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Fullcourt Press Frosh-Soph
Top 24 & Top 48 Game Notes--(Oct. 29, 2002)

Dinos Trigonis not only hosted and organized the "Fullcourt Press Frosh-Soph" camp this weekend, he also organized a couple of "Cream of the Crop" type games (that's actually what they were called, as opposed to "All-Star" games), and Dinos also sent us some brief notes about each of the players who participated in these two games:

 "Cream of the Crop" Top 24 Game Players

Grey Squad

1 A.J. Laguana 56" Freshman Poly (Long Beach)--Wesley Stokes-look-a-like and savvy ballhandler was a spark plug here. Small in stature, but large in heart and hair, A.J. has the ability to beat defenders off the dribble and make plays.

2 Joseph Johnson 510" Freshman Serra (Gardena)--Great looking lead guard with speed has nice potential! Very good student can knock down the perimeter shot too. Has talent to be a national recruit.

3 Tim McLauren 61" Freshman Lynwood --Ultra competitive combo-guard reminds me a lot of a young Wesley Washington. Slashing scorer makes plays at both ends of floor and is a very athletic defender. Had 12 points in this game.

4 Todd Lowenthal 60" Freshman Torrey Pines (Del Mar)--Upstart point guard was impressive here. Heady ballhandler with plenty of sizzle in the open court. Has nice outside stroke with nice ability to beat defenders off the dribble. Led his team to the 3-on-3 camp championship.

5 Ed White 64" Sophomore Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood)--Outstanding shooter is an underrated passer and ballhandler. Great court instincts and competitiveness. Mark my word: Ed will be a much sought after national recruit. Not a shabby student either (4.0 GPA).

6 Davon Lloyd 63" Sophomore Manuel Arts (Los Angeles)--One of the surprises of the camp, Davon was terrific. Class of 2005 sleeper has an excellent array of skills as well impressive athleticism in transition. Pumped in 15 points in this game.

8 Kenny Collins 65" Freshman Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley)--Promising freshman is oozing with potential. Still raw in many respects, Collins has an excellent build and athleticism and potential to be a top prospect in the Class of 2006.

9 Josh Guillory 64" Freshman Poly (Long Beach)--Pogo stick has very nice bounce. Underrated scorer has tremendous upside!

10 Jamal Boykin 66" Sophomore Fairfax (Los Angeles) --Man-child was arguably the best prospect here scoring 31 points in the Top 24 Game and earning MVP honors. Blessed with both an excellent physique and a work ethic and attitude second to none, JB showed a polished offensive game down deep in the paint as well as further out on the perimeter. Agility, athleticism and quickness have all improved substantially from a year ago.

11 Terry (T.J.) Topercer 66" Sophomore St. Augustine (San Diego) --Wide-body has nice ability to finish with both hands around the basket and is a rugged rebounder.

12 Edward Dickerson 65" Sophomore Bellflower --Athletic forward runs floor well and has a great body.

Black Squad

1 Michael Gordon 57" Sophomore Centennial (Compton) --Very quick point has ability to keep defenders honest with an accurate three-point shot. Pesky defender plays to win.

2 Clinton Parks 510" Sophomore King (Riverside)--Savvy floor general has nice perimeter stroke. Clever ballhandler and passer.

3 Bryant Williams 510" Sophomore Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley)--Strong and athletic combo guard got to the basket almost at will here. Solid defender is also a dangerous outside shooter when hot.

4 Maurion Henderson 60" Sophomore Fairfax (Los Angeles) --Skilled point can make big shots, but needs to get teammates more involved in the half-court offensive scheme. Defensive intensity has improved and was impressive at times here. Had 14 points in this game.

5 Tyree Thompson 62" Freshman Centennial (Compton) --Talented off-guard can score and has nice potential.

6 Anthony Goods 62" Sophomore Centennial (Corona)--Athletic wing guard can score from a variety of spots on the floor. Very good defender has excellent ability to finish in transition.

7 Matt Hornbuckle 62" Freshman Oaks Christian (Westlake Village)--Good-looking freshman has nice skill level and excellent court instincts.

8 Joe Ford 63" Sophomore Campbell Hall (North Hollywood) --Another sleeper that emerged here! Long armed wing has nice scoring ability and knack of making plays. Consistent finisher in transition. One to track!!!!!!!!

9 Marcus Carter 64" Sophomore Claremont-- Athletic swingman has improved scoring abilities. Long arms help him finish plays when he attacks the basket. Consistent effort was impressive.

