June 26, 2008

Several key targets at Skills Camp today

A number of current, former and potential future Sun Devils came together for an impromptu pickup game on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena in advance of the Herb Sendek Skills Camp, which is scheduled to begin in the same location on Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Former ASU players Ike Diogu, Allen Morill, Jason Braxton, and Sylvester Seay participated, as did current Sun Devils Jeff Pendergraph, Jerren Shipp, James Harden, Ty Abbott, Jamelle McMillan, Rihards Kuksiks and Kraidon Woods, incoming recruit Taylor Rohde, and 2009 pledge Jared Cunningham.

Also in attendance were 2009 recruit Tyler Honeycutt and [2010 targets Daniel Bejarano and Kevin Panzer. Those three players are expected to be among the 35-40 at the camp, as are 20009 recruit Johnny Williams and 2011 recruit Kyle Caudill.

The pickup game last a little more than an hour and was, for the most part, guys goofing around and having fun. Diogu and Pendergraph isolated against one another on numerous trips up and down the floor. Morrill showed substantial improvement from his days as a Sun Devil. He played in Portugal last year and led the league in scoring. Braxton, who has played in Japan in recent years, also saw some action, but he was more just having fun than playing hard.

Cunningham didn't play that we saw, instead just shooting around on outside baskets and soaking in the atmosphere. Honeycutt, Panzer and Bejarano all got a lot of action and held their own. Honeycutt in particular was impressive. He is a lanky 6-foot-7 with the ability to shoot the ball and put it on the floor, and he can be bothersome defensively with his length. ASU has offered Honeycutt and he is a top target in the class, a legitimate Top-100 recruit nationally.

Perhaps because they are younger, Panzer and Bejarano were a little less assertive than Honeycutt. Panzer is a 6-foot-8 combo forward with the ability to shoot it from deep. Bejarano put on a show at the recent ASU Team Camp Session 2.

ASUDevils.com will be in attendance at today's camp session and will have a report following the completion of the event.

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