Our final report on the Pump and All-West camps features one of the best overall players at either camp, a sleeper who is about to explode, a super soph, and a freshman phenom who will become a household name within two years.
Ephraim Williams 6-9, Sr. PF (Arroyo Valley) San Bernardino, Calif. - Very underrated player right now but he simply dominated at All-West. An agile player, Williams is a big body who rebounds and blocks shots. His stock is rising steadily.
Gabriel Pruitt 6-3, Sr. CG (Westchester) Los Angeles, Calif. - Pruitt arrived late on the first day of All-West fresh from his stint at ABCD. He was bit tired and it didn’t help that everyone he played against, came at him hard trying to earn a reputation against one of the top guards in the country. The USC commit joined his former teammates from Centennial of Compton (contrary to rumor, he is not transferring back to Centennial) against the Arizona Magic club team and displayed his picture perfect shooting stroke early. After hitting a couple shots from deep, the Magic players closed out only to watch Pruitt’s backside as he went baseline past two defenders and elevated for a demonstrative dunk.
Ramone Wellington 6-2, Sr. PG (Jesse Bethel) Vallejo, Calif. - One of the few times I’ve seen this kid play well. Wellington has the quicks and handle and is an efficient scorer. He does need to learn how to run a team and cut down on the turnovers.
Lorenzo Mata 6-9, Sr. PF (South Gate) Calif. - I like kids who compete and Mata fits the bill. A solid mid-major prospect, Lorenzo is long with good athleticism and runs the floor well.
Larry Gurganious 6-5, Jr. SF (St. Mary’s) Berkeley, Calif. - One of the better players at Pump, Gurganious is extremely athletic which serves him well on the D-end. He is also a solid rebounder for his size.
Jamal Boykin 6-7, Jr. PF (Fairfax) Los Angeles, Calif. -Boykin plays at a high level of intensity at all times. Good passer who has a knack for scoring around the basket. Decent athlete who has an inside/outside game.
Christian Polk 6-3, So. SG (Deer Valley) Glendale, Ariz. - The only sophomore to make the Top 24 Game at All-West, this kid can flat out shoot the rock.
Brian Harvey 6-5, Jr. SF (Carson) Calif. - Strong kid who can shoot the rock as well as score in a variety of ways. Harvey is a good athlete who plays within himself, good passer.
Marcel Jones 6-6, Sr. SF (Mater Dei) Santa Ana, Calif. - Jones has good size and the ability to shoot the rock from deep but will mix in a nice mid range game.
Alex Harris 6-4, Sr. SG (St. Joseph’s) Alameda, Calif. - Another standout at Pump, Harris displayed his sweet stroke and slashing moves to the basket.
Alex Jacobson 6-11, Fr. C (St. John Bosco) Bellflower, Calif. - Yeah, that’s right, he’s only a freshman to be. At 6-foot-11, this young fella is amazingly coordinated and runs the floor well for his size and age. He also has good hands and touch around the basket.