10 Jonathan Aiwazian 64" Sophomore Moorpark--Very headed player is fundamentally sound and fits in well with teammates. Very good passer competes and has ability to finish in traffic.

11 Jervaughn Johnson 65" Freshman Centennial (Compton) --Top freshman here has BIG upside and already possesses a fine package of offensive weapons. Memorable battle with Jamal Boykin may have been the highlight of the camp. Projected to top out in the 67-69" range (father is 611"). Had a team high 16 points in this game.

12 Jordan Wilkes 69" Sophomore Loyola (Los Angeles)--Soft hands with a feathery touch is an outstanding prospect. Lower back pain on Sunday limited minutes in top game. When strength and agility catch up with skill level, will be an elite recruit.

*** Others selected for Top 24 game but unable to attend:

* Shane Mahoney 58" Sophomore Malibu--Tough point guard is a nice passer and underrated outside shooter.

* Thomas Oden 65" Sophomore Malibu --Husky and physical forward is a load in the paint with nice ability to finish in traffic.

* Brian McTear 59" Sophomore Crenshaw (Los Angeles)--Very quick lefty lead guard has nice perimeter stroke and can also soar for athletic dunks. Perhaps the best lead guard here.

"Cream of the Crop" Top 48 Game:

White Squad

1 Tyler Tucker 57" 8th San Diego CA--Small point is steady with the ball. Nice passer handles pressure well.

2 Evan Ezaki 58" Sophomore Fairmont (Anaheim)--Strong lead guard has improved perimeter shot. Solid defender.

3 Isaac Nixon 60" Sophomore Lincoln (San Diego)--Athletic guard defends well.

4 Navell Winbush 61" Freshman Poly (Long Beach)--Craft combo-guard is a nice slashing scorer.

5 Errick Johnson 511" Sophomore Crenshaw (Los Angeles) --Aggressive defender handles rock well.

6 Bean Voight 61" Freshman El Dorado (Placentia)--Good rebounder and passer plays hard.

7 Traveion Finister 510" Freshman Crenshaw (Los Angeles)--Good looking lead guard hopes to continue the "Shaw" tradition.

8 Marcus Anderson 510" Freshman Pilgrim (Los Angeles)--Creative guard has nice scoring ability.

9 Bruno Naylor 64" Freshman Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) --Hardworking forward is improved in all aspects of the game.

10 Tyrone Shelley 64" 8th San Diego CA--Outstanding 8th grade prospect provided many camp highlights. Excellent perimeter skills.

11 Blake Wallace 66" Freshman Servite (Anaheim)--Skilled forward with size is one future star to keep track of.

12 James Crawthorne 67" Freshman Tesoro (Mission Viejo)--Tall post has mobility and very good hands. Intriguing potential.

Black Squad

1 Dash Harris 55" 8th Crossroads (Santa Monica)--Small point plays very smart and has the ability to frustrate defenders with his tear drop jump shots. With normal growth, has promising future.

2 Bobby Winston 61" Sophomore Bellflower--Athletic and strong defender has capable handle.

3 Alex Schaefer 511" Sophomore El Dorado (Placentia) --Scrappy guard hustles to make plays. On-point passer provides great defensive pressure.

4 Jonathan Malloy 63" Freshman Centennial (Compton)--Long and athletic wing has nice potential.

5 Brandon McDonald 60" Sophomore Downey--Very nice wing prospect has smooth all-around game.

6 Alex Mallari 62" Sophomore Los Alamitos--Swingman runs floor well and finishes with consistency when he attacks the basket.

7 Jonathan Lucas 64" Freshman St. Beranrd (Playa del Rey)--Burly rebounder takes up space in the paint.

8 Ronald Houston 63" Sophomore St. Bernard (Playa Del Rey)--Athletic wing guard can score.

9 Edward Anderson 64" Sophomore Savanna (Anaheim)--Slashing scorer has nice athleticism.

10 Brian Weigand 65" Sophomore Buena (Ventura)--Hardworking rebounder has great attitude.

11 Robere Lebeauf 64" Freshman Wilson (Long Beach)--Promising swingman may be the best freshman prospect at Wilson since Mike Batiste (Arizona State/Los Angeles Clippers).

12 Sean Reilley 68" Freshman Bishop Amat (La Puente)--Big post rebounds well and has also developed a potent perimeter shot.

* Drew Housman 56" Sophomore Calabasas--Small but heady point has great poise.

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