As was the case with the West Coast All Star Camp, the Fullcourt Press All-West Camp was also hurt somewhat by the various tournaments back east. But there was still plenty of talent on hand and here are some of the seniors who caught our attention. Note -- these were not necessarily the best players in the camp. A few of the better players were guys we've written about recently
Ryan Hollins, 6-10 C Pasadena (Calif.) Muir. Ryan gets our vote as the guy who has improved his stock the most in the last 3 months. He showed signs in the Rockfish Spring League of being a player, but his development since then has been really amazing. Very slender and needs more strength, but he's got good hands and skills, moves well and he's already a good shot blocker. He's been hearing from a few Pac-10 schools and will no doubt draw more interest by the end of July.
Derek Stockalper, 6-5 SG Carlsbad (Calif.) High. One of our favorite players to watch, Derek just knows how to play basketball. A terrific shooter and passer, who rarely makes a mistake or bad decision. Stronger and more athletic than he looks. Can play at the high major level, but local school San Diego might steal him from a few higher profile programs.
Dan Nwaelele, 6-4 SG Bothel (Wash.) Inglemoor. Good shooter with a nice stroke. Not especially athletic, but skilled offensively and has a nice feel.
Jason Obazuaye, 6-2 SG San Jose (Calif.) Andrew Hill. High major athlete and competitor, but lacks the outside shot to play at the high major level. Plenty of mid major coaches watching his games though.
David Chiotti, 6-8 C Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis. Big body, good hands and fairly skilled. Doesn't show a lot of explosiveness off the floor (unless he's had a running start), but might benefit from a college conditioning program. Could end up at a Pac-10 school or one of the better mid majors.
Lauren Walls, 6-7 PF Shonto (Ariz.) Monument Valley. Intriguing 4/3 who we'd never seen before. Not real polished, but he's long and showed some ability. No idea what his story is but, if he has grades, he'll play somewhere.
Ryan Schwartz, 6-6 PF Denver (Col.) Kennedy. Classic "high major if he was two inches taller" kid. Big and thick, but he's got good hands and moves well. Pretty good shot and knows how to play the game.
Robbie Neyland, 6-4 SF La Canada (Calif.) High. Can shoot it and put it on the floor a bit. Not particularly athletic, but he had some impressive moments last week.
Matt McCraw, 6-2 SG Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair. One of the best catch and shoot guys in the west, and he's also beginning to shoot well off the dribble. Decent athlete and probable low major prospect.
Rashaun Broadus, 5-11 PG Milani (HI) High. Quick, strong and can shoot with good range. Good in the open court. Someone will go to Hawaii to get themselves a player.
Cameron Munoz, 6-2 SG Claremont (Calif.) High. Lights out shooter, handles it ok and a very good student. Should get a lot of low major looks.
Julius Keeler, 6-5 SF Escondido (Calif.) High. Had a terrific camp spotting up and shooting the ball. Big body, but not particularly athletic.
Cory McJimson, 6-6 SF Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower. High major body and athlete. Skills are still shaky, but he's improved since we last saw him. Knocked down a couple jumpers around fifteen feet or so. Big upside if the skills ever catch up with the physical attributes.
Rodrique Benson, 6-9 C Del Mar (Calif.) Torrey Pines. This was the first time we'd seen Rodrique. He's raw, but he's long with a good frame, has decent hands and moves ok. Put that together with a 1300 SAT and we assume more than a few schools will take a look.