Pangos All-American Camp recap
The top three players in the 2012 class dominate the star-studded event
CARSON, Calif. -- The 2011 Pangos All-American Camp continued its recent tradition of being one of June's top national camps. This time around, the event featured ESPN's top three 2011 prospects.
Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman)
2012, WF, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds
He rocked the rims at Cal-State Dominguez where he put on quite the three-day exhibition of dunking, slashing and making jumpers. For his efforts, Muhammad earned the MVP of the 2011 Pangos Camp. He is a scoring machine at this level who uses his chiseled physique and electrifying athleticism to get to the rim at will. His jump shot has continued to soften and is now a reliable weapon. He needs to get better with his right hand (all left-handed), especially at the next level, but he's a winner and has that desire to be the best.
Andre Drummond vs. Isaiah Austin
When the top two big men in country tangle, it's a must see. This one tilted Drummond's way as he came out aggressively to start the game. Drummond's attention on the glass and physical prowess presented a problem for Austin. Drummond, from Middletown, Conn., seemed to be fully engaged in the matchup and intent on making a point. Not only did he score with power, he passed the ball exceptionally well. Drummond did an exceptional job of forcing Austin outside of the paint with his initial catch and had a hand in Austin's face on most of his jumpers. Austin, from Mansfield, Texas, is a skill guy with range and touch, plus he's the better shot-blocker of the two. Sure to meet again this summer, this round belonged to Drummond in the battle of ESPN's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked prospects.
Marcus Paige (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Marr)
2012, PG, 6-1, 160 pounds
College: North Carolina
He was the top point man here and had it rolling with the pick-and-roll offense. With his recent play at the EYBL and his showing here, he's the point guard pace-setter for the summer.
Cameron Ridley (Fort Bend, Texas/Bush)
2012, C, 6-10, 230 pounds
For a guy who has two years of high school ball under his belt, the Texas recruit isn't too shabby. He continues to improve his frame and conditioning. Around the rim he puts everything down and his improved physique is unlocking new parts of his game in the paint.
Kris Dunn (New London, Conn./New London)
2012, PG, 6-3, 180 pounds
He's a lead guard in the process of transitioning into a fulltime point. The owner of superior body control and a burst to the hoop that will be a handful for all comers, Dunn has to find a way to curb his turnovers. He's high-major recruit and remains one of the summer risers.
Zena Edosomwan (North Hollywood, Calif./Harvard-Westlake)
2012, PF, 6-8, 215 pounds
He continues to show the rest of the country he is one of the best kept secrets. Edosomwan is blessed with a strong physique, good hands, solid footwork and the ability to finish with a vengeance in transition. He'll end up in every Top 100 list by the end of the summer due to his overall talent and desire to be the best. He is just scratching the surface of his impressive potential.
Rosco Allen (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman)
2012, PF/WF, 6-9, 200 pounds
After a sub par spring evaluation period, where it appeared he had lost some confidence, Allen catapulted his way back amongst the elite with his play at Pangos. He has continued to grow and probably projects to the 4-spot, but due to his jump shot and much-improved driving game, he should be a tough matchup at the next level.
Anthony Bennett (Brampton, Canada/Findlay Prep)
2012, PF, 6-8, 230 pounds
Some might say Bennett is underrated. The truth of the matter is he's getting better. Prior to the spring and early summer, Bennett was more prospect than player. Now he's struck a delicate balance of being a power forward with face-up abilities. He's a jumbo athlete and now he's impacting games. Bennett's spreading his wings and is creeping up the ranks, in the process he'll turn himself into a priority BCS recruit.
(College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated)
2012, SG, 6-5, 180 pounds
"Who's No. 73?" was the most asked question of the weekend. The 6-5 wing entered camp with little fanfare. He quickly showed athleticism, the ability to pass and a finishing stroke off the dribble. Richmond, Sam Houston State and Northern Colorado are about to have a lot of company as more schools will offer over the next two months.
Chad Rykhoek (Arlington, Texas/Grace Prep)
2012, C, 6-9
Surprisingly athletic and mobile, the big man needs to find the weight room. However, the lefty will be a must evaluate prospect for mid-level teams the first part of the July period.
Tevin Glass (Norcross, Ga./Meadowcreek)
2012, PF, 6-8, 200 pounds
This young man attempts to dunk anything within arm's reach -- and he has a considerable reach -- of the basket. He plays 1,000 miles a minute and needs an offense that will allow him to be a rim-runner and transition standout.
Stephen Domingo (San Francisco/St. Ignatius)
2013, SF, 6-6, 180 pounds
Domingo is a smooth shooting wing-type and will be shooting up the recruiting charts sooner rather than later. As one scout pointed out, he has some George Gervin in him, and he is much further advanced than Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Allan Crabbe. His shot is effortless and feathery and he has good feel for the game as well. He needs to improve his aggressiveness and become more physical (rebounding), but overall he is an elite prospect.
Jordan Bell (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)
2013, PF, 6-7, 180 pounds
Everyone in Southern California had become familiar with Bell's shot-blocking exploits, but now most of the nation -- specifically those in attendance at the Pangos All-American Camp -- have now witnessed it. Bell has a wing-type frame and is incredibly quick off the floor. His timing is impeccable and no finish is a given when Bell is in the vicinity. Regardless if his offensive skills evolve, defensively he is a menace.
Dominic Artis (Richmond, Calif./Salesian)
2012, PG, 5-10, 150 pounds
Artis has slowly, but assuredly, risen to possibly the No. 1 point guard prospect in the West for his class. He doesn't possess ideal size, but many people said the same thing about former UCLA great Tyus Edney. Artis isn't quite as quick as Edney, but he shares similar intangibles (body-type, savvy, and a ability to find open teammates).
Nick Stover (Los Angeles/Windward)
2012, SF, 6-5, 200 pounds
Stover isn't going to wow you with athleticism and flashy skill moves, but he will impress you with his production. His frame has thickened up some, but his athleticism is still solid and he makes plays at both ends. He can stick the 3-point shot or slash his way to the rim. He plays at a relentless pace as well and never changes his expression, regardless of the situation.
• In the all-star game, Archie Goodwin (Little Rock, Ark./Sylvan Hills) dislocated and fractured his wrist. Goodwin will miss at least six weeks of action.
• The two hardest-playing campers -- one from each coast -- were 2012 forward Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa./Academy of New Church) and 2013 forward Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty). These guys emptied their tanks, particularly Goodman. He made Muhammad work very hard for his points.
• Twymond Howard (Pearl, Ms./Pearl) is a physical small forward with a strong presence in the lane.
• Dakari Allen, a 6-5 junior-to-be out of Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon, is one of the up-and-coming prospects out west. His frame is outstanding and his skills are blossoming -- it's just a matter of time before he explodes.
• Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) has two of the more promising 2014 prospects in the country in 6-5 Shaqquan Aaron and 6-5 Stanley Johnson. Aaron has a versatile skill set and is an underrated passer, while the multi-skilled Johnson needs to learn not to hunt shots so often.
• Northern California is producing some outstanding talent again thanks to Brandon Ashley (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd) as well as a trio of 2013 prospects in 6-7 Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Mitty), 6-5 Jabari Bird (Richmond, Calif./Salesian) and 6-0 Ikenna Iroegbu (Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy).
Dave Telep is the senior basketball recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. His college basketball scouting service is used by more than 225 colleges and numerous NBA teams. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter. Joel Francisco is a recruiting coordinator for ESPN Recruiting.
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