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May 31, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- With only two games on the docket on Friday at the Pangos All-American camp, the action was light and laid back inside the spacious Galen Center on the campus of Southern California. One of the top players in the class of 2010 went to work while the rest of the pack spent the first night trying to find it's pace.
TYLER SHINES ON OPENING NIGHT
Both of the current number one players in the country, according to Rivals.com were on the floor during the opening hour of games at the Pangos event on Friday. While John Wall raced up and down the floor on one end, San Diego native and top dog from the class of 2010 Jeremy Tyler was working on another.
The 6-foot-9 forward showed flashes of why he sits atop of the 2010 rankings. He dribbled in from the high post to the low block and banked in a jumper early in the game. He knew when he had a mismatch down low and went right to the rim. Tyler showed some nifty footwork down low and scored at the rim whenever he really wanted. His passing skills in the post were also at a high level.
Tyler is a big time talent and that has never been a question mark. It's just a matter of when he wants to be a talent. For the first half of the first game of the night, the San Diego native looked like he wanted to shine.
NOTES FROM THE NOTEPAD
Morris scored the ball well and loved to leak out, which will probably be a theme this weekend for most players, and scored on the break quite often.
A number of them shined on opening night: Solomon Singer, a 6-foot-4 class of 2010 prospect from Santa Monica (Calif.); Thurman Woods, a 6-foot-5 class of 2009 prospect from Compton Dominguez (Calif.); Michael Calhoun, a 6-foot-5 rising senior wing from Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.); Jerry Evans, a 6-foot-6 rising senior from Leuzinger High School (Calif.); Stephon Heard, a bouncy 6-foot-6 wing from Jordan High School in Long Beach, Calif.
SCHOOL LIST CENTRAL
Jeremy Tyler, the present number one player in the 2010 Rivals.com rankings, offered a guarded school list that consisted of Southern Cal, Texas and San Diego State.
Darius Morris said he has offers from Michigan, Kentucky, Washington State and Southern Cal while Stanford, Washington, Texas and Oregon State are high on his list.
Class of 2010 guard J.T. Terrell made the cross-country trip from North Carolina for the event. The 6-foot-3 guard said he has four offers - Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami and UNC Charlotte.
AAU teammate and fellow North Carolina native Quddus Bello, a wiry 6-foot-3 guard is just a class of 2011 prospect and he's already on the high-major radar. He said Clemson, Maryland, Southern Cal and Wake Forest have him on the early mailing list.