Three prospects I can't wait to see 

July, 1, 2011
Now that the July recruiting period is right around the corner there are three players I am excited about watching during the evaluation period to see how they have developed since the last time I saw them.

Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H./St Mark's)
I haven't had the chance to watch Tarczewski since the Real Deal tournament in April and I am anxious to see him play without former teammate Alex Murphy (South Kingston, R.I./St Mark's) who reclassified into the 2011 class and is now enrolled at Duke. I love Tarczweski's attitude; he is very coachable as he seems to embrace his role as a center and is learning how to dominate his position. Tarczewski never seemed to mind deferring to Murphy offensively when the game was on the line. Now it is the big fella's team to lead when games are on the line and it will be interesting to watch his development as more of an offensive weapon.

Archie Goodwin (Little Rock, Ark./Sylvan Hills)
Not sure if I will get to see Goodwin during July becuase he is still recuperating from a dislocated wrist suffered in early June at the Pangos Camp. I have heard his cast should be off soon, so maybe we will get a chance to see him at some point during the evaluation period if the doctors clear him to play. Goodwin has already established himself as one of the top scoring wings in the 2012 class and it would be great to see him out on the floor again competing. The forced absence is sure to get the fire stoked of the ultra-competitive Goodwin who is chomping at the bit to get back in the game.

Gabe York (Orange, Calif./Orange Lutheran)
I want to see his improvement as a point guard. Although it seems that the forecast for the crop of point guards in the 2012 class may not be as bleak as originally considered, once you get past the top 12-15 point guards the number of high-major locks takes a nose dive. I think York has a chance to be special because of his ability to score off the dribble and shoot the ball with range. When you look at the role of the elite NBA point guards in today's game York's skill set checks a lot of boxes. The big knock on his game as a point guard is his understanding of how to run a team -- he thinks shoot first -- and his poor decision making skills when passing the ball. His transition into, and progression as, a point guard could be a program-changer for whatever college he chooses to attend.