All-West Camp features West's best

<B>CYPRESS, CA - </B> A lot of talent was on display at the Fullcourt Press All-West Camp. Several Arizona recruits were on display in the "Creme of the Crop" all-star game, including a few brand new targets.

Davon Jefferson really turned some heads at the ABCD camp and did nothing different in Southern California. Jefferson is very athletic and was a dunking machine as he scored 19 points to lead the blue squad to the win. He's got tremendous athleticism and runs the break with the best of them. As the game got out of hand he and Seketoure Henry traded lob after lob as the white team failed to play much defense in transition.

Jefferson is being recruited by most teams as a combo-forward but he insists that he will play the two and the three at the next level. He has the quickness to play on the perimeter but will need to improve his shot if he hopes to be a shooting guard.

Jefferson is listing the entire Pac-10 and a number of big time programs like Louisville. He does favor Arizona and Washington due to their offensive styles.

"I want a team that runs," said Jefferson who scored the bulk of his points in transition. "I like to get out and run."

One of the big stories at the camp was the play of Harvey Perry Jr. The Las Vegas guard turned a lot of heads and may have gotten a big time offer. His camp is claiming the Wildcats have extended a scholarship offer, and we have learned the at the very least the Wildcats have made contact with Perry.

"They told me Lute Olson has to see him play," Harvey Perry Sr. said Monday night.

Perry did not do a whole lot in the all-star game. He preferred to pass more than shoot. He scored just one basket but repeatedly set his teammates up.

Perry has great size and length and appears to be able to play all three perimeter positions.

Jerryd Bayless was the talk of the Nike Camp, but did not have an impressive showing Wednesday night. He failed to score in the contest and committed some careless turnovers. He did pass the ball very well and worked to keep his teammates involved.

While Bayless' stat line was not impressive, his skills are obvious. The sophomore-to-be is already 6-2 and has the build that suggests he could get bigger. He has a great handle and is a terrific athlete. The unorganized nature of the game seemed to work against his skills.

Brett Hoerner does not appear to be in the Wildcats' plans, but the big man is definitely a Pac-10 player. He was very active on both ends of the floor but still shows a lot of rust after missing time due to a finger injury.

Stanford commit Lawrence Hill had a nice game. He scored 11 points, including a few very nice dunks. It will be interesting to see what position he will play with the Cardinal as he is a bit of a tweener.

Jervaughn Johnson compares himself to Larry Johnson and it is a good one. The junior forward has great strength and loves to attack the rim. He's built like a linebacker and uses that muscle to get to the rack. He's got some nice quickness and can put the ball on the floor a bit. He didn't take many jumpers, but has a nice stroke. He'll probably need to get more elevation on his jumpshot to be an effective outside shooter in college, but he can knock it down.

He ended up scoring 15 points for the victorious blue squad. Despite some bulk, he has nice hops and can finish in transition.

Christian Polk did not exert himself until the second half and was really a non-factor. His cross over is tough to defend, but his shot was a bit off. He finished with just five points, but did knock down a long three and a tough pull-up jumper.

Tyree Thompson scored a lot of points, but may not be an elite level recruit. He scored 18 in the game, but lacks the overall quickness that a big time wing needs. He has some shifty moves and can handle the ball, but he's not explosive.

Despite the lack of raw athleticism, Thompson gets it done. He finishes very well and can score from various spots on the floor. It will be interesting to see what happens as the junior gets further along in his recruiting. Will teams take production over upside?

Chandler, Arizona's Joey Shaw is a legit Pac-10 player. He has nice size and played pretty well. He had only five points but did a lot of the little things and blocked a Hoerner shot in the paint.

Henry can flat out finish and loves to get out an run. The shooting guard had 18 in the game and was all over the court. Robert Sallie had 16 points in a losing effort. Maurice Shaw added 14.


*The Top-30 all-star game was delayed by almost 30 minutes when one of the backboards collapsed after a dunk during warm-ups. Eventually the game was shifted over to another court. That move left event organizers scrambling to keep coaches and participants apart as per NCAA rules.

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