Pangos: Recruiting roundup

CARSON, Calif. - was in attendance for the first day of the Pangos All-American camp and was able to get an update on numerous recruitments.

CARSON, Calif. - was in attendance for the first day of the Pangos All-American camp and was able to get an update on numerous recruitments.


Shabazz Muhammad: Although there is nothing new to report on Shabazz, he was very complimentary of Arizona.

"I watched them against Duke," Muhammad said. "They looked impressive running up and down the floor and that's what I like to see.

"I absolutely could see myself playing there. It's close to home and has all you can ask for. Coach Miller is a great coach and they're definitely a good program for me."

The nation's number three prospect is nowhere near a decision, but UA continues to do everything it can in his recruitment, which is likely to last well into next spring.

Robert Upshaw: Upshaw did not name any specfic schools that stand out to him, but did identify the things about Arizona that he likes.

"It's a good school," Upshaw said. "They have a national championship and a lot of players in the NBA. It's a good school."

This is another decision that will likely take some time to be made, as Upshaw does not plan to sign until next spring.


Stephen Domingo: Even though his lead recruiter from Arizona, now Dayton head coach Archie Miller, has left the school, Domingo still has major interest in the Wildcats.

"I love them," Domingo said of Arizona. "If I were to get an offer, I would really consider them, and I'm really considering them now without an offer."

Domingo admits his recruitment with UA is at a bit of a stand still currently, but he expects it to pick back up when a new coach is hire at St. Ignatius High School.

He has plans to visit Arizona and the Wildcats should be major players in his recruitment, should they choose to be, as it progresses.

Ikenna Iroegbu: Iroegbu may not hold an Arizona offer yet, but he has been in touch with the coaching staff recently.

"My contact with Arizona has been good," Iroegbu said. "I talked to Sean Miller and Coach Whitford about two weeks ago. They said they'll be at my games in July and they'll be in touch with me."

How Iroegbu plays will determine Arizona's interest moving forward. In the meantime, he holds offers from USC and Oklahoma State.

Rashad Muhammad: The younger Muhammad visited Arizona with his brother and liked what he saw in Tucson.

"Me and Bazz took a visit out there and I liked it out there," Muhammad said. "I like the coaches and everything, they're real nice."

Rashad claims offers from USC, Northwestern, SMU, Texas A&M, Maryland, and UNLV, and how he continues to progress over the summer will decide how aggressively Arizona recruits him.

Dakari Allen: Allen played in his first Pangos game Friday night against players such as Shabazz Muhammad, Rashad Muhammad, Grant Jerrett, Ikenna Iroegbu, and Stephen Domingo. He had a tough assignment throughout the game as he was frequently matched up against Shabazz Muhammad, which everyone was having difficulty defending.

"Defense is something I pride myself in and its something I look forward to every game, and guarding the best player on the other team," said Allen. "I felt pretty good when I got those two stops on Shabazz."

Allen says he has heard from UCLA, Arizona, Pepperdine, USF, and most of the Pac-12.

While it is still early in his recruitment, location may be in Arizona's favor if it decides to pursue Allen.

"I really just want to stay on the West Coast and close to home," he said.

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