Pangos Sweet 16: Day One

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Pangos Sweet 16 tipped off on Saturday and there were a handful of prospects of note in attendance, including Rosco Allen and Ben Carter's first action of the July Evaluation Period. Here's a rundown of the first day at Pangos.

Kenny Martin, PF, Arizona Aces: One of the west's top breakout players of the July Evaluation Period, Martin has attracted an increasing amount of coaches at his games. He's not very skilled in the post but long, plays hard, has a good looking shot with high arc and plays with a competitive spirit. His work ethic on the court makes him a good rebounder and added strength will help him in that department moving forward. The mobile big man is quickly playing his way into a high major scholarship.

Rosco Allen, PF, Las Vegas Lakers: Allen played at a high level on Saturday. He really competed on both ends of the court, was aggressive going to the basket, did a good job of finding open teammates down low and rebounded well on both ends. The biggest question coaches and scouts have for Allen is how he'll guard opposing fours in college but the effort he displayed on Saturday will definitely assist him in that regard on the next level.

Ben Carter, PF, Las Vegas Lakers: A skilled face-up four, Carter did a good job attacking the basket from the high post while also rebounding and playing tough defense. It's tough to get a good gauge for Carter's skill level in one sitting, but the more you see him the more you're impressed with everything he brings to the table.

Lorenzo Murphy, PG, Team Compton: The little point guard is getting no college attention and it's a shame. He's an excellent shooter - both off the dribble and setting up - while also quick enough to get his own shot or get into the lane to create for his teammates. He's small at probably 5-foot-11 but the kid is talented and there definitely should be a place for him at some school, even if it's a low major.

Kameron Rooks, C, Gamepoint Black: Watching Rooks a year ago, you could see a young big kid with soft hands and a growing, big body. He was probably 6-foot-8 at the time and has grown a couple inches since then. He still looks young and it wouldn't be a surprise if he continues to get taller. Regardless, he's big enough. Rooks has a huge frame, very soft hands and plays hard on both ends. He's constantly fighting for position on offense and defense and when he gets the ball it's usually an automatic two points. He has to improve his body and trim some of the baby fat, but he's still a young kid and at this point the top center prospect out west in 2013.

Isaiah Bailey, SG, Team Compton: One of the top 2014 prospects out west, Bailey does a very good job of creating his own shot. His lateral quickness, body control and first step make staying in front of him a challenge for a defender, and once he takes his man off the dribble he loves to either pull up from midrange or go straight to the basket. His athleticism and length help him on the defensive end, where he has the chance to be a very good defender. Bailey needs to keep working on his three-point shot and honing his scoring arsenal, but he's a very promising prospect.

California and Fresno State assistants watched Kameron Rooks' first game. Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson plus assistants from Oregon State, California, St. Mary's and UCSB all watched his second game.

USC and California watched Isaiah Bailey's second game.

Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek watched Kenny Martin twice.

Craig Robinson watched 2013 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran forward Payton Banks twice.

Oregon head coach Dana Altman, UNLV head coach Dave Rice, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher, Craig Robinson and assistants from Oregon State, New Mexico, Oregon, Stanford, California, USC and St. Mary's watched Rosco Allen and Ben Carter's first game.

At Allen and Carter's second game were Rice, Sendek, Altman and assistants from Oregon, California, New Mexico, Colorado and Portland.

Arizona and USC are the two schools recruiting Isaiah Bailey as of now.

Kameron Rooks has heard from UCLA, USC and Notre Dame.

Payton Banks claimed an offer from USC and says he's being recruited by Drake, Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado.

Rosco Allen hopes to narrow his list to below 10 shortly. He has an unofficial scheduled to Stanford in August.

Ben Carter mentioned Boston College, New Mexico, Arizona State, Oregon and UNLV as schools doing a good job recruiting him.

Kenny Martin is hearing from Arizona State, Syracuse, UTEP, St. Mary's and Ohio State. He says he would commit to Arizona State or Syracuse if offered.


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