Our take on some more players from the FullCourt Press All West Camp and Summer Shootout.
Robert Rothbart, 7-0 JR PF Cupertino (Calif.) Monta Vista. One of the elite prospects in the junior class, Rothbart was very impressive this past week. Shoots it like a guard from the stripe, handles and passes very well. He also showed a developing inside game at times and was willing to bang despite not having much muscle yet. Talk of going to the pros out of high school is silly, but a terrific college prospect at the high major level.
Chris Miles, 6-10 JR C Timpview (Utah) High. Great frame, runs very well and can shoot it a bit out to seventeen feet. Not real explosive off the floor, but very good feet (moves real well laterally) and has a clue about the game. Plays with good energy and aggressiveness. A likely high major recruit.
Kyle Spain, 6-3 SO SG Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial. Rothbart's teammate and the second most impressive prospect on the Bay Area Ballers squad. Spain has good size, is fairly explosive and plays with toughness. Accurate outside shot, but a low release. He handles it well enough, and has a good enough feel, that he could turn into a point guard. A likely high major prospect.
Rodney Timmerman, 6-11 C Paso Robles (Calif.) High. This was the first time we'd seen Timmerman and he made an impression. He's very thin, but has a wide frame, which looks like it could hold quite a bit more weight, and he moves very well. Good hands, can shoot it ok out to the stripe. Very agile. Several coaches we watched with were very impressed and he will likely draw interest at the high end of the mid majors.
Chris Devine, 6-7 SR PF/SF Eagle River (Alaska) Chugiak. Devine drew a lot of attention from coaches this past week and with good reason. He's got a solid frame and very good ball skills. Nice feel for the game. Not a great athlete, but good enough. Outside shot needs a little work.
Brody Angley, 5-10 JR PG Redding (Calif.) Enterprise. Strong, tough point guard with a good handle and vision. Shoots it well. Not super quick, but manages to get in the lane and makes good decisions. Size and quickness will be question at next level, but he knows how to play and it wouldn't surprise us if he gets a lot of attention a year from now.
Eugene Crockett, 6-6 FR PF Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian. Looking at this kid, it's hard to believe he's a freshman. A man-child who doesn't yet have a lot of skills, but a great body and a very good upside. Decent hands, good feet and some rudimentary post moves.
David Ellis, 6-11 JR PF Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian. Very slender post who seems more comfortable on the perimeter. Ok shot out to twenty feet, but doesn't do a lot in the low-post. Needs to add strength and aggressiveness.
Patrick Mitchell, 6-1 JR PG Richmond (Calif.) El Cerrito. Strong, compact body and good quickness. Needs to improve outside shot. Nice understanding of the game. Looks to pass first and sets up teammates well. Probable low to mid major prospect.