Alex Tucker, 5-11 SO PG Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union. A freakish athlete, Tucker is very quick and explosive off the floor. He had a couple highlight-film type plays over the weekend. However, he needs to play the one at the next level and his PG instincts need work. He does see the court well – particularly in transition – and made several nice passes. Shot needs work, but a very intriguing prospect if he can develop into a true one.
Nathen Garth, 5-10 FR PG Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian. We were impressed with Garth at the Northern California Super 100 and again here at this event. Nice stroke to three and good quickness. His ability to stay under control, and make good decisions, is impressive for a freshman. Physically, he's got very long arms and doesn't look anywhere close to mature yet. Assuming he gets a little bigger, he has a chance to be among the top West Coast point guards in the 2008 class.
Jeff Withey, 6-9 FR C San Diego (Calif.) Horizon. Withey is very long and slender, but his frame isn't bad and he should fill out fine. He lacks experience, but he competes well and has fairly good instincts. He should be a good shot blocker down the road – pretty good feet and moves fairly well. A lack of strength makes it difficult for him to get much done at this point, but he should be a very nice prospect once he gets stronger.
Marcus Shannon, 6-2 SO SG San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Good-looking kid with a very good body. Strong and athletic. Shot isn't great – low release – but not broken.
Darshawn McClellan, 6-6 SO PF Fresno (Calif.) Edison. Big body, carrying a little extra weight, but surprisingly nimble. Very good feet. Good shooter and passer. Inconsistent effort, but has a nice upside.
Chris Jones, 6-2 FR SG Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial. Very live body and good quickness. Played under control and didn't force the action.
Jason Pruitt, 5-10 FR PG Lakewood (Calif.) Artesia. The younger brother of Gabriel Pruitt, Jason is a different type of player than his brother. He's more aggressive and assertive than Gabe. Good shooter, but decisions and shot selection need work. PG feel needs to be developed, but good quickness and he can score.
Chris Hicks, 6-2 SO SG Palmdale (Calif.) High. Good-looking kid with a live body. Good quickness. We didn't see him shoot it much, but has the physical attributes to be a player.
Chris Solomon, 6-0 FR SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax. Nice frame and athleticism, showed a good feel for the game.