West Coast Camps: Breakout Players

Scout.com breaks down the nine players who emerged during the Los Angeles area camps during the first July Evaluation Period.

Size: 6-0/175 |
Quick Take: Jrue and Justin's little brother hasn't taken long to make a name for himself. The long and athletic shooting guard can flat out score, whether it be from his pull up jumper or using his quickness and handles to get to the basket. Aaron has a scorer's mentality and while he has to keep working on playing within a team concept, he's made strides in that area over the past month and it's hard to nitpick with how young he is anyway. If he continues on a similar path, the future is definitely bright for Holiday.

Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Gonzaga, UCLA, USC, Washington

Size: 6-9/145 |
Quick Take: What Jackson-Cartwright lacks in size he makes up for in basketball IQ, quickness and handles. He plays the game years beyond his age with his understanding of how to make his teammates better. Coaches will want to see if he grows, but he's going to end up at a good program regardless because of the value he brings to his team every time out.

Recruiting: UCLA, Arizona State, USC, Washington

Size: 7-8/220 |
Quick Take: Verhoeven was a must-see coming into July and he didn't disappoint whatsoever. The big guy has a tremendous motor and he's always the hardest working player on the court. He's relentless around the basket and cleans up on the glass, usually totaling double digit boards each game. His offensive rebounding ability allows him to score easy baskets. He'll have to keep improving his offensive skill away from the paint but there's no reason to think that will be an issue in college.

Recruiting: Arizona State, California, St. Mary's, Stanford

Size: 7-10/210 |
Quick Take: Martin showed up to Los Angeles on almost no one's radar. By the time he got back home, he had an Arizona State offer that he quickly jumped on. Martin's work ethic on the board makes him a good rebounder and add that to the fact that he's got good length, a nice outside shot and a competitive spirit at 6-foot-10 and you have a kid that is a good pickup for the Sun Devils.

Recruiting: Committed to Arizona State

Size: 7-6/165 |
Quick Take: Allen's length and quickness make him a very intriguing prospect. He's best in the open floor where he's a very good passer and can handle the ball, but on the other end when he plays tough defense, he's difficult to get by. He needs to keep working on his shot and adding muscle to his long frame, but his ceiling is amongst the highest of the wings out west in 2013.

Recruiting: Arizona, Pepperdine, UCLA, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oregon, San Francisco, Stanford, USC, Washington State

Size: 7-0/270 |
Quick Take: A big body with very good hands, Rooks plays hard throughout the game and usually does a good job finishing around the basket. Rooks has grown a couple inches in the past year and his young appearance and bloodlines - his father, Sean Rooks, played at Arizona and in the NBA - make one think he could still be growing. He has to improve his conditioning, but Rooks is on the right track.

Recruiting: Notre Dame, Oregon State, U.C. Irvine, UCLA, USC

Size: 6-4/185 |
Quick Take: Despite competing against kids several years older, Dorsey came to play each time out and wasn't afraid of the competition. Dorsey has a smooth jumper and he's comfortable using it both set and off the dribble from behind the arc and midrange. The good news for Dorsey is that he's already tall enough to play shooting guard in college and doesn't have to worry about getting taller; all he has to do is keep improving his game over the next several years.

Recruiting: Arizona, USC

Size: 6-5/185 |
Quick Take: Wright has made strides in his game and has grown over the past year and the result is that he's currently one of the top 2014 prospects in Southern California. A player that impacts the court in several ways, Wright rebounds, defends, looks for teammates, can knock down the open shot and get to the basket. He's good, not great, at most aspects of the game, but he's a versatile player that does the little things to help his team win and is going in the right direction.

Recruiting: New Mexico

Size: 6-5/185 |
Quick Take: A slasher with terrific body control, Bailey does a good job creating his own shot and getting to the basket. His length and lateral quickness will allow him to be a good defender in time, but for now it's his scoring that makes him stand out. Bailey needs to keep working on his outside shot but the kid can put up points and combine that with his frame and athleticism and you have a very promising player.

Recruiting: Arizona, California, Colorado, Duke, Memphis, Oregon, UCLA

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