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Report on 2015 Southern California Spring Showcase

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Report on 2015 Southern California Spring Showcase

The fifth annual Southern California Hoop Review was held Saturday May 9th at Marina High School,

Huntington Beach, CA. 33 teams from Southern California participated. Here is a report on the event.

Top Prospects: (* indicates highest consideration for this category)

6’2” WF Mike Alvarez of Oak Park HS 2015 (Team Independent)

- Decent athlete with deceptive quickness. Good shooter from 3pt line and has a good basketball IQ. Can

defend multiple positions. Pulls up well in the half court, competes.

*6’3” G Wayne Arnold of Dominguez HS 2018 (SCA 2018)

-Slender and long, good athlete who runs well and has a scorer’s mentality. Finishes real well in

transition, shoots the ball with range from “3”. Decent ball handler who has ability to get to basket with

a nice first step. Bright prospect!

6’4” G Aram Arslanian of Viewpoint HS 2016 (ARC Wildcats)

-Long, decent athlete, decent handle, ok passer and above average shooter who uses length well. Skilled

player who can play the 1,2 or 3 and is a capable defender at all positions. Plays with an attack mentality

and makes things happen.

*6’7” F Evan Battey of LACES HS 2017 (Fastbreak Sports Black 17U)

-Big body, wide shoulders and decent athlete, who takes up space and is powerful. Good hands and feet

and rebounds it solidly. Ok handle and has ability to put ball on floor, can score inside and out and can

step out to “3” and shoot the ball and is a good passer.

6'4" W Aaron Byrne of Home School 2015 (NOC Stars)

-Wing man with nice all around skills. Can handle and pass it, finishes ok in transition, can pull in the half

court, posts up a little, solid rebounder, does compete.

6’7” SF Jermaine Camacho-Small of Hamilton HS 2016 (Ohana Pride)

-Long-decent athlete who can run the floor and rebounds at rim level. Capable ball handler and is a

decent mid-range shooter who likes to face-up in the post. Is thin and needs some bulk/strength.

6’4” F Jacob Cayo of Long Beach Cabrillo HS 2017 (Long Beach Eagles 16U)

- Long athlete who plays physical and runs the floor with passion. Scores around the basket and in

transition. Capable ball handler and decent (set) shooter from 3. Goes hard to the glass and rebounds.

5’6” PG Cacoa Chatman of Long Beach Jordan HS 2018 (Long Beach Gold 15U Fred)

-Decent athlete with average quickness who has a nice feel for game and competes. Has a decent handle

and uses the dribble effectively and can turn corner and get to front of the rim and score with both hands.

Has floor vision and is an effective passer. Ok shooter from mid-range and is a solid defender.

6'1" SG Cedric Dashiell II of Buena park HS 2017 (The Basketball Factory)

Fairly athletic, strong, aggressive. Capable ball handler and passer, decent scorer, solid rebounder from

6’8” PF John Duff of Venice HS 2017 (Superior Athletes 16U Black)

- Long and athletic, runs the floor and has a nice motor. Scores on the block effectively (can dribble

operate and has a turnaround shot) and finishes. Good ability to block shots and rebounds well.

6’5” SF Darious Dunson of Lompoc HS 2016 (Santa Barbara All-Stars 17U)

-Decent athlete who can shoot ball from “3”. Can handle some, finishes in transition, pulls up ok half

court, has ability to dribble operate on block. Decent rebounder.

6’1” CG Rudy Eugeni of University HS 2017 (Magic West Gold 17U)

-Good athlete with length and size with decent burst. Attack guard, capable handler who can get to basket

on the drive (deceptive first step). A draw and dish solid passer with decent vision. Scores in transition

effectively and needs to develop into a more effective mid-range shooter.

6’0” PG/SG Sean Fernandez of North Hollywood HS 2016 (Ghost Warrior Club)

-Average athlete with decent quickness who is crafty and has a good basketball IQ. Handles it fairly well

and is able to create his own shot off the dribble and attack the basket and score. Nice mid-range game.

