Pangos All-American Camp Day One
By: Marcus Carr
Cerritos, CA.— The 17th annual Pangos All-American Camp drew nearly 130 invitees from all over the country to play head-to-head in front of numerous NBA scouts for the second year in a row.
After a short day one that only hosted six games, a few players stuck out of the pool of hoopers in attendance.
There’s not much to be said about Barnes as he looked like the most complete prospect at Pangos on the first day. His package of tools at his size is a rare find, he is a long wing who can score the ball from anywhere on the court to go along with a tight handle and great court vision. The 5-star recruit gave Jonathan Kuminga and Paolo Branchero problems on the offensive end by forcing them to take tough shots and beating them to the first step. Barnes will look to continue to turn heads over the weekend.
The 6’5” guard had one of the best offensive performances from all the campers dropping 24 points shooting 67% from the field. Moody displayed his will to get to the basket and made some crafty finishes in traffic. With having Daishen Nix and Evan Mobley on his team during the camp Moody was able to operate in space and play off the two.
Cunningham has consistently drawn eyes by playing well against other 5-star recruits and that was the case on Friday night against ESPN’s No. 5 player, Michael Foster. Cunningham is known for elite playmaking ability but it was about his defensive play at Pangos, he had four steals to go along with keeping Foster to just 1-7 from the field. The defense turned to easy offense as he dropped 18 on 73% shooting. At this rate, Cunningham has proven he is a top five player in the 2020 class.
Mobley is the No. 1 player in the 2020 class and respectively so, he matched up against 5-star Isaiah Todd and was able to match the physicality level forcing Todd to turn it over and shoot tough shots when playing with his back to the basket. Mobley will need to put on some weight and be more consistent shooting the ball over the course of the summer if the chatter of him reclassifying is true.
Harmon was one of the most fundamentally sound prospects in day one, he is a high IQ player that was able to score 14 of his 17 inside the three point line. Harmon is only 5’11” but plays extremely hard and is always moving when he doesn’t have the ball on the offensive end. He will need to shoot the ball better from deep so he can be a threat from everywhere on the court.
The 2021 guard lit up the scoreboard on the first day leading all scorers at Pangos with 33 points. Mohammed scored the ball on all three levels shooting 87% from the field and 75% from three. Playing next to Scottie Barnes opened up plenty of opportunities for the 5-Star guard, he will look to continue to turn heads over the course of the camp.