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Pangos All American Camp Report

June 19, 2014
By Leroy White of West Coast Hoops



   

 

2014 Pangos All-American Camp Report

by Dinos Trigonis
(June 17, 2014)

 The 12th annual Pangos All-American Camp was held May 30 - June 1@ Cabrillo High School (Long Beach CA).  Doug Gottlieb(CBS Sports) and his brother Gregg Gottlieb (former Cal assistant who was named to Wayne Tinkle’s new Oregon State staff just after the camp concluded) were on hand to conduct the camp skills sessions.  As has been the case in past years, a large contingent of national/regional media and scouts (as well college team web sites) from across the country attended including national outlets like CBS SportsESPNRivals/Yahoo SportsFox SportsNBC SportsScout.com247Sports.comDraftExpress.comand NBADraft.net as well veteran scouts/media like Van Coleman (The

 

 Basketball Channel & Nothing But Net Magazine/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Brick Oettinger (Prep Stars/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Frank Burlison(BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press andNothing But Net Magazine), Ronnie Flores (StudentSports.com), Chris Lawlor (Blue Star Media), Brian Merritt (NBPA Camp), Dave Keefer & Dave Rogahn (California Preps), Horace Neysmith (All Metro Hoops), Etop Udo-Ema(Fullcourt Press & The Dunk News), Matt Rodriguez (BallisLife.com), Chris Poopola (Premier Ball),Chad Groth (AreaCodesBasketball.com), Brian Hershman (IndiHoops.com), Gregg Rosenberg (Arizona Rivals) and Don Small (GPA Scouting).

Photographers present included Nick Koza (SportsAmp.com), Scott Kurtz (Kurtz Photo) and ICON Sports Media.   BallisLife.comThe Basketball ChannelQwik11 and Arizona’s Finest were also present shooting tons of video.  This year's "cream of the crop" games were filmed by The Basketball Channel (tbcnets.com) (with Pat “Straw” Pratt doing the “play-by-play” and Van Coleman &Jerome “JYD” Williams doing the “color”) and is available now online.

   
 
   

Additionally Pac-12 officials Bruce Hicks and Frank Harvey held their annual Hicks/Harvey Officials Clinic in conjunction with the camp which resulted in a first-class effort by the three-person crews that worked the games.

In the Top 30 Game it was Ray Smith scoring a game-high 30 points andIsaiah Briscoe adding 20 points and 9 dimes to lead the White squad to a 137-124 wire-to-wire win.  Smith’s 30 points was the highest scoring output since NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan (USC/Toronto Raptors) had 30 points in the 2007 Pangos A-A Camp Top 30 Game and like DeRozan, Smith was named co-MVP of the Top 30 contest.

For the Blue squad it was the younger brother of 2007 Pangos A-A Camp MOP Brandon Jennings (Detroit Pistons), Terrence Phillips garnering Top 30 Game co-MVP honors by recording a triple-double (18 points/10 rebs/11 assists).

Briscoe, Stephen Zimmerman and Tyler Dorsey(who have a combined 10 Pangos A-A Camp appearances between them) were named camp co-MOPs.  Dorsey finished his Pangos A-A Camp career as the camp’s all-time leading scorer.

In this report we will highlight the players that were chosen to the Top 30 “Cream of the Crop” Game as well as list those selected by the media to the Top 60 “Cream of the Crop” Game.

 


2014 Pangos Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game selections (in alphabetical order):

Paris Austin              5’11”   2015    Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland CA)
Austin came into this camp as a guard most scouts were predicting as a mid-major recruit and left as PG prospect that definitely can play at the HM level.  Quick off the bounce and with an accurate long-range stroke, Austin averaged 11.0 ppg but more impressively shot 63% from the 3 point line. Paris also displayed his nifty passing ability here (was #3 in the camp in assists – dishing out 5.75 per game).  Wake Forest, Creighton, Utah, Cal, Florida State, Arizona State, Tulsa, Utah State and Boise State among the schools showing interest.

Lonzo Ball                      6’6”     2016    Chino Hills (Chino Hills CA)
Long and versatile lead guard affects the game in every statistical category.  Terrific passer with a deadly outside stroke when hot, Ball is also a very capable rebounder (his 6.5 boards per game place him within the top 5 in camp in that category).  UCLA-bound rising junior is also a pin-point passer (averaging 4.5 assists per game – good for #6 in camp).  Ball currently sits at #14 in 247Sports.com’snational composite 2016 rankings.

