Who's got next in the Bay Area

Updated: November 2, 2008, 9:52 PM ET
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Who's got next? Each month, ESPN RISE finds out. Here is an athlete we recognized in November:

KEVIN JOHNSON
JUNIPERO SERRA -- BOYS' BASKETBALL

Last year as a freshman, Johnson had potential, but was basically a big body in the middle. The upside was there, however, and as the 6-foot-9 bruiser began tapping into his potential over the summer, he found himself rocketing up the recruiting ranks. With his physical style and athleticism, Johnson can finish with the best of them, and he has the ability to protect the rim as a shot blocker. Expect him to earn a substantial amount of playing time this season. Johnson is rated the No. 3 center in the Class of 2011 in the ESPNU Terrific 25.