West Coast Events: Friday

Josiah Turner, Kyle Caudill, Norvel Pelle and Stephen Mallory were among the players we saw Friday at a couple Southern California events...

Carson and Long Beach, Calif. The West Coast All-Star Camp second session is underway and the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 concluded yesterday in Long Beach…

Stephen Mallory, 6-4 SG Riverside (Calif.) King. Mallory had a very good showing over a couple days, knocking down jumpers from deep and showing good athleticism. Academics are a question mark, but worth a look at mid major level.

John Ryan, 6-8 C El Segundo (Calif.) High. Deceptive athlete who does everything a little better than you might think. Great feel, good passer and plays with a nasty streak. He's fun to watch.

Kyle Caudill, 6-10 C Brea (Calif.) High. Caudill's body continues to improve, as he looks trimmer each time I see him. His left hand is deadly around the basket and he can face-up to about 15-17 feet now.

Josiah Turner, 6-2 PG Sacramento (Calif.) High. A true point with great vision and passing ability, Turner is now starting to make jump shots with regularity. The top point in the west for 2011.

Norvel Pelle, 6-8 PF Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. Had about a dozen blocks and several nice plays in the paint scoring over size. A year from now, people will be saying, "wow, he really got better." No, he was always a great prospect and stat scouts missed on him because they don't understand it's about tools, not stats.

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-2 PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. He had a turnover last night – I think it was the first one in a week. Nearly flawless decision-maker.

Kevin Bailey, 6-4 SF Clovis (Calif.) Clovis East. Athletic pogo-stick who is a potential big-time defender. Jump shot needs work, but there's a big upside here.

Julian Caldwell, 6-1 PG/SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. Sleeper with a very good frame/body and a nice stroke to the stripe. An intriguing prospect.

Jordan Tebbutt, 6-5 SF Tualatin (Ore.) Horizon Christian. Very skilled young forward with a strong body. Some question on whether he grows into a four, but he's skilled and plays with very good energy.


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