More From The West Coast Camps

The two West Coast Camps aren't loaded with talent, but there have been some interesting players in attendance. Greg Smith, Demar DeRozan, Angelo Chol and Guy Landry are among the players we saw recently...

I've spent time at the Fullcourt Press All-West Camp and the West Coast All-Star Camp the past couple days. Here are my latest thoughts on some of the players I saw.

Demar DeRozan, 6-6 SR SF Compton (Calif.) High. After tearing it up at the Nike Camp, DeRozan came back to the All-West Camp to play against "lesser" competition. His approach in this camp was horrible. He didn't play with any energy or focus and basically acted as if he was above it all. DeRozan is a great prospect, no question about it. He's got the talent, body and athleticism to be an elite player one day in college. But he needs to learn that basketball is a game of habits and you need to play with good habits every time out.

Tim Williams, 6-8 SR C Antioch (Calif.) High. Williams has a very good body and he moves pretty well. He's still raw offensively, but he has a very significant upside. One of the better "unknown" big men in the west.

Greg Smith, 6-8 JR C Fresno (Calif.) Edison. Great body, huge hands, huge feet, moves well…this kid has a ton of potential. He's got a decent touch facing up and a better handle than you might expect. He's got nice feet in the post. He's still got a long way to go, but he could end up being recruited by elite programs across the country before he's done.

Garrett Sim, 6-1 SR PG/SG Portland (Ore.) Sunset. Sim is a very impressive young guard. He might play either spot in college. He's got a good, live body and he's a better athlete than some people realize. Very good feel for the game. Nice stroke to the stripe. He's got a significant upside.

Victor Rudd, 6-8 JR SF/PF Van Nuys (Calif.) High. Rudd has all the physical traits, and good enough skills, to be a big-time player. His improvement needs to come in the areas of approach and focus. He doesn't play with a sense of purpose. If that ever comes, he's going to be recruited at a very high level.

Damian Lillard, 6-0 SR PG/SG Oakland (Calif.) High. Very interesting and versatile guard. Nice stroke, good feel and plays with toughness. Solid mid major guy with a chance to go higher.

Angelo Chol, 6-7 FR PF/C San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Going against older players, Chol held his own this week. Very good frame and an above-average athlete. Nice skills for a young post. With continued development, he's got a chance to be one of the elite prospects in the country.

James Nunnally, 6-5 SR SF Stockton (Calif.) Weston Ranch. Nunnally has had a showing this week. He's got a good body and he's a pretty good athlete. He's shown a little better shot here than I'd seen from him in the past. Still not a shooter, but he looks to be improving. A mid major prospect.

Jaime Serna, 6-7 C Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. Somewhat thick and physical post. Not real bouncy, but he's comfortable in the low-block and he plays with toughness. Low to possible mid major prospect.

Guy Landry, 6-5 JR SF Van Nuys (Calif.) High. Landry is going to re-classify and eventually end up at Findlay Prep for another year after this coming season at Van Nuys. He's very well put together. A straight-line athlete, but he plays with excellent energy and he can really defend. Shot is coming along. He'll probably get some looks at the high major level.


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