Past area basketball players 6-foot-10 or taller:
Jim Eakins, Encina, 1964: His teams were 46-2; state Player of the Year; played in ABA and NBA.
Steve Lackey, Del Campo, 1969: Powerful inside; set state record with 16 made field goals with no misses.
Mark Wehrle, Jesuit, 1969: Bee and state Player of the Year; key for Jesuit's first great team.
Bill Cartwright, Elk Grove, 1975: Led best team in area history; state Player of Year; three NBA titles with the Bulls.
Scott Thompson, Mesa Verde, 1983: Averaged 29.7 points for Mesa; excelled at San Diego; played professionally.
Rich Manning, Center, 1988: Averaged 29 points, 12 rebounds as state Division IV Player of the Year; played in NBA.
David Crouse, Cordova, 1992: Cordova's all-time rebounder and shot blocker; top defender at USC.
Michael Stewart, Kennedy, 1993: Known as Yogi, but nothing cuddly about defensive prowess; after Cal, played in the NBA for Kings, among others.
Ryan Anderson, Oak Ridge, 2005: Led Trojans to state title; standout at Cal; one of NBA's top three-point shooters.
Brendan Lane, Rocklin, 2009: Led Thunder to NorCal title; went to UCLA, now at Pepperdine.