Harrison Barnes, SF, Howard Pulley – The nation's top 2010 prospect was on his game during the morning session against the Houston Hoops. When Barnes wanted to score, he did, whether it was strong drives to the hoop or pull-up jumpers from 22-feet. Barnes finished with 36 points and 10 boards.
Anthony Brown, 6-5 SG Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View. A smooth and talented wing, Brown is still maturing physically. Very nice stroke to the stripe and an excellent feel for the game. When he gets stronger, he's going to be a very good player at the next level.
Phil Pressey, PG, Team Texas: Last year, Texan Tommy Mason-Griffin rocked the Peach Jam. This year, it's Pressey's turn. After a spring and early summer that were not reflective of his talents, Pressey has been superb at the Peach. He's sharpened his competitive edge. Pressey's jumper has been crisp. He'll push the envelope with decisions at times, but overall he's been very good.
Cameron Clark, SF, Team Texas – After seeing Clark at three different events in the past month, we're starting to get a pretty good feel for his game. As the summer has progressed his confidence has grown and he's become a more consistent scorer. Offensively his game starts from mid-range, where he loves pulling up off two dribbles for a jumper. From long range he's a pretty good off the catch shooter, despite a slightly slow release. He'll need to get stronger to finish better at the rim, but that is something that will come with time.
Ben Vozzola, 6-4 SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial. Vozzola has been playing really well for the past week and he was excellent on Sunday. He can shoot it deep and he's a very good passer.
Other 2010 Prospects of Note:
LaBradford Franklin, 6-1 PG Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak. Franklin has been creating a lot of buzz among college coaches the past couple weeks. Decisions can be shaky at times, but he shoots it to the stripe and he's a pretty good athlete.
Jordan Richardson, 5-11 PG Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's. Very quick and explosive point guard. This was my first look at Richardson. He looked a little wild, but he has talent and I'm anxious to see him play later this month.
Chris McNealy, 6-3 SG Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley. McNealy has a very good basketball body and the athleticism to go with it. Shot is fair to 17 feet or so, but he's got some real good physical tools and seems to have a pretty good feel. A potential sleeper in 2010.
Josh Ritchart, 6-7 PF Auburn (Calif.) Forest Lake Christian. This was my first look at Ritchart and he was impressive. Pretty good body, deceptive athlete, skilled and a good feel. Worth a look at the high major level.
Angelo Chol, 6-7 C San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Chol was dominating on Sunday, showing off an advanced low-post game and making plays at both ends of the court. He has a better feel in the post than some guys in college right now.
Nick Johnson, PG, Oakland Soliders – Pressure doesn't seem to bother Johnson. The 6-foot-2 smooth guard had the NY Gauchos defenders breathing down his back, but he didn't waiver. Johnson has a good stroke to the three-point line and great touch around the basket. He's a guy that has established himself as one of the premier lead guards in the 2011 class.
Josiah Turner, 6-2 PG Sacramento (Calif.) High. A true point with great vision and passing ability, Turner is now starting to make jump shots with regularity. The top point in the west for 2011. It's still undetermined whether he's still verbally committed to ASU.
Norvel Pelle, 6-8 PF Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. Had about a dozen blocks and several nice plays in the paint scoring over size. A year from now, people will be saying, "wow, he really got better." No, he was always a great prospect and stat scouts missed on him because they don't understand it's about tools, not stats.
Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-2 PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. He had a turnover last night – I think it was the first one in a week. Nearly flawless decision-maker.
Kevin Bailey, 6-4 SF Clovis (Calif.) Clovis East. Athletic pogo-stick who is a potential big-time defender. Jump shot needs work, but there's a big upside here.
Julian Caldwell, 6-1 PG/SG Ontario (Calif.) Colony. Sleeper with a very good frame/body and a nice stroke to the stripe. An intriguing prospect.
Kyle Wiltjer, PF, Oakland Soldiers – After his performance at the Hoop Jamboree, we knew exactly what Wiltjer could do. So it wasn't surprising to see him light up the NY Gauchos for a bunch of deep buckets. Coaches were salivating over his skill set and ability to stroke it. Perhaps the most impressive play of the day was when he came off a staggered screen and buried a 23-footer during an Oakland Soldiers run. We'd like to see him be a little more aggressive inside, but this big is as skilled as any 6-foot-9 junior in the country.
Amir Williams, C, The Family – A number of Midwest college coaches dropped by Williams' game during the Sweet 16 portion of the Peach Jam on Monday. At 6-foot-9, 215-pounds Williams is a solid athlete that gets up and down the floor well and is effective on the defensive end blocking shots. Offensively he's still developing, but has good hands and a right jump hook inside.
Rakeem Christmas, C, Team Final – Every time out we wonder if we have him underrated as the No. 5 player in the 2011 class. His size, athleticism, wingspan and timing all factor into him being the nation's top shot blocker. Against I-5 Elite he got a few blocks, rebounded the ball well and scored in and around the paint. Because his defensive game is so good, he doesn't get a lot of credit for his offense, which is actually pretty good. He went for 13 points and six boards in the blow out win.
Dame Ndiaye, 6-4 SF San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. Very strong and physical wing who plays with energy and toughness. He is physically mature, so not sure about the upside, but stroke isn't bad and he gets after it.
Kyle Caudill, 6-10 C Brea (Calif.) High. The body of the ASU commit continues to improve, as he looks trimmer each time I see him. His left hand is deadly around the basket and he can face-up to about 15-17 feet now.
Rosco Allen, 6-6 SF Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Allen is in the same grade as teammate Shabazz Muhammad, which means Bishop Gorman is going to be really good for the next three years. Allen is highly skilled and he's a good athlete. It's possible he grows in the next few years and turns into a four, but he figures to be very good regardless of position. Another really good 2012 West Coast prospect.
Jordan Tebbutt, 6-5 SF Tualatin (Ore.) Horizon Christian. Tebbutt was draining threes in the Best of the Best all-star game. He's already very strong physically and he can play inside as well as on the perimeter. Some question on whether he grows into a four, but he's skilled and plays with very good energy. Position down the road remains to be determined, but he's talented.
Maceo Bell, 6-3 SF/SG Oakland (Calif.) Skyline. A big-time athlete with a great basketball body. Played with very good energy and showed decent ball skills. Not sure about the shot, but the body/upside make that a minor concern with three years to go.
Josh Smith told Scout.com that he wanted to end his recruitment soon, but he still listed a number of schools, including the whole PAC-10. He also mentioned Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State and LSU.
Alex Kirk said his recruitment is still wide open. Among his offers are USC, Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico, Maryland, Cal and OSU. UCLA, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt have also shown attention. Cameron Clark said Kentucky, Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are coming at him the hardest. He said he's hoping to visit Arizona following July.
Angelo Chol had coaches from Arizona State and Georgetown at his game.
Among the schools checking out Clark, of Sherman (Tex.) High, were Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arizona and Kentucky. The first three had head coaches peaking at the court.
Howland and Lorenzo Romar were there for Josh Smith.