First Day of Pump Camp #2

There was more talent on hand for Pump Camp #2, which started Thursday, and two recruits UCLA is watching closely -- 6-7 wing Tyler Honeycutt from Sylmar and 6-9 center Anthony Stover from La Canada Renaissance -- both turned in good performances...

Carson, Calif. The first day of the West Coast All-Star Camp second session featured some terrific performances from Tyler Honeycutt and Anthony Stover.

Tyler Honeycutt, 6-7 SF Sylmar (Calif.) High. After dominating the first session of camp, Honeycutt picked up right where he left off, as he was dazzling in a game Thursday night. Honeycutt showed everything you'd want to see from a prospect, whether it was rebounding, shooting, great passing, blocking shots…he was all over the court. He also had the play of the summer so far when he threw down a reverse dunk off a rebound.

Anthony Stover, 6-8 C La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance. Stover is easily the best shot-blocker in the West Coast class of 2009 and he was swatting everything in an afternoon game. Stover has great timing and his length frequently surprises opposing shooters who don't realize he's going to get their shot. Stover also showed off improved footwork in the post. It's just a matter of time before all the West Coast high major coaches realize how good this kid will be some day.

Sam Hicks, 6-7 PF/C Redding (Calif.) Liberty Christian. Hicks was a very pleasant surprise on the first day of camp. He's got a good frame, he moves well and he played with toughness inside. Off a first look, he appears to be someone the mid majors should be all over.

Tyler Lamb, 6-3 SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. Lamb's shot wasn't dropping Thursday night, but he still managed to show off his considerable talent with a couple big-time drives to the hoop. He's one of the elite two-guards in the country for 2010.

Josiah Turner, 6-0 PG Sacramento (Calif.) High. The best point guard in the first session will also be the best point guard in the second session. Turner put on a show in the afternoon game, dropping dimes everywhere and seemingly knocking down every jumper he took. His feel for the game at such a young age is startling.

Matt Carlino, 6-1 SG Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland. Carlino made a number of shots Thursday night, but way too many of them were of the forced variety. He's got a very good stroke, but his ability to play within a team concept is lacking at this time.

"Honeycutt is similar to Josh Childress at the same age," said one scout sitting courtside. "Both play as posts on their high school team, they play "big" inside and have the skills to play on the perimeter at the next level."

Honeycutt was followed around by ASU assistant Scott Pera, Washington assistant Paul Fortier and UCLA assistant Scott Garson.


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