Greg Smith, 6-8 JR C Fresno (Calif.) Edison. Smith is making a case for the top-ranked center spot in the west for 2009. He's got a great body, with long arms, big hands and a developing skill set.
Abdul Gaddy, 6-3 JR PG Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep. Gaddy put on a show yesterday in his first game of the day. In the mold of a Deron Williams type, Gaddy has great size, excellent vision, a very good feel and an improved jumpshot. He's the top junior point guard in the west as of now.
Reeves Nelson, 6-6 JR PF Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian. Nelson isn't quite as explosive as he was a year ago and his rebounding/finishing ability has suffered as a result. He's got the ball skills to eventually be a face-up four at the next level.
Vander Joaquim, 6-9 JR C El Cajon (Calif.) Christian. Import from Angola has great body and a high upside. Needs to learn to play without the ball in his hands, but one of the elite post prospects in the west for 2009.
Robert Smith, 5-11 JR PG Perris (Calif.) High. A true point who can shoot it. Good feel, good quickness. The top junior point guard in Calif. as of now.
Tyler Honneycutt, 6-7 JR PF/SF Sylmar (Calif.) High. Very long and young-looking forward with a big upside. He's very slender and that makes him tough to project at the next level in terms of who he guards. But he's got very good skills and an excellent feel for the game. Despite playing with a bad back, this has been something of a coming out party for the talented forward.
Tyler Lamb, 6-4 SO SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. Multi-dimensional guard who will play at a very high level in college. He was the best player for Pump N Run Elite yesterday as they had to rally twice from big deficits.
Kendall Williams, 6-2 SO PG/SG Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos. Needs to become more of a true one at the next level. Can knock down shots from the stripe and plays with a lot of confidence for a young guard.
Jabari Brown, 6-2 SO SG/PG Richmond (Calif.) Salesian. Very skilled young guard with a diversified game. Might play some one down the road, but he's a player at any position.
Matt Carlino, 6-1 FR PG/SG Highland (Ariz.) Gilbert. Excellent shooter and very skilled overall. Just a fair athlete, but skill level gets your attention. Shot selection and decisions need to improve.
Renardo Sidney was rumored to possibly be playing for 2D1 at this event, but the talented junior big man is not in attendance this weekend.
Jordan Finn, 6-3 JR SG Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda, has drawn interest from San Diego, San Diego State, Portland State and Portland.