Lee Hubbard, NorCalPreps.com's hard-working basketball recruiting analyst, notes that several area boys players have improved their stock after strong performances in Southern California camps and tournaments last week.
Josh Richart, Forest Lake Christian - Hubbard says the 6-foot-8 post player has seen interest soar to include Cal, Washington State, Stanford, New Mexico, Northwestern and Oregon State after he made the top 30 game at Dinos Trigonis' Full Court Press camp in Hawthorne, then followed up with "solid showings" in the Cream of the Crop Showcase in Long Beach. He played well and scored 15 points in a matchup with 2011 Texas recruit Deandre Daniels, a 6-9 forward from Taft High School.
Michael Kurtz, Woodcreek - The 6-10 post, an incoming senior, has been regarded as a project for a long time but "he started the process of removing that label with his play at the Double Pump Camp (at Cal State Dominguez Hills)," Hubbard wrote. Kurtz' strengths are his ability to run the floor well, hit the 15-foot jumper and battle in the paint despite his 200-pound frame.
Travon Abraham, Sacramento High - He also impressed at the Double Pump camp, "knocking down jumpers, driving to the basket and making plays," Hubbard noted. The incoming 5-9 senior guard was selected to play in the Best of the Best all star game as a result.
Charles Standifer, Capital Christian - The 17-year-old 6-5 wing, who has been reclassified for the class of 2010 and plans to attend the Bridgton Academy in Maine this fall, has picked up several college offers through his head-turning play at the Full Court Press Camp. He made Full Court's top 30 all-star game.