SoCal December Evaluations

Brandon Randolph, Tyler Dorsey and Marvelle Harris were among the top prospects we saw in the last week in Southern California...

Southern California A look at some more intriguing prospects from recent Southern California tournaments…

Marvelle Harris, 6-3 SG Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower. The surprise of the early season, Harris is a terrific scorer with a solid feel for the game and good passing skills. Harris is well put together for a high school kid, with long arms and a college-ready body. He's not especially explosive or quick, but he's got a terrific stroke with deep range and he uses his strength well to get separation. He should be a hot target this spring among mid to high major programs.

Keywhon Powns, 6-3 PG/SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester. Powns is a bit of a project as a PG, but he's an above-average athlete, with a good bball body, good passing skills and a good approach to the game. He's not a shooter, and will need to get better in that area, but he does find ways to score. He's got a nice upside and could be a good pickup at the mid major level.

Ryan Wright, 6-5 PF Palmdale (Calif.) High. Wright didn't show well in the summer, but he's got a great body, above average athleticism and surprisingly good ball skills. He's not a shooter, but he can rebound, defend and handle the ball. Big Sky and Big West schools might want to take another look.

Brandon Randolph, 6-1 PG Playa Del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard. Randolph is a great-looking young prospect with a high upside. He's got a terrific body, explosive athleticism and solid ball skills overall. He's adept at creating his own shot and his feel for the position has improved over time. He's a capable shooter to the stripe and has the potential to be a very good defender. He's still a little rough around the edges, but there is considerable potential here.

Marcus Jackson, 6-3 SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Pacific Hills. Jackson is a long and slender prospect with a very nice stroke and deep range. He's got good ball skills overall and the ability to get his own shot. He's a good, not great, athlete. He needs to get stronger, but he's among the more intriguing two guards in the west for 2013.

Chris Martin, 5-9 PG Los Angeles (Calif.) Price. He's not real big, but Martin has some length to him and he's very quick. He's got no problem taking big shots and he has range to the stripe. It will be interesting to see if he gets any bigger, as he's very talented and shows considerable potential.

Tyler Dorsey, 6-3 SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Ribet. Dorsey is a big-time scorer, with the ability to get points from multiple spots on the floor. He's got a very nice stroke and he can shoot off the catch or the bounce. He's not a great athlete, and his frame is just decent, but he's got a lot of positive qualities for a young prospect. He plays with terrific energy and poise for a freshman. With continued development, he has a chance to be among the elite prospects in 2015.


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