Double Pump Spring Tourney, Day One

The Double Pump Spring tournament in Denver, Col., is underway. Some of the top players in action the first night include Elijah Johnson, Greg Smith, Abdul Gaddy, Angelo Chol and Kyle Caudill...

Denver, Col. – The Double Pump Spring tournament moves to Denver, Col. for the first time ever. The talent level is just fair on the first night of the event.

Saturday is the first day college coaches can attend.

Elijah Johnson, 6-2 JR PG/SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne. Johnson might've had the best showing of any prospect on the first night. Very explosive, reminiscent in some respects of a young Baron Davis. Not the point guard that Davis was, but a big-time athlete with extremely high upside.

Greg Smith, 6-8 JR C Fresno (Calif.) Edison. Smith's got the prototype body for an elite, high major post. Huge hands, very big feet, great shoulders and long arms. He scored through people several different times in the game we saw, as well as showing off a nice left-hand jump hook

Andrew Bock, 6-0 JR PG Rialto (Calif.) Carter. Bock has always had a very good feel for the game, and solid skill level, but there was a question on him due to size. He's grown in the last year and his frame is going to fill out nicely. Great feel for the position of point guard and good ball skills overall. One to watch in the coming months.

Abdul Gaddy, 6-3 JR PG Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep. Gaddy went up against an out-manned team in the game we saw, but he was still very impressive. Smooth and under control, he's got great size for a point and a diversified game.

Avery Bradley, 6-2 JR SG Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep. Bradley is an explosive athlete who loves to attack the rim. Shot is still a work in progress, but he plays hard and has a chance to be a very good defender.

Tyler Lamb, 6-4 SO SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. Lamb is a very smooth and efficient wing who doesn't always look like he's playing hard. He's deceptive, though, and sometimes he makes plays look easy. Knocked down a couple jumpers in the game we saw. Needs to quicken up stroke, but release is good and he should be a solid shooter at the next level.

Allen Crabbe, 6-4 SO SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Price. Crabbe is a kid that appears to still be growing. He's not yet completely comfortable in his body, but he's got a sweet stroke to the stripe and he's shown surprising passing skills the last couple times we've seen him play. Jordan Mayes, 6-3 SO PG Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester. Mayes has great size for a point guard and a very nice feel. He's not a true one, and his handle needs to get better, but he makes excellent decisions with the ball.

Angelo Chol, 6-7 FR PF San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Chol has very good length and nice bounce for a young post. He showed a sweet face-up jumper tonight that we hadn't seen before. Potentially an elite prospect down the road. Kyle Caudill, 6-10 FR C Brea (Calif.) High. Caudill is a young big still growing into his body, but he's got a nice skill level and excellent feel for the game. Big bodied kid who will take up a lot of space in the key someday.

Jared Cunningham and Niyi Harrison, juniors who have committed to Arizona State and Santa Clara respectively, are not in attendance at this tournament. Both players are expected to play in Las Vegas next weekend.

Kyle Caudill is only a freshman, but he says he's hearing from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Arizona, Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina.

Greg Smith says he's hearing from UCLA, USC, Fresno State, Memphis and Kansas State, among other programs.

Trevor Williams, the 6-9 junior center from Denver (Col.) Lutheran, is a kid many scouts – and coaches – have been waiting to see. He played in the first half of his first game Friday night, got in foul trouble, and then left to go to his high school prom, missing his second game. He has reportedly been offered by Washington State, Nebraska, Purdue and Colorado State, while UCLA, Kansas, West Virginia and others have shown varying degrees of interest.


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