There was some considerable talent on display at the Fullcourt Press All-Frosh/Soph Camp this weekend in Orange County. This list doesn't include all of the players, but just some of the stand-out talent:
Curtis Allen, 6-4 SO SG, Palos Verdes (Calif.) Rolling Hills Prep. With a great body that could continue to gain muscle, Allen is one of the most athletic in his class, but he's so good because he has some very nice skills for just a sophomore. An elite high-major prospect.
Rico Tucker, 5-10 SO PG, San Diego (Calif.) University. One of the most athletic point guards you'll ever see as a sophomore, Tucker can do 360 dunks. He's got some nice skills, too, and is getting better at playing under control.
Brian Harvey, 6-5 FR PF, Carson (Calif.) High. Looking like he's years beyond a freshman, Harvey is the younger brother of former Utah player Tony Harvey. He's a mini-beat, with a good, long body and the ability to beat up people at this age, but also has some nice ball-handling and post skills. If he gets even slight taller, he's huge.
Gabriel Pruitt, 6-1 SO PG, Compton (Calif.) Centennial. Pruitt showed again he has one of the best feels for the game of anyone on the west coast. Good skills, and great court sense combined.
Lorenzo Keeler, 6-1 SO SG, Escondido (Calif.) High. Probably the quickest guy at the camp, Keeler, blew by people like they were standing still. With that speed, he also has some great skills, shooting and ballhandling, and breaks down defenders with ease. He has a size16 shoe, and his two older twin brothers are 6-5. If he grows just a couple more inches, he could be very good.
Ralph Miley, 6-1 SO SG, Downey (Calif.) Calvary Chapel. Miley was on fire for the weekend, and proved he's one of the best shooters in the class. Smooth but quick, with an advanced ability to create his own shot.
Marlon Howe, 6-7 SO C, Fallbrook (Calif.) High. A big, long athlete, How is very raw, but he has some great tools to work with; he runs very well, has a body that looks like it's destined to end up 6-9ish and could add a bunch of muscle, and has a good feel for the game and coordination. Played hard all weekend.
Anthony Dandridge, 6-3 SO SF, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon. A stud-looking athlete, with a nice pull-up and hands that can palm the ball like a softball. He's the son of a pastor and a good student.
Vincent Oliver, 6-2 SO PG, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola. Oliver is really improving and asserting himself. He has a good body and great size for a point guard, and is very good in transition. His outside jumper is also pretty. A potentially big-time prospect.
Jamaal Boykin, 6-5 FR PF, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax. Big body, with some decent skills for his age, Boykin played hard for two days. If he gets bigger, has a chance to be a monster.
Aaron Afflalo, 6-4 SG, Compton (Calif.) Centennial. Once a point guard, Afflalo has grown a few inches in the last year or so, and he brings that great, point-guard sense to the game. His outside shot is becoming deadly.