UCLA News from Boo Williams

The Boo Williams Tournament, which took place last weekend, is the premier spring basketball recruiting event on the east coast. Here are the players that participated that have interest in UCLA, and vice versa...

This comes from Scout.com's reporting on the Boo Williams.

You can get the full reports at ScoutHoops.com.

From Boo Williams:

Daniel Orton, 6-9 JR C, Athletes First – When Orton, the #10-ranked player in the class of 2009, decides to turn it up he's incredibly tough to stop. At 6-foot-9, he's strong and intimidating in the paint. Against the Georgia Blazers he hit the glass hard and went after a number of shots, blocking at least seven. To go with his defensive intensity, Orton also knocked down a face up jumper from 18-feet and managed to overpower defenders on the block. Orton, in one game, controlled the paint defensively and showed much promise with diverse post offense. Orton has a big contraption attached to his knee and won't have full range of motion for 2-3 more months.

Orton said he's completely wide open. He said this past year he's taken unofficial visits to USC, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

BRO's Note: Orton, according to some sources, has slimmed down and improved his back-to-the-basket game. UCLA fans, though, should temper their enthusiasm since it could be tough for Orton to get past UCLA admissions.

Xavier Henry, 6-6 JR SG, Athletes First – Henry, the #4-ranked player in the class of 2009, sporting a 2nd degree ankle sprain, played in his team's playoff win. He was smoking early and helped A.F. race out to the big first half lead. It's a severe sprain and he's definitely in pain but there was no denying him in the playoffs. Meanwhile, teammate.

BRO's Note: Henry has said UCLA is on his list. UCLA coaches will almost certainly go to a tournament next weekend to watch Athletes First, which features both Orton and Henry, but both prospects are considered relative longshots for the Bruins, especially Henry. Memphis and Kansas are considered the clear leaders for Henry.

Kourtney Robinson, 6-9 C, Arcadia (LA.) High – A developing big man who is long and skilled and physically able to guard most post players. He's an up-and-comer in the class of 2009, and perhaps the best player in the state of Louisiana.

Robinson is hearing from a host of schools including Texas A&M (brother played there), Louisiana Tech, Southern Cal, UCLA, Texas and West Virginia.

James McAdoo, 6-8 FR C, Boo Williams 15's – One of the best prospects we've seen this weekend came from the 15's division. McAdoo, who is the son of a former Old Dominion player, went for 20 points in a win this morning. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound big man moves well, is equipped with long arms and knows how to score around the basket. The past few years Boo Williams has had some big time post prospects (Patrick Patterson, Ed Davis and Deshawn Painter) and it looks like McAdoo is next in line.

McAdoo is just a rising sophomore, but he's already gotten interest from Virginia Tech, UCLA, Clemson and North Carolina. Seth Greenburg stopped by his school recently.


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