Tony Freeland, SF – We only saw Freeland for a half, but it was certainly a productive one. The 6-foot-5 wing competes and plays with some intensity, that many of his peers lack. His relentless attacking was impressive, as was his baseline hammer on a helpless defender. Keep in mind that the camp setting favors towards athletes, but it's clear the Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont standout can play.
Victor Rudd, SF/PF – With Rudd it appears to be about effort. The 6-foot-7 forward played a lackadaisical first half and got his shot swatted a few times. In the second frame, he got more active and scored around the rim. Although Rudd didn't play his best, he did have the best dunk of the day when he crammed on Jeremy Tyler on a fast break.
Jeremy Tyler, C – The past few months Tyler has received heavy criticism for not playing up to his potential. On Friday, during the first day of camp, he put up the type of effort one would expect from a highly ranked prospect. He scored inside with ease and showcased a spin move that was quite effective. To go with his bag of tricks inside, he also made his mark by blocking shots and caroling rebounds. In his second game of the day he even stepped outside and knocked down a pair of three-pointers.
Anthony Brown, SG – We liked what we saw from Brown in our first look. The 6-foot-4 baby faced wing has a smooth looking jump shot and managed to knock a three-pointer and a few mid-range jumpers. We'd like to see him tighten up his handle and keep his head up in traffic, but the long, lean prospect appears to be a guy tracking at the high major level. We also hear that Brown is young for his age and has big time grades.
Dwight Powell, PF – This 6-foot-9 Canadian didn't get many touches during his one camp game, but he made the most out of every opportunity. He has a long, slender frame that will certainly need to be bulked up, but he's a pretty skilled kid. On Friday, Powell, who will attend Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, scored off of a right jump-hook, a spot up 18-footer and a step in jumper from 17-feet.
A number of top tier west coast talent will be making their way into the Galen Center on Saturday. Hollis Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, Roberto Nelson and Clarence Trent are expected to be in attendance.
Anthony Brown is planning to attend camps at Arizona, Texas, UCLA and USC. To go with interest from those four schools, he said he's also heard from Arizona State, Washington, Gonzaga, Stanford and San Diego.
Jeremy Tyler didn't name any schools specifically. He said he's wide open and hasn't looked into the process much yet.