Here's our take on some more of the players who caught our eye at the second session of the West Coast All Star Camp. Unfortunately, we were also covering the FullCourt Press camp at the same time, so we didn't get a good look at all of the players in the camp.
Marcus Lewis, 6-7 JR PF Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Lewis has been outstanding all summer. Big, strong body, with nimble feet and a warrior's mentality. Good shot out to eighteen feet and an aggressive rebounder. He projects to at least a mid major player and quite possibly higher.
Joe Gates, 6-9 JR PF Arcata (Calif.) High. Slender and fairly long, Gates moves very well. We liked his activity, going hard to the glass and trying to block anything near him. He had trouble holding position inside and he needs to add weight in his lower body. Very nice looking prospect and a potential mid to high major player.
Brayden Bell, 6-8 SO C Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton. Bell has a big body, moves well for his size and has pretty good hands. Decent skills around the basket. Someone to keep an eye on in the future.
Cornell Johnson, 6-3 JR SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza. Johnson has a great, live body and he may be able to play point guard down the road. Decent looking stroke, although his shot wasn't going down when we saw him. Needs to work harder on defense and his shot selection could be better.
Dwight O'Neil, 6-2 JR PG Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union. O'Neil isn't yet there as a point guard -- he plays more like a two -- but we think he has a chance at the point if he'll change his approach to the game. Shoots it too much, but he's got a decent shot and he can get to the basket with regularity. Good size, strong body and excellent hops. He handles it well enough that we think he can play the point and we like him as a prospect at that position down the road.
Todd Follmer, 6-10 JR C Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. Follmer has a good frame and length, with fairly good skills. Needs to get stronger and play with more aggressiveness. He played somewhat passively at times in this camp. Also needs to learn to play big -- he brought the ball down several times in traffic.
Brandon Matthews, 6-4 JR SF Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. We didn't get a real good look at Matthews, but he caught our eye a couple times. Good frame, decent athlete and a fairly good shot.