Best Of Summer: Tuesday

Keala King, Matt Korcheck, James Walker and Lonnie Pearson were among the players we saw Tuesday at the Best of Summer...

Los Angeles, Calif.We spent Tuesday at the Best of Summer tournament at Loyola Marymount…

Keala King, 6-4 SG Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. King is going to be a very versatile player at the next level, with the ability to play multiple spots at both ends of the court. A little rough around the edges, and needs some coaching, but a terrific athlete with ball skills and a very good motor. One of the top wings in the west for 2010.

Lonnie Pearson, 6-5 SF Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach. Pearson is extremely long with good ball skills. His shot goes down often enough that he should be fine as a shooter once he gets to college. He's a very good athlete and has a chance to be a great defender. He needs some polishing, but there's a significant upside here. He can play at the high major level.

Matt Korcheck, 6-8 PF Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino. Korcheck has a great frame and he's going to be very strong when he gets in a college weight room. He's a pretty good athlete, although not especially bouncy, but he moves well for his size. Nice touch to 15-17 feet. A high major prospect.

Eric Swoope, 6-4 PF North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake. He's a bit undersized, but Swoope is a ferocious competitor. He'll outwork bigger players for rebounds and his perimeter game shows signs of progress.

James Walker, 6-1 PG/SG Los Alamitos (Calif.) High. Walker is a guard who might play some point guard down the road, but figures to be able to defend either spot at the next level. A terrific athlete, Walker is one of the faster players in the class. His stroke is solid to the stripe and he's got a chance to be a very good defender with coaching.

Brandon Burnett, 6-3 SG Tucson (Ariz.) Cienega. Burnett has a solid body/frame and a nice stroke to the stripe. He showed the ability to get his own shot and the strength to finish inside against size. He's definitely worth a look at the mid major level.

Landen Lucas, 6-8 C Portland (Ore.) Sunset. Lucas is a promising young post with a solid frame/body and an advanced skill level. He's got a nice presence in the low post for a young kid and shows a good feel for the game. He's not a super explosive athlete just yet, but he does have a young face and could develop some more physically.

Brandon Burnett said he's been hearing from Boston College, Boise State, Oregon State, UC Riverside, Portland and Bowling Green.

Keala King and Gary Franklin had coaches from Utah and Cal watching them Tuesday afternoon.


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