From the Scout story -- "McDonald's -- Who's the Big Surprise?"
Rob Harrington: My vote goes to Thomas Welsh. He's playing head-up for the West with Jahlil Okafor, and while Okafor is getting the slightly better of it, Welsh easily is holding his own. He has been terrific off the catch, knocking in short- and medium-range jump shots with a smooth release. He also has been physical with Okafor defensively. Granted, that hasn't been good enough at times, but his willingness to scrap against the most dominant interior scoring weapon in the country bodes well for his competitiveness at UCLA. And on offense, he challenged Okafor with his shooting range as well as his uncanny interior passing. This is a player currently ranked outside our top 40, and that definitely will change in our final rankings.
Kevon Looney, PF – Looney appears to have grown to 6-foot-9. He's blessed with wide shoulders and a long set of arms. Although he has a skinny frame, he's wiry strong and is a tough kid. He plays hard on both ends and is one of the best rebounders in the 2014 class and he's certainly shown that this week. Looney has also put his mid-range jump shot on display and it's a shot he can consistently make. Looney will make an immediate impact at UCLA next year.