PremierBall.com had the opportunity to evaluate & cover a talented pack Full Court Press Easter Classic tournamnet which took place in four gymnasiums with the bulk of the elite 17′s playing at Bishop Gorman High. We decided to stay at Bishop Gorman to get the reps needed to give a proper evalution. We were also able to sneak over to Centennial YMCA for a few 14 bracket teams play. Other than a few lopsided victories or losses the event was competitive. For our college subscribers the following AAU 17′s teams have multiple impact low-mid-high-major players on their rosters as follows;
Compton Magic, Belmont Shores, Belmont Shores Gold, Team Granger, The Las Vegas Prospects, Stone Ridge Prep and the Dog Catchers.
Other teams not noted were a little skinny but still are worth a strong look in July.
PremierBall.com would like to thank tournament director Dino Trigonis, Fullcourt Press.net for access.
Here are a few Fullcourt Press Easter Classic highlight links below-
DeAndre Daniels Wing (6-foot-8)
2011 Taft, Woodland Hills, CA.
Live athlete with multi dimensional talent. Out of the box rebounder with the ability to guard three different positions on the floor. Finishes well on transition and plays with bounce(Click here for the Highlight Play of the tournament). Daniels has not reached his potential & showed flashes of PRO throughout the tournament. Texas Commit
2012 High Flyer
Gabe York, G (6-foot-2)
2012, Orange Lutheran, Orange County, CA.
Played mostly shooting guard but displayed a solid handle and the ability to run off deep threes in bunches. Didn’t see a mid-range game from York but his attack and soft touch sets him apart at 6’2. Older brother is 6’8! York upside is high with growth potential, freakish athleticism & depth shooting from behind the arch. Gabe York-High Major
Greg Sequele, F (6-foot-9)
2011, Ribet Academy, Los Angeles Valley, CA.
Mix high energy, great athlete, with a cup of rawness and you get Sequele. Very explosive leaper, shot blocker and rebounder with a good body. Take this kids motor and energy and you will not need to fuel up for years-High Major
Davion Pierson, PG (5-foot-10)
2010, Palo Verde, Las Vegas, NV.
Point guard that can deliver. Sometimes will fade but when engaged is allot to handle. Good body with an explosive bounce. Shoots well and plays both sides of the ball with intensity.
High Major Floor Leader
Jahii Carson, PG (6-foot-0)
2011, Mesa High, AZ.
High flying point guard that excels in transition. Good shot , excellent penetrator with good court awareness. Great on ball defender and plays the game with a certain battlefield confidence. There is nothing not too like bout Jahii. Solid High Major
Aaseem Dixon, PG (5-foot-11)
2011, Centennial, Las Vegas NV.
Combo guard who can go on a scoring tear. More of a combo at this point but has shown the ability to run a half court set and create. Very crafty, deceptive and has good scoring instincts. Good touch from three and will defend. Solid summer watcher for all Low-Mid Majors
Henry Buckley, C (six-foot-10)
2010-2011?, Impact Basketball Academy, Las Vegas, NV.
Good athlete that plays with emotions. Good instincts & blocking skill set which you can’t teach. Runs the floor well, his best basketball will be in three+ years. UNLV commit
Versatile Perimeter Defender
Michael Thompson, G (6-foot-2)
2011, Canyon Spring, Las Vegas, NV.
Slasher and defensive specialist is Thompson calling. Full time play making abilities is the only question mark with a consistent spot up. Keep him at a combo he might be better suited at a mid level. Great off the dribble going left! Shoots well from the bounce and is a true athletic perimeter player with superb quickness. -Mid-High
Askia Booker, G (6-foot-2)
2011, Price High, CA.
One of the better athletes in the tournament. Can play all three position because of his athleticism and bounce. Played mostly off the ball because of his scoring punch. Finished above the rim through out the whole weekend and even tip jammed with his left hand in traffic. Great athlete who we will follow throughout the summer.
Bruce English, G (6-foot-1)
2011, La Vern Lutheran, La Verne, CA.
