Antonio Kellogg, 6-1 SR PG Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds. While there may be some question as to whether Kellogg ends up a point guard or a shooting guard, there is no question that he's an extremely gifted player. We like him at the one, due to his quickness, size and ability to break down a defense and create for his teammates. He's got some rough edges that need to be smoothed out – especially in the areas of focus and decision-making -- but he has the potential to be an impact player at the high major level. He's got a nice stroke with range, very good handle and passing ability, and he's an explosive athlete.
DeVon Hardin, 6-9 SR C Newark (Calif.) Memorial. Hardin only played on Saturday, but it was enough to show that he still has a ways to go in order to play effectively in the Pac-10. He's very limited in terms of ball skills and footwork at this point. That's the bad news. The good news is he has as high an upside as any post player in the west. He's got the body and athleticism to one day become a terrific college player. We've ranked him as a power forward, because that's where we think he ultimately ends up, but he's really more of a center at this point. He doesn't have any go-to offensive moves in the post and he's not effective when he steps away and shoots jump shots. But he's a good shot blocker and rebounder – with experience, he should become even better in those areas. He's got good feet and moves extremely well. Depending on how he progresses in the next year, and Cal's situation in the frontcourt, he might be a very good candidate for a redshirt year. Most of his deficiencies seem to be a matter of just needing experience and coaching.
Larry Gurganious, 6-5 JR SF Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's. A slashing, explosive athlete, Gurganious is only a consistent jump shot away from being one of the elite small forwards in the class. He's got a great body – very strong, yet still agile and fluid enough to play on the wing. He loves to attack the basket and beats people with his relentlessness and superior athleticism. He's got a decent shot off the dribble out to 15-18 feet, but he still needs a lot of work off the catch and beyond the stripe. He doesn't always make great decisions and needs to work on his shot selection.
Chris Wilson, 6-0 JR PG Sacramento (Calif.) Franklin. We don't recall seeing Wilson before, but he got our attention this weekend. Quick and strong, with a good body – long arms and nice frame. His shot is just ok, but he's got a burst off the dribble and gets inside frequently. Showed a nice feel for the game and played unselfishly in an environment where many kids played selfishly.
Jeremy Franklin, 6-3 FR SG Hercules (Calif.) High. Good looking young guard with long arms and very good athleticism. Outside shot is just decent, but a nice feel for the game and a real presence about him. Showed good vision and made several nice passes.