Pangos Spring Spectacular: Breakout Players

LAS VEGAS - There were five players who really emerged this past weekend at the Pangos Spring Spectacular. breaks down the group, which is led by 2014 forward Malik Pope.

Size: 6-5/180 |
Quick Take: A wing with a high basketball IQ, Pitts has the skill level and shooting stroke to play either the two or the three at the next level. He plays hard and often makes the right play, rather than trying to do something he can't on the court. Pitts can knock down shots from both midrange and three, which means defenders have to respect him at all times.
Recruiting: California, Portland, U.C. Davis, Santa Clara, Boston College, Arizona State, San Francisco

Size: 6-5/205 |
Quick Take: Pickens doesn't wow you with his athleticism, but is a smart player and a good shooter. He's adept at getting into the lane and scoring baskets on midrange jumpers and floaters. You're going to want to watch how he improves physically over the next couple of years, but add his name to the long list of wing prospects who will be recruited by high majors in 2014.

Recruiting: Arizona State, Arizona, USC, California, Oregon State, Indiana and North Carolina.

Size: 7-8/210 |
Quick Take: There's no question that Pope leads the group of breakout performers when you consider the fact that he was almost a complete unknown outside of the Sacramento area a week ago. Pope is long, athletic, can pass it, rebound, shoot and handle well for his 6-foot-7 size. There's a lot to like here.

Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, Kansas, UNLV, USC, Washington

Size: 7-10/230 |
Quick Take: Dastrup immediately proved himself as one of the top West Coast posts in 2014. He's big, has broad shoulders, plays hard, rebounds, has the hands and moves well for his size. You never know how a young big kid's body is going to develop, but right now there's every reason to believe Dastrup will be highly recruited by the big schools out west.

Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Oklahoma, Stanford, Utah State, Virginia

Size: 7-7/220 |
Quick Take: Myers made a huge splash on the scene this weekend, proving himself as a highly talented player on offense, whose toughness and physical style of play makes him a good defender as well. The 2013 prospect's scoring arsenal is deep, and even though he's a hybrid three/four, the kid can flat out score to the point that he could be a valuable commodity for a high major.

Recruiting: Gonzaga, Harvard, Nevada, Stanford, Yale

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