Oregon Head Coach Ernie Kent will serve as head coach of the team, which also allows him to legally spend some quality recruiting time with the players.
Aaron Brooks, 5-11 JR PG, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin, who was a late addition to the list of candidates, had a good four days, showing his super quickness and great decision making. His combination of quickness and staying under control make him very effective.
Mohamed Abukar, 6-9 JR PF, San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo. Abukar shot phenomenally in the first two sessions and was probably among the best shooters at the camp, especially among front court players. His shooting cooled down the last two days, but it was enough for him to make it as a finalists. Many NBA scouts in attendance were wondering how a kid like this could get away from the west coast and commit to Georgia.
David Padgett, 6-10 JR C, Reno (Nev.) High. Padgett, still rusty after sitting out for months with an injury, showed how active and how hard he plays here. His shot wasn't falling, but he's always around the rim battling. He was perhaps the best offensive rebounder in the camp.
Antoine Wright, who is really a west coast kid even though he plays his high school ball at the prep school, Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts, also made the cut.
Other west coasters who didn't make the cut: Hassan Adams, 6-3 SR SG, Los Angeles Westchester, didn't make the trip, having academic obligations; Trevor Ariza, 6-7 JR SF, Los Angeles Westchester; Ekene Ibekwe, 6-9 JR PF, Carson (Calif.) High; Ryan Appleby, 6-2 JR PG, Stanwood (Wash.) High; Marquis Kately, 6-6 SR SF, San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan; and Chris Rodgers, 6-2 SR PG, Portland (Ore.) Wilson.
Another note with west coast interest: Arizona commit, Andre Iguodala, 6-6 SR SF, Springfield (Ill.) Lanphier, was one of the most impressive in the camp. While his jump shot needs work, his very athletic, with long arms and explosiveness, and plays very hard.