Best of Summer: Thursday

Xavier Johnson, Kyle Caudill and Kyle Collinsworth were among the players in action at the Best of Summer on Thursday...

Los Angeles, Calif. We spent Thursday at The Best of Summer tournament at Loyola Marymount…

Kyle Collinsworth, 6-5 SF Provo (Utah) High. Collinsworth is just a solid basketball player that can do a lot of things well to help his team win. He's not a great shooter, but his feel for the game is very good and he's a terrific competitor.

Ben Vozzola, 6-4 SG/PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial. Vozzola heated up in the second half of his game Thursday afternoon to lead his Branch West Preps team to a win. More of a scorer than pure shooter, Vozzola has point guard skills on offense and the length/quickness to be a very good defender someday.

Kyle Caudill, 6-10 C Brea (Calif.) High. I've had some people tell me they don't expect Caudill to be an effective player at the next level and I just have to laugh. Are you kidding me? This kid is built like a mountain, he can score with either hand in the low-post and he has two years of high school to go. Add to that the fact that he just keeps working on his game/body and it's pretty obvious that Caudill will eventually be an impact player for Arizona State.

Lonnie Jackson, 6-2 SG Valencia (Calif.) High. Jackson is an excellent shooter with range beyond the stripe. He's more of a catch and shoot guy than someone that will be creating his own shot and physical strength is still an issue for him. But he'll knock down shots if left open.

Xavier Johnson, 6-5 SF Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral. Johnson's team was knocked out Thursday morning, but he played very well and showed once again why he's one of the elite prospects in the country for 2012. It's scary to think that he has three more years in high school.

Brandon Cataldo said he's been hearing from Portland State, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State.

Asked about his next match up, a West Coast scout replied, "me vs. Alejos (a popular Italian restaurant near LMU)."

Kyle Collinsworth had coaches from BYU, Stanford and Arizona State in the stands for his game Thursday morning.


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