The event will take place at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA starting Friday evening and will last until Sunday afternoon.
In contrast to most AAU tournaments, the Pangos camp does not invite entire teams to the event. Instead, personal invitations are extended to the nation's top-ranked players who are placed at random to field the set number of teams.
There will also be plenty of Arizona prospects on-hand to join this elite group. The current list includes: Shabazz Muhammad, Grant Jerrett, Chris Thomas, Eric Cooper Jr., Brandon Ashley, Katin Reinhardt, Gabe York, Ricardo Gathers, Robert Upshaw, Anthony Bennett, Rosco Allen, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Bird, Isaac Hamilton, Tyrell & Tyree Robinson, and Stanley Johnson.
One of the most intriguing aspects of this event is that it will require match-ups among these top players.
When looking back at the EYBL tournament of this past weekend, the Oakland Soldiers out-matched nearly every team it played due to its superior talent at each position. This allowed players like Dominic Artis to get more open looks and exploit the defense that was busy hounding Brandon Ashley and Aaron Gordon.
This will most likely not be the case this weekend at Pangos, as each player is a top talent that will be able to put pressure on his defender.
Sean Miller and his staff are looking to add at least four players to its 2012 class. It will be interesting to see how these Arizona prospects match-up to one another and who will separate themselves from the rest, thus earning more attention from the coaching staff in Tucson.
In year's past, the Pangos camp has served as a coming out party for prospects such as John Wall, Brandon Jennings, and Jerryd Bayless. Yet, it has also served as a big event for players like Jordan Hill, who were considered ‘sleepers', to display their talent among the nation's elite.
Which players will fill each category at this year's event?
Stay tuned to WildcatAuthority.com and ScoutHoops.com as each will be in attendance to provide live updates, player evaluations, and recruiting news involving the players in attendance at the Pangos All-American Camp.