Djery Baptiste                 6’11”   2015    Prestonwood Christian (Plano TX)
Massive post player doesn’t really get a chance to shine on his Texas Titans AAU squad, but showed plenty of promise here, prompting Ronnie

   
 
   

Flores of StudentSports.com to list him as the #2 post prospect in camp.  Tremendous physique allows him to be a potent rebounder and shotblocker.  Shot ball well (52.6% FG).  Haitian native is hearing from SMU, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Texas, Texas A&M, Iowa, Minnesota, Tulsa, Nebraska, Houston and Wichita State.  Invited to the NBPA Camp.

Nick Blair               6’5”     2015    Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas NV)
Long in the shadow of Gorman teammates Stephen Zimmerman and Chase Jeter, “Air” Blair is quickly making a high-major name of his own.  Elite wing athlete scored 14.3 points per game (with an efficient  61.5 FG % and 50% 3-point FG%) and was rated #5 overall in statistical camp productivity.  Improving passer had 3 assists in Top 30 Game.  Programs showing interest include Cal, Arizona State, UNLV, Tulsa, Oregon State, Nevada, UTEP, Washington State, Wyoming, Kent State and UC-Irvine.  One of the top sleepers in the nation, Nick will attend the Reebok Breakout Challenge (July 9-11 in Philadelphia PA).

Malik Beasley              6’4”     2015    St. Francis (Alpharetta GA)
When you combine great scoring skills, impressive athleticism and a motor that seems to never run out of gas, you get a McDonald’s All-American caliber WG that has the potential to be an impact college freshman come Fall of 2015.  Scored 13.5 points per game here and had 13 points in Top 30 Game on 6/10 shooting.  Georgia, North Carolina, UCLA, Cal, Tennessee, Florida State, Wake Forest, VCU, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Auburn, Wichita State and Mississippi State among those turning up the heat.  Beasley has also played great in the Nike EYBL this spring – Top 5 in the league scoring at 19.6 points per game. 247Sports.com’sJerry Meyer considers him currently the #31 player in the 2015 class.

Isaiah Briscoe          6’3”     2015    Roselle Catholic (Roselle NJ)
There has been a lot of talk this spring that Briscoe is quickly developing into 2015’s top pure PG and his play here did nothing to cool that chatter.  Briscoe is great at getting to the cup off the dribble and has a terrific knack

 

in drawing fouls.  Scored 13.0 points per game (knocked down an impressive 50% of his 3-point attempts) and handed out 3.75 assists per game (tying him with Tyler Dorsey for #10 in camp in that category).   Chosen as one of the camp’s co-MOPs, Briscoe has a leader board that includes UConn, Arizona, Villanova, Florida, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Rutgers.  Briscoe (just selected to the USA U18 national team) has been the talk of the Nike EYBL this spring – leading his New Jersey-based Playaz squad to a 13-3 record and recording 18.2 points and 5.5 assists per game.  Currently sits in the #14 spot in 247Sports.com’snational composite 2015 rankings.

Marquese Chriss       6’9”     2015    Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove CA)
Very athletic Washington-bound forward had a camp leading 21.3 points per game and seemed extremely more active baseline to baseline here than I had seen him elsewhere this spring.  Marquese has plenty of upside for future Husky coach Lorenzo Romar to work with.  Chriss was invited to the USA U18 national team mini-camp this month in Colorado Springs CO. Rivals.com’sEric Bossi has him as his #76 best 2015 national prospect.

Tyler Dorsey             6’4”     2015    St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
High-scoring lead guard produced good numbers here - 14.3 points & 3.75 assists per game (both Top 10 in camp) and was ranked #4 in overall statistical camp productivity.  Took good care of the rock (turnover rate was less than 1 TO per game).  His 247 career points scored ranks #1 all-time in the history of the camp and earned him a slice of camp MOP honors.  Once committed to Arizona, Dorsey has recently re-opened his recruitment and saw quick interest from the likes of Kansas, UConn, UCLA, Louisville, Florida, Washington, Arizona State, Oregon, SMU, Marquette, Georgetown, Oregon State and Tulsa.  Dorsey was invited to the USA U18 national team mini-camp this month in Colorado Springs CO and will return to the NBPA Camp in Virginia for the 2nd straight year.  247Sports.com’snational composite rankings has him slotted as 2015’s #12 prospect.

