Pangos: Day One Rundown

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The first game session of the Pangos All-American camp provided plenty of strong performances. Josh Perkins and Emmanuel Mudiay matched up, while a pair of 2015 scoring guards had big efforts.

Wade Baldwin, PG/SG – Baldwin has had a strong spring playing with Sports U on the Under Armour circuit. He continued that play on day one at the Pangos All-American Camp. At 6-foot-3, Wade has solidly built frame, is a pretty good athlete and has the speed to get by defenders and get into the paint. Baldwin attacked the defense and scored easy buckets at the rim on his way to 14 points on 7-for-10 shooting.

Leon Gilmore, PF – In a camp setting, one way to stand out is playing hard. Gilmore, a 6-foot-7 hybrid forward, did just that. He raced up and down the floor looking for easy buckets. The lefty scored well in the paint and had a handful of put backs. Gilmore likes to face up defenders and while he didn't connect on any jump shots, he did have success attacking defenders off the dribble. He scored 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting.

Alex Robinson, PG – Picking up where he left off from EYBL, Robinson looked to create opportunities for others in his first camp game. Robinson tossed out five assists in the first half and also connected on all three of his shots. Robinson has impressive vision, looks to get his teammates involved and plays well in transition.

Chris Sandifer, SG – The Gardena (Calif.) Serra standout showed an array of scoring moves from the perimeter on day one of Pangos All-American Camp. The 6-foot-4 southpaw hit a pair of three-pointers on five attempts, but also worked in a pair of floaters and a number of finishes at the rim. He finished with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting.

Jaylen Johnson, PF – Although his numbers weren't overly impressive, Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-poung big man, caught our eye. Johnson moves up and down the floor with ease and is an impressive looking athlete. He gets off the floor quick, contests shots and hits the glass. His scored nine points and made his way to the free thrown line six times. Johnson missed both of his jump shot attempts, but appeared capable of making mid-range shots. Johnson is one to watch going forward.

Justin Bibbins, PG – Bibbins impacted his teams opening round game in a big way. The speedy lead guard pushed the tempo, looked for his teammates in transition (five assists) and worked in a pair of pull-up jump shots. He's small, but plays hard on both ends and has impressive end-to-end speed.

Terry Larrier, SF/PF – A hybrid forward out of Malvern (Pa.) The Phelp School, Larrier put up 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting on day one. Larrier was more aggressive offensively here than we've seen in the past. He made plays in transition and connected on a pair of three-pointers. Larrier is an intriguing, versatile athlete that can play both forward positions.

Thomas Welsh, C – Having watched Welsh every six months or so over the past two years, it's easy to see the advancements he's making in his game. He's much more confident in his offense than he was two years ago. At 7-feet tall, Welsh has a good set of hands, very good touch around the basket and is a capable shot maker from mid-range. He hit three jumpers from 10 to 15-feet on Friday. Welsh finished with 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting and five rebounds in his opening round game.

Chris McCullough, PF – One of the more talented players in the country, McCullough had a solid showing at Pangos on day one. McCullough scored 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting and used his athleticism inside to make plays. At 6-foot-9, McCullough gets end-to-end as well as any big man in the class and he showed that in an up and down format. To go with finishes at the rim, the Syracuse commit also hit a 15-foot jump shot.

Ethan Telfair, PG - Telfair wasn't shy with his commitment to scoring on Friday night, but did make some impressive drives to the basket. Telfair was at his best going straight to the rim in transition, although he was able to sink one of his two pull-up three-pointers. Telfair picked up his defender early into the offense, aiding him in picking up four steals to go with his 20 points.

Tra Holder, PG - Holder's shot wasn't always falling, but the Arizona State commit got to the basket in transition and made some really nice left-handed entry passes that should have been converted to assists. Holder ended up with eight points and a couple rebounds, and even though he didn't score an assist, he definitely put his teammates in position for some easy buckets.

Andre Adams, PF - Adams didn't get a whole lot of touches offensively, but made a commitment to rebounding, ending up with seven boards total - three of them on the offensive glass. Adams was only credited with six points total but he actually scored six points on offensive rebounds and also hit a baseline 12-footer.

