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.
"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.