Torrey Pines: Day Three

Ar'Mond Davis

DEL MAR, Calif. - The Torrey Pines Holiday Classic has provided a good opportunity for prospects to boost their stock and emerge, and one player who has done so is Tacoma Lincoln's Ar'Mond Davis.

Kameron Rooks, C, Mission Hills: Rooks continues to go in a good direction as a prospect and made a lot of really nice plays on Friday. He finished well around the rim, scored after securing offensive rebounds and if he didn't feel comfortable once he received an entry pass, he had no problem kicking it back out to an open teammate. He blocked some shots, hit a right hook and got to the free throw line. Rooks' size makes getting to the basket a big challenge against Mission Hills and he's playing with a lot more focus, which has made him a much more effective player.

Tre'Shaun Fletcher, SF, Lincoln: Fletcher put together a very good performance on Friday morning. He nailed a couple floaters, hit from three, got to the basket, made some really good outlet and entry passes, defended and rebounded. A lot of small forwards on the West Coast want nothing to do with the post but Fletcher has absolutely no problem taking a smaller defender into the paint, posting him up, and scoring. Fletcher really plays hard, has a good frame, is a versatile player on both offense and defense and has a high basketball IQ. He fits right into the mold of the four-year, talented player that Tad Boyle is winning with in Boulder.

Ahmaad Rorie, PG, Lincoln: The little point guard usually is score-first and he got his points on Friday but he also did a nice job distributing to teammates. He had a big time alley-oop pass to Tre'Shaun Fletcher and followed it up with a high-arcing floater. He hit three three-pointers off the catch and scored in transition. He did have his shot blocked a few times, but Rorie is a really productive point guard and definitely a nice early commitment for California. He's proved himself as a guy who should be ranked nationally.

Ar'Mond Davis, SG, Lincoln: Davis has grown five inches in the past year and while he's a junior, has the look and frame of a player a class or two younger and is definitely not as physically mature as the typical player his age, which of couse you can use as an argument in his favor. Davis' outside shot wasn't falling to start the game, but he still played hard, rebounded, got out in transition and finished in the first half. In the second half he hit a couple three-pointers off the catch, got to the free throw line and finished above the rim. Davis is definitely quickly rising up the shooting guard depth chart out west in his class.

Isaac Allen, C, Mesa: Allen continues to boost his stock by playing with consistent energy and making a great commitment to rebound on both sides of the court. He scored on offensive putbacks and got to the free throw line. The way he runs the floor in transition allows him to score some easy baskets that he just wasn't getting a year ago. He'll need to keep improving his skill level, but he's clearly going in the right direction as a prospect.

Ivan Rabb, PF, Bishop O'Dowd: Being the focal point of the other team's defense can be frustrating for a young big who isn't surrounded by a ton of talent, which leaves the pressure on him to do a lot of the work, but Rabb handles that pressure well. From buzzer to buzzer he's playing hard and working for positioning in the paint, while also always boxing out and competing for rebounds on both ends. He's an unselfish player and when he gets the ball in the high post – a place he's shown to be very dangerous as a scorer – he's very willing to pass to an open teammate who has a better look. Rabb doesn't score the points on this team that he will often do the in the summer, but all of the qualities that make him a big time talent are still obvious.

Derryck Thornton, Jr., PG, Sierra Canyon: Thornton came to play on Friday night in the semifinals and really did it all in a victory, scoring 30 points and dishing out 9 assists. Thornton had no problem getting by his defender and if the opposition double teamed him, he would easily split the two of them, head to the basket and either nail a floater, go to the hoop or create for someone else. Thornton's feel for the game is just terrific for a young point guard and he has an ideal frame, a high level handle and a big time work ethic. There's not much to nitpick at this point; he's an elite freshman point guard.

Lonzo Ball, SG/PG, Chino Hills: A very talented young freshman guard, Ball has the look and length of a kid still growing and while he plays on the ball, he's such a good shooter that if he does get taller, you could see the shooting guard spot being his best ultimate spot. Regardless, on Friday he was cooking from deep, nailing three-point shots off the pull. He has very good court vision and once he gets by his defender, loves to find an open teammate across the court. He also has quick hands and comes away with a lot of steals on defense.

* The game often comes easy to 2015 Righetti forward Cameron Walker, especially against the level of competition he's seen in this tournament, so he can get off his shot or get to the basket or foul line seemingly whenever he wants. He did plenty of both on Friday.

* Chino Hills' 2014 shooting guard Bishop Mency did some good things out in the open floor, while showing he was a weapon off the catch from three. He also was a committed defender, coming away with a handful of steals.

* Northern Arizona signee Kris Yanku of Taft showed his versatile game against Taft, as he made one play after the other as a scorer but also really competed throughout the game on defense. He's a really nice pickup for Jack Murphy.

* Mesa's 2015 guard Jalen Jenkins played hard and got to the basket against Dominguez. The slasher also did a good job looking for teammate Isaac Allen in the post.

* 2013 shooting guard D.J. Henderson of Mesa is a sharp shooter with a somewhat similar game to Elijah Brown of Mater Dei. He'll get some late looks due to his shooting ability.

* Bishop O'Dowd's 2015 point guard Paris Austin is a sophomore with upside. He made some nice entry passes to Rabb, has a floater and wasn't afraid to shoot it from deep.

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher and an assistant, Washington and California watched Cameron Walker.

Arizona and California watched Ivan Rabb.

Washington and Arizona watched Justise Winslow.

California watched commitment Ahmaad Rorie.

San Diego State checked out Ar'Mond Davis.

Arizona was in the gym for Derryck Thornton, Jr.

Washington, California and San Diego State watched Kameron Rooks take on Lonzo Ball.

Justise Winslow said Florida, North Carolina, Duke, UCLA and Arizona have recruited him the hardest.


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