Fullcourt Press Camp recap

CORONA, Calif -- Longtime event director Dinos Trigonis continues to prove that he is the ultimate talent collector, and the 2012 Fullcourt Press All Frosh/Soph Camp is yet another example of his abilities. Overall, the camp had close to 50 Division I prospects as well as a handful that could have the opportunity to play beyond the collegiate level.

Standout Players

Cameron Walker (Santa Maria, Calif./Righetti)

2015, WF, 6-foot-6, 190 pounds

Walker is a smooth wing-type with advanced perimeter skills as well as a nice shooting touch that extends out to 20 feet. He exhibited more assertiveness at both ends of the floor and did a much better job of finishing through contact.

Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman)

2015, C, 6-10, 220 pounds

The left-handed Zimmerman is extremely skilled and his IQ for the game is impressive. He can nail 3s, jump hooks and his passing is at a high-level. He needs strength, but his upside is off the charts.

Chase Jeter (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman)

2015, PF, 6-8, 200 pounds

At this stage of his career, Jeter reminds me of a young Grant Jerrett (Arizona), although Jeter appears to be more bouncy. He has a similar frame with long arms and his skills are improving. By next spring, he’ll be a high-major priority.

Milan Aquaah (Pasadena, Calif./LaSalle)

2016, PG, 5-10, 160 pounds

Aquaah has a chiseled frame and he is virtually unguardable off the dribble. He slices through the defense with relative ease and he has a terrific left-handed finish. He is more scorer than facilitator at this stage, but Aquaah does have savvy to find open teammates in the tightest of situations.

Chimezie Metu (Lawndale, Calif./Lawndale)

2015, PF, 6-8, 215 pounds

Metu is arguably the fourth-most promising big man out West in the potentially special Class of 2015. Only Ivan Rabb, Stephen Zimmerman, and Chase Jeter rank above him at this stage. Metu’s motor (doesn’t run hard) fluctuates, but he’s a physical specimen with a high major frame and a unique skill set (savvy passer).

Daron Henson (Mission Hills, Calif./Alemany)

2016, PF, 6-6, 190 pounds

Henson has terrific upside due to his length and ability to knock down perimeter jump shots. His stroke is smooth and effortless and he’s an impressive athlete. He faces up well on the perimeter and is beginning to use a jab step to separate from defenders off the bounce.

Kahlil Simplis (North Hollywood, Calif./Campbell Hall)

2015, PG, 6-0, 160 pounds

Every time Simplis takes the floor, he appears to take his game to a new level. He is a true point guard who is an adept passer both in transition and in the halfcourt set. His jump shot is getting more consistent as well as his ability to finish with his left hand.

Cameron High (Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union)

2015, PG, 6-0, 150 pounds

Although other point guards are more polished at this stage of their development, High may have more upside. The sinewy combo guard is extremely slick with the ball due to his athleticism and ability to get to the rim.

Surprise Players

T.J. Leaf (El Cajon, Calif./Foothills Christian)

2016, PF, 6-7, 210 pounds

Leaf was the biggest surprise of the event and will draw comparisons to former Florida standout Chandler Parsons or Rosco Allen (Stanford). Leaf has ideal length, blossoming perimeter skills, and he is bouncy. There is a bevy of upside with this sharp-shooting combo forward.

Jesse Wade (Kaysville, Utah/Davis)

2015, PG, 6-0, 155 pounds

Wade wasn’t the quickest point guard in attendance, but he was certainly the most polished. His feel for the game is off the charts and he has a textbook jumper. Not too mention he handed out a number of pinpoint passes in transition.

Christian Terrell (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento)

2016, SG, 6-2, 160 pounds

Terrell has that prototypical young scoring guard frame with broad shoulders and long arms. His jump shot is smooth out to the 3-point line and he plays the game at a nice pace for his age.

Jordan Davis (Las Vegas, Nev./Canyon Springs)

2015, 6-1, 155 pounds

Davis came into the event with virtually no reputation. The true point guard makes terrific decisions in the open court and his vision is impeccable. He has ideal size, length and athleticism, and he can score in a variety of ways.

Lance Coleman II (Richmond, Calif./Salesian)

2015, 6- 5, 190 pounds

Coleman is a gangly combo-forward with intriguing perimeter skills and a terrific touch in and around the basket. He puts a stamp on each game with his willingness to compete as well as his knack for scoring in a variety of ways.

Breakout Performers

Roman Davis (Los Angeles/Windward)

2015, WF, 6- 6, 175 pounds

The willowy lefty exhibited improved ball skills and an aggressive approach as he attacked off the dribble at will. Davis needs to continue to get stronger and smoothen out his jump shot, but his progress has been excellent.

Ke’Jhan Feagin (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)

2015, PG, 5-10, 150 pounds

It’s no surprise that Feagin has taken his game to another level considering the coach (Sharrief Metoyer) he plays for. Feagin’s confidence is improving as is his jump shot and he advances the ball well in transition. Due to his ideal frame and savvy, he is amongst the upper tier group of point guards in Southern California.

Nnamdi Okongwu (Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills)

2015, C, 6-8, 215 pounds

This is the most active I’ve seen Okongwu and as a result he dominated stretches of various games. He has a big frame with long arms and soft hands and snatched rebounds in traffic and threw down some ferocious dunks too boot. If his motor continues to improve as well as his post skills, Okongwu is a certain high major recruit.

Victor Lewis (Perris, Calif./Perris)

2015, SG, 6-2, 175 pounds

Hidden in a remote part of the Inland Empire, Lewis has quickness and explosion that is equivalent to any prospect in the greater Los Angeles area. His burst off the dribble is excellent, and he can both stick the jump shot or explode to the rim. He and fellow classmate Tristan Hunter (strong combo-guard) will form a dynamic young backcourt this up-and-coming season at Perris.


There were quite a few interesting matchups during the weekend, but the one that stood out to me was 6-3 sophomore Jeremy Hemsley (La Verne, Calif./Damien) and 6-1 sophomore Sedrick Barefield (Corona, Calif./Centennial).

Hemsley’s lateral quickness and length affected Barefield’s ability to get to the rim, causing him to shoot jump shots. However, Barefield has a mature game and took what the defense gave him as he rarely forced the issue. Meanwhile Hemsley has great length and quickness and is a terror in the open court.

One of the more improved prospects in Southern California is 6-6 John Ross (Long Beach, Calif./St. Anthony). The rangy wing with a significant amount of hops has immense upside, especially if he polishes his ball skills and savvy.

Eric Monroe, a 5-11 freshman out of San Diego, Calif./St. Augustine, is a dynamic passer with hoops IQ well beyond his youth.

Jordan Griffin, a 6-3 freshman out of Corona, Calif./Centennial, is the most natural scorer in his class in Southern California. His shot selection is questionable at times, but his pull-up game is potent and he’s one of the few players on any level that uses the glass on his midrange shot.

Shea Garland, a 6-4 sophomore out of Las Vegas/Valley, is a no nonsense blue-collar combo forward who affects the game at both ends. He handles the ball well in the open court, rebounds in traffic, but his jump shot needs to get more consistent.

Leland Green, a 6-1 freshman out of Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union, plays the game at a relentless pace (explosive athlete) and his ball skills have improved. However, his jump shot needs to get more fluid in the coming years.

The class of 2015 in Las Vegas has a couple of physical specimens with tremendous bounce in 6-4 Nick Blair (Bishop Gorman) and 6-3 Ty’Rek Wells (Clark)