Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Four Nor Cal prospects highlighted by Joel Francisco

ESPN's Joel Francisco highlights the best of who he saw at Double Pump and Three Stripes and here are his northern California listings:
Breakout players

Dakari Allen (Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon)
2013, SF, 6-5, 175 pounds

Allen continues to demonstrate why he is considered one of the elite prospects out west for his class. The lengthy wing type is an excellent defender and his offense is beginning to blossom. He did an admirable job on York, as Allen's length altered many of York's attempts. Offensively, Allen's triple-threat game and first step to the basket have evolved tremendously since the spring.

Mike Bryson (Sacramento, Calif./Foothill)
2012, SG/SF, 6-5, 180 pounds

Bryson is somewhat of a diamond in the rough at this stage. He has ideal size for the 3 at the next level and he has one of the smoothest strokes. Whether it's launching a 3 in transition or knocking down a midrange shot coming off of a screen, he is pretty potent. In addition, he has become more than just a shooter, as his defensive presence has picked up since the spring and he's playing with much more of an edge to him than ever before.
David Andoh, a 6-6 SF/PF out of St. Mary's High School in Berkeley, Calif., put together a solid effort at the Fullcourt Press Cream of the Crop. He has a potent midrange jump shot and a very quick first step. He has a tendency to force the issue, but he always plays hard at both ends. Colorado, Arizona State, UTEP, Drake and Detroit have shown the most interest. 
D'Erryl Williams, a 6-3 junior out of Sheldon High School in Sacramento, is starting to look more comfortable running his team than he did in the spring. The chiseled lefty has very long arms and has a strong burst at the rim. In addition, he is one of the better on-ball defenders we've seen this spring and summer

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