Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ESPN's Joel Francisco on some norcal youngsters

Joel Francisco was in attendance at the recent Dinos Trigonis Fullcourt Press Camp for underclassmen and reported on a few northern California ballers:

Aaron Gordon
2013, PF, 6-6, 215 pounds

He was arguably the most dominant player in camp. Gordon has gotten stronger and he possesses intriguing perimeter skills for the next level. His bouncy nature allows him to make plays in traffic at the rim and his passing ability is impressive. In addition, he can stroke the mid-range jump shot at a consistent rate. Whether he ends up at the 3 or the 4 at the next level remains to be seen, but his overall talent is undeniable.


Noah Allen (Pacific Grove, Calif./Paloma)
2013, WF, 6-5, 180 pounds

Allen was a virtual unknown coming into this camp, but the smooth wing-type has a feathery looking, effortless jump shot out to 20 feet. He isn't a high-level athlete, but he understands angles and has a great soft touch from all areas of the court. Due to his shooting prowess and basketball IQ it will be interesting to see how he develops in the coming seasons.


Jabari Byrd
2013, SG, 6-5, 170 pounds

Byrd may have been the prospect with the most upside at this event. He has that prototypical scoring guard frame and the skills to go along with it. He is extremely explosive in transition and put together a highlight reel of awe-inspiring dunks. He has a legitimate jump shot out to 22 feet and his release is smooth. If he can tighten up his mid-range skills (particularly his handle) and fundamentals (getting on balance) he has the potential to be an upper-tier national level recruit.

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