Cactus Classic: West Coast Day One

The Cactus Classic is typically one of the best West Coast events of the AAU season and this year's version looks to be very good. Some of the top players on the first night included Michael Snaer, Mike Moser, Tyler Honeycutt and Anthony Marshall...

Tucson, Ariz. – The Cactus Classic had an abbreviated schedule this evening, but the event has plenty of talent on hand...

Jamal Crook, 6-1 SR PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Durango. Very long and quick guard with a big upside. Shot is shaky, and academics a question mark, but this guy has some serious tools.

Mike Moser, 6-7 JR SF/PF Portland (Ore.) Grant. The surprise of the event so far, Moser is a big-time prospect. Great body, length, huge feet, good feel and plays with excellent energy. You'll be hearing a lot more about this guy.

Tyler Honeycutt, 6-7 JR SF Sylmar (Calif.) High. One of the most skilled forwards in the west, Honeycutt lit it up in his first game. One step-back three had onlookers shaking their heads.

Michael Snaer, 6-4 JR SG/SF Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde. Snaer looks better every time we see him. He was draining threes all game and he's really tough off the dribble. Needs to do a better job of controlling his emotions, but an elite prospect.

Anthony Marshall, 6-1 JR SG/PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave. Studly body, long arms, more explosive than you think and very versatile. Shot is better off the bounce, but he doesn't have to score to help you win. A high major prospect.

Peyton Siva, 6-0 JR PG Seattle (Wash.) Franklin. Shot has really improved, and he was stroking it tonight, but needs to get better with point guard skills.

Josh Smith, 6-9 SO C Kent (Wash.) Kentwood. Smith is a very big boy, with soft hands, and nimble feet. Needs to shed some weight, but all the signs are there for an elite prospect.

Tyler Lamb, 6-4 SO SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. As the scout sitting next to me said, "damn, he's so smooth." Plays with a sense of purpose, makes good decisions and has a classic two-guard body. An elite prospect.

Tony Wroten, Jr., 6-5 FR SG Seattle (Wash.) Garfield. Wroten struggled with decisions, and had trouble finishing inside a few times, but he has ability. Needs to let the game come to him and not force the action.

Tyler Honneycutt had a great April and he's been hearing from a number of schools since then, including USC, Cal, Arizona, Gonzaga, Arizona State and Washington.

Mike Moser says he has offers from Washington, Washington State, San Diego State, Utah, Utah State and Oregon State.

Marcus Lever, 6-0 JR PG Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista, says he's hearing from Montana State, Pepperdine, SMU and St. Mary's.


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