Sunday, April 16, 2017
(Part One) Report on 2017 Southern California Spring Tip Off
"The second annual Southern California Spring Tip Off was held Saturday and Sunday April 8-9 at Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove. 110 teams from the western United States participated. Scouts/media in attendance included Joel Francisco-All Stars Sports, Frank Burlison-Burlison On Basketball, Gerry Freitas- Hoop Review scouting service/Hoopreview.net, Aaron Burgin-Full Time Hoops, Ronnie Flores- Cal Hi Sports, Devin Ugland-Hoops By Ugland, Greg Rosenberg-AZProspects.net, Matt Moreno-GoAZCats. Here is a report on the event.
Top Prospects: (*indicates highest consideration)
5’8” PG Eric Alston of West Campus HS 2019 (Cal United 16U)
-Fast one-man who can get into the lane. Strong ball handler who sees the court. Needs to improve shooting consistency from perimeter. Division 1 potential.
6’3” PG J.R. Ballard of Lathrop HS 2018 (California United 17)
Physical and strong guard who uses his nice combination of strength and speed to get to the basket at-will. Has the ability to finish among the trees due to his understanding of how to use his body to his advantage and his body control. Really excels in transition situations where he can use an impressive burst of speed to blow by retreating defenders and get into the paint and create. Works hard on the defensive side of the ball as a smothering a tough perimeter defender.
6’7” F Dylan Belquist of of Los Gatos HS 2018 (Tyler Johnson Elite 17U)
Operates well in the painted area where he knows how to create space with his body in order to finish with authority above the rim or with either hand with touch off the glass. Physical defender and rebounder.
6’4” SF Joe Foley of Menlo HS 2018 (Tyler Johnson Elite 2017)
Sturdy slashing forward who is best when turning the corner and attacking in transition or off the dribble in the half court setting. Strong bounce game and crafty finisher in the painted area.
6’10” C Tolu Yussuf Jacobs of Capital Christian HS 2018 (Team Lillard 17U)
-Massive 5-man with strength/girth. High level rebounder. Needs to develop post moves/improve court awareness. Mid major minus with upside."
Second half of the Nor Cal prospect talents tomorrow.