Pump Spring: Day One Rundown

LAS VEGAS – The games weren't very competitive the first night of the Pump Spring Classic. However, the event offered up a chance to see young guys like Robert Shaw (pictured) and Byron Wesley do their thing.

Kyle Collinsworth, SG, Utah Pump ‘n Run: The competition level was inferior and we'd hypothesize that with better players on the floor one could achieve a greater appreciation for what he does. Sees the floor, can pass it and seems to have a sneaky gear to get to the basket. College position will be determined by how he adapts defensively.

Josiah Turner, PG, Pump 16s: There was no competition on the floor to offer any resistance so the evaluation comes in flashes. Can't wait to see him versus athletes because he looks to be a kid with some quicks, size and scoring ability. A right-hander, his lefty runner borrowed a page from the Mike Conley guard handbook.

Angelo Chol, C, Double Pump Elite: Hard working, blue collar effort out of the 6-8 post player. On one end he's chasing shots and the other he's cultivated a soft hook to get it done.

Byron Wesley, SF, IEBP: This kid is a solid basketball player. He's strong with the ball, knocks down jumpers and above all, has very good feel. He'll rebound his position and even be a secondary ball handler. Knows his way around the court.

Lonnie Jackson, SG, Pump 16s: Deceptively finished with a game-high 26 points in the opener. He brandishes a scorer's mindset and made his triples Friday night. Liked his overall feel and ability to pass the ball. He'll have a chance and should be at least a very good mid-level prospect with room to grow.

Robert Upshaw, C, Pump 15: When you're pushing 6-10 in a 15-and-under game, you tend to stand out. Obviously size is an asset and he's got it. What we liked best about his game you can't teach: good hands and patience in the post. Slap him on the radar and watch for this Fresno product in the future.

A couple of national commitments to report: Ferrakhon Hall to Seton Hall and Mark McLaughlin to Baylor. … Texas has been up twice to see the freshman Upshaw. That's being ahead of the curve right there! …

Cory Joseph doesn't always get to play the point but when he does its evident he's a steady captain of the ship. … Sophomore Kyle Caudill has trimmed down and is remaking his body. …

Collinsworth is hearing from UNLV, Kansas have called as of late. He has offers from BYU and Utah. Virginia, Stanford and Arizona State are very interested and have talked offers. … Cory Joseph has Louisville, Minnesota, Ohio State, Connecticut, California, Florida, UNLV, Memphis and Texas checking him. Rick Pitino has done a good job with him. … Byron Wesley said a lot of Pac-10s are showing interest and Pepperdine has been the lone school at his gym to see him. …


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