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.