Scout On the Road

We're just about done with the first week of high school basketball, and here's a look at some of the potential UCLA prospects we've seen, including 6-7 wing <b>Jin Soo Kim</b>...

The high school season is underway in Southern California and we've spent the last several days in gyms watching prospects. Here are some early impressions on players that we saw this week.

Curtis Eatmon, 6-2 JR PG Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos. Great frame and length. Moves easy – good athlete. Handle/ball skills need work. Outside shot is adequate. Good instincts and plays unselfishly. A likely high major prospect and someone UCLA will watch. He has the size to be able to be a combo guard also.

Terron Sutton, 6-8 JR C Los Angeles (Calif.) Price. Good frame and length, moves fairly well. Not real active – needs to play harder. Has upside, but hasn't yet realized potential. Possible mid major prospect. From what we saw, he'd have to really take it to another level soon for UCLA to recruit him.

Justin Holiday, 6-5 SO SF/SG North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall. Long and lean wing with a very good motor. Excellent defender – very active. Gets a lot of deflections/blocks. Slashes well off the wing. Outside shot needs work. Likely high major prospect. On UCLA's list of players for 2007.

Jin Soo Kim, 6-7 FR SF Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep. Very slender young wing with exceptional skill level. Great stroke and very good ball skills. Very fluid athlete for his size and age. Good instincts. Just moved to U.S. and learning to adjust to American game. Potentially an elite prospect nationally with more weight/strength. He's been to a couple of UCLA games so far, and UCLA is already very well aware of him.

Larry Drew, 5-10 FR PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Outstanding young point guard prospect. Great feel for the game – pure point guard. Excellent decisions and vision. Fairly quick, with an accurate shot to three. Good, not great, quickness. With development, a potential high major prospect. The son of former NBA player Larry Drew.

Jrue Holiday, 6-1 FR SG/PG North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall. Good-looking young guard with upside. Good athlete, solid frame. Adequate outside shot. Not yet a true point guard, but may end up at that spot down the road.


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