More Possible UCLA Prospects

Greg Hicks evaluates some more of the prospects he saw in the last couple of days in Las Vegas, and the first day of the Best of Summer tourney in L.A., including juniors Jordin Mayes and Terrance Jones, and sophomore post Angelo Chol...

Anthony Marshall, 6-1 SG/PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave. A terrific competitor, Marshall did it all for his Las Vegas Prospects team. He plays much bigger than 6-1, with long arms and very good leaping ability. A two guard with the ability to play some point, Marshall is a very good defender. Shoots it better off the bounce than catch, but makes enough to keep defenses honest. The only reason to recruit him is if you want to win.

Michael Snaer, 6-4 SG Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde. Snaer had a terrific all-around game in a win on Friday. The crowd went nuts on a big dunk, but his best play of the day was a charge he took. He has all the tools to be a big-time shooting guard at the next level.

Jordin Mayes, 6-1 JR PG Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester. Bring up his name to college coaches and the response is invariably, "I love him." Which isn't surprising since Mayes is one of the few guys out there that actually plays the game the way it's meant to be played. Great feel and a high skill level. Knocked down the winning shot with three seconds to go Sunday night against a good Puerto Rico team.

Terrance Jones, 6-7 JR PF Portland (Ore.) Jefferson. Jones has settled for way too many bad jumpers in the past week and it was good to see him get in the paint yesterday. He's got the length and size to play in the post and he converted on several opportunities yesterday.

Tony Wroten, 6-4 SG Seattle (Wash.) Garfield. Wroten put on a show Friday night, as he drained deep jumpers and made plays all over the court. There is no question that Wroten has a ton of talent. The issue to date has been his approach to the game. But Friday night the talented sophomore generally made good decisions and played within a team concept. An excellent passer when he chooses to do so, Wroten has all the tools to be an elite prospect. His issues in the coming years will have nothing to do with talent and everything to do with decision-making, shot selection and playing to win (as opposed to showcasing his considerable talent). Friday night he gave us a glimpse at just how good a player he might become.

Angelo Chol, 6-8 SO C/PF San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Showed off his jump hook early in a game Sunday night and it no doubt caught the attention of the many coaches sitting around the court. A great-looking prospect, Chol is showing improvement every couple weeks that I see him. With continued development, he's going to be one of the elite players in the country for 2011.

There were rumors going around the gym that Michael Snaer had committed to Missouri, but he told me emphatically that it wasn't true. "Please clear that up -- I haven't committed anywhere," said Snaer.

Steven Bjornstad said he plans on taking unofficial visits to Santa Clara, Cal and Stanford on a Northern California tour in August. Utah State, Montana and Eastern Washington have offered, while Washington State, Washington and Boise State are all showing interest.

Josh Smith had coaches from USC, UCLA, Washington, Uconn and Kansas at his game on Friday.

Michael Snaer was being tracked by Cal, Missouri, Florida State and UNLV Friday afternoon.

Anthony Marshall drew coaches from Nevada, Gonzaga, UNLV, USC and Miami for his game Sunday night.


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