The West Coast All Star Camp's first session kicked off yesterday with short scrimmages in the afternoon, followed by a game for each team after dinner. Here's a look at some of the players who stood out from the first day.
Lorenzo Wade, 6-5 SR SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne. Dominated the short scrimmage, then missed the first half of the evening game when he overslept in his room. We thought perhaps someone from Adidas had gotten a clue and flown him out to ABCD.
Mitch Platt, 6-10 SR C Las Vegas (Nev.) Green Valley. Very effective in the evening game, scoring from a number of spots on the floor.
Jordan Farmar, 6-1 SR PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Distributed the ball very well and drained some deep threes. Another kid who has no business being at this camp -- should be at ABCD or Nike.
Derrick Williams, 6-3 SR SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Price. Lefty showed off his athleticism with a big-time dunk.
D.J. Richo, 6-5 SR SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza. Had a nice all-around game in the evening. Hit a couple shots and played some defense as well.
Brayden Billbe, 6-9 C Mercer Island (Wash.) High. Played hard, rebounded well and showed some upside. Had one very nice move from the free throw line to get to the rim for a lay-up.
Dallas Rensch, 6-2 SR PG Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View. Made several shots from the perimeter and passed the ball very well.
Alan Wiggins, 6-7 SR PF San Diego (Calif.) Horizon. Showed nice face-up jumper from about eighteen feet and was very active defensively.
Marcus Everett, 6-1 JR PG West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade. Shot the ball well and made a couple very nice passes.
Chad Ferguson, 6-7 JR PF Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne. Was very active, rebounded in traffic and handled the ball very well. Played like a point forward, distributing the ball and taking his man off the dribble.
Marcus Williams, 6-5 SO PG Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt. Handled and passed the ball well, including a couple really nice post entry passes.
We didn't get to see everyone, but we'll have more on this camp in the next couple days.