Darius Smith, 6-2, Wing, Modesto Christian (CA)- Smith does all the little things. The ultimate two-way player that can defend any position and make the right play offensively. Saturday he made an impact in just about every way possible. He hit shots from the perimeter, drove to the basket for nice finishes, took charges, boxed out and attacked the glass for rebounds. All of this while facilitating on offense with kick outs and dump off assists to teammates. He doesn’t take any plays off. Competes with a motor and great energy. Also plays with an advanced level of physicality that should allow him to see the floor on a loaded Modesto Christian team.
Jake Olson, 6-3, Wing, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills)-Olson is a knockdown shooter that can space the floor. He doesn’t need much time or space to get his shot off as his hands are always ready to receive the pass and his feet are always set. He has a high release point and good follow through. In one camp game Olson knocked down four deep 3s on four straight possessions. A good athlete he showed the ability to put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim. A very lanky 6-3 looks like he will continue to grow.
Micah Hobson, 6-3, Wing, Capital Christian (Sacramento)- Hobson is always in attack mode. All day long he got in the lane for tough finishes through contact. Has a great layup package and finishes his drives with both hands. Has a very good handle and a quick first step that he uses to keep defenders off balance. Shot a few pull-ups and spot-up 3s, as that part of his game develops he’ll be a very tough cover as his career progresses.
Jordan Bobo, 6-8, Wing, Grant (Sacramento)-Along with Courtney Anderson, Bobo probably had the highest ceiling of any player at the camp. At 6-8 he’s able to create space off the dribble for nice midrange jump-shots. His versatility was on full display as he rebounded on one end and pushed the ball up the floor to initiate the fast break. The most impressive part of his game at this stage is his passing. Bobo had several great looks in his two camp games. He was able to hit open teammates for long outlets in transition. After receiving entry passes he was able to fund teammates cutting to the basket or spotting up for jumpers.
Cody Smith, 6-7, Post, Liberty Ranch (Galt)- Smith has great hands and great touch around the basket. He gets good position on the low block to post up. Once he receives the entry pass he showed good footwork and the ability to finish with either hand. Runs the floor hard on every possession. Good free throw shooter. Developing shot-blocker that’s able to alter shots with both hands. Plays very hard. Will see significant minutes this year at Liberty Ranch.
Trevor Alfstad, 6-5, Post, Granite Bay (CA)-Alfstad is promising young big. Has a strong frame with a wide base. Alfstad has good hands and is solid around the basket. Had some very impressive finishes around the basket. Sets very good screens and is active in pick and roll situations. Defensively he clogs up the lane and does a good job of contesting shots and controlling the boards. Seems to be very coachable and eager to learn.
Emerson Jones, 6-3, Wing, Salesian (Richmond)- Wiry 3 man that can do a little bit of everything and displayed great versatility. Showed great potential as a defender with his length and ability to stay in front of people. Had several impressive blocks in his camp games. Shoots really well from about 15feet. If he continues to develop and get stronger he could end up one of the better prospects in this 2023 class.
Landon Edmond, 6-6, Post, Dougherty Valley (San Ramon)-A young post presence, Edmond has a high IQ and makes winning plays. Has very good hands and good touch around the basket. Edmonds is especially intriguing because he’s such a good ball handler with great footwork. He’ll have to improve his mobility and athleticism as he grows older but he’s definitely a young prospect to keep an eye on.
Lebrie Goudy-Lee, 6-2, Wing, Moreau Catholic (Hayward) – Transitioning his game from the post to the perimeter Goudy-Lee’s athleticism stood out even in the skills and drills session. He’s able to use his speed and strong frame to get to his spots on the floor with limited dribbles. Showed nice touch on his jump shot. Goudy-Lee plays with great energy on both sides of the ball. Defensively is where he shows the potential to be very good. He gets in a good stance and slides his feet. He’s able to beat his man to the spot and cut off the angle. Made some nice plays in transition. At this stage he’s an elite athlete. With continued development and improved ball skills he should be a very good prospect down the road.
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