The second session of the West Coast All Star Camp was a little down from previous years, with many players from the Northwest staying home for an event in Washington, and others from the Southern California area participating in the Three Stripe event back east.
There were still, however, a number of talented prospects on hand. Here's our take on some of the seniors who attended the camp.
C.J. Watson, 6-1 PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. The best point guard in the camp and perhaps the top one on the west coast as well. Quick, but under control, with excellent vision and passing skills. Knocked down most of the jumpers we saw him take. Don't be surprised if some national schools start to get involved.
Josh Davis, 6-5 SG Sacramento (Calif.) Elk Grove. Very versatile player who might be able to give you time at the one, two or three. Great feel for the game (jumps the passing lanes real well), good athlete, strong body and a very good ball handler and passer. His outside shot is decent. Smart and unselfish, with solid fundamentals. A high major prospect.
John Tofi, 6-7 PF San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan. Big bodied forward with good skills. Moves better than you think and can step outside and shoot it. Has come a long way in a year. Very good mid major prospect.
Bryson Krueger, 6-5 SF Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe. Slender, athletic wing who can stroke it. Played somewhat soft this week. Needs to add strength and do more than shoot the ball if he's to make it at the high major level.
Richard Chaney, 6-4 SF Los Angeles Verbum Dei. Good athlete, explosive dunker and he can shoot the three when given time. Needs to work on handle and mid-range game if he's to go higher than the mid major level.
Brandon Rohe, 6-3 SG Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. Reputation as a shooter, but shot is actually somewhat inconsistent. Tough kid, though, who will compete. Solid mid major prospect.
Fernando Sampson, 6-1 PG Los Angeles Fairfax. Somewhat of a sleeper, Fernando is a strong guard with a good stroke. Doesn't play PG on his high school team, but that's probably his position at the next level. Should draw a lot of mid major interest.
Marc Pratt, 6-5 SF Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian. Long-armed wing with explosive athleticism. Outside shot has a ways to go, which probably keeps him at the mid major level.
Lenny Collins, 6-4 SG Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) High. Smart and tough two guard who can shoot it pretty well. Good defensively, plays hard and very active. Good mid major prospect.
Michael Washington, 5-9 PG Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Quick little PG who can really shoot. Needs to do a better job of playing under control, but he had an impressive camp. Size makes him a question mark, but low majors should take a look.
Steve Panawek, 6-5 SF Orinda (Calif.) Miramonte. Active and fairly bouncy wing who can shoot. Should draw a lot of low major interest and maybe some mids as well.
Chris Thornton, 6-5 PF Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian. Very well put together undersized four man. Limited skills, but physical and plays hard. Low major prospect.
Brad Buckman, 6-8 PF Austin (Tex.) Westlake. Technically, not a west coast player, but he plays for the Pump traveling team and he deserves a mention, since he was probably the best player in the camp. Strong, physical and a great competitor. Plus, he's got skills -- he can shoot it and handle it a bit on the perimeter -- and he's much more explosive than he looks. Doesn't have a big national rep, but Buckman will be killing people at the high major level 2-3 years from now.