   
 
   

Steve Enoch     6’9”     2015    Norwalk (Norwalk CT)
The Pangos All-American Camp has had a long-time reputation for introducing super sleepers to the national media.  In 2005 it was Louisiana native and future NBA 1st rounder Anthony Randolph that made his debut.  In 2012, it was Australian import Ben Simmons who introduced himself.  This year that honor goes to Enoch who is such a big time sleeper that ESPN (whose headquarters are located a short drive from Enoch’s hometown) did not list him in their latest ESPN National 2015 rankings.  Strong, skilled and with a uncanny shooting touch for a “Big”, Enoch displayed enough promise here that I would not be surprised to see him pop up in the 25-50 range in post-summer national rankings.   Steve matched up well with Stephen Zimmerman in the Top 30 Game, scoring 11 pts (on 5/8 FG).  Schools jumping into his mix recently include UConn, UCLA, Providence, Seton Hall, Cal, Arizona State, Kansas State, VCU, USC and Rhode Island.  Enoch’s strong performance here earned him a NBPA Camp invite.

Jacob Evans            6’5”     2015    St. Michael (Baton Rouge LA)
Athletic slashing scorer is quick in transition and a solid defender.  Underrated national prospect has been invited to NBPA Camp in Virginia and is reportedly hearing from Oklahoma State, Memphis, South Carolina, Houston, Louisiana Tech and UTEP.

Terrance Ferguson       6’6”     2016    Prime Prep (Dallas TX)
Ultra-athletic swingman is beyond bouncy!!  Produced at an efficient clip here - 11.5 points per game on 70% FG shooting (good for 2nd in camp FG%).  Top 10 caliber national rising junior has been invited to the NBPA Camp.  Reminds me a lot of former NBA star Eddie Jones.

De’Aaron Fox             6’2”     2016    Cypress Lakes (Katy TX)
H-Town lead guard with plenty of moxie and bounce has the charisma needed to be a great leader. Shot the rock well - 59.3% overall FG and 63.6% 3-point FG% and distributed with precision as well (4.0 assists per game, good for #9 in camp).  Prime Big 12 and SEC target has been contacted by Texas, SMU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Louisville, Iowa and Kansas

 

State since June 15th (1st day to directly contact 2016 prospects).  Top 15 caliber national rising junior has been invited to the NBPA Camp.

Admon Gilder     6’2”     2015    Madison (Dallas TX)
Known as a high-scoring combo-guard, Gilder did not disappoint here - scoring10.8 points per game as well as connecting from beyond the 3-point arc at a 55.6% rate.  Schools active here include Texas, Kansas State, SMU, Arkansas, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Oklahoma, USC, Ohio State, Miami FL and South Florida.  Rivals.com’sEric Bossi lists him as his #49 best 2015 national prospect.

Jeremy Hemsley              6’4”     2015    Damien (La Verne CA)
Very improved and multi-dimensional San Diego State-bound guard came out of the gate strong on the camp’s opening night and sustained that effort to the end - averaging 12.3 points per game and earning a well-deserved spot in the camp’s Top 30 Game.  Ranked #77 nationally byRivals.com.

Vance Jackson        6’8”     2016    St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Skilled forward with a very soft perimeter touch scored 10.3 per game here. Vance had 13 points (6/11 FG) in Top 30 Game.  Schools making contact recently include the likes of Arizona, UCLA, UConn, Duke, Louisville, Arizona State, Cal, Texas and Oregon.  One of SoCal’s top three 2016 prospects along with Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf.  247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer considers him currently the #34 player in the 2016 class.

Nick Marshall        6’11”   2015    Lexington (Lexington TN)
Strong and physical center is one of the most underrated national prospects with huge HM upside.  An excellent rebounder, shotblocker and defender, Marshall is garnering attention from the likes of Indiana, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Clemson and Florida.  Plays for Memphis-based Team Thad.

   
 
   

Chimezie Metu             6’9”     2015    Lawndale (Lawndale CA)
Very athletic forward headed to Southern Cal averaged14.5 points per game.  Runs like a gazelle in transition with ability to finish with authority.  Metu is also a terrific shotblocker (was #3 in camp in blocks). 247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer has him currently the #59 player in the 2015 class.

Nate Morris            6’10”   2016    Lancaster (Lancaster TX)
Strong and muscular center made a strong HM statement here – averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds (#6 in camp) per game.  Hearing from Baylor, South Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Missouri, LSU and North Texas.

