Pump Spring Tournament: Day One

The Pump Spring Tournament in Denver is underway and Shabazz Muhammad, Rosco Allen and Kenyatta Smith were among the more impressive players on the first day of action....

Denver, Col.The Double Pump Spring Tournament is underway and Friday night featured some impressive performances…

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-3 PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Dinwiddie is a true point, with excellent vision and passing ability. He's still not mature physically and once he adds some weight and strength his game figures to go to a different level. He's a very accurate three-point shooter, but does need to work on quickening up his release.

Collin Woods, 6-1 PG/SG Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon. This was our first look at Woods and he was extremely impressive. He's got a great basketball body, with excellent quickness and a good stroke. We want to watch him some more this weekend, but at first glance he appears to be a definite high major prospect.

Kenyatta Smith, 6-6 C La Canada (Calif.) Flintridge Prep. Smith might not be quite as tall as your typical high major center, but he plays big enough to play at that level. He's got a big body, with long arms and he's much more explosive than you might think. He's also got excellent hands and feet, to go with a nice touch around the basket.

Angelo Chol, 6-7 C/PF San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Chol didn't get a lot of touches in the game we saw, but his body has filled out considerably since the last time we saw him. He's much thicker through the chest and shoulders, while still retaining his quickness and explosiveness. His left-hand jump hook is a weapon and he's also shown a little better touch now facing up to about 15-17 feet. He's also a very good passer out of the post.

Jordan Baker, 6-2 PG/SG Tempe (Ariz.) High. Baker is a good-looking prospect, with length and quickness. He's a little too flashy at times, but he's got the physical tools and skills to play at the mid major level and possibly higher.

Shabazz Muhammad, 6-4 SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Muhammad was the most impressive player of the evening and it wasn't really close. The explosive lefty attacked the rim for several impressive finishes and his jumper was going down as well. It's difficult to imagine what he will do against high school competition for the next two years, as he's ready to play in college right now.

Rosco Allen, 6-6 SF Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Allen showed off his impressive ball skills last night with a series of very good passes. He's got a sweet stroke to the stripe and he's now also starting to use the threat his shot to set up his drives to the basket. He's still on the slender side, but he moves very well for his size and he's got a high basketball IQ.

Ryan Wright, 6-4 SF Palmdale (Calif.) High. Wright is a big-time sleeper and one of the top small forwards in the west for 2012. He's got a terrific body, with length and explosiveness. He's going to be a very versatile scorer at the next level, as he can play inside and on the perimeter.

Matt Shrigley, 6-6 SF San Diego (Calif.) La Costa Canyon. Shrigley was impressive Friday, knocking down a couple jumpers and showing an improved ability to get to the rim. He's a very solid player at the offensive end of the court. If he shows the ability to defend on the perimeter he should be recruited at the high major level.


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