Before Memorial High could find out just how good its basketball team could be thanks to influx of talent over the summer, the Panthers lost a key player.
Point guard Nimari Burnett, a freshman All-American last season in Chicago, elected not to transfer to Memorial and instead has enrolled at Prolific Prep in Napa.
Burnett, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, is considered to be in the upper levels of the 2020 recruiting class, with offers from Illinois and DePaul.
“Nimari was registered and everything,” Memorial coach Brad Roznovsky said. “He had a chance to go to a prep school and he’s chosen to go the prep school path. When you’re a high-profile player, you get those opportunities sometimes.”
Prolific Prep, located about an hour north of San Francisco, specializes in helping elite-level players…
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