West Coast All Star Camp, Day Two
Here's our take on some of the more impressive prospects from the second day the West Coast All Star camp first session. Artem Wallace, 6-8 JR C Toledo (Wash.) High. It happens every year at this camp. We'll be watching some big-time prospect, shaking our heads and saying "why isn't this guy at one of the shoe camps?" Last year, it was Jordan Farmar and Lorenzo Wade. This year, Artem Wallace stands out as a man among boys. Big and strong, Wallace has very good hands and nimble feet. Very agile for his size and explosive off the floor – he's thrown down several vicious dunks. He's got a great feel around the basket – good footwork -- and can score with either hand. He'll step outside and knock down shots from 15-18 feet with regularity. He's got a good feel for the game and he plays hard all the time. He will be a strong candidate for the top post prospect in the 2005 class on the West Coast. Richard Philips, 6-6 JR SF Seattle (Wash.) Franklin. Another guy who should be at a shoe camp this week, Philips is an explosive forward who plays like a four but will likely end up at the three. He's got a decent shot out to about fifteen feet, a pretty good handle and a huge upside. Not a finished product, but a terrific prospect. Don't be surprised if multiple high majors are on him at the end of this month. Cy Vandermeer, 6-8 SR C Modesto (Calif.) Thomas Downey. Deceptive big man with skills, good feet and hands. Nice footwork and a feel for the game. Needs to tone up his body, but he's got an upside. Good mid major prospect. DeAndre Robinson, 6-5 SR SG Riverside (Calif.) King. Robinson has improved from three months ago when we saw him in the Rockfish League. Long arms, nice frame, very good first step and a pretty fair stroke from three-point range. Solid mid major prospect. Jonathan Gibson, 5-11 JR PG West Covina (Calif.) High. Very quick and skilled young point. Excellent handle, shoots it well to the stripe and has no problem breaking down a defense. A definite mid major prospect and quite possibly higher.
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