SoCal: Day Three

Calvin Hermanson

LOS ANGELES - Calvin Hermanson made a big statement on Friday, showing he deserves to be listed amongst the top 2013 forwards on the West Coast. Notes on Hermanson on more as the second July Evaluation Period continues.

Calvin Hermanson, Clutch Players Silver: Add Hermanson to the list of breakout players from July. He was terrific on Friday, showing he can score from all three levels. He's a threat to hit from three, but also would take defenders off the dribble and either pull-up for a midrange jumper or cut to the basket, where he would try to finish above the rim. Hermanson's high release on his jumper makes it tough to contest, and his quick first step makes him difficult to stay in front of. Hermanson is definitely a player.

Dakarai Allen, SF, Play Hard Play Smart: Allen played well on Friday afternoon. He knocked down one of his two attempts from long distance, cut to the basket whenever he wanted, came up with numerous steals on defense and ended the game by scoring eight straight points for his team, all of which were slashes to the hoop.

Deshawn Hill, PF, Team Compton: Hill has really emerged over the past month and has proved himself as an undersized but productive and improving power forward. On Friday he played extremely hard, was rebounding all over the court, scoring around the basket and also nailed a baseline midrange jumper.

Chance Comanche, C, Hoop Sessions: Comanche had a terrific performance on Friday afternoon, maybe the best I've ever seen him. He was finishing everything around the basket and using both hands to do it. He started off with his right hand, scoring the game's first six points and then switched to his left hand, which he used to make a good looking hook shot. This kid plays hard, is a smart passer and keeps becoming more mobile and athletic. He's going in a very good direction as a player and prospect.

Brodricks Jones, PF, Hoop Sessions: Jones' strengths right now are his length, athleticism and face-up ability. He made some nice passes to Comanche, helping put him in position to score around the basket. On one play, he had his back to the basket, spun off his defender and finished with his left hand. The next basket he scored was big time right-handed dunk. These two kids are very good prospects and feed off each other very well.

* Play Hard Play Smart's D'Erryl Williams is a powerful guard that just bulls his way to the basket for points. He also rebounds well for a guard and gets to the free throw line.

* There's a lot of upside to Darin Johnson, who is equally capable of nailing the three as he is cutting to the basket and scoring. He has the chance to be a very productive scorer at the next level.

* 2014 shooting guard Iziahiah Sweeney had some athletic plays for Team Compton, including a big time one-handed dunk, scoring with heavy contact for and-one and he also got to the free throw line.

* Hoop Sessions' 2014 point guard Luis Medearis made some athletic plays in transition, rebounding the ball and pushing it up to the court, where he would take advantage of the fact that he had two talented posts to pass to in Comanche and Jones.

* San Diego landed a nice one in 2013 shooting guard Brett Bailey. He hit at least five three-pointers on Friday, but also scored on a runner off the glass and nailed a floater. He plays hard and is always in attack mode.

* 2015 Double Pump shooting guard Tyler Burch had his outside shot falling against San Diego All-Stars. He hit four three-pointers, and then mixed it up by scoring going to the basket and was also fouled shooting a jumper.

* Gonzaga head coach Mark Few and assistants from San Diego State, California and USC watched Dakarai Allen and Darin Johnson.

* Herb Sendek, Arizona, Cal and Oregon State watched Kameron Rooks.

* Harvard watched Derryck Thornton, Jr. and Devearl Ramsey.

* San Diego and Harvard watched Trevor Stanback and Tyler Burch.

* St. Mary's watched Calvin Hermanson.

Calvin Hermanson listed offers from St. Mary's, Oregon State, Drake and UCSB with attention from Washington State, Utah and Stanford. St. Mary's and Stanford lead for him.

Sacramento State offered Tyler Burch.

UNLV offered Trevor Stanback.


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