Zena Edosomwan, PF: A well-spoken, extremely polite kid off the court can often equate to a player not being as competitive as they need to be on the court. That definitely wasn't the case for Edosomwan, who came to play Friday night. The result of his effort were some highlight reel one-handed jams. He was tough on the glass and showed the athleticism necessary for his size to make a good impact at the next level.
David Andoh, SF/PF: Normally a pure post player for his Belmont Shore AAU team, it was a surprise to see Andoh play on the wing. It was an even bigger surprise to see him perform so well. His jumper was pure, as he knocked down his attempts from midrange and was adequate bringing the ball up the court off rebounds. One of the biggest surprises of the night, the apparently versatile Andoh now needs more watching.
Robert Upshaw, C: In a matchup of five-star West Coast posts, Upshaw got the best of Grant Jerrett. The hook shot was on point, he was a force on the glass, showed off his impressive spin move and even stepped out and hit a three. Easily one of the most improved players in the country, Upshaw did a good job of building off his successful spring showing.
Grant Jerrett, PF: Asking a power forward to guard a center like Robert Upshaw isn't a fair task and it's hard to blame Jerrett for not winning that individual battle. On offense, he struggled against Upshaw's height, although he did better when he stepped out from around 16-feet. He also made some nice entry passes from the elbow and had an impressive reverse lay-up.
Shabazz Muhammad, SG: It's getting to the point where it's unfair to ask high school kids to show any kind of competence in even slowing down Muhammad. He was absolutely dominant going to the basket and either easily scored on lay-ups or threw down on anyone who made the gutsy decision of trying to guard him. Muhammad was good in the first half and absolutely dominant in the second.
Winston Shepard, PF: The wide open nature of Pangos is perfect for Shepard, whose work ethic and athleticism will be rewarded in a camp like this. He was competitive in the matchup against Stanley Johnson, consistently backing up his talk by going to the hoop for lay-ups, dunks and trips to the foul line. He played good defense and pulled down several rebounds.
Dominic Artis, PG – Over the course of the last year, Artis, a 5-foot-11 lead guard, has made notable improvements to his game. He's not the fastest, nor the most athletic, but he knows the game and rarely forces the issue. In the second round session Artis showed good vision, dished the rock out to teammates and hit a pair of three-point jumpers.
Demarquise Johnson, SG – One of the better dunks of the spring came from this 6-foot-4 guard. Running the break Johnson took an Artis bounce pass to the rim with some aggression, as he threw down a vicious one-handed dunk on a defender. The wiry and athletic guard is an impressive overall athlete that likes to attack the rim. He also mixed in a three-pointer during the second session of games.
Nick Stover, SF – The younger brother of current UCLA player Anthony Stover, had himself a pretty good start to the weekend. A 6-foot-4, possibly 6-5, wing, Stover was aggressive on the offensive end and showed the ability to score from mid-range, but also around the hoop. In our first viewing we were impressed with his energy and ability to score.
Jabari Bird, SG – From a pure scoring standpoint it'll be tough to pinpoint many guys in the high school ranks that can score at the rate Bird can. His arsenal is full of crafty scoring moves, pull up jumpers and floaters. He was in attack mode Friday night and the opposition had trouble keeping him out of the lane. He mixed in a pull-up three-pointer and a pair of tip dunks. It was a great start to the weekend for the Richmond (Calif.) Salesian product.
Jahmel Taylor, PG: The point guard brought it in the opening session, successfully taking the ball to the hoop and hitting from deep. Taylor showed an expanded offensive arsenal by hitting a floater in the lane.
Ikenna Iroegbu, PG: It was a tough night for Iroegbu, who went away from his natural talent of making his teammates better by forcing and missing bad shots. A talented dribbler with good vision, if Iroegbu sticks to his strengths this weekend he'll show himself off much better than he did on Friday.
Stephen Domingo, SF: Leave Domingo open from midrange and out and there's a good chance he's going to bury the shot. Friday was no different, as the pure shooter had the midrange jumper working with the small amount of attempts he was given.
David Andoh has offers from Colorado, Santa Clara and Penn. His favorite is Colorado. Other interest includes Washington State, Utah, USC and Arizona.
Zena Edosomwan is starting to hear more from Virginia Tech, Washington, Vanderbilt, Texas and Washington State. Fresno State is his newest offer.
Stephen Domingo says Washington and UCLA have picked up their recruitment of him. Add Memphis to his offer list.
Dakari Allen has an offer from San Francisco, along with interest from Arizona, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Notre Dame and Oregon. His top three are Arizona, UCLA and Pepperdine.
Demarquise Johnson said Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Arizona State and Colorado have all offered him a scholarship. He's hoping to take visits to Washington and Oregon State soon.
2015 wing Tyler Dorsey from Ribert Academy is a good looking prospect who didn't show any fear slashing to the hoop. ... When Rashad Muhammad is playing aggressive and confident basketball he's often successful and did a good job of playing unselfishly, setting up teammates for baskets. ... It's hard to be successful without the ball and Demetris Morant definitely didn't get the chance to show off on his improved game. He did have a ridiculous two-handed slam alley-oop from 2014 Las Vegas Bishop Gorrman teammate Noah Robotham, a young point guard who can really handle it. ... Stephen Domingo says he plans on visiting Georgetown on July 5. ... One of the highlights of the night was a one-handed slam by Shabazz Muhammad over 2013 Arizona commit Eric Cooper, Jr. ... 2013 wing Dakari Allen had some bright moments, including a three-pointer and some nice cuts to the basket. The slender prospect definitely showed his upside and needs a closer look. ... Winston Shepard made a statement in his ability to guard the perimeter on the next level with his defense on talented wing Stanley Johnson. ... Zena Edosomwan says he talked to UCLA head coach Ben Howland on Friday and will visit UCLA on June 16 or 17.