West Coast All-Star Camp Prospects

The West Coast All-Star Camp featured such players as Ken Bowman, Derek Richie, Billy White and Jeremiah Ostrowski...

With three national shoe camps this year, the overall talent level at the West Coast All-Star Camp session I was not what it has been in years past. There were, however, a few prospects on hand. Here are some thoughts on players who made an impression over the last several days at Cal State Dominguez.

Ken Bowman, 6-8 SR PF Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington Prep. The top 2005 prospect in attendance, Bowman is a high major talent. He's carrying a bit too much weight right now, but he's got a good frame, very good hands and nice skills. Focus and decision-making are questionable at times, but there's a very big upside here. Academics are reportedly a concern.

Derek Richie, 6-1 SR PG Victorville (Calif.) Silverado. Richie has a good body, long arms, good quickness and very solid skills. Outside shot is better than we thought and he has a nice understanding for the game. A very good mid-major prospect who should get looks from the lower end of the high majors.

Chris Wilson, 6-1 SR PG Franklin (Calif.) Elk Grove. Wilson has a great body, with good strength and very good lateral quickness. Outside shot needs work, but he's a very good defender and has an upside. A likely mid major prospect.

Josh Guillory, 6-4 JR SG/SF Lynwood (Calif.) High. Guillory has a very high ceiling if he can improve his focus. Great athlete, terrific basketball body and a much-improved outside shot. Handle, and ability to create shot, need work. A high major prospect if he wants it bad enough.

Grant Parker, 6-6 JR PF Englewood (Calif.) Cherry Creek. Parker knows how to play the game. Good skills, nice stroke and a deceptive athlete. Body could tone up a little, but has some bounce and moves well. Should hear from plenty of mid majors.

Derek Oestreicher, 6-9 JR C Redding (Calif.) Liberty Christian. Oestreicher has improved since we last saw him. He's growing into his body and filling out nicely. We liked his willingness to get physical and bang. Decent feet and hands, offensive game still coming. A potential mid to high major prospect.

Calvin Haynes, 6-1 JR SG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Haynes has improved his ball-handling in the last year, as well as his outside shot. Good athlete, but needs to work on his decision-making. A nice prospect, though, who will likely be recruited at the mid to high major level.

Billy White, 6-5 SO SF Las Vegas (Nev.) Del Sol. Perhaps the best prospect at the camp, White had some very impressive moments. Long, bball body, explosive athlete and nice ball skills. Needs to work on decisions, but a very high upside.

Jeremiah Ostrowski, 5-8 SO PG Aiea (Hawaii) Puliahou. The most talented point guard in the camp, Ostrowski dominated the freshman/sophomore game. He's more skilled than Washington State freshman-to-be Derrick Low was at the same stage. Somewhat squat body, but strong and more explosive than he looks. Very good shooter, with an excellent feel for the game.

Tyler Bernardini, 6-5 SO SF/PF San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker. Bernardini has a nice frame, big feet and a good feel for the game. Nice stroke and very tough.

Jamelle McMillan, 6-1 SO PG Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea. The son of Nate McMillan, Jamelle is a good-looking prospect. Good body and knows how to play.

Brenton Thomas, 6-1 FR SG Danville (Calif.) Diablo Vista. Great-looking young prospect with live legs and a nice jumpshot. Handle needs work, but there's a considerable upside here.

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