Pangos: Day One, Part A

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Talent from across the country assembled at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach for Dinos Trigonis' Pangos All-American Camp. 2014 big men Cliff Alexander and Payton Dastrup stole the show on day one.

Brandon Randolph, PG/SG – A true combination guard, Randolph has the ability to play either guard spot. He uses his speed and an extra burst to get by defenders. Once his shoulders get by the opposition he's capable of scoring in a variety of ways. He has mid-range pull-ups in his arsenal, as well as floaters in the paint and the strength to score at the basket.

Kendal Harris, SG – During the first round of games, Harris, a 2013 prospect out of Richardson (Tex.) Berkner, aggressively attacked the basket looking to score. He knocked down a three to go with a handful of finishes at the rim. A combo guard, Harris opts to play on the ball during travel season, but he possesses the attributes to play both guard positions.

Patson Siame, C – Loyola Marymount appears to have snagged a good one in Siame. Although the 6-foot-11 big man struggled the finish around the basket and doesn't appear refined on offense, he managed to impact the game with his defense and rebounding. He contested shots around the basket, went after every rebound he could get his hands on and played with good energy.

Mike Young, PF – After a slow start to the first game of the day, Young picked up his effort level and was quite effective in the second half. The 6-foot-8 forward hit a pair of three-points off the catch and mixed in a pair of finishes in the paint. Young has improved quite a bit over the past year. He's more advanced offensively and is making rebounding a priority.

Cliff Alexander, C – You won't find many prospects in high school basketball that have Alexander's combination of size, power, motor and athletic ability. At 6-foot-9, 235-pounds, Alexander runs the floor with purpose and is always ready to finish in transition. On top of that, he aggressively pursues rebounds in and out of his area and contest shots in the paint. He's a powerful player that uses his strength well inside and looks to punch every touch he gets within five feet of the rim.

Payton Dastrup, C – In the spring when Dastrup, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound big man, played travel team ball he showed great touch around the basket and an impressive mid-range jump shot. On Friday, Dastrup showed more of the same. With majority of the post touches going to Cliff Alexander, Dastrup opted to face up defenders and shoot mid-range jump shots. In all the talented junior-to-be hit four 15 to 18-foot jump shots on opening day.

Kevon Looney, PF – After back-to-back weekend viewings, Looney is starting to look more and more like a face up four-man. At 6-foot-8, Looney has a lean, lengthy frame with wide shoulders. But don't let his lack of strength fool you, as Looney is a tremendous rebounder and is able to use his length to impact things defensively. On top of that, he's skilled. He wants to face up defenders and attack and has good touch around the rim.

Shaqquan Aaron, SF – A lengthy scoring wing, Aaron was looking to put up points in the first half of his first camp game and he did just that. Aaron pumped in deep jump shots, scored from mid-range and had a few finishes at the rim. In the second half, outside of a monster slam in traffic, Aaron was somewhat quite due to a defensive switch. Overall, there's plenty to like about the makeup of Aaron's game. He can put up points in a hurry and has good size for the position.

*Byron Zeigler, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Detroit (Mich.) Community, is an athletic live body that is at best corralling rebounds and throwing down dunks in transition.

*Martez Harrison stood out on day one. A 5-foot-11 guard out of Kansas City, Harrison showed good speed and toughness. He was able to get to the rim and score in the paint on day one.

*Defensively, Dakarai Allen is a step ahead of most wings in the 2013 class. He took it upon himself to guard Shaqquan Aaron in the second of their game and put a stop to his scoring. The next step is developing some consistency and confidence on the offensive end.

*Cliff Alexander said that Michigan State is his early favorite. He also said he hopes to take a visit to Ohio State in the near future. He also mentioned DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee and Conncecituct.

*2014 big man Payton Dastrup says the entire PAC-12 is showing interest. He also mentioned BYU, Utah State, UC Davis, Oklahoma, Virginia and Boston College.


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