Gershon: West Coast Elite, Day Two

CERRITOS, Calif. - The West Coast Elite All-Star Camp allowed us to get a look at a lot of talented prospects, with Terrell Gomez being one of the players who used the event to up his stock.

Gomez keeps proving game

At first glance, 2016 Inglewood (Calif.) point guard Terrell Gomez isn’t going to blow you away.

At 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds, Gomez is obviously undersized. That said, his skill level, athleticism, command for the game and intensity are all high level.

On Thursday, at the West Coast Elite All-Star Camp, Gomez was terrific, scoring with his pull-up jumper from both midrange and three, creating for others and getting into his opponent on defense.

The rising junior plays with an edge, using every ounce of his impressive all-around athleticism and strength to his advantage on both sides of the ball. He may be fun to watch, but he’s also efficient and usually makes smart plays over flashy ones.

Gomez doesn’t yet have any offers, but his performance this week should help change that.

Pepperdine is on me really hard, but I’ve also heard from Arizona State, USC, San Francisco and Northern Arizona,” Gomez said.

It’s a very deep point guard class on the West Coast in 2016 but bump Gomez up the list of prospects. He may be small, but he can play.

Other All-Star Camp Standouts

* 2016 BYU commit Frank Jackson had one of the day’s best performances. The rising junior from Utah got to the basket at will, had some athletic finishes, scored with his pull-up jumper and did a nice job creating for others at the same time. He’s on the path to becoming a really successful player at the next level.

* Jesse Wade, a 2015 point guard committed to Gonzaga, did a nice job distributing for others and scoring off the bounce. The Zags are getting a productive floor leader who always plays hard.

* Center Chance Comanche, a 2015 prospect, flourished in the up and down style of camp ball. He got out on the break and easily finished above the rim. He also showed his athleticism on some above the rim rebounds.

* Kyle Leufroy is a 2015 combo guard that really passes well, but is also a threat to get to the basket, hit a midrange pull-up or knock down a three-pointer. He’s one of the West Coast’s more versatile guards in the class.

* Chula Vista (Calif.) Mater Dei is getting a really talented incoming freshman in Miles Norris. He’s 6-foot-7 but looks like he’s not close to done growing, has a terrific feel for the game, rebounds in and outside of his area and has high level touch around the basket.

* 2016 center Jayce Johnson played hard as always, did a nice job getting up and down the floor in transition and showed off his ability to finish with both hands. Camp settings aren’t usually ideal for posts his size, but he played well.

* A couple 2017 prospects from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman showed well, as Charles O’Bannon, Jr. used his size, length and athleticism to make plays in transition, while Christian Popoola, Jr. scored with his jumper.


Scout Hoops Top Stories