6'4 SF Jaishon Forte of Long Beach Jordan HS 2018 (Long Beach Gold 15u Fred)

-Athletic-runs well, capable ball handler, attacks in transition and finishes well, solid driver.

6'0" SG/PG Cobi Foster of Calvary Chapel HS 2015 (JW Basketball 17u)

Active combo guard, fair athlete who has some burst, handles and passes it well. Capable in transition-can

finish,, pulls up in the half court, makes things happen, needs to develop physically.

*6’0” PG Spencer Freedman of Santa Monica HS 2018 (SCA 17U Elite-Red)

Lefty, deceptive athlete, who has a nice handle and is an excellent passer. Pushes the break and sees the

court, pulls up well in transition. Can effectively run a team. Has ability to shoot the ball from “3”and

beyond (very nice-looking stroke). Good court awareness and vision to see 1-2 plays ahead develop.

Good mid-range game, has a nice hesitation move.

5’8” PG Jessie Galloway of Long Beach Poly HS 2018 (Fastbreak Sports 15U)

- Quick and agile, has a nice motor, creates his own shot off dribble and understands angles to get to the

rim and score. Has a decent handle with good change of pace dribble and is a solid passer. He is a

capable shooter and it will improve with strength. Good basketball IQ. Needs to develop physically.

6’4” WF Devin Garcia of Dominguez HS 2018 (SCA 2018)

-Long and wiry, okay athlete who plays tough and physical. Capable ball-handler, okay passer and has a

decent shooting stroke out to 3pt line. Can defend multiple positions.

6’9” C Conner Goen of Los Alamitos HS 2016 (So Cal Soldiers)

-Big body, fairly wide who is an average athlete, plays with physicality. Okay hands and decent feet,

capable passer. Scores around the basket and is a decent rebounder in his area.

*6’3” G Mahleek Gordon of Morningside HS 2016 (SCA 17U Elite-Red)

-Long, good athlete, with a nice motor and has a good handle. Can get to the basket (nice first step)and

finish over people. Has a scorer’s mentality and has a nice mid-range game. Good passer and decision

maker with ball. Defends with passion. Can he shoot?

6’0” PG Garin Green of Santa Margarita HS 2017 (Team Bulldogs)

- Strong, tough plays with chip on shoulder and is a good leader. Decent ball-handler with good floor

vision. Inconsistent perimeter shooter, has an ok floater.

6’7” PF Johathan Guzman of Paramount HS 2016 (SCA 17U Elite-Red)

-Strong, good athlete who runs the floor well and plays with a presence on the defensive end of the floor.

Quick off the floor and has good reaction and awareness and pursues rebounds. Scores around the basket

(has a nice jump hook) and on the offensive glass.

5’7” PG Rod Henley of Bishop Montgomery HS 2017 (Superior Athletes 16U Black)

- Quick, active and attacking player. Solid ball-handler who penetrates to pass and makes plays for others.

Effective at running a team.

6’4” WF Quenton Jackson of Mira Costa HS 2016 (Fastbreak Sports Blue 17U)

-Long and explosive athlete, speed to burn, makes plays above the rim. Decent handler who can create his

own shot on perimeter and get to the basket. Finishes well in transition. Goes to glass hard and rebounds

6’1” CG Jon Johnson of Valley Christian HS 2017 (The Basketball Factory)

-Ok athlete with a strong frame who has some quickness and plays physical and tough with a decent

motor. Good with the ball in his hands and has and he does a nice job of creating his own shot off the

dribble and attacking gaps. Good on ball defender and a capable rebounder.

5’10” PG Zamir Kelly of Ocean View HS 2016 (Orange County Magic Blue)

-Good frame with decent quickness- attack type guard who is effective at getting gaps and gets to basket

to make plays and score. Has good body control and can finish in traffic and is a good passer, shoots it ok

with 3 range. Defends on the ball well and has nice motor.

