Dominic Artis, PG, Findlay Prep: Artis continues to make strides in his game and that was evident again on Thursday. The Oregon signee made his name as a pass-first point guard, but at Findlay his scoring has really come around. He's very quick, which aids him on both sides of the court, and uses his quick feet to stay in front of his man on offense and drive past defenders on defense. Artis' steady progression is a good sign for him in college.
Anthony Bennett, PF, Findlay Prep: Making his return from a hamstring injury that kept him out a couple months, Bennett didn't appear hampered at all. He was his normal bouncy self, was quick off his feet as usual and his stroke continues to look improved. His size, athleticism and relentlessness to the rim make him one of the more entertaining players to watch in the country.
Amedeo Della Valle, SG, Findlay Prep: Della Valle was very good on Thursday. He knocked down six three-pointers mostly playing off the ball, and in the fourth quarter played primarily point guard, where he also performed well. Della Valle is impressive in the open court, as he usually makes smart decisions and his vision helps him make some very nice passes. He's more skilled offensively than he shows sometimes playing off the ball, and the fact that he's not very strong is a good thing; college strength and conditioning will go a long way. He's not very quick laterally and that will be the biggest obstacle for him to overcome in college.
Julian Jacobs, PG, Desert Pines: There isn't much defense in camp settings, which allows aggressive guards to get to the basket when they want and Jacobs certainly took advantage of that. He played hard and did a good job looking for teammates, but he concentrating on slashing to the hoop, which he was successful at.
Rashad Muhammad, SG, Bishop Gorman: Muhammad tends to play much more loose in camp settings and this was no different, as he played with confidence and was successful behind the arc, knocking down at least six three-pointers. Muhammad did have some strong drives to the hoop, but he focused on his long range shot, which was mostly falling.
Shaquille Carr, PG, Canyon Springs: Currently one of the top point guard prospects out west in 2014, Carr did nothing to hurt his standing. He was very unselfish in a setting where that's not always common, and made smart decisions with the ball while leading the break. Carr has an impressive burst and used it to get to the basket, showing his athleticism and speed.
Nate Grimes, SF, Cheyenne: The long and lanky small forward was one of the best looking prospects in attendance. Grimes has good size for his position at 6-foot-6, and his body size and young appearance give the impression he could still be growing. Grimes spotted up for a couple threes, knocked down a midrange jumper and showed confidence in a floater. He's one to keep a close eye on moving forward.
Chase Jeter, PF, Bishop Gorman: Already 6-foot-8, Jeter has very long legs and has grown five inches over the past year, and it doesn't look like he's done. He played very smart, under control basketball for a young big guy and was very unselfish and composed whenever he received a pass. Jeter didn't force the action in the post and while he used a couple pump fakes for baskets, he also stepped out to hit a baseline jumper. He's immediately one of the top post prospects out west in 2015.
Stephen Zimmerman, C, Bishop Gorman: While Grimes and Jeter were breakout players, much more is known about Zimmerman, who is a very impressive prospect at this stage. Zimmerman was a force on defense, blocking shots the entire evening, while scoring multiple easy points off dunks. Zimmerman is long, agile and plays hard, which at his size makes him a pretty dominant player at times. He'll have to keep working on his post moves but he has plenty of time to do it.
* Look for Coronado power forward Lamar Walker to enroll in prep and reclassify for 2013, making him a player to track with his good size at 6-foot-9 and nice athleticism.
* 2014 Bishop Gorman point guard Noah Robotham is playing with more confidence and made some nice passes running the point for his team. His handle looks improved and he had the right idea playing unselfish basketball.
* Palo Verde sophomore Darryl Gaynor is a 6-foot-2 shooting guard who played well in transition, making some nice passes and cutting to the basket.
* An aggressive player with an athletic frame and a scorer's mentality, 2015 Clark shooting guard D'Quan Crockett had some nice drives to the hoop, using his athleticism to attack the basket.
* 2015 Valley shooting guard Shea Garland has good size at 6-foot-3 and showed an impressive stroke, knocking down at least four three-pointers in the Freshman Game.
* Bishop Gorman's 2015 wing Nick Blair is a big time leaper that doesn't have much offensive skill yet, but his athleticism is always going to make him a player to keep a close eye on.
* Bishop Gorman has another 2015 wing in Deon Whiteside who is a long, skinny athlete that showed a nice handle in the open court and played well in the transition setting of camp ball.
* Julian Jacobs announced his commitment to Utah at the event.
* Chase Jeter has received a couple recruiting letters and says his favorite team is Kentucky.