Pangos Sweet 16: Evaluations

WildcatAuthority.com was in attendance for the first day of the Pangos Sweet 16. Read on for evaluations of Isaiah Bailey, Cameron Rooks, and a handful of new prospects.

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Summer tournaments continued on Saturday with the start of the Pangos Sweet 16, which included numerous quality prospects.

2013

Jordan Bell: Bell was actually in the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off, but since we only viewed one game, we decided to put his evaluation here.

Bell's offense on Saturday may have been the best it has been the entire tournament, as he hit a three-pointer and a few other open jumpers.

We have said it before, but if Bell can consistently hit those shots, he is going to get some major attention.

His athleticism and ability to block shots is already strong and if his offense remains strong as well, Bell has plenty of potential.

Cameron Rooks: The first noticeable thing about Rooks is the fact that he has grown a few inches to a legit 6-foot-10 and has lost some weight as well.

Rooks still needs to work on his conditioning a bit, but he is a legitimate high major prospect. Although he went up against players much smaller than him, Rooks showed a solid ability to get on the block and understand where he needed to be.

In addition, he showed extremely soft hands for a player his size and good touch around the basket. Should Rooks get better conditioning and show a tiny bit more range, we expect him to be much more highly recruited.

Chance Murray: Murray is a bit frustrating because he used to be a point guard but has grown out of the position due in large part to the fact that he has lost some quickness.

There is no doubt that Murray is a good shooter, but the worry is when his shot is not falling. He does not have an aggressive attitude and seemed to be taken out of the game as soon as he missed a few shots.

Murray makes smart plays and plays within his abilities, but you just wish that he was a bit more aggressive with his jump shot.

2014

Parker Cartwright: Cartwright showed that Friday's performance was no fluke, as he scored 19 points in a semi-final loss.

Cartwright has better intelligence and game management skills than a lot of current college point guards and eventually his size will not be an issue because he is such a good player.

In one sequence, Cartwright hooked his arm around two defenders jumping to block his shot and was able to scoop it in.

On the next play down the court, he ran the break and when his defender gave him a step, stopped and hit a three to cut the lead to one.

Cartwright has an aggressive attitude, confidence, and the will to win that rubs off on his teammates. It would be a surprise if he did not make a major name for himself this summer.

Isaiah Bailey: In terms of prospects, there may not have been any better than Bailey. He still has some growing to do as far as maturity and game knowledge go, but he is an elite prospect.

Bailey has good defensive range and gets to the basket as well as anybody in the class. He is working on perfecting his ability to hit runners and little floaters in the lane, but is already solid at it.

We were unable to see what type of shooter Bailey is, because he did not really have to hit a lot of umpers. Teams could not stop him from getting in the lane and Bailey realized this, thus deciding not to settle.

If Bailey is able to get a little smarter with the ball and improve at a consistent rate, it is hard to imagine that there will be many more highly regarded players in the west.

Anthony Swan: Originally a member of the 2013 class, Swan has considerable potential at the small forward position.

He already has long arms and seems to still be growing, which is intriguing because he already has a solid feel for the game. In addition, Swan is a good shooter that is able to have a consistent mid-range game.

We would like to see Swan be a bit more aggressive going to the basket and knowing when he is able to do so. If he is able to do that, we don't see why Swan would not be considered a high major prospect.

Darryl Stewart: The sophomore out of Woodland Hills (Taft) made a major impression on Saturday with his ability to hit a jumper.

Stewart is already 6-foot-2 and was able to find open lane in transition as well as teammates running down the court.

He showed a well-rounded game and although he did not play much on Varsity as a freshman, we expect him to be a major name on the Southern California scene sooner than later.

2015

Kwinton Hinson: The incoming freshman at Bishop Gorman has grown four inches in the past year and is already 6-foot-4.

He is currently a shooting guard and a matchup nightmare for players his age because of his large wingspan.

Hinson is a strong shooter, but also has the ability to get to the basket. In addition, he is a lefty that is able to use both hands.

It will be interesting to see if Hinson continues to grow and what position he winds up at, but he was very impressive on Saturday.


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