Future Nevada basketball player Caleb Oden was named to the All-Bay Area first team by West Coast Preps.
That team includes the Bay Area's top-10 players from this season, which was played in the spring in the state of California due to COVID-19. Oden is a 6-foot-5 wing player for Dublin High in the East Bay who will walk-on at Nevada in 2021-22. Oden averaged 17 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this season.
He stepped into a starring role for Dublin this season after serving in a reserve role on a loaded team during his junior campaign. In 2019-20, Oden averaged 2.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals per game while playing for a senior-laden team that limited his minutes (Dublin High was ranked 80th in the nation).
Oden is one of three high school players joining Nevada for the 2021-22 season, the other two being scholarship players, both also playing their senior season of high school ball in California last season. Those two players are Nick Davidson, from Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif., and Jalen Weaver, who is originally from Colorado but played last season for Southern California Academy in Castaic, Calif.
Davidson, a 6-foot-8 forward, was one of Southern California's top players this season. He averaged 16.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game on the No. 6-ranked team in the state, per the MaxPreps rankings. Weaver, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 13.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He made 48.8 percent of his shots, including 35 percent from three, while draining 88.9 percent of his free throws.
Davidson, Weaver and Oden join a Wolf Pack roster that returns all five of its starters from last season while adding three Division I transfers in Will Baker (Texas), AJ Bramah (Robert Morris) and Kenan Blackshear (FAU). All three players are eligible this season. Nevada went 16-10 last season, including a 10-7 record in the Mountain West.