Sunday Pangos Evaluations

Sunday was the last day of the Pangos All-American Camp. Read on for evaluations of Arizona's prospects, including Dakarai Allen, Shaqquan Aaron, and more.

LONG BEACH, CALIF. - Sunday was the last day of the Pangos All-American Camp and it consisted of three games and two all-star games. While it is difficult to evaluate players in an all-star game setting, here are some thoughts on Arizona prospects.


Dakarai Allen: There are not many players that helped their stock as much as Allen did this weekend. Once again, he ran the court well on Sunday and found a way to succeed in transition, but his defense is what makes him stand out.

In an environment in which kids concentrated on scoring, Allen concentrated on stopping them and did just that, shutting down Stephen Domingo. His shooting may not be there just yet, but he is so good in other facets of the game, that it does not make sense that he does not have more Pac-12 offers.

Elliot Pitts: Pitts is a good shooter, but he really did not do much on Sunday. He hit a few jumpers and has a nice overall game, so nothing on Sunday led us to change our mind about him. It makes sense that Pitts is close to an offer and he is definitely a player to keep a very close eye on this summer.

Jaron Hopkins: There continues to be plenty debate about what position Hopkins will play at the next level and you can get three different answers with three different scouts. At the very least, Hopkins has the qualities that you want in a guard in the sense that he can play both on and off the ball.

Hopkins took an unofficial visit to UCLA on Sunday and while he likely will not get an offer, there is a good chance that his stock will continue to increase. Hopkins may have more potential than other prospects because of his athleticism, but he is not a no-brainer and a prospect most schools likely want to see more.


Daniel Hamilton: One complaint you will never hear about Hamilton is that he lacks confidence, as Hamilton is convinced he can beat his opponent in numerous ways. This weekend, he was often right, as he displayed a variety of skills and played well.

With Hamilton's growth, he is likely going to continue to develop in a positive direction as a prospect. We would not be surprised if he is one of the better ones for his class because he has literally improved in every facet of the game and is dangerous off the dribble and with a pull up jumper as well.

Shaqquan Aaron: Aaron would tell you that he has nothing to prove, but it sure seemed like he did this weekend. He came out angry and took advantage of every single player that tried to guard him, possibly with the exception of Dakarai Allen.

Aaron showed off his athleticism and may have been among the leaders in dunks for the weekend. He is a creative passer and much stronger around the basket than we realized. Figuring he gets his school situation figured out, Aaron is among the elite prospects in 2014.

Stanley Johnson: Johnson may not have had as strong of a game as he did on Saturday, but he still helped himself a lot over the weekend. Johnson showed that he is a strong passer and can hit the occasional three-pointer. In addition, he always played hard and while his physical development may be a concern to some, it still does not take away from his current skill set.

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