West Coast Camps: Evaluations

WildcatAuthority.com has been in attendance for numerous camps this week and here is a breakdown of a handful of Arizona prospects, including Kameron Rooks, Gabe York, Ikenna Iroegbu, and more.

WildcatAuthority.com has been in attendance for numerous camps this week and here is a breakdown of a handful of Arizona prospects.


Gabe York: York had an up and down game Sunday. He forced the action early and was never able to get into a consistent flow on offense.

Despite not playing his best game, York showed off the ability that makes him one of the better perimeter scorers in the 2012 class. He showed solid form on his jumper and many of his shots came close to falling, but rimmed in and out.

York was able to beat his defender off the dribble multiple times and showed nice elevation to get his jumper off.


Ikenna Iroegbu: When Iroegbu plays within the offense, he is a solid prospect. However, he has a tendency to play out of control and hurt himself and his teammates.

Even with Iroegbu's subpar showing, there are still a number of aspects to his game that are very impressive. He possesses elite speed and quickness and has good strength for a high school point guard.

In order for him to reach his full potential, he needs to play at a more controlled pace and look to be more of a distributor.

Dakarai Allen: Allen is able to make an impact in several ways. He had some spectacular finishes at the rim and showed a nice feel for the game by making a few impressive passes in traffic.

Blessed with very long arms and superior athleticism, Allen has a very good basketball body that should translate well to the next level.

Eric Cooper: Everybody knows the deal with Cooper as he attempts to recover. In terms of being able to take care of the ball, Cooper was solid Tuesday afternoon. He didn't force the issue and played within the pace of the game.

With the up and down style of AAU basketball, it can be difficult for players to make consistent offensive contributions. This was the case with Cooper. He wasn't able to take a lot of shots, but kept his head up and played solid defense.

Kameron Rooks: Rooks displayed soft hands by catching some errant passes and also grabbed some difficult offensive rebounds throughout the tournament. He even looked comfortable connecting on a jump shot from a few feet outside of the paint.

As with most high school big men, Rooks struggles with conditioning and needs to work on making better use of his lower body.

He plays too upright, which can put him out of possession for rebounds and allows defenders to push him off the block. The good news is that all of Rooks' flaws are correctable with good coaching.


Isaiah Bailey: When we viewed Bailey, he showed a glimpse of his unlimited potential. In one game, Bailey made his first 2 three-pointers, and on the next play made a beautiful half court pass that split three defenders and landed in a teammate's hands for an easy lay up.

Bailey was able to show off his athleticism in the second half by getting out in the open court and finishing with a thunderous dunk that shook the backboard.

Even with his elite offensive talent, Bailey is a willing defender and possesses the physical traits to continue to grow in that area. There is no question Bailey is one of the elite talents in the 2014 class.

Iziahiah Sweeney: Sweeney is an interesting prospect. Blessed with a very long wingspan, he showed a nice ability to attack the basket and made a few long jumpers. Despite being razor thin and somewhat awkward with the ball, he showed a nice ability to attack the basket.

While predicting a high schooler's future height can be difficult, Sweeney appears young for his age facially and physically, general indicators of continuing growth.

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