Double Pump: Day Two

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - A 2013 decommitment ended up highlighting the night, but a 2012 prospect confirmed his Pac-10 commitment, an already pledged future player in that league continues to impress and the West Coast shows its guard depth in the 2013 class.

Wesley Gordon, PF, Colorado Hawks: It was another impressive performance for the Colorado commitment on Saturday night. His soft hands and positioning under the basket make him a good rebounder on both offense and defense. He's not an elite athlete, but his long arms make up for it and get him a lot of tip-ins on offense and blocked shots on defense. After Grant Jerrett and Brandon Ashley, he's in the running as one of the top post prospects on the West Coast.

Shaquille Cleare, C, Houston Defenders: Once the big man gets the ball, he goes up strong to the basket and usually doesn't miss. He's a smart passer in the interior and has a good skill level for a post his size. His soft hands and feet make him that much better of a prospect. The fact that a player his size has both a power and finesse game is impressive.

Xavier Johnson, SF, Double Pump Elite: He took better shots on Saturday night and was more on target from three. Johnson's got many of the tools needed to be successful and a college coaching staff will be working with a player that could end up being very good at the next level, should he put it all together. The jumper has improved but with repetition he should be much more accurate in college. He's explosive to the basket and should utilize that aspect of his game more instead of settling for jumpers. The athleticism gives him a very high upside and from here it's a matter of working hard and finding a college coach who will get the most out of him.

Tyrone Wallace, PG, Double Pump Elite: It's a weak 2012 point guard class out west, but Wallace could be the best overall prospect at the position. He's got a good, lanky frame with his long arms and has plenty of physical upside. He controlled the ball a lot more on Saturday night, allowing him to show off his handles and vision. The main weakness in his game is that the lefty isn't a pure shooter, but his form isn't that bad and with repetition and college coaching, can certainly be straightened out. He can hit from outside occasionally, but could develop into an adequate shooter on the next level. There's much more to be optimistic about than skeptical and especially considering that this is the second weak point guard class in a row out west, Wallace should have several programs seriously pursing him.

Zena Edosomwan, PF, Double Pump Elite: Last year, Edosomwan was a player who had a chance to develop into a major conference target. He made the necessary strides, as his game has taken a big step forward since this same tournament a year ago. He plays hard, constantly battling down low for positioning and rebounds. He hasn't been getting the ball much, so he's been forced to create his own offense off the offensive glass. Effort goes a long way with any player, but when you've got someone with Edosomwan's height and strength playing hard, there's going to be production.

Andrew Harrison, PG, Houston Defenders: With brother Aaron out with a minor injury, Andrew completely led the way for the Defenders. He's got a terrific feel for the game and a rare savvy and point guard ability for both a player his size and someone so young. The jumper was on, but it was the way that he made his teammates better possession in and possession out that was especially impressive. Almost every time he penetrated, he found the open man, no matter where they were on the court. As good as he was on offense, he also showed a commitment to playing tough defense as well.

Isaac Hamilton, SG, Team Jennings: Hamilton is a very crafty scorer who can find a way to put points on the board in several ways. He can shoot the ball, but it's the way that he'll take his defender off the dribble to get into the lane, where he'll pull up or just go in for a lay-up that is most impressive. Despite his knack for scoring, he's not a selfish player and will look for the open man. He had two good showings on Saturday, leading a very young squad to the third round of the playoffs on Sunday.

Chance Murray, SG, Team Jennings: The young guard can flat out shoot it. He's a smart player that doesn't force many shots but when he gets a good, open look, you've got a feeling that it's going in. He's a good passer and showed some intensity on defense as well. He's going to have a lot of schools tracking his process due to his shooting ability.

Brandon Randolph, PG, Team Jennings: He still has two years of high school left, but Randolph can already flat out score. He was consistently hitting the three on Saturday and his quick first step makes him so tough going to the basket, where he'll find a way to score in the paint. He's got a scorer's mentality and looks for his shot first, but he's wired to be a scorer and he does it well. He can take his game to the next level by using his talent as a driver to create for his teammates more.

Ikenna Iroegbu, PG, Pump N' Run Elite: Add another point guard to the loaded West Coast guard class of 2013. Iroegbu's strengths are his handles, vision and quickness. The strong guard is tough to stay in front of and once he takes his man off the dribble, can quickly find an open teammate for a good look. He didn't show much of his scoring game on Saturday, but from the looks of it, he's going to compete to be one of the top point guards out west in 2013.

Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Double Pump Elite: On Saturday night, Williams-Goss did a better job of focusing on finding open teammates and not forcing the issue too much going to the basket, although he did score going to the hoop. He has good vision and the more he shows off that aspect of the game, the better he's going to look.

Nigel Williams-Goss informed Scout.com that he's decommitted from UNLV. "I'm opening up my recruitment," he said. "I'm kind of wide open right now and taking it all in."

2012 PF Kaileb Rodriguez confirmed his Friday commitment to California. "I like Mike Montgomery and how he develops bigs," Rodriguez said. "I also like the academics."

Tyrone Wallace has offers from Gonzaga, Colorado, San Diego State, Arizona State, UNLV and Nevada. He thinks UCLA could be close to offering and is also hearing from Penn, Harvard and Stanford.

Nigel Williams-Goss mentioned UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Arizona and Washington, but says that he's starting his recruitment over and will see who recruits him after July.

Xavier Johnson claims offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford, amongst others. He says he's wide open and hasn't thought of any visits besides St. John's.

Ikenna Iroegbu doesn't have any offers yet but is hearing from Arizona, California, UCLA, USC and Washington.

Skylar Spencer favors Gonzaga over offers from USC, UNLV and Colorado. He's also hearing from UCLA, Florida State, Marquette and Iowa. He hopes to visit Gonzaga in the next few months.

Chance Murray claims offers from Washington, USC, UNLV and Eastern Washington. He's also hearing from UCLA, Baylor and Arizona. He grew up rooting for UCLA, the school which he says stands out to him.

Brandon Randolph is hearing from Washington State, UCLA, USC and Stanford. He said he hopes to hear from Arizona.

Jahmel Taylor offers from Washington State, USC and SMU. He's hearing from UCLA, Oregon, Georgia Tech and Maryland.


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