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Posted On: 08/29/18 1:35 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 second set of class of 2020 standouts from Sunday’s high school portion of the event.
Nakial Cross, St. Augustine
Cross remains one of the more intriguing development cases in the SoCal area. There are times when his skill set and energy match his natural athleticism and measurement gifts, and then there are moments when he takes a back seat to others on the floor. The 6-foot-6 wing was on his game Sunday, showing activity on both sides of the ball, especially on the boards, where his offensive rebounding resulted in numerous dunk and put-backs off the glass.
Luis Riascos, San Gabriel Academy
Riascos is a prospect who impacts every aspect of the game. He can serve as a primary ball handler with his ability to distribute and control offense, but can also serve as a slasher off the ball because he’s so elusive and balanced on attack. Riascos is a high motor guy who can defend positions 1-3 and rebounds well for his size.
Stephen Davis, Santa Barbara
Davis came to the camp as an under-the-radar type of player, but certainly closed out the day noted by the media in attendance. Davis is a crafty left-handed scoring point guard who uses changes of speed and direction to get into the paint and to the rim where he finishes around length with consistency. The 5-foot-11 junior stepped into a handful of transition 3-pointers, as well.
Amir Kirkwood, Mayfair
Kirkwood was efficient at getting to his scoring spots in isolation situations. The 6-foot off-guard is capable of getting hot from 3-point range, but can also hit the one and two-dribble pull-up jumpers with consistency.
Luke Haupt, St. Augustine
The biggest question about Haupt is what position he’ll play, and the answer is a little bit of every spot on the floor. The 6-foot-5, high IQ junior can serve as a point forward with his rebound, push and passing ability, but he can also pick defenses apart from the high or low post with his ability to find cutters and score from those levels.
Adam Sevier, Poway
Sevier stood out with his grit and toughness on both ends of the floor. The 5-foot-9 junior is quick on the ball, uses that burst to get into the paint and has the strength to stay on balance through contact. Sevier prefers to pull-up from 10-15 feet with either a floater or a balanced jumper.