EYBL West Coast: Day Two

Brandon Ashley remains the top West Coast performer at the EYBL and a couple other top prospects play at another local tournament...

Harbor City, Calif.A second day look at some of the West Coast guys at the EYBL, along with a couple other players at a local tournament in Carson…

Brandon Ashley, 6-8 PF Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd. He's taken his game to a different level. Not only is he making jump shots out to 15-17 feet, he's now playing with much more consistent energy and focus. And the scary thing is he's not yet mature physically. With continued development, he won't be in college for more than a year.

Dominic Artis, 5-11 PG Richmond (Calif.) Salesian. If someone told you that Artis was in the class of 2014, you would believe them. He's got a baby face, a frame that is still maturing and his athleticism is getting better as well. He made a big-time step back three in a game Sunday and showed why he will be a hot commodity when college coaches get a look at him in July. He may be small, but he's a very good prospect. And if he continues to grow (he's grown a couple inches in the last year), he would be one of the elite point guards in the country.

Calaen Robinson, 6-1 PG Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol. Robinson was playing in a tournament at Cal State Dominguez Hills and he showed off his feathery touch in one game. He's got deep range on his shot, he can pass it and create off the dribble. He needs to be a little better with his decisions, and he could play with more energy on defense, but he's got a chance to be very good (especially if he can play the one).

Marqueze Coleman, 6-3 SG Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany. Coleman has a very good body, nice athleticism and a developing jump shot. He's knocked down several shots at this tourney and he may be taking a big leap forward in his development. He's long been an interesting prospect. If he starts shooting it consistently, he's going to see a lot more recruiting interest by July.

Julian Harrell, 6-4 SF Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola. Harrell is the kind of guy that just helps you win. He's not great at any one thing, but he makes plays all over the court. He can slash to the basket, get a big defensive stop, take a charge, knock down a timely jumper….he's just a winner. He's definitely worth a look at the mid major level.

Dakarai Allen, 6-4 SF Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon. Allen has freakishly long arms, a great bball frame, an excellent feel for the game, a nice stroke to the stripe, good ball skills overall and above average athleticism. In other words, he's got all the tools to be an elite player.

Jabari Bird, 6-4 SG Richmond (Calif.) Salesian. Bird was in a bit of a funk the first day, but Sunday he showed flashes of why he's so highly regarded as a prospect. He knocked down some shots and did a better job defensively as well. Playing with consistent energy and focus is something he needs to work on, but you have to love his tools.

Kameron Chatman, 6-4 SF Portland (0re.) Jefferson. Chatman showed good ball skills Sunday, as he put it on the floor a few times and made plays off the bounce. He's got a very nice stroke and good instincts. He doesn't look anywhere close to done physically and he could get bigger still. He's a very intriguing young prospect.


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