Jacob Hammond, PF - Hammond has a motor that is going to help him in a setting like this, and the Oklahoma native used his work ethic on the court to grab rebounds, scoring on putbacks and attempting to dunk everything whenever he got the ball around the basket. He's still raw offensively, but his long arms and motor give him a chance.

Rashad Vaughn, SG - One of the top performers of Friday night, Vaughn had it clicking at a high level on Friday night, scoring 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting with six rebounds and four assists. He got to the basket in both half court and transition, hit a fadeaway midcourt jumper and hit a couple pull-up three-pointers. He's a really talented scorer.

Connor MacDougall, PF - You always know what you're going to get with this Arizona State commit, who uses his size, strength, motor and improving footwork to maneuver his way closer to the basket for lay-ups, and also really attacks the defensive glass. MacDougall ended up with 7 points and 5 rebounds.

Josh Perkins, PG - Perkins showed up with something to prove and definitely accomplished his goal. Perkins' passing ability is at a high level and he made some ridiculous passes to teammates who often just weren't catching or finishing. Perkins' pull-up three-pointer was falling - he ended up with three - and his handle is always really impressive. He played for the crowd some, but that's what happens in all-star settings like these.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG - Mudiay's matchup with Perkins was much anticipated and while Perkins probably played better early, Mudiay really took over late. He changes speeds so well and uses his strength, size and savvy to get to the basket whenever he wants, something he did at a high level towards the end of Friday night when his team needed it most. Mudiay finished with 15 points in the game.

Jabari Craig, C - The long and tall center had some nice moments on Friday night, including a 14-foot baseline jumper and using the glass on a 10-footer. Craig also blocked a shot and pulled in a couple offensive rebounds.

Tyler Dorsey, SG – Scoring is what Dorsey, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, does best and that's what he showed Friday night. Dorsey connected on three of his four three-point attempts, plus scored it at the rim and with floaters from mid-range. It doesn't take Dorsey long to heat up. His first half was pedestrian, but his second half would be classified as a scoring outburst. He finished with 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field.

Isaiah Briscoe, SG – The strongly built guard out of Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict's opened up with a 24-point game on 8-for-11 shooting on Friday. Briscoe was relentless with his drives to the rim and attacked both directions. With his frame, Briscoe is capable of finishing well through contact and his drives were physical, which led to nine free throw opportunities. Briscoe also hit one of two three-point jumpers.

Stephen Thompson, SG - Thompson kind of quietly goes about his business on the court, but this little shooting guard flat out knows how to play and has the skill level to go with his feel for the game. On Friday night, Thompson got in the lane to knock down a couple floaters, hit a three off the catch and used his quick hands and anticipation to come away with a couple steals.

Rex Pflueger, SG - It was a really impressive opening night for Pflueger, who really anticipated well on defense, as evidenced by the midcourt steal he had for a halfcourt dunk. He also hit a couple three-pointers off the catch, including one of them that he hit to go with the foul. Pflueger also got to the line attempting a floater and blocked a shot.

Cameron Walker, SF - Walker used his size and shooting ability to make himself a threat from outside, where he hit two threes off the catch, but his fadeaway jumper from about six feet out was his most impressive basket. Walker ended up with 10 points in Friday night's session.

Terrence Phillips, PG - The Oak Hill point guard hit one pull-up three-pointer, but his on the ball defense and passing are what you really like about his game, and he had some really nice looks inside to teammates. Phillips ended with 7 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

*Josh Perkins unofficially visited UCLA on Friday and will check out USC on an unofficial after Pangos. He's scheduled for a Gonzaga official visit next, and Kentucky is turning up the heat on him.

*Rex Pflueger's brother is walking on at USC next season and the 2015 shooting guard feels the Trojans could be close to offering.

*Wade Baldwin told Scout.com that Penn State, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall and Minnesota are recruiting him the hardest. Look for him visit all of those schools again before making a college choice.

Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.


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