Fullcourt Press Fall Hoops Classic Recap

HARBOR CITY, Calif. - The Fullcourt Press Fall Hoops Classic gave an opportunity to see how several of the West Coast's top prospects in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 classes have progressed since AAU ball this summer.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Bishop Gorman: As usual, Muhammad was the most competitive and hardest working player in the game, as he always gave maximum effort. He also did a great job of taking what the defense gave him. Against smaller opponents, Muhammad took it inside and was dominant around the glass. He also had no problem stepping out and hitting from midrange and three. Muhammad's hard work off the court continues to pay off, as he's gained more confidence in his floater and fade-away jumper. There is no match for Muhammad at the high school level and he likely won't truly be challenged by another player until he steps foot in college.

Rosco Allen, PF, Bishop Gorman: One of the most debated players on the circuit, Allen definitely has some offensive skills that will serve him well on the next level. The fact that he can both hit the three and take the ball to the basket at 6-foot-9 will make defending him a challenge for other opposing fours. Allen has good body control and does a good job of adjusting to the defense on the drive, taking what's given to him and not forcing up a bad shot. The biggest questions with Allen will be defensively, as he'll have to continue to get stronger and work on his defensive fundamentals.

Ben Carter, PF, Bishop Gorman: On his Las Vegas Lakers AAU team, Carter showed what he could do as one of the two focal points of his squad, along with Rosco Allen. On Bishop Gorman, Carter is more of a role player, meaning he has to pick his spots as a scorer and focus more on doing the little things to help his team win, which he does well. Carter made several nice passes each game and worked hard on the defensive glass. He wasn't shooting as well as he usually does, so many of his points came off putbacks or on lay-ups and dunks. Carter did a good job of playing hard, and that work ethic will serve him well on the next level.

Demetris Morant, C, Bishop Gorman: Morant continues to make strides in the right direction. He's raw offensively, but his reaction time continues to improve, and his bounce and ability to get off the floor quickly are amongst the best in his class. At this point most of his offense comes off put-backs and lay-ups, but Morant is much more comfortable on the offensive end than he's been in the past. He's a project but is a good pickup for UNLV, which is getting a player with a very high ceiling.

Grant Jerrett, PF, La Verne Lutheran: The difference between the way Jerrett plays on his La Verne Lutheran high school team and the how he plays in AAU has long been significant, and this weekend was another example. Jerrett's footwork and post moves are usually terrific, but on his high school team he tends to play with more focus and a bigger chip on his shoulder, and the result is a post player that is very difficult to stop at the high school level. Jerrett slowly but surely has continued to grow into his body and fill out, and the added strength has made a difference in his game.

Katin Reinhardt, SG, Belmont Shore: Reinhardt struggled with an injured ankle in July and wasn't always himself. In this tournament, he seemed refreshed and his shot was on point. Reinhardt is a very good shooter from both midrange and three, effortlessly hitting shots from both spots on Saturday. Reinhardt has to do a better job of using his handles to make his teammates better, but there aren't too many better shooters in his class.

Jordan Bell, PF, Long Beach Poly: You always know what you're going to get with Bell, who is one of the most prolific shot blockers and rebounds in the country. He's a relentless shot blocker and racks up several a game and he he also has very good rebounding range. Offensively Bell's passing is improving, as he gets the ball and has become quicker at making the right pass to the open man. Most of his offense still comes off dunks and lay-ups and he has a tendency to lose the ball on the way up, which will be an area of improvement moving forward.

Roschon Prince, SF, Long Beach Poly: Prince has definitely improved as a shooter, nailing a handful of threes in one game on Saturday. However, where he's best at this level is inside, where his strength and size make him a very good finisher in the post. He also did a good job rebounding and playing good team basketball, picking up assists on several good passes to teammates. In order to play on the wing in college Prince will have to continue to develop his perimeter skills, including not forcing the action on the drive, which led to some turnovers this weekend.

Eric Cooper, SF, La Verne Lutheran: Cooper has come a very long way since the spring. He continues to make strides physically, as he's getting taller and slimmer. Where he's made the most improvement is in his confidence, as he's slowly worked his way back after sitting out a year due to a knee injury. Cooper is getting better with his shooting and passing, as he hit several shots this weekend and did a good job making his teammates better. Not an elite athlete, Cooper's success on the next level will depend on the development of his skill set, and you can see the progress.

Stanley Johnson, SF, Belmont Shore: Johnson has made strides as a three-point shooter, as he's more consistent from beyond the arc than he was in the spring. On Saturday he concentrated on helping his teammates, delivering some good passes for assists. Already very strong for his age, Johnson's biggest improvements over the next couple of years will come from skill development rather than physical development, but he's clearly working hard to be a well-rounded player.

It's easy to see the potential of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman. His youth and skinny frame makes defending older and stronger players a difficult task, but Zimmerman's mobility, hands and soft touch make him an elite prospect for his class ... 2015 Ocean View point guard Kendall Small showed plenty of promise, using his handles to get to the basket while also knocking down some outside shots ... The jumper wasn't always falling for Rashad Muhammad, but he did a good job of scoring by slashing to the basket ... 2014 guard Teyvon Myers recently transferred from Brooklyn Boys and Girls to Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft and showed plenty to be intrigued by with his length, athleticism and midrange jumper ... Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei point guard Eli Stalzer never disappoints with his high basketball IQ and jump shot ... 2014 Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany forward Bear Henderson played hard and the lefty knocked down some midrange jumpers ... 2012 forward Daddy Ugbede's strength and effort made him productive in the paint, although he also can step out and hit the midrange jumper ... I didn't get the chance to see enough of 2013 Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2013 wing Elliott Pitts but on a quick viewing he's a long and active wing.

Jordan Bell said that Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Gonzaga, California and Oregon State have been out to watch him workout, with Gonzaga recently offering him. He hopes to visit Arizona on Oct. 22.

Roschon Prince listed USC, UCLA, Marquette, California and Arizona.

Stanley Johnson said UCLA, USC, Washington and Colorado have been out to see him workout. He said Arizona, Marquette, Texas and Kentucky are also recruiting him. UCLA and USC are his lone offers. He hopes to visit Arizona on Jan. 28.

Ben Carter has set up official visits to Utah for Oct. 1 and UNLV on Oct. 20 to go with his previous planned visit to Oregon on Oct. 6. Auburn will be in his house on Sept. 20 and an official visit could be set up afterwards.

Teyvon Myers has already heard from USC since arriving in Los Angeles. He was hearing from Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Providence previously.

Stephen Zimmerman has offers from UCLA, UNLV, Kansas, Connecticut and Oregon. He's also hearing from Michigan State and Kentucky.


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