West Coast Tournaments

The Pangos Summer Shootout and the Three Stripes tournament both started yesterday. Here's a look at some players who stood out on the first day of the tournaments...

Joey Shaw, a 6-6 rising senior shooting guard from Chandler (Ariz.) High, has been very impressive so far this summer, seemingly making every open shot he gets. Shaw needs to get stronger, but he's a big-time scorer and several high major programs are involved.

Chris Osborne, a 6-6 rising senior power forward from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Scottsdale Christian, has helped himself tremendously in the last week. Relatively unknown coming into the summer, Osborne has caught the attention of coaches with his solid all-around game. He can shoot it to the stripe, but has the size, and willingness, to bang inside. A good prospect at the mid major level.

Andre Martin, a 6-2 rising junior shooting guard from Spring Valley (Calif.) Mt. Miguel, is a sensational athlete who gets your attention in a hurry. He's got a very good body and he's as quick as any player we've seen in the 2006 class. His outside shot looked decent, but we were very impressed by his defense, unselfishness and passing ability. Martin will be one to watch in the next two years.

Coby Leavitt, a 6-9 rising senior PF/C from Washington (Utah) Snow Canyon, picked up yesterday where he left off in the spring. In other words, he rebounded, blocked shots, showed a nice touch to seventeen feet and generally played his ass off. He'll need to add some weight/strength for the next level, but we really like his upside.

Tyler Newbold, a 6-4 rising senior shooting guard from Payson (Utah) High, has an understated game, but we think he's a high major prospect. Good size, shoots it well and knows how to play the game.


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