Posted On: 02/12/21 2:00 PM

Ladera Ranch, Cal. — The recap of the seventh-grade division from the West Coast Kick-off concludes with the final installment of a three-part series featuring the tournament’s most outstanding performers from the Class of 2026. Prep Hoops Next will continue to track the progression of these prospects and many more as our tour of the youth hoops circuit advances across the country...

Ace Simon | Culver City, CA | Class of 2026

For pundits at the high school level, every player in youth hoops is a new face and often described as a “sleeper”, but that is simply not the case. However, I do enjoy finding true hidden gems, and projecting said prospects’ potential perhaps sometimes before they are even aware of their own abilities. Simon is my nomination as a player with extremely intriguing potential from the seventh-grade division at the West Coast Kick-off. Playing with the developmental team for The Truth (CA), this 5-foot-10 forward is all arms and legs, and while not extremely productive his athleticism and fluidity lead me to believe his game will continue to trend upward.


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