Best Of Summer, Day One

Kenyatta Smith, Juan Anderson and Ty Egbert were among the players in action at the first day of the Best of Summer...

Anaheim, Calif. The Best of Summer tournament got started Tuesday in Southern California. With 16 courts under one roof, and all of them being used simultaneously, there was plenty of action to watch…

Juan Anderson, 6-5 SF Castro Valley (Calif.) High. Anderson is a terrific athlete, with a very good frame, young face and high upside. He's a decent shooter, but every other aspect of his game is above average. He's a very good defender, passer and rebounder, with an excellent feel for the game. He's the top small forward in the west for 2011.

Kenyatta Smith, 6-6 C Flintridge (Calif.) La Canada. One of the top centers in the west, Smith is deceptively quick and agile for a big-bodied kid. He has great hands and a very good feel, with a knack for scoring around the basket.

Jordan Daniels, 5-10 PG Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda. Daniels was outstanding in his game Tuesday morning. He's not very tall, and he's very slight of frame, but he's a talented point guard. He can get his own shot, makes good decisions and does a terrific job of setting up teammates. His small frame is a concern at the next level, but he's one of the more talented point guards in the west.

Norman Powell, 6-2 SG San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln. Powell looks to be a little healthier than he was in Las Vegas, as he was moving much better and showing some of his explosive athleticism on a couple big-time dunks. He's still not a hundred percent yet, though, and probably won't be until after the evaluation period is over.

T.J. Taylor, 5-9 PG Oakland (Calif.) High. Taylor isn't real tall, but he's got a strong body, with good quickness and a very good feel. His shot wasn't dropping, but he's a good outside shooter. One of the better point guards in the west for 2011.

Reese Morgan, 6-1 SG Rolling Hills Estates (Calif.) Peninsula. Morgan continued to torch the nets Tuesday after shooting the lights out in Las Vegas. He's just a fair athlete, and defending high level wings on the perimeter could be an issue, but he's got a great feel, plays with great intensity and he's one of the best shooters in the west.

Dominique Taplin, 6-1 SG Oakland (Calif.) High. Committed to Santa Clara, Taplin is a good athlete with a nice frame and the potential to be a very good defender. He doesn't shoot it great, but he knocked down a three Tuesday and his shot isn't broke.

Ty Egbert, 6-8 C Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park. This was my first look at Egbert and he's an impressive young post. He's all elbows and knees and he plays with a mean streak. Good hands, runs the court very well, good skill level and a nice feel. One to watch in 2012.

Brett Boese, 6-6 SF Grand Coulee (Wash.) Lake Roosevelt. Boese's shot wasn't dropping Tuesday, but it's obvious he's a very good shooter. Just a fair athlete, with an average body, but with his stroke and size he will draw attention from college coaches.

Jordan Tebbutt, 6-5 PF/SF Tualatin (Calif.) Horizon Christian. Tebbutt has gotten bigger in the last couple months and there's a question if he will be able to play on the perimeter at his size. He's a very good competitor, with a pretty good stroke to 16-18 feet. The question will be which position does he guard at the next level.

Juan Anderson has San Diego State, Cal, Pepperdine, USC and Portland monitoring his games.

Washington, Cal, Princeton, Portland and Oregon State were on hand for Kenyatta Smith.

USC, Oregon, Washington and UCLA were all present at Jordan Tebbutt's game.

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