Prospects at West Coast Events

6-8 junior Norvel Pelle, junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, and 6-10 sophomore Robert Upshaw were among the top prospects yesterday at the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 and the all-star games of the West Coast All-Star Camp #1...

Carson and Long Beach, Calif. The final day of the West Coast All-Star Camp first session concluded with a series of all-star games and the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 is underway in Long Beach…

Tre Johnson, 6-6 PF Reno (Nev.) Hug. A very active and athletic four man, Johnson was all over the court last night. Not real skilled yet, but makes plays as a defender and rebounder.

Tim Douglas, 5-9 PG Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair. He's not real big, but Douglas is highly skilled and he's a true point guard. Can get his own shot and creates for his teammates as well.

Shelton Boykin, 6-4 SF Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Big-time athlete with a great motor. Can guard anyone and also an underrated passer. Not a shooter, but shot isn't broken and he's getting better. Academics may be an issue, but one of the more intriguing three men in the west.

Norvel Pelle, 6-8 PF Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. Slender young power forward inexplicably didn't get much time at Dominguez this past season, but he has the tools to be a big-time player. Pelle is extremely quick for size and a quick leaper. Needs to add weight and strength, but he's going to be very good down the road.

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-2 PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Easily the best point guard at the West Coast All-Star Camp, and one of the two best prospects overall, Dinwiddie is coming fast as a prospect. He has an outstanding feel for the game, with terrific vision and passing ability. He's just starting to fill out physically and his game will go to a whole different level when he adds weight/strength.

Eric Norman, 6-6 PF San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker. Young-looking lefty with nice stroke to stripe and good feel. Looks a little bigger than the last time we saw him and may still be growing.

Robert Upshaw, 6-10 SO C Fresno (Calif.) Edison. The top prospect at the West Coast All-Star Camp, Upshaw has the kind of tools that get you excited as a scout. Great frame, long arms, huge feet, moves well for a young big kid…he will be highly recruited by the top programs in the country over the next couple years.

Eric Norman says he's been hearing from USC, Stanford and Cal.

Alex Tiffin has offers from Hawaii, Drake, UC Davis and San Jose State, along with interest from St. Mary's, Penn and Portland.

Tre Johnson says Santa Clara, Detroit, UNLV, Nevada and Penn State have been in contact with him.

"There's a fine line between exposure and exposed," said a West Coast scout.

"There's also a fine line between staff and staph infection," said another West Coast scout nodding towards the bench of a particularly poorly coached club team.

Norvel Pelle had coaches from Washington, USC and UCLA watching his game last night.


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