Back To School Camp Report
September 8, 2013By Leroy White of West Coast Hoops
This past Saturday Bruin Sports Reports Hosted its 1st Annual Back 2 School basketball Camp at Next Level Sports in Garden Grove, CA. Check out a scouting report from some of the standouts at the event.
Shooting Guard Blake McBride (JSerra HS) – McBride is a solid talent. Can knock down the outside shot. Nice size body at 6-foot-5. Needs to develop some type of back to the basket game also.
Point Guard Dennis Ashley (Sant Monica HS) – Attacked the rim all camp, plays very hard on both sides of the ball. Also looked extremely well in the player development part of the camp.
Guard Michael Blackwell (Bishop Montgomery HS) – very effective smaller guard. Great on ball defense with a knack for getting to the rim and finishing.
Forward Carlos Salvador (Downey HS) – High motor, right place right time. Good instincts and can finish around the basket. Good on ball defender.
Guard Jacob Bigler (Northridge HS, Utah) – Can shot the ball extremely well, also doesn’t mind using his jumper to create for teammates or driving to the basket. Could play at the D1 level in a system that loves a shooter that plays hard.
Isaac Girley (Culver City HS) - Loves to compete. Has no problem getting to the basket, and understands that he needs to get his teammates involved and has no problem doing it. Needs to improve his ball handling skills.
Guard Xavier Hines (Lakewood HS) – Explosive guard. Hindered by injured left hand but you can see the potential in him. Plays very hard on both ends of the ball, doesn’t seem to mind working hard.
Guard Eli Silverman Loyd (Culver City HS) – Can shot the ball really well, He also showed flashes of getting to the basket and finishing. Would love to see him play a little more point guard with his 6-foot-4 body and his high basketball IQ. Needs to work on getting quicker.
Wonder Smith (Windward) – Smith was one of the top prospects at the camp, gets to the basket with ease and runs the floor well. If he can make the move from Shooting Guard to PG he can be a mid major player that can help out a lot of colleges because of his size. Needs to improve his strength.
Guard Mitch Stutfin (California Academy of Math and Science) Has no problem doing the dirty work on the defensive side of the ball. He needs to continue to improve his jumper but has a nice skill set overall.
Guard Jeremiah Hamilton (Fairfax HS) – skilled and athletic guard. Schools should be looking at him. Good upside.
Guard Mark Parra (Downey HS) – Savy Guard that seems to always be around the basketball, also doesn’t mind getting in the paint an rebounding for a guard always a good sign. Needs to work on his ball handling skills and his speed on the ball.
Guard Alexander Miles (Crossroads HS) – Very tough on ball defender and has creative fakes to get his own shot.
Guard Phillip Smith (Price HS) – Nice body and plays hard on both sides of the floor. Doesn’t mind getting in there doing all the dirty work. Needs to improve his speed.
Guard Chris White (Lawndale HS) – Shot the ball well, and showed that he can play on the ball or off the ball well. More of a 2 guard but can play the Point guard spot if neede
Point Guard Terrell Gomez (Inglewood HS) – A true point guard and he plays way bigger then his 5-foot-8 height. Can get to the whole an finish but loves to find his teammates for easy baskets. A sleeper at the PG spot in the class of 2015.
Guard Trace Redfield - Attacking, scoring, great passing, great movement without the ball and good defender.
Guard Greg Walter Temescal High – high-energy player, With a very good IQ. Needs to work on his ball handling, could be a solid player come his senior season.
Guard Austin Cole (Loyola HS) – Nice shooting guard who can attack the basket and is in the right place at the right time.
Wing Kevin Johnson – keep an eye on this rangy freshman. He has great length, he is still growing and he has a great nose for the ball.
News and Notes from the event.
First we would like to thank all the campers that donated a backpack, we have collected about 50 backpacks and will be donating them to children in need.
Also we had great workouts from John Fischer of the Hoopmasters program. The players also got a great Skill Development session from NBA Trainer Tony Falce. Overall the talent level was solid.
Thanks to all the parents and people that made this a successful camp and we would look forward to continue to do great things in the basketball community.