Taylor King, 6-6 FR PF/SF Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. The precocious lefty had coaches and fans shaking their heads last night as he drained deep threes for the Southern California All-Stars in their win over the Juice All Stars from New York. But King isn't just a shooter. He's a terrific all-around player who plays with amazing poise for someone so young.
Marvin Williams, 6-8 SR SF Bremerton (Wash.) High. Williams has been the best West Coast prospect at this event, getting it done inside and from the perimeter. He is the prototypical NBA three man – explosive athlete, great body and very skilled. He's played with terrific intensity in each of the games we've seen him in this week.
Jordan Farmar, 6-2 SR PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. If Williams has been the best West Coast player in Vegas, Farmar is right there with him. He's done a terrific job of getting everyone on his team involved in the offense and he's been raining threes all week.
Rodney Stuckey, 6-4 SR SG Kent (Wash.) Kentwood. Stuckey has been a very pleasant surprise. We had not seen him play since last summer and he's made an impression with his play this week. A great defender who gets after it every minute he's on the court, he's also shown an improved outside stroke. He should be able to defend either wing spot in college.
Chester Giles, 6-10 SR C Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach. Giles has filled out some since we last saw him and he has a huge upside. Great length and feet. He's been blocking shots in every game we've seen and his inside post moves have improved considerably. One of the elite big men in the west.
Bryce Taylor, 6-3 SR SG North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake. Taylor was on fire yesterday from the perimeter in Pump N Run's win over the Oakland Rebels. His size and stroke should fit in very nicely with Ernie Kent's system in Oregon.
Quentin Thomas, 6-3 SR PG Oakland (Calif.) Oakland Tech. While Farmar is currently the best PG among players in the West, Thomas is arguable the top prospect. He has NBA potential and he's been fantastic at this event. Unselfish to a fault, he snaps passes all over the court. North Carolina and Kansas have been at each of his games.