Best of Summer: Day Two

The second day of the Best of Summer was somewhat ragged, but we did catch performances from Brandon Davies, Damon Powell and the Wear twins, among others...

Los Angeles, Calif. Damon Powell puts on a show and the Wear twins have solid games in the second day of the Best of Summer…

Damon Powell, 6-5 SF Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds. Powell might be the best athlete in the West Coast class of 2009. He's extremely explosive and he played with great energy in his game Monday morning. Outside shot is playable, he's a terrific rebounder and potentially a great defender. He took three charges in the game and the coaches I sat with were duly impressed. Ball skills need to improve, but he's a high major prospect.

Mike Moser, 6-7 SF Portland (Ore.) Grant. Moser had an average game on Monday, but he did knock down a three and looked good doing it. With repetition, his shot should be fine down the road. He has as high an upside as any wing in the west.

David Wear, 6-9 PF/C Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. David has added some muscle since I last saw him and he competed well in his game Monday night against the Franchize All Stars (featuring fellow UNC-commit John Henson). He was physical in the paint and rebounded fairly well.

Travis Wear, 6-9 PF/C Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Like his brother, Travis looks bigger and stronger. He too is more willing to be physical inside and that's a positive development. He got to the line a few times and didn't float outside as much as he has in the past.

Brandon Davies, 6-7 PF/C Provo (Utah) High. Davies looks leaner than he did in April and he's playing very good basketball. Very good frame, excellent feet and a high skill level. He's one of the top posts in the west for 2009.

Andy Brown, 6-8 PF Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. After looking somewhat lost in Vegas on a couple different teams, Brown looked much better playing with his high school team. He was active inside and looked much more comfortable. Brown appears to be a guy that is much better in a system than he is playing in the loose non-structure of summer club ball.

DeRonn Scott, 6-3 SG Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda. Scott has a nice frame with good length and he made several very nice passes Monday. Outside shot is not good, though, and that's an area he really needs to improve upon to play at the next level. However, he's got a nice feel and he's a pretty good athlete.

Kyle Collinsworth, 6-4 SG Provo (Utah) High. Collinsworth has a very good feel and nice skill level for a young wing. He's just an average athlete, but his ability to shoot it and feel will get him attention.

Brandon Davies said he's hearing from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Gonzaga and Arizona State.


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