The Pangos All-American Camp has emerged as a proving ground of sorts over the past decade.
Last June, Shabazz Muhammad dazzled as part of a summer-long tear that resulted in him garnering the No. 1 spot in most Top 100s. Other recent most outstanding players of the event include Myck Kabongo (2010), Harrison Barnes (2009), John Wall (2008), Brandon Jennings (2007) and James Harden (2006).
Stars like Jerryd Bayless, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday and Russell Westbrook have also passed through the camp en route to the NBA.
Beginning Friday and running through the weekend at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, Calif., another talented crop of prospects will attempt to make their marks.
Among the headliners will be 6-foot-8 forward Isaiah Hicks
of Webb (Oxford, N.C.)
, a North Carolina verbal commitment ranked No. 8 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100
. Other elite rising senior prospects include Isaac Hamilton
(No. 14), Allerik Freeman
(No. 15), Solomon Poole
(No. 24), Jordan Mickey
(No. 28), Anton Gill
(No. 29), Johnathan Williams III
(No. 33), Nigel Williams-Goss
(No. 34) and Billy Garrett Jr.
Another point of interest will be 7-5 Mamadou Ndiaye
of Brethren Christian (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
. Ndiaye averaged 24 points and nearly 14 rebounds per game as a junior, but the lineup at Pangos will present a serious step up in competition for the Senegal native.
Burly guard Wayne Selden
and big men Cliff Alexander
and Trayvon Reed
head to Long Beach with big reputations in the 2014 class.
Every player on the tentative camp roster is a star in his own right, but here is a look at some of the big names who will take the court over the weekend.Pangos All-American Camp – Players to Watch2013Akoy Agau
, Omaha Central (Neb.)Reggie Cameron
, Hudson Catholic (Jersey City, N.J.)Stephen Domingo
, St. Ignatius (San Francisco)
– Committed to GeorgetownAlex Foster
, De La Salle (Chicago)Conner Frankamp
, North (Wichita, Kan.)
– Committed to KansasAllerik Freeman
, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)Billy Garrett Jr.
, Morgan Park (Chicago)
– Committed to DePaulAnton Gill
, Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.)
– Committed to LouisvilleIsaac Hamilton
, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)Isaiah Hicks
, Webb (Oxford, N.C.)
– Committed to North CarolinaRysheed Jordan
, Vaux (Philadelphia)Zach LaVine
, Bothell (Wash.)Jermaine Lawrence
, Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.)Jarrell Martin
, Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.)Jordan Mickey
, Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)Mamadou Ndiaye
, Brethren Christian (Huntington Beach, Calif.)Cullen Neal
, Eldorado (Albuquerque, N.M.)
– Committed to St. Mary'sSolomon Poole
, Parker (Jacksonville, Fla.)Karviar Shepherd
, Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)Geno Thorpe
, Shaler Area (Pittsburgh)
– Committed to Penn StateDerrick Walton Jr.
, Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Mich.)Paul Watson
, Paradise Valley (Phoenix)Johnathan Williams III
, Southwind (Memphis, Tenn.)Nigel Williams-Goss
, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
– Committed to WashingtonMichael Young
, Hudson Catholic (Jersey City, N.J.)2014Shaqquan Aaron
, Home SchoolCliff Alexander
, Curie (Chicago)Daniel Hamilton
, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)Parker Jackson-Cartwright
, Loyola (Los Angeles)Stanley Johnson
, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)Kevon Looney
, Hamilton (Milwaukee)Chris McCullough
, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.)Emmanuel Mudiay
, Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)Malik Pope
, Burbank (Sacramento, Calif.)Trayvon Reed
, Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.)Wayne Selden
, Tilton School (N.H.)Trey Thompson
, Forrest City (Ark.)2015Isaiah Briscoe
, St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)Tyler Dorsey
, Ribet Academy (Los Angeles)Marcus LoVett Jr.
, Providence (Burbank, Calif.)Stephen Zimmerman
, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)2016
Derryck Thornton Jr., Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)