Senior Najeeb Muhammad is one of the best players in Southern Nevada and has Division I offers and interest from Southern Utah, Sacramento State, Northern Arizona and Cal State Bakersfield.
Shania Harper fell just shy of a double-double average last season, logging 9.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for Sierra Vista. But a breakout summer helped her secure ascholarship to New Mexico State, and has prepared her to stake a claim as one of the best players in the Las Vegas Valley.
Faith Lutheran boys basketball coach Bret Walter’s son, Brevin, is prime for a breakout senior season, and is drawing attention from multiple Division I programs after an impressive club campaign with the Las Vegas Knicks.
Odunze is the latest in a long line of standout Gorman pass catchers, and is in the midst of a breakout season for the Gaels after playing sparingly as an underclassman.
Senior forward Ashtyn Fink is one of the top college prospects in Nevada, a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She committed to Vanderbilt as a sophomore in 2016.
Green Valley senior Taylor O’Neill committed to Xavier last November and is using her senior season to prepare for her collegiate career — and to help the Gators’ soccer team compete in the cutthroat Desert League.
Clark senior forward Antwon Jackson, who committed to Arkansas State last week, has lost almost 15 pounds as he works to expand his skill set.
Bishop Gorman’s Zaon Collins is a slender 6-foot guard, probably tipping the scales at 150 pounds. But when the game’s on the line, Collins has shown he’s tough enough to carry a team.
The Mobley brothers are indicative of the talent in Las Vegas this week. Evan, a 7-foot power forward, is the top player in the 2020 class, according to ESPN. Isaiah, a 6-9 power forward, is ESPN’s No. 16 player in the 2019 class.
Cottrell, a 6-foot-10-inch prototypical modern big man, is set to attend three prestigious, invite-only national camps this month, and will compete in front of NBA scouts and personnel against some of the nation’s best players.