Magic Memorial Day Festival Evaluations

Stephen Zimmerman, Chase Jeter and Cameron Walker were among the potential UCLA recruits competing at the Magic Memorial Day Festival in Corona this past weekend...

Namon Wright, 6-4 SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep. Wright is one of the more solid guard prospects in the west, with a very well-rounded game. He's got good size for the position, above average athleticism, good ball skills and a very good approach to the game. He rarely takes bad shots and always looks to get his teammates involved. If there's one fault to his game, it's that he sometimes isn't as assertive as he probably could be. But given the number of talented ball hogs we've seen, it's nice to see a top prospect that might be a little too unselfish. He's one of the top targets for UCLA in 2014.

Stephen Zimmerman, 6-10 C Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Zimmerman demonstrated why he's one of the top prospects in the class of 2015, showing off terrific agility and quickness for a young post. He's got very good hands, and excellent feet, with the ability to play inside and also face up. His shot looks pretty good right now out to 15-17 feet and he's a handful inside if teams don't double him. He still needs to get stronger, but he's on track to be one of the elite players in his class. He's one of the prime targets for UCLA in 2015.

Jeremy Hemsley, 6-3 SG La Verne (Calif.) Damien. Hemsley is one of the more athletic guards in the West Coast class of 2015 and he's very good at attacking and getting to the rim. He's also got a playable stroke out to the stripe, so defenders have to honor his shot, which makes him a very tough cover. He's got the length and quickness to ultimately be a very good defender. He's one of the top guards in the west for 2015 and he's been hearing from UCLA.

Chase Jeter, 6-9 C Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Jeter gets overshadowed by his teammate Zimmerman, but he's also an outstanding prospect. Unlike many young bigs, Jeter knows he's a post and he's comfortable playing with his back to the basket. He's got soft hands, a nice low post game and a really good frame. He's already big, but he looks like he's going to fill out very well. The new Bruin staff has been out to see him in Las Vegas.

Chance Comanche, 6-11 C Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park. Comanche isn't as developed right now as either Zimmerman or Jeter, but he's still got a really nice upside. He's extremely long, he can score around the basket and he's starting to develop a decent shot out to 15 feet or so. The biggest issue with him is strength and just growing into his body. He shows a pretty good feel and he's a surprisingly good passer. He's still got a ways to go, but not all big men develop at the same rate and it will be interesting to see where his game is a year from now.

Stephen Thompson, 6-2 SG Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Gorman. The son of former Syracuse star Stevie Thompson, Stephen is a very good prospect in his own right. He's got a very nice stroke to beyond three-point range, a good feel and very nice approach to the game. He's improved his ability to score off the dribble in the last year. He's got a somewhat slight frame, and he's not yet the athlete that his dad was, but he's still got two more years of high school to go. He's one to watch in 2015.

Cameron Walker, 6-7 PF/SF Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti. Walker is something of a tweener right now at the forward spot, with some small forward ball skills and a body that may eventually be more suited to defending the four. He's a decent shooter out to 17-19 feet, but handles the ball well for his size and is able to take bigger players off the dribble. Consistent intensity and physicality are two areas where he needs to get better, but he's a talented prospect that will no doubt draw plenty of attention. Walker visited UCLA on Monday after the tournament.


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