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2015 Fullcourt Press Spring League: Report I

(March 2, 2015)

The 2015 Fullcourt Press Spring League tipped-off last Sunday (March 1st) at Warren High School (Downey CA).  Opening day featured several impressive performances from unsigned seniors as well as underclassmen.

While we are still waiting for several of the league’s expected players to finish their HS seasons and join the league, listed below are just a few of the standouts from the league’s opening Sunday.  Others will be featured in next week’s report.

Jayce Johnson                               6’11”  2016   Santa Monica (Santa Monica CA)
Much improved junior C/PF prospect has really improved his post footwork as well as his go-to-moves insides.  Increased mobility also has been on the upswing.  Johnson is drawing interest from Utah, Gonzaga, Tulsa, Cal, Arizona State, Washington State, Boise State and Harvard.


Cassius Stanley                             6’4”     2019   Encino CA
SoCal’s next big time prospect is a high-flyer with plenty of offensive tools.  Cassius has the ball skills to create off the bounce as well as the off-the-charts athleticism to make big plays on both ends.  Son of professional sports agent Jerome Stanley.

Ian Carter                                          6’7”     2016   Serra (Gardena CA)
Big lefty wing can score in a variety of ways whether spotting-up for mid-long range jump shots or using his length to get to the cup off the bounce.  Very good student (3.6 GPA) and great kid had a 21 point game on Sunday.

Jeff McClendon                              6’3”     2015   Eastside (Lancaster CA)Tenacious on-ball defender is also an underrated athletic slashing scorer.  One of SoCal’s top unsigned seniors!

Spencer Freedman                        6’0”     2018   Santa Monica (Santa Monica CA)
Heady point guard definitely has a dangerous 3-point stroke but can also hurt defenses with his pin-point passing or savvy play.  Terrific student!
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Chris Barnes                                   6’4”     2016   Millikan (Long Beach CA)
Aggressive and athletic off-guard can finish above the rim with authority.  Barnes scored 21 points in a game in Sunday.

Jaice Gardner                                  6’5”     2017   La Salle (Pasadena CA)
Son of former Cal/Pepperdine star Jelani Gardner has the versatility to play all three perimeter positions.  Good student too.

Andre Ferguson                             5’11”  2015   Pacific Hills (Los Angeles CA)Very quick unsigned senior PG can really score and has legitimate 3-point range

Shane Hopkins                               6’8”     2016   Chino Hills (CA)
Strong PF rebounds well and can score on the block.  Ayala HS transfer had to sit out junior season due to transfer rules.

Mason Dickerson                           6’3”     2016   Millikan (Long Beach CA)  Smooth shooter sat out this past junior season due to transfer (from Long Beach Wilson) and is still largely an unknown commodity.  Low-mid-major prospect is an excellent student (3.6 GPA).


Elijah Scott                                       6’4”     2017   Chino Hills (Chino Hills CA)
Athletic wing is another D-I prospect that was forced to miss soph season due to transfer.  Strong build with ability to run the floor and finish, Scott is one to definitely track in 2017 class.

Leonard Murray                              6’7”     2017   Serra (Gardena CA)
Improving soph PF is built sturdy and showed signs of an accurate face-up jumpshot this past weekend.

Scooter Smith                                 6’3”     2018   Bellflower (Bellflower CA)
Very promising scoring combo-guard with a beautiful pull-up jump shot.  Top 100 national  potential.

Wayne Arnold                                 6’1”     2018   Dominguez (Compton CA)
One of California’s most talented freshmen, Wayne is an accurate three-point shooter and improving ballhandler.


Andre Fields                                    6’7”     2018   Warren (Downey CA)
Rugged power forward has plenty of potential.  One to track in this class.

Jonathan Daniels                           6’2”     2018   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Strong scoring wing is the younger brother of DeAndre Daniels (2014 NCAA champion UConn/Toronto Raptors draft pick).

LaMelo Ball                                      5’8”     2019   Chino Hills CA
Youngest Ball brother is growing rapidly and plays with a confidence lacking in most HS players.  Like his older siblings Melo has legitimate 3-point range and will be a player to be reckoned with in 2019 – had 5 “threes” in a game on Sunday en routeto 26 points.

* First of four weekly reports about the 2015 Fullcourt Press Spring League

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