VIDEO: JR Post Anthony Stover

The 6-10 junior prospect, Anthony Stover, from La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance, who has really improved since last summer and is one of the most promising big men in the west, is seen here in clips from his game last night...

Anthony Stover, the 6-10 junior post from La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance, has really improved since last summer and is starting to get some serious recruiting attention.

One UCLA assistant coach and two USC assistants were in attendance at Renaissance's tiny gym last night to watch him play against Brentwood.

Stover is now about 6-10 now and still pretty skinny.

But what's really promising is how he's changed physically since last summer. He's definitely gotten thicker. He's probably also grown an inch, and his shoulders have widened out, and he has very long arms.

He still has a body that isn't quite proportional yet -- with his legs too long for his torso -- which is a sign he probably has more growing and filling out to do.

As a scout, this is all the stuff you really look for in terms of upside for a young post player.

Skills-wise, Stover has definitely improved. He has a good face-up jumper that's pretty consistent. He definitely is smart and knows how to play, passing out of the post well.

Defensively, he's a very good shot blocker and has gotten better as a post defender as he's gotten bigger and stronger. He's by far more physical than he was last summer.

Remember, he has a year and a half before he enrolls in college, which is a long ways -- and a lot of development -- ahead of him.

He's also a very intelligent, and a good student (3.7 GPA), as we've reported.

Stover recently told us that Stanford, Texas, Arizona State and Washington State have shown him the most interest to date.

Stover had 18 points, 8 rebounds and five blocks in this game.

Anthony Stover Highlights, 1/28:


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