6’0” CG Tylan Lassiter of Orange Lutheran HS 2017 (Team Independent)

- Long and slender, fairly athletic with decent quickness. Solid ball-handler and a capable passer who is

good at getting to the basket and scoring. Decent on ball defender.

*6’7” F Joshua Lavergne of Loyola HS 2016 (Fastbreak Sports Black 17U)

-Lefty- long- good athlete, who can make plays above the rim. He runs the floor well and has a decent

handle and is a good catch and shoot player from “3”. Rebounds above the rim.

6'6" SF/PF Reagen Lundeen of Mater Dei HS 2018 (SCA 17u Elite Red)

-Runs the floor hard and has good all-around skills. Can handle and pass it, pulls up in transition, shoots it

fairly well mid range, has a nice one-bounce drive, decent rebounder, does compete. Belongs on the 2018

6'3" PF/SF Kylan Mann of St. Bernard's HS 2017 (JW Basketball 17u)

Fairly athletic combo forward, decent ball handler, can pass. Fairly good short-range driver, shoots it ok

5’11” PG Braden Meyers of Marina HS 2016 (Marina Vikings)

-Decent athlete with average quickness competes on both ends of floor. Decent handler and has ability to

see the floor and distribute the ball effectively and can run a team. Mid-range scorer and can get to the

basket and finish. Needs to become a more consistent perimeter shooter. Solid D3 Prospect

*6’7” F Dezmon Murphy of La Mirada HS 2015 (ARC Wildcats)

-Long, active-good athlete and has the ability to change and block shots above the rim. Runs the floor

well, rebounds out of his area with nice length and range, good offensive rebounder. Has the ability to

step out and shoot the ball from 3pt line. Solid post up player who is quick to the basket. Sleeper available

6'1" SG Germain Nutt of Clovis West HS 2018 (Fresno Heat 15u)

-Athletic-runs well, ok ball handler, can finish in transition, capable rebounder.

6'4" W Kaleb Phillips of Canyon HS 2015 (ARC Wildcats)

-Athletic wing who has some burst. Handles and shoots it ok (3 range), pulls up fairly well in the half

court, can rebound the ball.

5'11 SG Kai Robancho-Smith of Long Beach Polytechnic HS 2017 (Long Beach Eagles 16u)

-Athletic-runs real well, handles and passes it well, solid in transition-finishes well and makes a lot of

plays, decent rebounder.

5’9” PG/SG Justin Rene of Hughes Middle School 2019 (Fastbreak Sports 15U)

-Fairly good athlete with decent quickness/burst, good handler who gets to the rim and finishes. Has

decent floor vision and makes good decisions with the ball and is an ok passer. Has a scorer’s mentality,

but needs to improve on perimeter shooting.

6'5" PF Brandon Rice of Diamond Bar HS 2015 (NOC Stars)

-Strong, decent ball handler, has a decent one-bounce drive, dribble operates on the block and can finish.

5'10" SG/PG Shawn Roberts of Rio Vista MS 2019 (Fresno Heat 15u)

Fairly athletic, handles it ok, passes it well. Pulls up half court, good driver with a solid hesitation move.

6’6” F Aaron Rodgers of San Bernardino HS 2016 (Magic West Gold 17U)

-Long-fairly good athlete who uses body effectively on defensive end to change shots. Pretty good

basketball IQ, runs the floor well. Ok hands and has decent footwork in post and rebounds in his area.

Limited offensively, needs size and strength.

6’0” CG Jeremiah Sadler of Long Beach Poly HS 2017 (Long Beach Gold 2017 Art)

-Long and athletic with a nice motor and decent quickness. Tough kid who plays with moxie and has a

solid handle and can get to basket and score, can also create for others. Plays well without ball and has

ability to shoot the ball with range, effective making plays in transition.

