Las Vegas, Day Two

After spending Friday night at the Double Pump tounament, we spend Saturday covering the Las Vegas Spring Showcase...

Las Vegas, Nev. – Solomon Hill, Kyle Fogg and Michael Snaer are among the standout players Saturday in Las Vegas...

Kyle Fogg, 6-2 SR SG Brea (Calif.) High. Big-time athlete who can really defend. Very good feel for the game -- high major prospect.

Jonathan Underwood, 6-9 SR C Avondale (Ariz.) Agua Fria. Has the size and athleticism, but skills have been slow to develop. Might be someone to watch in the future if the light comes on.

Jordan Hamilton, 6-6 SR SF Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. Listed among the 2008 prospects because it sounds unlikely that he'll be granted another year by the CIF. Has a fair amount of skill, but mature body and questionable approach to game are concerns.

Garrett Johnson, 6-5 JR SF Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch. Very intriguing wing with explosiveness and high skill level. Possible high major prospect.

Michael Snaer, 6-4 JR SG Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde. Stroke looks much improved from December. Smoother release and he was draining deep threes on Saturday.

Solomon Hill, 6-6 JR SF Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax. He has point forward type skills and he's a terrific athlete. Shot still needs work, but he'll be among the top wings in the west for 2009.

Hollis Thompson, 6-6 JR SF Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola. Still oozes upside and shot looked nice in the few attempts we saw. Should be a great fit at Georgetown.

Devonte Elliott. 6-9 JR PF/C Paramount (Calif.) High. He's grown a couple inches in the last year. Very long and has some bounce. Focus/intensity need to improve, but he has some impressive tools.

Darius Middleton, 5-11 FR PG Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax. Great-looking young point with terrific body/frame. Lefty who has the look of a prospect.

Cezar Guerrero, 5-11 FR SG/PG Lakewood (Calif.) St. John Bosco. Explosive athlete with ability to score. However, he has to play the one at the next level and he has a long way to go in terms of understanding how to be a point guard.

Plenty of coaches wanted to check out Avery Bradley, 6-2 JR SG Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep, but the Northwest Panthers were knocked out of the tournament Saturday afternoon. Someone needs to change the format of these tournaments so that the top prospects are all still playing on Sunday when the coaches are in attendance.

Chris Cunningham, 6-8 JR C Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch, is still waiting on his first offer. However, Cunningham said he's receiving interest from Santa Clara, Pacific, Washington, UCLA and USC.

Michael Snaer says he has offers from USC, Cal, Stanford, UNLV, Missouri, Washington and Arizona. Miami is another school that is also expressing interest.


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