West Coast Session One Wrap-Up

Will Foster, Scott Thompson, Morgan Grim and Ian Anderson were among the top prospects at the West Coast All-Star Camp first session...

The West Coast All-Star Camp first session concluded Saturday and we have some final thoughts on the players who stood out in the camp.

Will Foster, 7-1 SR C White River (Wash.) Buckley. When his teammates were able to get him the ball – not always an easy task in a camp setting – Foster was very effective. He's got the beginnings of a nice little hook shot with either hand. He's still growing into his body, but he could be a very good player for Gonzaga in 3-4 years.

Scott Thompson, 6-10 JR C Meridian (Ida.) Mountain View. Along with Foster, Thompson was the best prospect in the camp. He's got very good feet and moves well for a young post. He was active at the defensive end and contested a lot of shots. With continued development, a potential high major prospect.

Ian Anderson, 6-4 SR SG Portland (Ore.) Wilson. Strong, tough guard with a nice feel for the game. Not a great athlete, but he plays his ass off and he is team-oriented. As someone who spends way too much time watching selfish, clueless kids jack up bad shot after bad shot, I really enjoyed watching Anderson. Very nice stroke, with three-point range as well as a mid-range game. Better in a system – doesn't create own shot well – but a solid mid major prospect at the right school.

Jamarion Lewis, 6-0 SR PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne. Good-sized guard who might play either position in the backcourt. He's got a good stroke to the stripe. Decisions are sometimes shaky, but he has the potential to develop into a solid mid major point guard.

Brandon Dowdy, 6-2 SR SG Redlands (Calif.)Redlands East Valley. Dowdy is a good spot-up shooter with range beyond the stripe. Fairly good athlete and solid defender. Ability to create his own shot is a question mark. Possible mid major prospect.

Bussy Ellis, 6-4 SR PG San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) J Serra. The top point guard at the camp, Ellis is a very good passer with excellent vision. He sometimes looks for the fancy play a little too often, but he's good with the ball. He's got a fairly good shot to 18-20 feet. Defense could be better, but a nice mid major prospect.

Rhett Anderson, 6-7 SR PF La Canada (Calif.) High. We previously had Anderson as a potential small forward, but he's gotten bigger in the last year and he'll probably play the four in college. Very nice stroke with good range and a solid understanding of how to play the game. He's not particularly explosive and that will be one concern at the next level. But his size and ball skills make him an interesting prospect at the low to mid major level.

Kyle Coston, 6-7 SR PF Lynden (Wash.) High. Lefty face-up four man with good ball skills. Handles and passes well for his size. Nice, short stroke to about 17 feet. He's got a good frame, with long arms, and should fill out well. Could be a little more physical inside. Likely mid major prospect.

Morgan Grim, 6-7 JR PF Riverton (Calif.) High. Grim is clearly someone who isn't yet completely comfortable in his body – it wouldn't surprised us if he gets a little bigger. He's got good instincts for the game, though, and good feet. His shot is adequate at this time out to about 18 feet. He competes well and is a willing defender/rebounder. With continued development, a potential mid to high major prospect.

Garrett Green, 6-7 JR PF Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Green is a very good face-up shooting four man – excellent stroke out to three-point range. He's a fairly good athlete, but needs to get stronger and play with a little more aggressiveness inside.


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