5’8” PG Journey Shank of Crescenta Valley HS 2017 (Pressure Basketball 17U)

-Real athletic combo guard with quickness and nice burst. Has a nice handle, has ability to create his own

shot. Good mid-range game and is a capable 3 pt shooter and solid driver. Defends consistently.

5’10” PG Gage Shelmidine of San Clemente HS 2016 (Orange County Magic White)

-Good frame with decent quickness and is tough and crafty. Strong ball handler and is a good leader on

the floor and can get to basket and score and has nice mid-range game. Decent on ball defender. Gets a

5’8” CG Kameron Small of Mayfair HS 2018 (Superior Athletes 15U Black)

- Quick and athletic, nice motor. Confident handler and is good with the ball in his hands, gets to basket

and scores. Good on ball defender.

5’10” PG Zachary Smalley of Maranatha HS 2016 (Pressure Basketball 17U)

-Decent athlete who is strong and has good quickness and competes on both ends of the floor. He is a

floor general who has a nice mid-range game and passes the ball effectively under control. Can get to

basket and score or create for others. Good on ball defender with good burst.

6’4” SF Dion Strouds of Central HS 2018 (Fresno Heat 15U)

- Long athlete who runs well and has a nice motor. Has an ok handle and has ability to put ball on floor

and get to the rim. (Has a nice floater drive.) Scores around the basket and in transition. Needs to become

a more consistent perimeter shooter.

6’10” C Jordan Taylor of Saddleback Valley Christian HS 2018 (SCA 17U SC McClain)

-Long, slender frame with average foot speed. Plays with a chip on shoulder. Okay rebounder, decent

hands and is a capable finisher around the basket. Worth following.

*6’4” SF Sudan Thoms of Long Beach Jordan HS 2018 (Long Beach Gold 15U Fred)

-Good athlete with length and size, plays both ends of the court and competes. Dynamic scorer who can

put ball in the basket and play inside and out. Solid ball handler and can attack and get to the rim on

thedribble. Decent shooting stroke, goes hard to the offensive glass.

5’10 CG Joe’l Towers of Helen Bernstein HS 2016 (Fastbreak Sports Black 17U)

-Decent athlete with good quickness and nice frame plays with grit and competes on both ends of the

floor. Decent handle and has good burst with ball, can get to front rim and finish. Needs to improve on

his passing ability and feeding ball to post and has solid mid-range game. Good on ball defender.

6’9” CF Dillon Waikle of San Clemente HS 2016 (So Cal Soldiers)

- Long, thin decent athlete. Runs the floor well, decent ball handler, shoots ball with range from “3”, can

dribble operate on the block. Intriguing Prospect

5’8” PG Charley Walder of Brentwood HS 2018 (SCA 2018)

-Solid, heady, a real leader who is a fairly good ball-handler and has good vision. A capable floor general

who distributes ball effectively. Make’s players around him better.

*6’2” CG Sequan Walker of Long Beach Cabrillo HS 2015 (ARC Wildcats)

-Fairly good athlete with a good frame and decent quickness. Has a good handler and passer, has the

ability to shoot the ball from deep. Can get to the basket and score and is a decent defender. Does impact

5’9” CG Jaren Williams of Diamond Bar HS 2018 (SCA 2018)

-Strong, physical and has good frame. Solid ball-handler, with nice burst and understands angles and gets

to front of the rim and has good body control. Good on ball defender.

6’5” CF K’Lon Williams of View Park HS 2016 (Fastbreak Sports Blue 17U)

- Long, real athletic runs the floor well and plays with a chip on his shoulder, makes plays above the rim,

ok handle and scores inside and out. Goes hard to the glass and rebounds above the rim. Can defend

5’10” PG Brenton Woods of Dominguez HS 2018 (SCA 2018)

-Fairly quick, good frame and is a decent athlete. Has a nose for the ball and is always around the ball.

