Alijah Arenas is already a five-star prospect in the class of 2026, and he continues to show why he just may be as good as his dad, Gilbert Arenas.

Archived Los Angeles Times records show the elder Arenas was considered the top prospect in the LA area around 1998 as he entered his senior high school season. His high-school best of 50 points cemented his status as an elite prospect, and he went on to be an All-Pac-10 player at the University of Arizona, leading the Wildcats to a championship appearance before rising to NBA stardom.

Those 50 points in a high school game? His son just broke that mark.

Arenas scored 53 points this weekend, leading Chatsworth High School (Calif.) to a 74-69 regional semifinal win over Washington Prep. He added 11 rebounds in the victory.

Los Angeles Times reporter Eric Sondheimer posted a clip of Arenas:

See full game highlights from The Hoop Spill’s YouTube page:

Arenas is ranked on the 247Sports Composite as the third-best player in the class of 2026 and the top shooting guard. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, he already has 16 offers as a sophomore, according to the recruiting outlet.


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