
Makani Whiteside (6-3) from St. John Bosco (Bellflower) to Taft (Woodland Hills)
Jalen Williams (6-3) from Brookside Christian (Stockton) to Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, AZ)
Kaito Williams (6-2) from Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento) to Sheldon (Sacramento)
Bryce Zephyr (5-7) from Oakwood (North Hollywood) to Santa Monica

Class of 2020

Marcus Bagley (6-6) from Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) to Ravenscroft School (Raleigh, NC)
Amar Brown (6-7) from Cantwell Sacred Heart (Montebello) to Damien (La Verne)
Judah Brown (6-7) from Desert Christian (Lancaster) to Pacifica Christian (Newport Beach)
Nimari Burnett (6-3) from Morgan Park (Chicago, IL) to Prolific Prep (Napa)
Hunter Clarke (6-5) from Campolindo (Moraga) to Australia
Logan Cremonesi (6-6) from El Camino (Oceanside) to Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
Keith Dinwiddie (6-0) from Verbum Dei (Los Angeles) to Culver City
Terren Frank (6-8) from Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Yassine Gharram (6-2) from Pt. Loma (San Diego) to Foothills Christian (El Cajon)
Noah Laurie (5-9) from Narbonne (Harbor City) to Lynwood
Kaleb Lowery (6-6) from Foothills Christian (El Cajon) to Santa Clarita Christian
Shemar Morrow (6-4) from La Mirada to Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, AZ)
Jalai O’Keith (6-4) from Mater Dei (Chula Vista) to Foothills Christian (El Cajon)  
Te’Jon Sawyer (6-6) from Pittsburg to Salesian (Richmond)
Caden Starr (6-4) from Foothills Christian (El Cajon) to Santa Clarita Christian
Kyree Walker (6-5) from Moreau Catholic (Hayward) to Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
Cal Whitney (5-11) from Pacifica Christian (Newport Beach) to Villa Park


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2 Comments

  1. Chuck Nan
    Posted November 27, 2017 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Another transfer of note was Jaedon Roberts who left St. Ignatius in San Francisco for Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut. This is a boarding school. Roberts starred for the Wildcats in basketball and football.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Chuck. Don’t have to look him up now for football all-state nominations.

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