Gerald McClemore, 6-2 JR SG San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch. McClemore has been a bit under the radar, as he didn't get seen much last summer and he was hurt for much of this season. We like his poise and presence on the court. He makes good decisions and doesn't force the action. He's got a good frame and he's a pretty good athlete. He's a good, not great, shooter and he can shoot it off the bounce. He doesn't make a lot of flashy plays, but he generally makes the right play. We think he should definitely attract a lot of interest at the mid major level and possibly higher by the end of summer.
Larry Drew, 5-10 SO PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Drew struggled when we saw him earlier in the season, making shaky decisions at times and not doing a good job of getting his teammates the right shots. But in two recent games, Drew played very well, showing off a better feel for the game and doing a great job of running the show. His outside shot has still not come back to where it was last summer, but he can have a big impact on a game merely by making the right decisions. Drew hasn't changed much physically in the last year. We keep assuming he's going to grow, as he doesn't look proportional. With a couple more inches, and continued development in his game, we expect Drew to be a very good point guard at the high major level. Drew continues to be on UCLA's short list of point guards in the 2008 class.
Oscar Bellfield, 6-1 SO SG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Bellfield is a terrific athlete, with explosive leaping ability and excellent quickness. He's usually in constant motion all over the court and he can be a very disruptive force on defense. Bellfield shot the ball very well in the game we saw – knocking down six threes – but he's not always a consistent shooter. He can sometimes struggle with the concept of good shot/bad shot. Bellfield is going to play the two in college and he really needs to improve his ball-handling. At his size, he's got to become a better passer, as well as a more consistent shooter. With improvement in those areas, we think Bellfield will have a very good shot of playing at the mid major level, with a chance to go higher.