Vegas, West Coast: Day One

We spent Tuesday at all three Vegas tournaments and came away impressed with Anthony Stover, Abdul Gaddy and Anthony Marshall, among others...

Las Vegas, Nev. Josh Smith, Anthony Stover and Anthony Marshall are among the standouts during the first day of tournaments in Las Vegas…

Anthony Marshall, 6-1 SG/PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave. The only reason to take him is if you want to win. Marshall does everything to help his team win – defends, scores, rebounds, creates for others. A vastly underrated prospect.

Anthony Stover, 6-8 C La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance. I only saw half his game, but it was a very impressive half. Not yet a scorer, but a big-time defensive presence with a huge upside.

Tyler Honeycutt, 6-7 SF Sylmar (Calif.) High. I didn't see his first game, where he reportedly didn't play well, but I saw his second game and Honeycutt put on a show. He drained multiple deep threes, he blocked at least six shots and he pretty much dominated Mason Plumlee.

Peyton Siva, 5-11 PG Seattle (Wash.) Franklin. Plays with Josh Smith, one of the elite posts in the country for 2010, and rarely passes him the ball.

Brendan Lane, 6-9 PF Rocklin (Calif.) High. Showed off his deft shooting touch from deep, but didn't get many touches in the paint. Great frame, moves well for his size and has a significant upside.

Abdul Gaddy, 6-3 PG Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep. I only saw the first half of his game, but he played very well in the half I saw. Made good decisions, knocked down several jumpers and showed why he's best point guard prospect in the country.

Josh Smith, 6-9 C Kent (Wash.) Kentwood. A massive young post with soft hands, Smith went after every opposing shot that he could contest in the game I saw. Still needs to get in better shape, but surprisingly bouncy and agile for his size. One of the best big men in the country for 2010.

Tony Wroten, 6-4 SG Seattle (Wash.) Garfield. See Peyton Siva.

"There might be 20,000 bad shots taken today in the various tournaments here in Las Vegas." – College head coach.

Anthony Stover had coaches from Cal, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Gonzaga watching his game Tuesday afternoon.


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