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Posted On: 08/28/18 4:16 PM
Santa Ana, Ca. — The West Coast Elite End of Summer Camp at Mater Dei high school featured more than 120 prospects from the classes of 2019-2022.
Here is the first set of class of 2020 standouts from Sunday’s high school portion of the event.
Lamont Butler, Riverside Poly
Butler is the quintessential point guard, but it was good to see him more aggressive, for himself, on the offensive end of the floor. The 6-foot-1 junior does a nice job of keeping defenders on their heels in transition as he changes direction multiple times down the floor, then explodes past with a quick blow-by step and finishes over length around the rim.
Aidan Prukop, Mater Dei
Prukop is in the middle of a positional adjustment as he goes from a wing, who played off the ball the majority of his court time, to a player who will have increased ball handling duties for his high school team. The 6-foot-4 guard had his improved and more confident handles on display, creating his own shot off the bounce, while finding teammates with his usual high IQ decision-making.
Ryan Evans, Mater Dei
Evans did what he does best Sunday and that’s drain 3-pointers. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard had plenty of strong shooting efforts in front of his coach, Gary McKnight, who was sitting court-side watching all of his players in the camp. Evans also showed more confidence when breaking down defenders on the perimeter in isolation.
Chibuzo Agbo, St. Augustine
Agbo was one of the most physically imposing players in the event. The 6-foot-6, 215 (or so) pounder used that strength to finish off paint touches with efficiency and had a couple of intriguing 3-point shots and drives to the basket in the half-court setting, addressing two of the areas where he needs the most improvement.
Judah Brown, Pacifica Christian
There were few better athletes in the building than Brown. The 6-foot-7 wing is long – both in arms and legs – and as quick and explosive off the floor as they come. Brown had his improved ball handling and isolation break down abilities on display, both of which add to a skill set that will be difficult to stop in Pacifica Christian’s CIF Southern Section division.
Jailen Nelson, Carlsbad
The 5-foot-10 point guard was extremely active and productive on both ends of the floor. Nelson has a good basketball IQ, played with good pace in a camp setting and scored from the 3-point and close-range levels with consistency. Nelson has a solid first step and his low center of gravity allows him to stay balanced through contact.