Who's Got Next Greater LA

Updated: November 21, 2008, 10:03 AM ET
ESPNRISE.com

KEVIN JOHNSON


JUNIPERO SERRA  BOYS' BASKETBALL


The Class of 2011 in Southern California is loaded with talented big men. Brea Olinda's Kyle Caudill is pushing 7 feet and already has offers from USC and Oregon State. But Johnson is the best of the bunch. The 6-foot-8 sophomore is rated the nation's No. 23 player in his class in the ESPNU Terrific 25. Unlike a lot of bigs his age, Johnson already possesses an imposing frame and uses it to his advantage in the paint. He is an excellent rebounder with good athleticism for his size and some of the best hands around. There's a lot of upside to this young star and watching him and Caudill battle it out for the top spot in the area will be fun.