Double Pump May Tournament: Part Two

Xavier Johnson, Spencer Dinwiddie and Rosco Allen were among the potential UCLA prospects at the Pump Tournament this past weekend in Carson...

Carson, Calif. We continue our coverage of the Double Pump May Tournament with part two of our report detailing the top prospects in attendance this past weekend…

Amir Garrett, 6-5 SF Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger. An athletic lefty, Garrett is most effective in transition and the open court. He's a good finisher and attacks the basket well. His jump shot is decent to the stripe, although shot selection can be spotty at times. A good competitor, Garrett will go inside for a tough rebound or loose ball. Like a lot of lefties, he doesn't use his right hand very much at all and he'll need to improve his off-hand. In addition to being a potential high major basketball prospect, Garrett is also a prospect in baseball as a pitcher.

Ryan Anderson, 6-8 PF Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Anderson has grown a couple inches in the last year and it has made quite a difference in his game. A face-up four man, Anderson's best attribute is as a perimeter shooter. However, now that he's a little bigger, Anderson is much more capable of grabbing a rebound in traffic. He's just an average athlete, but his size and stroke will garner him high major offers.

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-3 PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Dinwiddie had a very good tournament, showing more willingness to be aggressive offensively while still making good decisions with the ball. His best basketball is still ahead of him, as his game will go to a whole different level when he matures physically and gets stronger.

Damani Coley, 6-7 PF Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln. A very long and slender forward, Coley is a pretty good athlete. He's got to add weight and strength, but he's a potential sleeper in the class of 2011.

Mervyn Lindsay, Jr., 6-5 SF Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs. A baby-faced lefty, Lindsay has grown several inches in the last couple years. He's developed a nice stroke with three-point range and he's a solid athlete. He's got a nice feel for the game and consistently made good decisions in the games I watched. He should get plenty of interest at the mid major level.

Nick Kerr, 6-2 SG Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines. The son of Steve Kerr, Nick is, not surprisingly, a very good shooter. A rangy lefty, Kerr has a very good feel for the game and consistently makes solid decisions. He's an average athlete, but his stroke and feel make him an interesting prospect.

Xavier Johnson, 6-6 SF Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral. Johnson had a very good showing this weekend as he showed off his versatile game. Unlike a lot of young small forwards that want to play strictly on the perimeter, Johnson understands that he has to play inside as well. He's an above-average rebounder and shot-blocker for a small forward. Johnson has three-point range and he's developed a very solid mid-range game. A lefty, he does need to work on his right hand and finishing with his off hand around the basket. With continued development, Johnson should be one of the elite prospects in the country for 2012.

Rosco Allen, 6-7 SF Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Allen is very skilled for a young wing and he plays with a great demeanor. He's got a very good stroke with three-point range, although he does need to quicken it up a bit (drops his hands quite a bit off the catch). But his ball-handling and passing are very good for a young kid his size. Allen is still maturing physically, though, and he won't truly take off as a player until he adds some weight and strength. In any event, he's on of the elite West Coast prospects in the class of 2012.

Anthony January, 6-6 SF Compton (Calif.) High. January certainly looks the part of a high major prospect, with a great basketball body and explosive athleticism. He's got decent balls skills as well and he'll knock down a three once in awhile. January's issue as a prospect, though, is his approach to the game. He needs to play with far better focus and consistent intensity, along with improving his feel for the game, if he's too reach his potential as a prospect. He does have a considerable physical upside, though, and the potential to be an eventual high major prospect.

Kahlil Johnson, 6-7 PF Los Angeles (Calif.) Palisades. The younger brother of Omari Johnson, Kahlil is a very good perimeter shooter with a good frame. He's not a high level athlete, though, and he should be a better rebounder at his size. He needs to work on other aspects of his game, but his size and stroke make him an intriguing prospect.

Taj Adams, 6-6 SF/PF Los Angeles (Calif.) West Adams. I didn't get a long look at Adams, but he's a long and slender forward with fairly good ball skills. Whether he ends up at the three or four remains to be seen, but he's an interesting prospect.

Cheikh Ndiaye, 6-11 C San Diego (Calif.) Army Navy. Despite looking older than any high school "freshman" I've ever seen – and I'm including Charlie Rodriguez in that statement -- Ndiaye is an interesting prospect. He's got a terrific basketball body, with extremely long arms and a good frame. He moves very well for his size and he's active. His offensive game is still coming, but he already impacts the game as a defender and rebounder.

Nigel Williams-Goss, 6-2 PG Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep. Williams-Goss has good size for a PG and he's a decent athlete. He's a fairly good ball-handler, but his decision-making needs work. He's a fair shooter to the stripe. He's received a disproportionate amount of early hype relative to his ability – none of which is his fault – but he does have some ability and it will be interesting to see how he develops in the next few years.


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