Dejounte Murray         6’4”     2015    Rainer Beach (Seattle WA)
Smooth wing is quick in transition and has the physical tools to be an excellent perimeter defender.  Scored at a good clip here (10.0 ppg). 247Sports.com’s composite #54 just committed to Washington.

Terrence Phillips      5’10”   2015    Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson VA)
Quick and cerebral PG really understands how to run a team and get teammates involved.  Terrific passer (#2 in camp in assists at 5.75 per game) and pesky defender (#1 in steals at 2.0 GPA).  Underrated rebounder (6.0 rpg) is receiving interest from Cal, Arizona State, Western Kentucky, St. Joseph’s and Auburn.  Phillips has also been outstanding in the Nike EYBL this spring for CP3 All-Stars – averaging 5.9 assists per game (good for #2 in the league).

Rex Pflueger     6’5”     2015    Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Springy wing guard with a lethal outside stroke averaged a healthy 15.0 points per game here.  Excellent student is hearing from Stanford, Cal, Notre Dame, Missouri, Florida, Colorado and Washington State. 

 

 247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer considers him currently the #79 player in the 2015 class.

Cody Riley                        6’7”     2017    Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA)
Rugged lefty forward is an ox in the half-court and uses his strength and athleticism to score at a high-clip around the cup.  Averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 boards (#3 in camp rebounds) per game.  Cody reminds me a lot of Kawhi Leonard.  USC, Arizona, Kansas, Cal, UConn, Texas, UCLA, Michigan, Florida State, Maryland, Arizona State and San Diego State among the early schools involved.  Top 5 caliber national rising soph has been invited to the NBPA Camp.

Brandon Sampson           6’5”     2015    Madison Prep (Baton Rouge LA
Very athletic and well-built wing plays with a lot of confidence on the offensive end (16.5 points per game).  UCLA, Arizona, St. John’s, Oklahoma State, LSU, Cal, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Auburn and Vanderbilt are among those involved.  Currently ranked #56 in 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, I expect Sampson to rise further up that list by the time July ends.

Kendall Small                        5’11”   2015    Mayfair (Lakewood CA)
Crafty point headed to Oregon continued to show why scouts consider him a bona-fide Pac-12 caliber recruit here – averaging 11.3 points and 3.25 assists per game.  Small is currently ranked #60 byESPN.com.

Rekwon (Ray) Smith                  6’7”     2015    Las Vegas (Las Vegas NV)
Smith stole the show in the Top 30 Game – pouring in 30 points including several head-turning dunks.  He was also consistently good throughout the camp, averaging15.7 points per game.  Slithering swingman is athletic and quick to the cup and has a very improved jump shot.  This spring Ray narrowed his school list to 10: Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, Southern Cal, Texas, UCLA and Wake Forest.  Smith (#24 in 247Sports.com’s national composite rankings) has been invited to the NBPA Camp.

Horace Spencer                    6’8”     2015    Findlay Prep (Henderson NV
Extremely active forward is relentless on the glass (was #1 in camp in total rebounds as well as rebounds per game - 7.7) and proved to be a beast protecting the paint (#4 in camp in blocks). No PF in the nation plays harder than Spencer!  Offensive skills continue to improve as well.  Schools jumping on the Spencer bandwagon include Louisville, Auburn, Kansas State, Florida, Seton Hall, Washington, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Temple and Rutgers.  Scout.com’s#52 prospect in 2015 has been invited to the NBPA Camp.

Stephen Thompson Jr.        6’3”     2015    Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA)
Smooth guard with a feathery perimeter touch averaged 13.0 points per game here. Oregon State (where his father and former Syracuse star Stevie was just named an assistant), Stanford, Cal, UConn (recent offer) and Duke showing interest for this terrific student and fine young man.  Thompson checks in at #60 in 247Sports.com’s national composite 2015 rankings.

Derryck Thornton                 6’2”     2016    Findlay Prep (Henderson NV)
Savvy floor general who is equally effective scoring (12.8 points per game) or distributing (his 4.25 assists per game tied him for #6 in camp) has become the object of strong HM attention with impressive play this Spring.  Kentucky, Michigan (attended the Wolverines Elite Camp), UConn, Arizona, UNLV, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisville and USC among the suitors showing sincere interest.247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer has him currently the #17 player in the 2016 class.  Has been invited to the NBPA Camp.