A strong combo with super bounce. Plays hard on defense and is a competitor. Shoots and handles well. English is on our watch list. Only caught one game but I liked what I saw.
2011 Points Guards
Cezar Guerrero, PG (6-foot-0)
2011, Cerritos, St. John Bosco, CA.
Plays the game with a pinch of flare. Shooting mechanics are excellent and shoots from the dribble creation. Posses soccer feet and can get anywhere he wants to on the court. Ceazar was the best play-maker in the tournament and has a knack for getting the right players enough touches. Also displayed some gritty defense throughout the tournament. Led team to FCP tournament championship trophy. Mid-High
CJ. Cooper Jr. PG (six-foot-0)
2011, La Vern Lutheran, La Verne, CA.
Along with Carson and Guerrra, you can place Cooper name in the mix of top Points on the west coast. Good shooter that can run a team and make the big shots in crunch time. Made his teammates better by penetrating at will making the right decisions on the break. Also displayed this ability to feed the post and early offense hit aheads. Good competitor that buys into defending his man. Mid-High Major
Evan Roquemore, PG (6-foot-3)
2010, Foothill, Henderson, NV.
As of right now Roquemore will prep. Had a good weekend of hoops filling in for Eric Cooper Jr. at point for Belmont Shores Gold. Played the game with a pass first mentality and looks to be a player that will have the athleticism and skill set to be an impact point guard recruit. Solid Mid Major who could play his way into High Major with a great summer circuit.
Christian Gore, PG (6-foot-3)
2011, Franklin High, El Paso, Texas
Posses the skill set to be a solid division-1 player. Very good shooter from El Paso with live legs on transition. Good IQ and runs the point effectively with excellent size at the point. As far as results, Gore sometimes will leave you hanging and wanting to see more. Look for Gore to improve his intensity and confidence as strength will help. Mid-Low Major
Khristian Kirkwood, PG (6-foot-0)
2011, Valley High, Las Vegas, NV.
Pure Point that has excellent IQ and court awareness. Not super quick but very deceptive. Pass first point that makes his teammates around him better. Can run a half court set and is a vocal leader. Played the first two days of tournament only. The heart & soul of the Dog Catchers. Low-Major that could play his way up to a mid with a refined jump shot.
2012 Radar Watcher
Demitrius Balark, G, (6-foot-2)
2012, Phoenix, Arizona
Plays to the rim and posses a good shot from three. Good young talent who we will continue to watch and keep an eye on. Mid Major
Korey Alford, G (six-foot-4)
2011, La Cueva, Albuqueque, NM
“The red hair three point bomber.” Good size for a two guard that shoots with range. Settles for the three allot more than often but his mechanics allow him too. Pure Flicker shooter that has to be a gym rat and shoots with confidence. Decent handle and competes on both ends. Mid-High Major
Rashad Muhammad, G (6-foot-4)
2013, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV.
Good shooter with a long frame. Handles the ball well for his height. Played in the 17′s bracket and showed his ability to defend and rebound. Looking at his frame & skill set Muhammad will be a big guard that shoots, handles and passes. Has been offered by a few schools. High Major-
Grant Jarrett, F (six-foot-8)
2012, La Verne Lutheran, La Verne, CA.
Finesse hybrid 4 man that looks great from 21 feet in. Can nail the open three and has a wing span that looks bigger than his 6’8 frame. Pray from 6’10 and he will be a pro. Displayed a soft touch, snatched extended rebounds and posses the IQ to play solid weak side defense. Good feet work on the block and goes to work when he gets his touches. With more engagement and passion he will be an elite. High-Mid
Noah Robotham, PG (5’10) Pure playmaker, makes his teammates better-
Robert Berwswick G (6’2) Top 100 talent at his age for his skill set-
Casey Benson, G (6’0) Shooter who displayed good scoring instincts-
Paris Estrada, PG (5’10) Very special passer-
Malik Stewart, PG (5’6) Reminds us of a Vegas version of Kenney Bruner-