Good ball-handler who is effective with dribble and has good vision and plays under control. Good

passer who is a pass-first point guard. Very nice making plays in transition. Capable shooter who makes

open shots. Good on ball defender.

6’4” F Matthew Wooten of Lakewood HS 2017 (Fastbreak Sports 16U)

-Good athlete with a nice frame, who has wide shoulders and plays physical. He has a decent motor,

scores inside and out and rebounds in traffic. Capable perimeter shooter with 3 range.

Names To Note: (* indicates highest consideration for this category)

*6'7" PF/C Spider Adetunji of Capo Valley Christian HS 2016 (Orange County Magic Blue)

5'10" PG/SG Abdul Bah of Westchester HS 2017 (Fastbreak Sports 17u)

6'4 SG/SF Brad Belshe of Cypress HS 2016 (So Cal Soldiers)

6'3" CF Jordan Bray of Pasadena HS 2016 (Pressure Basketball 16u)

*6'4" PF Adrian Byrd-Jelinek of Birmingham HS 2016 (Pressure Basketball 17u)

6'1" SG/PG Bryson Betti of Oceanview HS 2018 (HB Hawks)

6'4" PF Melvin Ely of Edison HS 2018 (Fresno Heat 15u)

6'1 PG Rudy Eugeni of University HS 2017 (Magic West Gold 17u)

6'3" SG/PG Mikey Farmer of Chatsworth HS 2015 (Ghost Warrior B'Ball Dojo)

6'0" PG/SG Sean Fernandez of North Hollwood HS 2016 (Ghost Warrior B'Ball Dojo)

5'10" SG/PG Go Hardy of Long Beach Polytechnic HS 2017 (Long Beach Eagles 16u)

6'2" SG Ryan Haywood of Mater Dei HS 2016 (Orange County Magic Blue)

*6'0" PG/SG Jordan Heard of Jordan HS 2017 ((Long Beach Gold 2017 Art)

5'9" PG Alexis Herrera of Bishop Diego HS 2015 (SB All Stars)

*6'2 PG/SG Rom Izkovich of Adelson School 2015 (Team Independent)

6'0" SG/PG Ryan Johnson of J Serra HS 2016 (SCA 17u SC McClain)

5'9" PG Kameron Khabeer of Morningside HS 2017 (Superior Athlete 16u Black)

*6'4 G Jimmy Lucas of Marina HS 2016 (Marina Vikings)

6'0" CG Medki Medley of Birmingham Community Charter 2017 (Superior Athletes 16u Black)

5'10" PG/SG Jason Noble of Los Alamitos HS 2016 (Team Bulldogs)

6'5" PF Amason Nwoye of Capo Valley Christian HS 2016 (Orange County Magic Blue)

6'1" SG Joseph Octave of First Lutheran MS 2019 (Superior Athletes 15u Black)

*5'10" PC Kyce Parker of Beverly Hills HS 2015 (ARC Wildcats)

*5'10" SF Brennon Palmer of Valencia HS 2015 (Team Bulldogs)

5'7" PG Lucas Parks of Aliso Niguel HS 2018 (JW Basketball 17u)

6'2" SG Josh Norwood of Orange Lutheran HS 2016 (The Basketball Factory)

*6'0" PG/SG Nolan Willett of J Serra HS 2016 (Fastbreak Sports Blue 17u)

6'2" SG/PG Gianni Ortiz of Kearny HS 2016 (Orange County Magic Blue)

*5'11" PG David Rowlands of Moorpark HS 2016 (Magic West Gold 17u)

*6'4" SG/SF Luis Salgado of Foothill Christian HS 2016 (Orange County Magic White)

*5'10" PG Marcus Swain of Cypress HS 2017 (SCA 17u SC McCain)

6'2" PF Nolan Trickey of Cleveland HS 2017 (Pressure Basketball 16u)

6'0" PG Weijie Zhang of Army-Navy Academy (Team Independent)

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