Cameron Walker                   6’7”     2015    Righetti (Santa Maria CA)
Very good perimeter shooter (shot 40% from the “3” in camp) and bouncy athlete in transition is a great student that is being recruited hard by Stanford, Cal and Vanderbilt.  Walker currently sits at #84 in 247Sports.com’s national composite 2015 rankings.

Stephen Zimmerman            6’11”   2015    Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas NV
After a less than impressive stint in the Nike EYBL this spring, Big Zimm got his groove back here in more than impressive fashion producing15.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Zimmerman was also the #1 shotblocker in camp, shot an impressive 57.8% from the field and proved to be #2 in camp in statistical productivity.  Topped off his impressive camp co-MOP performance with a “double/double” in the Top 30 Game (11 pts/10 rebs).  Final list of schools include Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, UNLV, Louisville and Indiana.  Played great at the recent USA U18 national team try-out – earning him a spot on the squad that includes Stanley Johnson, Tyus Jones, Myles Turner and Justice Winslow.  247Sports.com’s national composite rankings has him pegged as 2015’s #6 prospect.

Kaiser Gates scored 16 points and added 7 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the White squad over the Blue team 93-83 in the Pangos All-American Camp Top 60 “Cream of the Crop” Game.  Sedrick Barefield had 13 points (including 3 “threes”) and 5 assists to lead the Blue.  Gates and Barefield join notable Pangos A-A Camp alums as Derrick Williams (Arizona/Sacramento Kings) and Doug McDermott (Creighton/2014 Wooden Award Winner) as being named co-MVPs of the Top 60 Game.

 

          

 

2014 Pangos Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game selections (in alphabetical order and college commitment in italics):

Sedrick Barefield                  6’2”     2015    Centennial (Corona CA)  SMU
Sammy Barnes-Thompkins   6’2”      2015    Sunnyslope (Phoenix AZ)
Rickie Brice                         7’0”      2015    Pantego Christian (Arlington TX)
Travon Bunch                      6’11”    2015    Georgia Prep (Atlanta GA)
Elias Chuha                         6’8”      2015    Redlands (CA)/Elevate Academy (FL)
Malik Crowfield                    6’4”      2016    Riverside Academy (LaPlace LA)
Kevin Dorsey                       5’11”    2015    Paul VI (Fairfax VA)
Kameron Edwards                6’6”      2015    Etiwanda (Etiwanda CA)
Andrew Fleming        6’4”      2015    Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson VA) Iowa
Kaiser Gates                        6’8”      2015    St. Francis (Norcross GA)
Leland Green                       6’2”      2016    Redondo Union (Redondo Beach CA)
Joe Hampton                       6’6”      2016    DeMatha (Hyattsville MD)
Harrison Henderson              6’9”     2016    South Grande Prairie (Grand Praire TX)
Schnider Herard                   6’11”    2016    Prestonwood Christian (Plano TX)
Justin Jenifer           5’10”    2015    Millford Mill Academy (Baltimore MD) Cincinnati
Jayce Johnson                     6’10”    2016    JSerra (SJ Capistrano CA)
Makol Mawien                      6’9”     2015    Granger (Salt Lake City UT)
Tommy McCarthy                 5’11”    2015    La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad CA)
Malik “Shake” Milton             6’4”      2015    Oswasso (Oswasso OK)
Alani Moore                         5’9”      2016    DeMatha (Hyattsville MD)
Juwan Morgan                     6’8”      2015    Waynesville (Waynesville MO)
Mamadou Ndiaye                 6’7”      2015    Oakland Mills (Columbia MD)
Zach Norvell                        6’5”      2016    Simeon (Chicago IL)
Lucas Siewert                      6’10”    2016    Cathedral (Los Angeles CA)
Micah Thomas                      6’7”      2016    Briarcrest (Memphis TN)
Joseph Toye                        6’7”      2015    La Lumiere (LaPorte IN) Vanderbilt
Jordan Vernado                   6’6”      2015    Haywood County (Brownsville TN)
Mark Vital                  6’5”      2016    Washington-Marion (Lake Charles LA) Baylor
Jesse Wade                         5’11”    2015    Davis (Kaysville UT) Gonzaga
Jimmy Whitt                        6’2”      2015    Hickman (Columbia MO)
LaRond Williams       6’8”      2015    St. Anthony (Long Beach CA) Long Beach State
Damon Wilson                     6’5”      2015    Our Savior (Centerreach NY) Pittsburgh






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